Who is CIEE?
CIEE: the Council on International Educational Exchange is the leading U.S. non-governmental international education organization. Established in 1947, CIEE is a world leader in student exchange services. Our mission is “to help people gain understanding, acquire knowledge, and develop skills for living in a globally interdependent and culturally diverse world.” Each year, we help nearly 50,000 high school and university students as well as young professionals and educators grow personally and to develop their potential through participation in a wide variety of exchange programs across the globe.
- The active participation of CIEE in collaborative associations benefits the countless educators, students, and educators who rely on CIEE to advance their collective voice. With over 60 years of experience in international education, CIEE is active with, and recognized by, the following organizations:
U.S. Department of State:
The U.S. Department of State has designated CIEE as an Exchange Visitor Program in accordance with the administrative regulations issued under the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961. This designation is applied for on a biannual
basis by CIEE and granted by the U.S. Department of State. The CIEE USA High School Program is identified as the program number P-3-05143 and is approved to provide J-1 Visa participants with the form DS-2019. All exchange visitor applicants must have a SEVIS–generated DS-2019 issued by a Department of State designated sponsor, which they submit when they are applying for their exchange visitor visa. The consular officer must verify the DS-2019 record electronically through the SEVIS system in order to process an exchange visitor visa application to conclusion. Through the U.S. Department of State sponsored high school exchange program, foreign secondary school students enter the United States to complete up to one year of academic study at an accredited public or private secondary school.
CIEE administers several Grant Programs on behalf of the Department of State.
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The CIEE USA High School Plus Program
The CIEE USA High School Plus Program is a 5 or 10-month academic program that enables qualified international high school students to attend high school in the U.S. while living with a host family. Host families invite students into their homes to fully participate in all aspects of family and community life. CIEE presently has over 1,400 high school students from 55 different countries living in communities throughout the U.S. With over 63 years of experience in international education, CIEE is the largest and longest running sponsor of exchange programs in the U.S. During your time in the U.S., you will experience all that the American culture has to offer-living with a host family, attending a U.S. high school, joining a sports team or after school club, and volunteering in the local community.
- A CIEE student has specific qualifications which students must meet before they are accepted into our program.
- These standards are as follows:
- Must be between the ages of 15 and 18 ½ at the start of the program.
- Must be actively enrolled in high school in their home country.
- Cannot have failed a year of school or English in the past three years.
- Have studied at least three years of English and possess basic practical skills in written and spoken English.
- Demonstrate the proper motivation and maturity to participate in the USA High School Program.
List of Partner Schools
|Admiral Farragut Academy||Boarding||Florida||Yes||Boarding||350|
|Antelope Valley Unified School District||Public||California||Yes||Homestay||1,500 – 3,284|
|Balboa City School||Private Day||California||Yes||Homestay||100|
|Bishop Seabury Academy||Private Day||Kansas||Yes||Homestay||130|
|Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall||Boarding||Massachusetts||Yes||Boarding||175|
|Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools||Public||North Carolina||Yes||Homestay||1,800-3,000|
|Cornerstone Academy||Parochial||California||Yes||Board or Homestay||1100|
|Deer Valley Unified School District||Public||Arizona||Yes||Homestay||1,800 – 2,700|
|DePaul Catholic High School||Parochial||New Jersey||Yes||Homestay||850|
|Desales High School||Private||Washington||No||Homestay||338|
|Doane Academy||Private Day||New Jersey||Yes||Homestay||200|
|Dublin School||Boarding||New Hampshire||Yes||Boarding||130|
|Eden Prairie Schools||Public||Minnesota||Yes||Homestay||3,100|
|Erskine Academy||Private Day||Maine||Yes||Homestay||690|
|Evangelical Christian Academy||Private Day||Colorado||No||Homestay||320|
|Evelyn Mack Academy||Private||North Carolina||Yes||Homestay||54|
|Foxcroft Academy||Boarding||Maine||Yes||Board or Home||470|
|George Stevens Academy||Boarding||Maine||Yes||Boarding||320|
|Heritage Christian School||Private Day||California||Yes||Homestay||800 – 900|
|Holy Cross Catholic School||Private||Texas||Yes||Homestay||103|
|Holy Trinity High School||Parochial||Illinois||Yes||Homestay||275|
|Indian Springs School||Boarding||Alabama||Yes||Boarding||270|
|International High School||Private Day||California||Yes||Homestay||328|
