CIED’s Gateway to Georgetown Program impacts individuals as well as their companies or organizations. Training and networking opportunities give participants expanded knowledge that supports their academic research and professional development. Many participants have used this training as the basis of their theses or to promote new initiatives in the workplace.

Many participants remain in touch with the professional contacts they develop in the United States. This has led to international collaboration, mentoring, joint projects, and business ventures. Like all of CIED’s work, Gateway to Georgetown programs are global in scope, as they build bridges of connection and understanding between people from many parts of the world.