Custom Programs for International Students


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In today’s environment, student mobility isn’t a given. In calendar year 2020, U.S. schools saw a 72 percent decrease in new international student enrollment when compared to calendar year 2019. (ICE SEVP Report) That’s why it’s essential for your institution to innovate and plan alternatives to attract and retain international students. As the leading non-profit in international education and student exchange, CIEE can help. We provide:

  • custom, cohort-based international student programs in global hubs like Shanghai and Seoul
  • a broad spectrum of flexible academic program models to align with your institution’s needs
  • rigorous academic oversight for both on-site and online courses and co-curriculars
  • a robust living and learning environment with diverse extra-curriculars and student-services 
  • industry-leading health and safety and risk management protocols for all students

Keep your international students enrolled, and engaged, with CIEE.


Program Management

CIEE has the experience and infrastructure to support a wide range of academic, student life, and health and safety services at our international study centers.

Academics & Student Life

  • Courses on-site or online
  • Classrooms
  • Local faculty recruitment
  • Program design
  • Orientation
  • Housing
  • Excursions
  • Student Activities and Support

Health, Safety & Security

  • Program design and delivery aligns with COVID-19 best practices and local conditions
  • Industry leader in global Health, Safety and Security (HSS)


  • Over 70 years’ experience delivering academic programs in 30+ global locations
  • Supports over 50,000 participants annually
  • Experience delivering semester-long international student programs at the first-year level and above – including graduate students
  • Flexible and custom options provide your students with an "American-style" classroom and student life experience

2021 Academic Year Partner Programs

  • 3

    Global Locations

    Customized programs implemented in Shanghai, Seoul, and Legon

  • 10

    Partner Schools

    Including Tulane, Babson, Penn State, MCPHS and Syracuse

  • 2,000

    International Student Enrollments

    With students spanning 8 countries

Custom Program Options

CIEE offers hybrid, flipped, modified, and graduate custom program models. We also offer program models for institutions with lower levels of international student enrollment.  Learn more >

  • Academics

    • CIEE Courses
    • Your Courses
    • Taught by CIEE Faculty
    • In-Person, Hybrid, or Online Delivery

    • First-year students
    • Upper-level students
    • Graduate students

    • Extra-Curriculars
    • Student Support and Advising
    • Tutoring
    • Workshops and Speakers
    • Housing Optional

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Connect with our Custom Programs Team

Complete this form to hear from some of our fall 2020 students about their experience, and learn more about next steps. We look forward to collaborating with your institution!