We at CIEE value beyond any other consideration the health and safety of all members of our worldwide community, including program participants, staff, instructors, and homestay families.

Our mission is to humanize international relations and foster peace through international education and exchange programs that promote intercultural understanding. And we cannot continue bringing the world together in a way that honors our ideals if we do not do all we can to minimize the risk of spreading COVID-19 and its variants between and within the communities in which we live and work.

Alongside our other prevention measures, vaccination significantly increase protection for all members of the CIEE community. Therefore, we are requiring all members of the CIEE community, including all American participants traveling abroad, exchange visitors coming to the U.S., eligible adult homestay family members, and international and domestic CIEE staff to be fully vaccinated no later than January 1, 2022.


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  • Participant Guidelines

    High School and College Study Abroad COVID guidlines.

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  • FAQs

    Find answers to commonly asked questions about COVID policies and testing.

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