The CIEE Difference
Our number one priority: the quality of our programs. We continuously monitor and evaluate our study abroad programs and take real action to ensure these programs meet your needs and expectations. And we provide the alumni evaluations and testimonials to prove it.
International study is critical to living and working in an increasingly globalized and interdependent world. That’s why we’re committed to overcoming the most common barriers to international study so every student—regardless of economic means, background, or academic major—has the opportunity to study abroad.
When you go abroad with CIEE, you’re committing to a rigorous, integrated academic and cultural program that extends far beyond the classroom walls. Courses that stretch the imagination and challenge perceptions combined with hands-on experience that enlightens you to the inner workings of your field of study—that’s the path to a real education.
CIEE is committed to providing high-quality, intensive study abroad programs where the study of language involves more than simply classes and coursework—field work, cultural activities, field trips, and more. The result: language comes alive.
Your journey—based on your dreams, needs, passions, and academic requirements—is unique. That’s why we offer more than 200 programs (in 41 countries and 60 cities) that cover the most relevant disciplines today, from business to engineering to environmental science to communications.
From on-site resident directors and staff to a highly trained pre-departure and support team in our headquarters in Portland, Maine, CIEE is made up of a unique group of experts and dedicated staff with an unparalleled passion and commitment for international education. We’ll help you navigate the study abroad process, from pre-departure advising to on-site orientation and more.
We partner with institutions that share our values and are dedicated to providing students like you with opportunities to grow academically, professionally, and personally through studying abroad. We’re proud of our many member institutions and the growing partnerships we are developing with foundations and institutes that are committed to international exchange.
At CIEE, we make it our duty to keep up with new ideas, theories, best practices, and trends so you have access to programs that are most relevant to your life and academic needs. Short-term summer, winter, and J-term programs. More choices for science, technology, engineering, and math students. We have them.
The future of international education depends on developing innovative solutions to new and ongoing challenges and creating new offerings to meet the expectations of students, faculty, staff, and institutions. We listen to the needs of our member institutions and use our resources to develop new learning opportunities, programs, and resources for highly educated, globally savvy students of today and tomorrow.
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