Legal Responsibilities

Hosting an international professional is a fantastic opportunity to bring energy, new ideas, and cultural diversity to your workplace. There are just a few legal responsibilities to be aware of while hosting:

  • All host organizations are required to provide a work environment that is free of discrimination and harassment – sexual, racial, or otherwise. “Work environment” is defined as anywhere your intern or trainee is training: in your office, an off-site work location, at a social or non-social function sponsored by your organization, etc.
  • Host organizations must also endeavor to prevent harassment of your international intern, trainee, or professional by any individual who is on your premises or has a business or other relationship with your organization. This includes vendors and clients.

Please note that we advise our participants to report discrimination and harassment to CIEE immediately. Thank you for supporting your international intern, trainee, or professional!