Group Site Visits
Each Study Center site visit is designed for participants to gain first-hand knowledge about the on-site facilities, meet with faculty, resident staff, and students, and acquire a better understanding of the culture and local environment in which the programs operate.
CIEE Group Site Visit Goals
Participants will have a better understanding of:
- the academic programs offered including program structure and content and host institution/CIEE Study Center facilities and faculty.
- the physical location and attributes of the CIEE Study Center, host institution, and student housing.
- the health, safety and security procedures.
- the student housing and meal options.
- the overall experiences of students currently participating in the site program(s) including academics, program excursions, co-curricular activities and daily life.
- the roles and responsibilities of on-site CIEE resident staff and faculty.
Who Will Benefit from Participation
Past participants have included Study Abroad Advisors and Directors, faculty with an active interest in promoting international education and college/university administrative staff who have a direct role in promoting Study Abroad within their institution. To assist in aligning the goals of the visit with selected participants, CIEE will provide historical data about student participant academic majors.
Typical Group Site Visit Itinerary
While each Group Site Visit is tailored to its unique program offerings and location, a typical itinerary includes visits to the host institution at which the program is based, class observation, visits to homestays and/or dormitories, participation in student co-curricular activities, and meetings with CIEE faculty, resident staff, and students to provide participants with an in-depth view of each program.
Spring 2017 Group Site Visit Locations
Registration Deadlines and Visa Processing
Due to the increased popularity of CIEE’s Group Site Visits and CIEE’s need to ensure that participants are getting the visit that is best suited to their needs, persons wishing to attend a CIEE Group Site Visit will now be asked to submit an application. CIEE will review applications and accept participants based on set criteria. The group site visit leader will notify participants of their acceptance early enough for them to obtain visas (if necessary), book flights, and make any other necessary arrangements. In some cases, if a site visit has closed, applicants will be offered the option of attending the site visit at full cost.
Group Site Visit registration fees are $500 for CIEE and Academic Consortium members and $750 for non-members. The registration fee includes a single room at a local hotel, all meals during the site visit, and all intra-country transportation.
If you have any questions regarding a group site visit or would like to receive additional information, please contact Meg Swoboda at 207-553-4033 or email@example.com.