Transform Your Student’s View of the World


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Preservice Teachers in Peru, June 2018

WHO: WCU Faculty Kim Winter and Jenny Stewart with students from Western Carolina University majoring in education.

WHAT: Traveled from Lima over the mountains to Cusco and Pisac, Peru to study teacher leadership with the indigenous Quechua community, teachers, and school children. 

BIG MOMENT: “Presenting school supplies to the children and realizing they were giving us gifts far bigger than we were giving them.”

BIG TAKE AWAY: “To see students experience even a small amount of discomfort and cognitive dissonance that comes with being immersed in a different culture and watch them focus not on the differences, but instead finding what we have in common, is priceless.”

BIG BENEFIT: “Knowing that this experience has stoked a student’s passion for teaching and learning, and opened doors to thinking and feeling in new and different ways.”

Let’s Get Started Building an Inspirational Program for YOUR Students

No matter what your academic focus, CIEE has the resources and global infrastructure to help you develop an innovative program for you and your students. From tropical ecology to political science, every program offers valuable international experience and intercultural learning that complements your curriculum and brings your coursework to life.

The World is Your Classroom

Choose from 50 locations around the world – each staffed with full-time professionals who are well-connected to the local community. That means you and your students get an authentic cultural experience and around-the-clock guidance and support.

Your Program, Your Timeframe

You decide what time of year and what program length works best. Short-term, Maymester, summer, semester or year-long. January – December, we can help you create a program that fits your schedule and the schedule of your students.

All Inclusive, All the Time

CIEE’s program costs are all-inclusive: there are no hidden charges, extra fees or unexpected surprises. From logistics to co-curricular excursions, guest speakers to group insurance, one program fee covers it all.

What People are Saying

  • “Excellent academic program; excellent administrative and on-site support. This is my 4th study abroad, but my 1st with CIEE, the superior quality of this trip from an academic, logistical, and support standpoint, was outstanding.” 

    Flagler College faculty, Havana
  • “This was an incredible experience.  You are completely immersed in everything: the culture, the industry, marketing, teamwork.  It's just something the classroom on its own can't deliver.” 

    Portland State University student, Brussels
  • “CIEE is great about being responsive to the needs of our group and the course content.  The courses I've had CIEE help me with wouldn't be as successful if done any other way.” 

    Linfield College faculty, Paris