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Your Donation Holds the Keys to Global Change

We believe that international education prepares the next generation of leaders to work across cultures and tackle global crises — such as COVID-19 — that require global cooperation on solutions. CIEE will continue its mission of bringing the world together to increase intercultural understanding and humanize international relations. Your support has never been more important.

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Our generous supporters made the event a success and provided more than $100,000 in scholarship funding for CIEE students.
Save the date for Wednesday, September 23, 2020, for our next fundraising celebration.

Thank You To Our 2019 Senior Sponsor

Senior Sponsor

Thank You To Our Additional 2019 Sponsors

Junior Sponsor
Bernstein Shur

Sophomore Sponsor
Alpha Pension

Sophomore Sponsor
Avant Assessment

Sophomore Sponsor
Pro Search

Sophomore Sponsor
USI Insurance Services

Freshman Sponsor
The Boulos Company

Freshman Sponsor

Freshman Sponsor
Creative Office Pavilion

Freshman Sponsor
VIA Agency

Raffle Sponsor
Aloft Travel

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Contact us directly

Please contact Allison Gjeltema at or (207) 553-4089 to discuss any gifts of securities or planned giving.

Mail us a check

Mail to:
c/o Allison Gjeltema
300 Fore Street
Portland, ME 04101

Payable to:
CIEE c/o Global Navigator Scholarship Fund

What People are Saying

  • “It taught me things about myself, and the world, that I am certain I could not have learned in an average classroom.”

    Alexandra L., Gap Year Abroad in Seville, Spain
  • “On my trip to Mexico, I was able to learn the true meaning of service and leadership. I was able to learn more about Mexican culture and my own. I was able to grow so much from just 3 weeks”.

    Angelie S., High School Summer Abroad in Guanajuato, Mexico
  • “My experience was equally challenging and fun. It encouraged me to go out of my comfort zone and have new experiences I couldn’t have in the U.S.” 

    Deanna C., High School Summer Abroad in Khon Kaen, Thailand
  • “This experience broadened my horizons and opened the doors to so many opportunities. This program helped me to become confident, believe in myself, and experience an entirely new culture.”

    Kamile S., High School Summer Abroad in Portland, Maine
  • “It was truly the most incredible year of my life. I really appreciated that it wasn't always smooth sailing, as this led me to have to learn to overcome obstacles.”

    Edward R., Gap Year Abroad in Shanghai, China

Donation FAQ

What does my gift support?

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100% of all gifts support students to allow them opportunities that would not otherwise be available. Charitable support allows access to CIEE programs for a wide range of students. CIEE is committed to access through charitable support and seeking new opportunities to allow all students the chance to study abroad. Thank you for giving a student a life-changing experience. 

How can I support CIEE?

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  • You can make a gift online.
  • You can mail a check to CIEE, 300 Fore Street, Portland, ME 04101, USA, Attn: Development.

If you would like to make a gift of stocks or securities or request information on including CIEE in your estate plans, please contact Allison Gjeltema at or (207) 553-4089 Gifts of real estate, art or goods or services will be considered on a case-by-case basis. 

Will you share or sell my information?

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No, our donor privacy policy is as follows:

The Council for International Educational Exchange, CIEE, will not under any circumstances share, sell or distribute donor information including mailing or email addresses to any other organizations or third parties. You may also request to remain anonymous in any annual reports or donor recognition lists created by CIEE. CIEE is committed to the highest standard of donor information integrity to ensure privacy.

CIEE offers options for information privacy within CIEE’s network, which are controlled by the individual. Please check your privacy settings in CIEE’s alumni directory and social media accounts.

Any donor or individual wishing to opt out of mailings, emails or other contact, may contact CIEE to make preferences known. These preferences will be noted on an individual basis and honored unless otherwise directed by the individual. Please contact Allison Gjeltema at or (207) 553-4089 for any contact preferences. 

Can I match my gift through my employer?

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Yes, with the gift receipt from your CIEE donation, please check with your company’s HR department for the proper matching gift forms to double or triple the impact of your gift. Once all the paperwork is submitted with your company, CIEE will verify the donation and your company will send the match. You will be recognized for the match at the level of the combined gifts, i.e. if you make a $500 gift and your company sends in a matching $500 you will be recognized at the $1,000 level. If you’re unsure if your company matches charitable contributions, check with your HR department. 

Why isn’t CIEE rated by Charity Navigator?

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CIEE is not rated by Charity Navigator because the company does not rely on support from contributors and foundations to operate. This is good news, as CIEE’s balanced budget means all charitable support is directed toward access for students who would not otherwise have the chance to study abroad. You may use Charity Navigator’s article on evaluating unrated charities to evaluate CIEE’s financial health and transparency and view CIEE’s 990 on Charity Navigator. CIEE is committed to transparency, financial health and seeking charitable donations to increase access to CIEE programs for all students. 

Are there opportunities to be involved with CIEE?

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Yes, CIEE offers alumni life-long connections and support. Please see the CIEE Alumni page for information on events, networking and alumni news. You can also follow CIEE Global Navigators on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn to stay connected with CIEE Global Navigators and other alumni.

CIEE is always looking for talented alumni to join our team worldwide. Check the job openings on CIEE’s website for the latest openings. 

You can volunteer as a host family for as little as two weeks up to a full academic year.

Do alumni receive any discounts on CIEE programs?

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Yes, alumni of any CIEE program whose child travels on a high school Global Navigator program receives a 10% discount on the program upon request. Any siblings of high school program alumni also receive a 10% discount on travel as well as the alum if they chose to travel again during high school. Host families who have hosted a CIEE student in the United States in the past or are currently hosting a CIEE student, receive $1,000 off a high school Global Navigator program. 

Open The World to a New Generation of Students

  • 8,000

    Global navigators and counting

  • 85%

    of participants receive a scholarship

  • 50%

    of scholarships benefit low-income families