Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
Our Mission is to help people gain understanding, aquire knowlege, and develop skills for living in a globally interdependent and culturally diverse world.
CIEE: the Council on International Educational Exchange is the leading U.S. non-governmental international education organization. Established in 1947, CIEE is a world leader in student exchange services. Each year, we help nearly 50,000 high school and university students as well as young professionals and educators grow personally and to develop their potential through participation in a wide variety of exchange programs across the globe.
The CIEE USA High School Programis a 5 or 10-month academic program that enables qualified international high school students to attend high school in the U.S. while living with a host family. Host families invite students into their homes to fully participate in all aspects of family and community life. CIEE presently has over 1,300 high school students from 55 different countries living in communities throughout the U.S.