DISCOVER A NEW CULTURE. LEARN NEW SKILLS. GAIN NEW PERSPECTIVES. THE WORLD IS WAITING. ACCESS THE WORLD ... this is the invitation CIEE makes to students across the world.
The Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) creates opportunities that help bring people together. They foster the development of understanding and mutual respect between communities and nations by promoting the exchange of ideas and experiences. They help give students, teachers, and young professionals from across the world skills that make them active and responsible global citizens.
A nonprofit, nongovernmental organization, CIEE is the country’s oldest and largest nonprofit study abroad and intercultural exchange organization. Since 1947, CIEE has helped thousands of people 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.
Jim Powers, CIEE's Local Coordinator and Field Specialist for North Alabama/South Central Tennessee, has reached out to Rivertree to see if we might have members who are interested in hosting high school exchange students.
There are currently two boys already here who are in immediate need of a host family. What would it mean for you to host a student through CIEE and who might you be hosting?
For more information about becoming a host family, contact Jim Powers at 256-653-1066 or click below to check out the host family website. You will find an online application here which is the first step in the approval process.
Or visit Jim's blog to see what his students have been up to lately.