The Center for Intercultural Education and Development (CIED) fulfills Georgetown University’s mission to prepare global citizens to lead, serve, and change the world. Working with public and private partners in education, business, and government, we design and implement international education programs that empower individuals, promote intercultural understanding, strengthen democratic values, and support sustainable development.

Our programs are guided by the Jesuit philosophy of educating the whole person, advancing social justice, and promoting understanding among people. We seek to enhance the lives of individuals around the world, providing them with the tools to enrich their communities. We take pride in programs that we run and we measure our impact by the success of the individuals with whom, and for whom, we work.