Application Process

The CIEE website contains details about all of the upcoming seminars for the year. Once you identify a seminar you want to attend, click the Apply Now button to begin the online application. This process involves:

Creating an Account

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After clicking Apply Now, you will be directed to a MyCIEE page, where you can create an account or enter the username and password for an existing account. To create an account, click the Sign Up button and complete the short form that appears. If you have attended a CIEE program before, be sure to indicate that on the Sign Up form; the $75 application fee is waived for CIEE alumni.


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After clicking Apply Now and logging in, use the form that appears to specify which seminar you want to attend. If you clicked Apply Now from a seminar page, some of the fields may be pre-selected for you. Simply provide the name of your institution, then select the location and seminar, and click Submit.


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After confirming your selection, you can begin to work on the application itself. A few notes about the application:

  • Next to each item on the application, you will see a blue Start button. Click this to open the task, provide the information requested, and a green checkmark will appear to let you know that you have completed that task.
  • Once you have completed all of the required tasks, a blue Submit Application button will appear and the text at the top of the page will change to let you know that your application is ready to be submitted.


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You will be notified of your acceptance via email. Additionally, if you log in to your account, you will see that the status message has changed and you will have some new items to complete as part of the confirmation and pre-departure process.

Please note: Qualified, completed applications will be accepted in the order in which they are received. We encourage you to apply early, as enrollment in each seminar is limited.


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Once you are accepted, you must complete the items on the Commitment list within one week (at the latest) of the application deadline in order to confirm your participation and reserve a place on the seminar. To do this:

  • Read and electronically sign and submit the Participant Contract.
  • Pay the $500 non-refundable program deposit online via credit card (Visa or MasterCard only) at the time of confirmation or opt to have CIEE include this non-refundable fee on your program bill.


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As the seminar date approaches, new items will be added to your To Do list and CIEE will post important program materials in a Readings list. Please log in frequently during this time so that you can take care of all of the pre-departure tasks and familiarize yourself with details about the seminar.

Email is our primary method of communication. If your email system has a spam filter, please add CIEE to your email “Safe Senders List” or “Safe Recipients List” to ensure that you receive all future email communication regarding your seminar participation.


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You can reach CIEE staff Monday–Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. by calling 1-888-628-9225 or via email at

CIEE does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, marital status, national and ethnic origin, or disability.