A nonprofit, non-governmental organization, CIEE is the world leader in international study and exchange programs. For 65 years, CIEE has helped thousands of students, professionals, and educators gain the knowledge and skills necessary to live and work in a globally interdependent and culturally diverse world by offering the most comprehensive, relevant, and valuable exchange programs available.
AndrewAge: 31-50MaleArlington, MABoston College
BethanyAge: 19-24FemaleModesto, CACalifornia Lutheran UniversityI have no words02/04/2016How could this program be improved?
I would focus a little bit more on the hands-on Community Development experience. There was lots of theory, but not as much real volunteer experience.
SuzyAge: 19-24FemaleNew York CityFordham UniversityContemporary Middle Eastern Art in the UAE12/17/2015How could this program be improved?
I would've liked to learn more Arabic while studying there. Even though my classes encouraged intensive language, I feel I would have learned about the language through a more intimate setting if CIEE had encouraged everyone to participate in Arabic practice groups.
CesselyAge: 19-24FemaleWilmington, North CarolinaUniversity of North Carolina- WilmingtonGo to Korea!12/10/2015How could this program be improved?
CIEE made sure we participated with the community through volunteer work, tours, visiting a high school, and participating in cultural experiences. Despite being able to interact with the community, most of the participants and I agreed that it was difficult to meet fellow Korean students. Our courses, naturally, consisted of mainly international students and our dorms were entirely international students. I know at other some of the other universities they had a buddy system were a Korean student was paired with an international student. This way, as an international student, you would have someone to contact or help you integrate into the culture better. CIEE staff played this role, but they were also our program coordinators. I believe that if we had more opportunities to meet fellow Korean students we may learn more about Korean culture and language.