The CIED Difference

We never repackage “off the shelf” programs, but tailor flexible and responsive initiatives which can be delivered in the U.S. or around the world. We have global expertise and more than 30 years of experience delivering programs in the areas of foreign affairs, business, English language, and youth leadership development.

Customized program design

Our ability to customize programming to the unique needs of a diverse array of organizations has made CIED the go-to partner for NGOs, universities, companies, and government agencies worldwide. We never repackage “off the shelf” courses, but develop strategic alliances with partners and tailor flexible and responsive programs specifically designed to their mission and program objectives.

Programs with meaningful impact

CIED programs serve individuals from diverse economic, geographic, and social backgrounds, providing participants with the tools and knowledge to make sustainable and meaningful improvements in their communities and in their own lives, as our impact case studies demonstrate.

International expertise and experience

We have expansive experience in every area of the world and a long track record of delivering programs in the areas of foreign affairs, business, English language, and youth leadership development.

A team of professionals who add value

Whether we are working with partners to design a single workshop on the Georgetown University campus or administering a large-scale grant at multiple locations around the world, our focus is on providing the highest level of service and ensuring that our partner’s goals are not just met, but exceeded. Staff teams focused on each program truly understand each partner’s mission and program objectives, and never settle for the status quo, but actively work to strengthen and improve program design and ensure flawless execution.

Expertise administering major grants

Our expansive experience administering grants for distinguished partners has means we have the capacity to design, administer, and evaluate programs at any scale and level of geographic diversity.


Our Impact

CIED programs have had a profound impact on the lives and communities of tens of thousands of participants worldwide. Graduates of CIED programs are leaders working for positive change in their communities and bringing new cultural understanding to a broad range of professional fields.


Our Partners

CIED is trusted partner of institutions and organizations around the world. We take pride in getting to know the mission, values, and needs of our partners so that we can effectively design and efficiently implement programs that directly support their mission and objectives.