For more than 30 years, CIED has developed and implemented short- and long-term international programs for a wide array of government, private enterprise, university, and non-profit partners. 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.

A hallmark of all CIED programs is our focus on building intercultural understanding as well as balancing theory and practice. We have extensive experience both customizing tailored academic programs and administering initiatives funded by major federal grants and cooperative agreements, and CIED’s staff offers turnkey service—from program design, management, and evaluation to hands-on logistical support for a program of any size and geographic scope.

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Gateway to Georgetown Programs

Gateway to Georgetown programs are tailored academic training and exchanges for participants from around the world. These programs bring groups of business executives, government officials, and students to Georgetown University for intensive academic instruction, professional networking, and cultural exposure to the United States.


English Language Programs

The English Language Programs is a U.S. Department of State public diplomacy initiative that sends highly trained and qualified TESOL professionals to work at academic institutions around the world. Program participants teach English, train teachers, develop academic and cultural programs, and much more.

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Students Leaders Program

The MEPI Student Leaders Program is a U.S. Department of State sponsored leadership program for undergraduate student leaders from the Middle East and North Africa. The CIED-designed curriculum allows students to develop leadership skills and expand their understanding of civil society and democratic leadership.


Youth Ambassadors

Youth Ambassadors is a cultural exchange program designed to strengthen the leadership skills of young people from the Caribbean, Latin America, and the United States. It builds bonds of friendship and understanding between people of the Americas and is sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State.