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07/10/2017

5 Million Reasons You Can Study Abroad

CIEE has committed $5 Million in funding for
study abroad this year

It’s no secret, the benefits to studying abroad are enormous. The mere act of traveling to and living in a foreign country forces you out of your comfort zone and challenges you to develop life-long navigational and communication skills. Then there’s the amazing network of international friends and professors. Oh, and don’t forget the gold star it puts on your resume signaling to potential employers that you have cross-cultural experience.

Sadly, only 5% of U.S. students take advantage of the chance to study abroad and the reason most often cited is cost. Yet there are ways to make study abroad affordable for even the most budget constrained student. If you’ve got the itch to study abroad, read on…

  • Apply for grants and scholarships. CIEE is funding five million dollars in scholarships this year. That’s more than any other international educational organization and amounts to around 1,000 scholarships per term. No matter what your financial status, take advantage of the chance to save. CIEE’s Scholarships & Grants application is easy to complete and filling it out could be worth up to $6,500 in study abroad funding.
  • Opt for a short-term program rather than a semester-long one. CIEE has more than 100 short-term programs around the world in a variety of academic disciplines. Choose from three-week January programs starting at just $1,947 (in celebration of our founding in 1947); four-week summer programs for just $3,850; and six-week Open Campus programs for $6,850. Studies show even short-term international experience offers valuable academic, professional, and personal merit.
  • Take the road less traveled. The majority of students studying abroad choose Europe, which also happens to be the most expensive place for international education. But Latin America, Asia, and Africa offer incredibly unique and valuable educational experiences often at significantly reduced costs. With CIEE you can study Liberal Arts in Santiago, Dominican Republic for just $11,850 a semester; Business, Language, and Culture in Shanghai, China for just $15,850; Community Public Health in Gaborone, Botswana for just $16,850. That’s just a few of the many CIEE programs priced way under the average semester tuition at a private college.
  • Live like a local, with a local. Many of CIEE’s study abroad programs offer students the chance to live with a local host family. Do it! Not only will you get in-depth insight into the cultural norms of your chosen destination, but you’ll also enjoy excursions, home-cooked meals, and family activities that are an invaluable part of the immersion experience.

Now you know – it’s possible to make your study abroad dreams come true no matter what budget or time constraints you’re under. With over 220 programs in more than 40 countries, CIEE has a life-changing study abroad experience with your name on it!

Find out today.

07/07/2017

Headline Speakers Announced for 2017 CIEE Annual Conference

CIEE: Council on International Educational Exchange is excited to announce technology and digital leadership expert and best-selling author Erik Qualman, and Founder and CEO of Black Girls CODE, Kimberly Bryant as the featured speakers for its 2017 CIEE Annual Conference, November 8-11, in Austin, Texas.

Erik Qualman, Kimberly Bryant

Qualman and Bryant will share their inspiring perspectives on this year’s conference theme, Born Digital: Embracing Technology to Enhance International Education.

During the Opening Plenary, "Socialnomics” author Qualman will bring his expertise in digital leadership to the world of international education and explore how educators can harness the power of technology to reach the digital-native generation and increase experiential learning.

 

During the Annual Luncheon, Bryant will share her journey pursuing math and science as a young minority woman to creating Black Girls CODE, a nonprofit dedicated to changing the face of technology by introducing girls of color (ages 7-17) to technology and computer science.

Don’t miss your chance to hear from these and other remarkable CIEE Annual Conference speakers! Register today to take advantage of early-bird registration pricing at www.ciee.org/conference.

06/02/2017

CIEE Selects Bronx Community College of the City University of New York to Receive This Year’s $20,000 Generation Study Abroad Access Grant

CIEE is pleased to announce that it has awarded its 2018 Generation Study Abroad Access Grant to Bronx Community College of The City University of New York (BCC/CUNY). BCC/CUNY was founded in 1957 to meet the growing need for access to higher education in the borough of the Bronx. The $20,000 grant will support an innovative cultural and sustainability program in Bonaire and open doors for BCC/CUNY students who have never studied abroad.

CIEE’s Generation Study Abroad Access Grant  recognizes innovative programs that increase access to international educational opportunities for students in groups that are traditionally underrepresented in study abroad.

