Matt Smith

Executive Vice President for International Exchange Programs


Matt Smith joined CIEE in October 2018, assuming responsibility for CIEE’s international exchange programs, including our J1 work exchange, high school, camp counselor, and grant programs, as well as our CIEE Japan and CIEE Taiwan divisions, and our student support and participant services divisions. 

Matt most recently served as EVP for EF Explore America where he was responsible for all aspects of strategic planning, business development, organizational culture development and student experience. He has also served on the Board of the Council on Standards in International Education Travel (CSIET). 

Matt has expertise in recruiting and developing talent, process improvement, program development, managing strategic partnerships, and leading international teams.  

A graduate with honors of Connecticut College, Matt holds certificates in museum studies from Trinity College and legal writing from the Harvard Extension program. 

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