CIEE Refer-a-Friend Rewards

Refer friends. Earn Cash Rewards!

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New! You can now earn cash rewards for simply referring friends to CIEE study abroad programs!  

As a CIEE host family or local coordinator, you’ve witnessed the power of international exchange in your own community. Today, you can help many U.S. students enjoy this experience and share the rewards. 

Any student you refer to our programs will qualify you for a $125 cash reward when the student travels with CIEE. 

Get started today and refer away! The new referral dashboard in your CIEE account makes it easy for you to keep track of the friends you referred and where their CIEE application stands. 

How Does It Work?

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    Simply log back into your CIEE account. (Forgot your password? No worries, you can just reset it on the login page)

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    Your friends will get a $250 program discount if they open their application through your unique referral link, so make sure they get it!
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    Keep tabs on active referrals in your own dashboard! For every friend who is accepted on a CIEE program, you’ll get a $125 cash reward.

Frequently Asked Questions


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As a CIEE Local Coordinator, you understand the value of intercultural exchange. This program was designed to help CIEE Local Coordinators spread the word about CIEE! The only requirement for you to participate in this reward program is to be an active LC for CIEE. Simply log into your CIEE account on, and you’ll see a new referral section.  


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In order to qualify as a referral, your friends need to open their CIEE application via the unique referral link you shared with them. This way, both of your accounts will show as connected in our system: your friends will get their $250 discount and you’ll qualify for a reward once they go on program (when the status of their application shows as “arrived” on your dashboard). If you have lots of like-minded friends, you could get hundreds of dollars in rewards in no time, all with the satisfaction of helping your community grow an international perspective! Read our terms and conditions for payout schedule.


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Anyone! Friends, family, co-workers, students. And yes, even your eccentric uncle at the Thanksgiving dinner table! CIEE offers a wide range of programs for all ages, starting in high school, and covering college years and beyond with Teach abroad programs or TEFL certification programs. 


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As many times as you'd like! Just remember that your friends will need to enroll and arrive on a college study abroad program, high school study abroad program, gap program, or teach program through Summer of 2024, or enroll in a 150-hour TEFL Certification course for you to qualify for the reward.