Dr. Neal Phillip, chairperson and professor of the Chemistry and Chemical Technology Department at BCC/CUNY, will work with CIEE’s Faculty-Led & Custom Programs team and Dr. Rita Peachey, resident director of CIEE’s Study Center in Bonaire to create and execute the program.

Students from BCC/CUNY will travel to the CIEE Research Station in Bonaire and take part in an intensive program designed to monitor the effect of weather, climate, and water quality on the local ecosystem. According to Dr. Phillip, “The island of Bonaire is ideally suited for study…since it has a fragile marine coral reef system that could be adversely affected by global climate change.”

Dr. Phillip also intends to introduce the students to the concept of Collective Social Learning (CSL), to “see how, as concerned world citizens, we can positively impact fragile environments and ecosystems through positive behavioral changes.” He applied for the grant hoping to provide underserved students from BCC/CUNY a firsthand look at how they can impact the global environment through science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and civic engagement. According to Dr. Phillip, “Our students largely come from low-income, urban communities and would not otherwise have the opportunity to work at a living, learning laboratory like the island of Bonaire.”

In addition to gaining a greater appreciation for the environment and the opportunity they will have as STEM professionals to protect fragile ecosystems, Dr. Phillips believes students will also come away “with life-long cultural and global civic skills from their interactions with the people of Bonaire.”

The Generation Study Abroad Access Grant is part of CIEE’s Generation Study Abroad pledge to break through the barriers of cost, curriculum, and culture to double the number of students from all backgrounds, socioeconomic statuses, and majors who study abroad by 2020. More than 250 grant proposals were submitted by colleges and universities across the United States, including more than 50 from minority serving institutions and almost 40 from community colleges.

“CIEE is honored to partner with BCC/CUNY as the recipient of the Generation Study Abroad Access Grant to support our shared goal to increase access to international learning opportunities for all students—especially for students from Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs),” said Dr. Maritheresa Frain, executive vice president of Study Abroad, CIEE. “We are excited to bring together the challenges of science, research, and intercultural learning to provide this unique group of students with the opportunity to develop the skills necessary to be successful in an increasingly competitive global workplace.”

CIEE awarded the first Generation Study Abroad Access Grant to Northshore Technical Community College (NTCC). Based in Louisiana, NTCC used the grant to develop a faculty-led program in Sharjah and Dubai, United Arab Emirates, for freshmen and sophomores pursuing STEM degrees. The program, which ran in January 2016, focused on providing workforce training and industry credentials relevant to NTCC students’ future employment, as well as intercultural skills training to help prepare them to enter the global economy following graduation.

The 2017 grant was awarded to Tennessee State University (TSU) to fund an innovative faculty-led study abroad program led by Professors Rebecca Dixon, Ph.D., and Jennifer L. Hayes, Ph.D., in Paris, France, titled, “Intersecting Lives: Reading African-American Literature through a Black Feminist Lens.” Students applied a black feminist critical framework to examine the historical contexts that led African-Americans to travel abroad to resist levels of oppression in the United States. The program ran in June 2017.

For more information about CIEE’s Faculty-Led & Custom Programs, visit: https://www.ciee.org/faculty-led-study-abroad/

03/21/2017

CIEE’s Third Annual $20,000 Generation Study Abroad Access Grant

CIEE: Council on International Educational Exchange is proud to announce that it is now accepting proposals for the third annual $20,000 Generation Study Abroad Access Grant. The grant was created to recognize innovative programs that support CIEE’s Generation Study Abroad™ pledge to help double the number of students who study abroad by 2020 and to increase access to international education for traditionally underrepresented students in study abroad. 

Submit your proposal by April 14, 2017, to be eligible for $20,000 to take your students abroad in summer 2018!

Proposed programs should be at least two weeks in duration, with a minimum of 10 students, and take place in summer 2018. Proposals will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Topic: Is the focus unique and relevant to today’s students?
  • Access: Will you promote the program to students who typically don’t take advantage of study abroad?
  • Location: Is it particularly relevant to the program topic? (The program must take place in a location with a CIEE study center.)

Proposals should be no more than 500 words and included the following information:

  • Theme and goal of program
  • Whether you’ve led a study-abroad program
  • The length of your program (two-week minimum)
  • How the program will grant access to students who do not typically study abroad
  • Your plans to make this program sustainable beyond the life of the grant

Prior grant winners have created amazing immersive experiences for their students.

