The CIEE USA High School program brings over 1,400 international students to communities across the U.S. each year for 5 or 10 months. With over 63 years of experience in international education, CIEE is the largest and longest running sponsor of exchange programs in the U.S., and our USA High School program prides itself in fostering international exchange not only through the participation of high school students from around the world, but also through the involvement of Local Coordinators, host families, and host schools here in the U.S.

Additional to the CIEE USA High School program, CIEE is designated by the U.S. Department of State as an administrator of several Grant Programs for students who have been selected to participate in the prestigious Congress-Bundestag scholarship (CBYX), Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX), Youth Exchange and Study (YES), and American Serbia and Montenegro Youth Leadership Exchange (A-SMYLE).

International students participating in the exchange are between 15 and 18 years of age, have studied English for a minimum of three years, have their own medical insurance & spending money, and have undergone a thorough personal screening and interview process. Once here, cultural immersion allows students to gain a personal understanding of the “American way of life.” Attending American high schools, participating in school and community-run clubs, and living with a host family give students unique firsthand access to American culture and offers them the opportunity to be ambassadors of their culture in American communities. Many students attain fluency in English by the end of the program. Most importantly, they will have built American relationships that will last forever.

The CIEE USA High School program is looking for Local Coordinators to work with students and host families, as well as host families to open their hearts and homes to welcome an international exchange student into their community for an academic school year. To participate or to request more information on this rewarding intercultural experience, please contact: Natasha Johnson, CIEE Regional Director, Tel: 866-583-0332, Email:,

CIEE USA High School Program Information
Since 1947, the Council on International Educational Exchange, has been in pursuit of its mission, “to help people gain understanding, acquire knowledge, and develop skills for living in a globally interdependent and culturally diverse world.”

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