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CIEE: The Global Leader in International Education

For more than 67 years, CIEE has been the global leader in international education at both secondary and university levels, and over 300,000 people proudly call themselves CIEE alumni. We are dedicated to creating life-changing experiences through international cultural exchange for students all over the world.

Powerful programs, outstanding support

The CIEE difference is quality. We take care of everything:

  • Careful selection of host families
  • Academic oversight
  • Collaboration with schools
  • The best personalized participant support in the industry

Our program fee covers nearly all needs beyond school fees and tuition. The CIEE High School Study USA program includes:

  • Host family placement
  • A three-day orientation in New York City before they head off to their host community
  • Health insurance
  • 24-hour personal support from local, regional, and national CIEE staff members

When students finish our program, they return home with:

  • Cultural awareness, maturity, and independence
  • An appreciation for diversity, the challenges of learning, and different viewpoints
  • The ability to thrive academically and personally in an interdependent world
Take the first step today

Join Us in New York City – The CIEE Orientation

Before you meet your host family and new school, experience three days in and around New York City with CIEE High School Study USA. This orientation, unique to CIEE, gives you time to meet new friends from all over the world, greet the Statue of Liberty, shop, eat and enjoy a bite of “Big Apple” nightlife together.

Orientation includes:

  • A guided city tour
  • Views from atop the Empire State Building
  • A relaxing Hudson River boat ride
  • Learning about American culture in large and small group discussions

We even pick you up and drop you off at the airport!

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