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Mission Statement

CCI Greenheart offers life-changing cultural exchange programs in the U.S. that connect Americans with international students and adults.

Our mission is to promote cultural understanding, academic development, environmental consciousness and world peace.

Formerly known as Center for Cultural Interchange, CCI Greenheart is the "Greenheart of Cultural Exchange" because we engage our participants in active community service and volunteering during their programs in the U.S.


Established in 1985, CCI Greenheart (formerly known as Center for Cultural Interchange) is a nonprofit international education exchange organization dedicated to the promotion of cultural understanding, academic development, environmental consciousness and world peace. Based in Chicago, Illinois, CCI Greenheart organizes high school exchange, short-term immersion homestays, intern and trainee, work & travel in the U.S. In 2004, CCI adopted Greenheart as its environmental and social initiative. Greenheart connects people and planet through environmentalism, fair trade, social transformation and cross cultural understanding.





Average Review 4 reviews

Would you recommend CCI Greenheart (Official)?

by Lynne G. (September 13, 2013)
CCI Greenheart is unlike any other exchange organization. Hosting is a great experience with CCI. Their Greenheart is an amazing part of this program, giving back to the local communities. Their are many amazing programs offered by CCI and the people are great. Highly recommended if you are considering hosting an exchange student!
by Steve P. (July 18, 2013)
CCI Exchange represents highly dedicated local c oordinadors. They do care about the students. What I like the most about them is their knowledge about the cultural exchange. Some of the local coordinadors, like Izabela from South Lyon, used to travel as an exchange student. She knows couple languages and with the passion dedicates her time towards this program. Pleased to work with people who can see a bigger picture of the exchange program.Thumbs up CCI.
by Linda H. (July 18, 2013)
There are many exchange organizations out there but CCI Exchange stands out the most. They are very involved in the community. The local coordinadors are very expereinced. What I like the most about them is their mission. CCI strives to give to the community. A+ organization.Love it.
by Bess W. (July 9, 2012)
Dorothy Kelly, the CCI coordinator with whom I was in contact for our area, worked very hard to find the right girl for us. AND she did find a most wonderful, perfectly-suited girl from France. Fit like a kid glove. Dorothy was there prior to the girl coming over, in contact with me when I had any question, was there frequently and as needed after the girl came over. Dorothy went to a lot of personal effort to get a free surfing lesson for the girl and to help figure out what to do regarding a doctor visit when the girl developed a bad cough that wouldn't disappear. She piloted a pontoon boat for us on the St. John's and the exchange student and two new local friends had the time of their lives. I can only speak for Dorothy Kelly in our area, but I believe that CCI is a terrific foreign exchange program. I highly recommend CCI and also recommend waiting for that super match and not settling for just any one. Bess Wall Bunnell, FL
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