CIEE Council International Educational Exchange

Basic Information

Address: 304 N Shields Ave Richmond, Va. 23220
Phone Number: 804-928-1948
Director: Vickie McCormick

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CIEE Council International Educational Exchange
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Additional Information

Causes Served: Working with high school exchange students finding good host families and offering opportunities for US students to study abroad.
Background Check: Yes
Population Served: High school students from the US and abroad.
Ages for Volunteer: 25 and olderto become a local coordinator or host family
Hours of Service: self determined
Minimum Hours Required: self determined
Days of Service: open
Mission Statement:

help people gain understanding, acquire knowledge, and develop skills for living in a globally interdependent and culturally diverse world.

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

CIEE has been the leading non-profit provider of international study since 1947 and is a US Dept of State designated sponsor of the USA High School Exchange program.

Program History:

CIEE has been involved in the international exchange program since 1947 and exceeds standards set by the Council on Standards for International Educational Trave. (CSIET).


Open house to share information on the high school exchange program
Participate in International Education Week
Participate in various events promoting cultural exchange.
Participate in volunteering on various events determined by the local coordinator and exchange students.

Additional Information:

CIEE is looking for local coordinators to help find good homes and oversee the students during their stay for 1 or 2 semesters.  A wonderful way to build relationships with host families, the community and students.  Our LC's receive training and support is offered during the entire program.  Stipends and national and international travel may be awarded.

CIEE is also looking for good host families to open their hearts and  homes.  Families can consist of single adults, single parents, with small and/or teenage children or emptynesters.  We work hard to match students with families that share common interests in sports, music, theatre, etc.  Families are asked to offer a loving and safe environment.

It is a wonderful experience to work with children from all over the world.