|Lake Mary Preparatory||Boarding||Florida||Yes||Boarding||550|
|Léman Manhattan Preparatory School||Boarding||New York||Yes||Boarding or Homestay||650|
|Los Angeles Unified School District||Public||California||Yes||Homestay||Approximately 1,500|
|Marywood-Palm Valley School||Private Day||California||No||Homestay||500|
|Morgan Park Academy||Private Day||Illinois||No||Homestay||469|
|Morris Catholic High School||Parochial||New Jersey||Yes||Homestay||430|
|Mount Assisi Academy||Private Day||Illinois||No||Homestay||200|
|Mount Royal Academy||Private||New Hampshire||Yes||Homestay||100|
|New Hope Academy||Private Day||Maryland||Yes||Homestay||55-70|
|Newman School||Private Day||Massachusetts||Yes||Homestay with Newman family||250|
|North Broward Preparatory School||Boarding||Florida||Yes||Boarding||1,350|
|North Yarmouth Academy||Private||Maine||Yes||Homestay||306|
|Oak Hill School||Private Day||Oregon||Yes||Homestay||155|
|Paradise Valley Unified School District||Public||Arizona||Yes||Homestay||1,500 – 2,500|
|Pennsylvania International Academy||Boarding||Pennsylvania||Yes||Boarding||600|
|Pioneer Valley Christian School||Parochial||Massachusetts||No||Homestay||260|
|Pope John XXIII School||Parochial||New Jersey||Yes||Homestay||930|
|Rancho Solano Preparatory School||Boarding||Arizona||Yes||Boarding or Homestay||181|
|Ridgefield Christian School||Private Day||Arkansas||No||Homestay||75|
|Riverdale School District||Public||Oregon||No||Homestay||2500|
|Saint Andrews School||Boarding||Florida||Yes||Boarding||580|
|Saint Andrew’s Sewanee School||Boarding||Tennessee||Yes||Boarding||270|
|San Luis Coastal Unified School District||Public||California||Advanced ESL only||Homestay||1500|
|Schilling School for Gifted Children||Private Day||Ohio||No||Homestay||45|
|Scottsdale Unified School District||Public||Arizona||Yes||Homestay||1,400 – 2,500|
|Seton Catholic College Preparatory High School||Private Day||Washington||Yes||Homestay||140|
|St. Edward’s School||Parochial||Florida||Yes||Homestay||550|
|St. Johnsbury Academy||Boarding||Vermont||Yes||Board or Home||1000|
|St. Thomas Aquinas High School||Parochial||New Hampshire||Yes||Homestay||660|
|Stearns High School||Public||Maine||Yes||Homestay or Board||200|
|The MacDuffie School||Boarding||Massachusetts||Yes||Boarding or Home||200|
|The Village School||Boarding||Texas||Yes||Boarding||1000|
|Trinity Christian High School||Private||California||No||Homestay||104|
|Valley Forge Military Academy||Boarding||Pennsylvania||Yes||Boarding||280|
|Virginia Beach Friends School||Boarding||Virginia||Yes||Homestay||235|
|Walla Walla Valley Academy||Private||Washington||No||Homestay||209|
|Washington Academy||Boarding||Maine||Yes||Boarding or Family Homestay||410|
|Waynflete School||Private Day||Maine||No||Homestay||550|
|West Sound Academy||Boarding||Washington||Yes||Boarding||85|
|Westwind Preparatory Academy||Public||Arizona||Yes||Homestay||260|
|Wichita Christian School||Private Day||Texas||Yes||Homestay||48|
|Wilbraham And Monson Academy||Boarding||Massachusetts||Yes||Boarding||350|
List is Indicative only for the additional information please contact at: Enquiry@traveltolearn.in
- Students work with their in-country representative to find the right public or private institution. In-country representatives work with students to assist them in finding partner schools that match their goals and interests.
Apply with in-country representative!
CIEE will assist students during the application process and act as the liaison between the school, in-country representative, and student.
Students enroll in their selected school
Once the student has been notified of his or her acceptance and decided on a school, CIEE will handle all of the follow-up steps to ensure that the student is properly enrolled for the semester or year.
Begin the American experience!
CIEE High School Plus students will be met at the airport upon arrival to the U.S. and they will attend an orientation to prepare them for their exciting new experience in the U.S.!
CIEE Support Services
- Upon arrival to the U.S., students on the CIEE USA High School Plus program attend an orientation which prepares them for their experience in the U.S. Arrival orientation activities include informational workshops about living and studying in the U.S., sightseeing tours, accommodations, and meals. After orientation, students travel to their homestay or school communities.
Students receive year-long supervision by CIEE Local Coordinators, offering a second line of personal care beyond the host family or dorm parents. Local Coordinators also organize fun and educational activities for all CIEE students in their area.
The CIEE Portland Office Support Team is also available 24 hours per day for students, host families, and host schools at 1.800.448.9944. Natural parents may contact their in-country representative at any time.
Additional Resources for Students and Families
CIEE wants every student to have a successful exchange experience in the U.S. There are a number of resources available to students, parents, host families, and even schools at any time during the year. Additional information can be found at these useful websites: