Welcome to Georgetown CIED

Since 1981, Georgetown University’s Center for Intercultural Education and Development (CIED) 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 Georgetown University and the Center’s more than 30 years’ expertise in educational experiences that forge intercultural understanding.

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CIED in the World

North America

Number of students and executives who came to Washington, D.C., in 2014 for custom tailored academic training through Gateway to Georgetown programs.

Central America

Number of Central American and U.S. high school students who have visited each other’s countries through the Central American Youth Ambassadors program.

South America

Total number of participants trained through the SEED program now making an impact in their home communities.


Number of consecutive years the Sports Diplomacy program has operated.

Middle East

Total number of young people trained through the MEPI Student Leaders Program.


Number of teachers placed abroad each year through the English Language Programs.

Over our 30+ year history, CIED has served tens of thousands of students and professionals around the globe with a wide array of programs in our core areas of expertise.

CIED in the News

Call for U.S. Young Leader Panelists for MEPI Conference

CIED is looking for accomplished young U.S. leaders (aged 24-30) who can passionately share their civic engagement expertise and real life leadership experiences with young Arab leaders at the MEPI Student Leaders Alumni Conference in Istanbul, Turkey – March 6-13, 2016.