Our 2017 grant recipient, Tennessee State University (TSU), will use the grant to support an innovative faculty-led study abroad program in Paris, France, in June 2017. The grant will open doors for TSU students who have never traveled abroad or who don’t have the resources to study abroad.

For more information about CIEE’s Faculty-Led & Custom Programs, visit: https://www.ciee.org/faculty-led-study-abroad/.

03/03/2017

Think you can’t afford to study abroad? Think again.

Study abroad: by now you’ve heard about it. Some of your friends are doing it. Maybe you’ve even considered filling out an application. What’s stopping you? If you’re like thousands of college students across the country, you’re thinking, “Why bother applying if I can’t afford to go?” Between program fees, airfare and other travel costs, and daily living expenses, studying abroad can seem out of reach. But the experience is closer than you think.

You may already know that your college financial aid will travel with you. But did you know there are countless scholarships, grants, and discounts available to help students cover the remaining costs?

As the oldest and largest study abroad provider in the U.S., CIEE has made it our mission for the past 70 years to help every student who wants to study abroad have access to this life-changing experience. Why? Because we understand the importance of an international experience – for the students who take part, as well as for promoting public diplomacy and building bridges between people and nations. Since our first student travelers boarded C-4 Troop ships to Europe in the summer of 1947, we’ve provided global learning experiences to more than 2 million people from across the globe – including 10,000 American college students each year.

But 10,000 students aren’t enough. CIEE awards more than $5 million in scholarships and grants annually to break through the cost barrier that far too many students see as unbreakable. And to mark our 70th year of bringing people together around the world, we’re awarding even more scholarships, grants, and discounts to ensure every student who wants to study abroad, can.

Looking for a semester program you can customize?

To celebrate 70 years, CIEE is awarding $5,000 Open Campus Grants to 280 students who want to spend a full semester at one our Global Institutes in Berlin, London, Paris, and Rome this fall (that’s 70 grants per location). Take part in our most flexible and customizable program yet and immerse yourself in one of the most dynamic cities Europe has to offer.

Cost of airfare got you grounded?

70 years? How about 700? Grants that is. CIEE is awarding grants of up to $2,000 each to 700 Pell-eligible students to help cover travel costs to and from their study abroad locations.

If you’re an applicant of the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, you can also apply for a CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant, which provides $1,500 toward airfare plus $2,500 (semester) or $1,000 (summer) off program costs.

Call yourself a high achiever?

For students at the top of their academic fields, CIEE offers six different types of merit-based scholarships. These awards honor our future leaders and provide funding for specific programs and areas of study.

Proud to attend an MSI?

CIEE has partnered with the Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions to cover 100 percent of program fees and travel costs for 10 students from minority-serving institutions (MSIs) to take part in a four-week study abroad program each year. (Not sure if you attend an MSI? Find out here.)

Summer study more your style?

If summer is your chosen season to travel, make the most of it. Enroll in more than one four-week session and you’ll receive a 20% discount off each additional session. Plus, you still have access to thousands of dollars in scholarship and grants.

No excuses: No matter the type of study abroad experience you’re interested in, we have scholarships, grants, and discounts to get you there. View our full list. And discover more ideas for funding the study abroad experience on our Resources page.

Ready to get started? Speak to a CIEE Study Abroad Advisor today.

P.S. Don’t have a passport? CIEE’s Passport Caravan is traveling to college campuses across the country to give away thousands of passports to help more students study abroad. Check with your study abroad advisor to see if the CIEE Passport Caravan is scheduled to make a stop on your campus!

11/01/2016

Announcing Our First 10 Frederick Douglass Global Fellows

The Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship is a nationwide initiative designed to break down the barriers of cost, curriculum, and culture to make study abroad accessible to students from minority-serving institutions (MSIs). Along with Project Passport, the fellowship is part of a strategic three-year partnership between CIEE and the Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions (CMSI) to increase study abroad at MSIs. We received many wonderful applications from students around the country and are proud to announce the first-ever Frederick Douglass Global Fellows:

These Frederick Douglass Global Fellows are meritorious individuals who demonstrate high academic achievement, possess exemplary communication skills, display the hallmarks of self-determination, exhibit characteristics of bold leadership, and have a history of service to others. In the spirit of Frederick Douglass, one of America’s most powerful intellectuals, communicators, and scholars, they have committed to sharing their experiences and intercultural growth with peers and classmates before, during, and after their summer abroad.

