Alumni Update - September 2018

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Special Webinar Opportunity to Learn About eLab

Have you heard about CIEE's latest program, eLab? If not, watch this video to learn more and join us for a special webinar on Tuesday, September 25 and Friday, September 28 to learn even more about this innovative postgraduate program that will turn you into an entrepreneur in just six weeks. Call in from anywhere in the world to hear from eLab's director Dagmar Hoppe and supporting founders Alison Coward (Sept 25) and Amir Reza (Sept 28) about their entrepreneurial journeys and experience. These webinars will also offer the unique opportunity to ask questions about the program and get insider information. Maybe even a discount! Click the links below to sign up for the webinars:

Sign me up for: Tuesday, September 25 at 12 p.m. CEST / 4:30 p.m. IST
Sign me up for: Friday, September 28 at 6 p.m. CET / 12 p.m. EST

Teach English at a University in Chongqing China

Here is your chance to explore China and discover a new culture, all while making lasting connections and an impact on the local community! CIEE has been sending college graduates to Teach in China since 1997. We have developed relationships with universities in the metropolitan province of Chongqing, where there is strong demand for Conversational English instructors. The pay is competitive, housing is provided, and there are no teaching experience or Mandarin language skills required! The community in Chongqing is often described as inviting and welcoming so you can feel at home right away. CIEE’s 150 hour TEFL Certification Course is included to help you prepare for your adventure. Plus, as a CIEE alum, you will receive a 10% discount on the program fee.

Apply by October 1st and you could be exploring China this Spring! Learn more

Host a CIEE Alumni Event in Your City

Don’t live near a CIEE Alumni Local Chapter? No worries – you can still connect with CIEE alumni at in-person events by hosting one yourself! CIEE now welcomes alumni to request a pop-up event in their city. The first event was organized in Seattle, WA and brought together a lot of incredible alumni for an evening of conversation about their cultural exchange experiences. To get started planning your own CIEE Alumni pop-up event, email

Come Work with Us at CIEE

Are you passionate about international education and exchange? Then come work with us at CIEE! We have a lot of new job openings right now that call for a variety of skills. Visit the jobs board to learn more and apply.


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    The Alum of the Month for September is Brenna Cox. Brenna's cultural immersion in Prague opened doors not just for herself, but for her family as well since she was able to introduce her parents to the Czech culture and people she became so fond of. Brenna's parents were so taken by the Czech people and their culture that upon their return to the Untied States, her mom wrote a children’s book based on a Czech legend. Through her mother's book and her personal stories from her time in Prague, Brenna continues to inspire others to travel and make connections around the world. Read Brenna's story.


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    Excerpts from recently published alumni stories:

    "I believe that opening up your mind to different perspectives shapes you. If you collect all of these conversations, pieces of information, memories, and knowledge about countries that are different than yours, when you return home, you can be a better person, a more informed member of your community and, if that’s what you are aiming, a better leader." -Kitti Péics (CIEE Work & Travel USA participant & CLS Fellow, 2016)

    "My summer in America was a “push” for me to believe in myself even more and to go forward with my self-development. The experience I had in the United States has indeed made me more confident and more open-minded towards experiencing and networking with people from different backgrounds."  -Natalia Chicu (CIEE Work & Travel USA participant & CLS Fellow, 2017 & 2018)




      From left: eLab by CIEE announces special discounts and scholarships available for entrepreneurs; CIEE Study Abroad alum Lindsey visits staff at the study site in Lisbon, Portugal; CIEE staff enjoy a company picnic at CIEE's global headquarters in Portland, Maine.

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