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What is all about ciee study abroad?

My classmates can’t stop ranting about ciee study abroad. They make it sound like it is the new nirvana. They insist that they will be off for higher education as soon as they graduate from high school. They make it sound as if this ciee is the only thing heading for that destination. Whenever I state that I am interested in schools in Australia, they soon tell me that my answer lies with ciee, without explaining what it is. When I talk of universities in UK, I get a similar confusing answer.

Jan Berry

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Melissa Norris on April 3, 2018

The study abroad CIEE program is no nirvana; it’s what the Council on International Education Exchange has to offer. They guide you on how, where and when to seek education and travel, when you ask them. Your schoolmates have every right to be excited about it, but they still have to make decisions by themselves. That is about the only thing CIEE does not do for anyone. The following are what they actually do.

CIEE predominantly provides exchange programs. These include educational, cultural, work and tour ventures. Their educational programs involve high school and university courses offered in different countries across the world. They have information on how to apply, join, pay for and benefit from these programs. They also offer support to students pursuing these services in other countries by helping with travel and settling in. It is still up to you to decide which college you want to join and what you wish to study. They give you the information you need to make this decision.

They have a lot of information on Australian schools, both at the high school and university level. The costs of pursuing certificates and degrees in these institutions are also well covered. This gives you a guide on what you need to have to undertake these studies. Moreover, they also advise you on where to stay and the costs involved in doing that.

Perhaps the most interesting aspect of their programs is that they offer scholarships. They give you sufficient information on which scholarships are available to cover your studies, and how to apply for them. This really aids the education process, when you have to contend with expensive studies. The UK universities which you mention are not particularly cheap, so a scholarship can really come in handy for you.

Finally, the program also covers your insurance needs when you are abroad. Getting health care in a foreign country can be quite challenging if you do not have the right kind of cover. This is something people, especially young ones like you, tend to ignore until it is too late. This is precisely why organizations such as CIEE come in handy to help you organize your foreign study experience. Also, they help you prepare with preliminary language studies in case you wish to study under a foreign language. Such a language can be offered at home before you leave, or even abroad.

Emily Alexandera year ago

There are few exchange facilitating organizations that offer services as comprehensive as CIEE. My own experience with them when I had to work abroad was quite positive. I was posted for six months to do a job-related assignment in Sweden. I did not know where to start. I contacted CIEE, and they helped with all the arrangements for my stay in the country. They were so detailed that I even knew which restaurants would offer me American food, and which dentist I could see when necessary. That is what I call service. I don’t believe the CIEE study abroad program is much different. Their eye for detail in whatever they do will be of great benefit to any student who contacts them. I do understand why your schoolmates are so excited about getting their assistance. I can assure you that they are the right people to contact.


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