“These fellows exemplify the wonderful kinds of students that attend minority-serving institutions,” said Marybeth Gasman, professor and director of CMSI. “They’re determined and inspiring, and they represent the future leaders of our increasingly diverse nation.”

This year's cohort of 10 students will take part in a summer study abroad program designed to enhance their leadership and intercultural skills in London, England. Future Frederick Douglass Global Fellows will participate in study abroad programs in Cape Town, South Africa (summer 2018), and Seoul, South Korea (summer 2019).

“Frederick Douglass was an American icon. He escaped from slavery, wrote and spoke widely on issues of human rights and social justice in America and Europe, and became one of the most influential figures of the 19th century concerning the abolition and suffrage movements, as well as domestic and international relations,” stated CIEE's President and CEO Jim Pellow. “We’re honored to partner with Penn CMSI to enable a new generation of student leaders to build on their impressive credentials with an international experience in London, similar to Frederick Douglass’ international experience in 1845.”

Please join us in congratulating these inspiring students!

10/25/2016

CIEE Reports on Increasing Diversity in Study Abroad Two Years into IIE Generation Study Abroad Pledge

CIEE reports it is making significant progress on its five-year leadership Generation Study Abroad pledge to increase access to study abroad opportunities for students of all ethnic backgrounds, socioeconomic statuses, and academic majors.

In November 2014, CIEE pledged a set of specific, action-oriented programs designed to break down the three main barriers to study abroad: cost, curriculum, and culture. Today, the organization is on track to meet its five-year goal to provide $20 million in student financial aid, sponsor passports for 10,000 students, provide training for college presidents and faculty, and create more flexible curriculum options to open study abroad opportunities to all students.

Highlights of CIEE’s progress to date include:

Breaking cost barriers

  • Student Scholarships: CIEE has awarded more than $14.4 million in scholarships and financial aid to high school students, college students, and institutions to support study abroad.
  • Faculty Grants: CIEE has awarded two $20,000 CIEE Generation Study Abroad Access Grants. Most recently, CIEE awarded its grant to Tennessee State University (TSU), an urban, land grant, historically black university based in Nashville. The grant will fund the development of a faculty-led program, “Intersecting Lives: Reading African-American Literature through a Black Feminist Lens,” that will enable first-generation and underserved minority students to study abroad. CIEE awarded its first Generation Study Abroad Access Grant to Northshore Technical Community College in Louisiana to run a faculty-led program in the United Arab Emirates in January 2016 for freshmen and sophomores pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering, and math.

Breaking curriculum barriers 

  • Flexible Curriculum Model: CIEE reinvented the study abroad model with the launch of four Global Institutes in Berlin, Germany; London, England; Paris, France; and Rome, Italy. CIEE’s Global Institutes feature three, six-week blocks that provide students with affordable, flexible academic programming options that offer a range of academic disciplines and courses aligned with students’ graduation requirements. Students have the option of studying in one city or up to three cities in one semester for a comparative academic program.
  • Short-Term Curriculum Model: CIEE reached its goal of tripling short-term program offerings to enable students of all academic majors and with challenging schedules to study abroad. Today, CIEE offers 239 short-term options for students.
  • New STEM Programs: CIEE added new science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programs, as well as sustainability curriculum options to its portfolio. CIEE now offers 104 study abroad programs with STEM course options in 44 locations worldwide – providing students with the most study abroad options for STEM disciplines available today.
  • Expanded Faculty-Led and Custom Programs and International Faculty Development Seminars: CIEE expanded its Faculty-Led & Custom Programs division and its International Faculty Development Seminars to help train college and university faculty on how to develop and deliver high-quality faculty-led study abroad programs.

Breaking culture barriers

  • CIEE Passport Caravan: CIEE has provided new passports to 2,800 college students with 1,700 more scheduled for 2017, and a goal of 10,000 by 2020. Of those who have received passports, 55 percent are students of color and 48 percent are Pell Grant-eligible.
  • Scholarships for Students with Disabilities: To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, CIEE and Mobility International USA (MIUSA) awarded scholarships to 27 U.S. college students with disabilities.
  • Partnership with Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions: CIEE and the Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions have developed a three-year comprehensive strategy to increase study abroad at minority-serving institutions. The partnership includes workshops for presidents and faculty, scholarships for student leaders, and visits by the CIEE Passport Caravan.

