Welcome to Georgetown CIED

Since 1981, Georgetown University CIED (Center for Intercultural Education and Development) has been recognized as a leader in educational exchange programs for people around the world ranging from youth to senior business and public policy officials. CIED programs tap the distinguished academic resources of the University and the Center’s more than 35 years’ expertise in educational experiences that forge intercultural understanding.

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CIED in the News


In December of 2017, Georgetown University joined a consortia led by World Learning including Amigos de las Americas and SUNY Plattsburg, New York to implement the new Youth Ambassadors (YA) Program. The Youth Ambassadors Program is a U.S. Department of State youth exchange designed to strengthen the leadership skills of young people from Latin America and the United States. This multi-national exchange also builds bonds of friendship and understanding between people of the Caribbean, Central and South America and people of the United States.

Call for MEPI Alumni Mentors for the Student Leaders Program Capstone Seminar March/April 2018

The U.S. Department of State funded, and Georgetown University administered Student Leaders Program (SLP) is looking for MEPI alumni mentors to lead trainings and facilitate sessions for 2017 student leaders during the three-day Capstone Seminar that will take place in Tunisia, sometime from March 15 to April 15, 2018. This is a great opportunity for alumni to help develop the leadership skills and civic engagement opportunities of new student leaders across the MENA region!