CIEE Civic Leadership Summit

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If one person can make a difference, then together we can change the world. It is this idea around which the CIEE Civic Leadership Summit is built. Young people from around the world gather every year in Washington, D.C. – the capital of the U.S., and one of our most important and historical cities – to learn how to make their communities, countries, and regions better places to live and work. 

As a CIEE Civic Leadership Summit Fellow, you will:

  • Take part in engaging workshops

  • Explore Washington, D.C.

  • Network with change-makers from around the world

The Civic Leadership Experience


What People are Saying

  • "I am leaving DC with not only newly gained knowledge on American culture, politics and law but also with a broader, more open minded and greater understanding of other international cultures."

    Meg Kelly - Ireland
  • "This experience has helped me to actually believe I can be a changemaker who this world’s needs"

    Saray Quirant - Spain
  • "I feel very rich. Rich with knowledge for some countries that all I knew was their name, rich with new friends and rich with new contacts to develop projects with. You are all leaders and changemakers, and I can’t wait to see those changes take place!"

    Grese Koca - Kosovo
  • "During the summit I had the opportunity to meet 45 students, innovators, motivators and thinkers from all over the world. The same people all shared one common thing and that is they want to make the world a better place."

    Mahmoud Abdelkareem - West Bank
  • "This week has ignited something within me to make a change and difference, as well as travel to all these amazing countries and experience their cultures for myself."

    Amy Allen - United Kingdom