Read CIEE’s pledge and follow its progress at http://www.ciee.org/generation-study-abroad/progress/.

10/12/2016

CIEE Selects Tennessee State University to Receive Second Annual $20,000 Generation Study Abroad Access Grant

CIEE today announced it has awarded its CIEE Generation Study Abroad Access Grant to Tennessee State University (TSU), an urban, land grant, historically black university based in Nashville. TSU will use the $20,000 grant to support an innovative faculty-led study abroad program led by professors Rebecca Dixon, Ph.D., and Jennifer L. Hayes, Ph.D., in Paris, France, in June 2017. The grant will open doors for TSU students who have never traveled abroad or who don’t have the resources to study abroad.

TSU and CIEE’s Faculty-Led & Custom Programs team will work together to create and execute a program titled, “Intersecting Lives: Reading African-American Literature through a Black Feminist Lens.” Students in this program will learn and apply a black feminist critical framework to examine the historical contexts that have led African-American men and women to travel abroad to resist various levels of oppression in the United States. The program is designed to enhance students’ appreciation for global exchange and to begin to change their perspectives in ways that allow them to see themselves as a part of a global community.

“Many of our students are first-generation students and are from underserved minority groups who have not traveled outside of the United States. They are highly motivated and seek to improve their life chances through education,” said Dr. Hayes, an assistant professor of English and women’s studies at TSU. “We believe this experience will provide our students with a unique opportunity to see the connections between their experiences at TSU and the global community.”

Applications increased significantly for CIEE´s second annual grant, with more than 200 proposals submitted by colleges and universities across the United States, including 17 community colleges and 90 minority-serving institutions. CIEE created the Generation Study Abroad Access Grant to recognize innovative programs that increase access to international educational opportunities for students in groups that are traditionally underrepresented in study abroad. The grant program is part of CIEE’s Generation Study Abroad pledge to break through the barriers of cost, curriculum, and culture to double the number of students from all backgrounds, socioeconomic statuses, and majors who study abroad by 2020.

“CIEE is excited to award the second annual Generation Study Abroad Access Grant to Tennessee State University. TSU has an illustrious history of enriching the lives of underserved minority groups who are traditionally underrepresented in study abroad. We’re proud to work with Drs. Hayes and Dixon and the university to continue in this tradition by making it possible for more TSU students to gain the knowledge, intercultural skills, and global perspectives needed for success in today’s world,” said Maritheresa Frain, executive vice president of study abroad at CIEE.

CIEE awarded the first Generation Study Abroad Access Grant to Northshore Technical Community College (NTCC). NTCC, based in Louisiana, used the grant to develop a faculty-led program in Sharjah and Dubai, United Arab Emirates, for freshmen and sophomores pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering, and math. The program, which ran in January 2016, focused on providing workforce training and industry credentials relevant to NTCC students’ future employment, while also offering intercultural skills training to help prepare them to enter the global economy following graduation.

For more information about CIEE’s Faculty-Led & Custom Programs, visit: https://www.ciee.org/faculty-led-study-abroad/.

09/19/2016

CIEE and CMSI Announce “Project Passport,” a Comprehensive Initiative to Develop Study Abroad Programs at Minority Serving Institutions

CIEE and the Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions (CMSI) announced today full details of their strategic three-year partnership to increase study abroad at Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs). Titled “Project Passport,” the expanded partnership will be a series of opportunities geared towards college presidents, faculty, and students who are dedicated to expanding international exchange on their college campuses.

Through Project Passport, CIEE and CMSI will work with 10-12 MSIs each year to provide them with a complete package to expand their study abroad programs, including a Presidential Leadership Workshop on international education, faculty training and development programs on international education, as well as study abroad fellowships and free passports for students.

“Students of color and other MSI students are the least likely to experience study abroad opportunities,” explained Paola Esmieu, associate director for programs at CMSI. “The world is a big place, but through Project Passport, we’re hoping we can make it accessible for more and more students, especially those at places like Minority Serving Institutions.”

