Steve Chao

Center Director

  • Country:
    • China
  • Business:
    • High School Summer Abroad
    • Study Abroad
    • Gap Year Abroad


Steve Chao earned his Ed.D in Higher Education Administration from Saint Louis University. Steve has extensive experience in the field of international education working as an adjunct faculty member and program administrator since 1985. Before joining CIEE, he has led international initiatives, study abroad, and international student services in two state universities. Born in Taiwan, Chao began his career in international education at Columbia College, taught courses on U.S. higher education as a visiting fellow at Tongji University in Shanghai, and served as chair of the Department of International Trade at Tainan University of Technology in Taiwan. He has served as a research fellow to the Shanghai Municipal Education Commission 211 Project and to the Ministry of Education in Taiwan on education reform focused on curriculum. He has worked for CIEE since the fall of 2010.

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