Project Passport has five major components. The first involves a one-day president-level workshop designed for university presidents from MSIs across the United States. This workshop not only discusses the importance of an international education for MSI students but also provides guidance on overcoming the barriers of cost, curriculum, and culture for university presidents looking to expand study abroad opportunities at their respective institutions.

MSIs whose presidents attend this workshop will be able to nominate early career faculty from their institutions to receive professional development training at CMSI’s annual ELEVATE workshop. ELEVATE supports the ongoing learning, training, and networking of early career MSI faculty by providing them with professional development workshops, opportunities to create a close-knit network of peers, and a platform for collaboration.

Thirdly, following ELEVATE, faculty fellows will be invited to join a unique CIEE International Faculty Development Seminar. CIEE and CMSI designed this seminar to introduce key faculty leaders to the critical components of faculty-led study abroad programs including how to structure intercultural learning, integrate global learning experiences in academic curricula and student life on campus, and identify strategies for student recruitment for study abroad.

The fourth component of Project Passport will allow participating MSIs to nominate two student leaders to participate in a four-week, 3-credit study abroad experience for each year of the initiative. Students will be named Project Passport Global Fellows and have all housing and program costs covered by the program for a study abroad program in London, England, or Berlin, Germany.

Finally, as part of their commitment to tackle the major barriers that keep students from studying abroad, CIEE has committed to sponsor student passports for each Project Passport partner. Each participating MSI will receive a visit from CIEE’s Passport Caravan, which will spend a day at each institution to provide passports for 50 students, free of cost.

Also included in CIEE and CMSI’s partnership, but not housed under Project Passport, is the Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship, a scholarship program that provides full funding for 10 MSI students each year to take part in a summer study abroad program designed to enhance their leadership and intercultural skills in one of three locations: London, England (summer 2017); Cape Town, South Africa (summer 2018); and Seoul, South Korea (summer 2019).

“Expanding opportunities for global education is an imperative for university leaders across the country,” said James P. Pellow, president and chief executive officer of CIEE and a Penn Graduate School of Education alumnus. On working with CMSI, Pellow added, “The opportunity to work with the nation’s leader in promoting best practices for education at MSIs is both a privilege and a powerful way to affect change.”

 

09/16/2016

Meet the First CIEE Japan 50-Year Anniversary Scholars

This summer, CIEE’s Study Centers in Prague, Czech Republic; Paris, France; and Barcelona, Spain, hosted students from the International Christian University in Mitaka, Japan, alongside students from colleges across the U.S.

As the first CIEE Japan 50-Year Anniversary Scholarship: Summer Study Around the World recipients, Mao Minami, Mikiko Saigo, and Marina Tanabe received full scholarships to take part in CIEE summer study abroad programs. Mao selected the Summer Communications, New Media, and Journalism program in Prague; Mikiko chose to immerse herself in the French language as part of the Summer Language and Culture program in Paris; and Marina advanced her business studies in the Summer Business and Culture program in Barcelona.

To start their journeys, the students were honored by CIEE staff at a special ceremony at the CIEE Study Center in Tokyo, Japan, on June 27, 2016.

2016 Japan 50-Year Scholarship Recipients
Left to right: Tomoko Nakano, CIEE; Marina Tanabe; Mao Minami; Mikiko Saigo; Kazutaka Otake, CIEE

Mao, Mikiko, and Marina are the first of 50 promising young Japanese university students who will receive CIEE Japan 50-Year Anniversary Scholarships to study abroad on CIEE summer programs in more than 40 countries around the world.  Through the scholarship, CIEE seeks to overcome the main barriers to study abroad – cost, curriculum, and culture – to allow more Japanese students to take part in important international education experiences. 

Mikiko Saigo
Mikiko Saigo received a CIEE Japan 50-Year Anniversary Scholarship to study abroad in Paris, France, this summer.

CIEE created the scholarships in September 2015 to commemorate 50 years of partnership with Japanese educators and students. Since our office in Tokyo opened in 1965, CIEE has provided scores of educational exchange programs to more than 60,000 Japanese and international students and educators who have gone on to serve as leaders in business, education, the arts, and public service. The experience they’ve had has opened the door for alumni to work across cultures as global citizens, helping to bridge cultural differences and encourage warm relationships between nations, businesses, and people.

Learn more about the CIEE Japan 50-Year Anniversary Scholarships.