CIEE To Award €50,000 In Grants To Past J1-ers for Social Change!

Since 1969, USIT’s partner CIEE has been bringing foreign students and young professionals from countries around the globe to the United States on cultural exchange programs for work and study.

To celebrate 50 years of making the great American experience accessible to people from different nations and cultures, CIEE is awarding up to $50,000 in grants to exchange alumni who are working to make change in their home countries.

CIEE Exchange Ambassador Grants are open to all CIEE alumni from outside the United States who participated in one of CIEE’s J1 programmes e.g. Work & Travel USA, Grad Visa, Camp USA, etc.

From now through March 31, CIEE is accepting applications for each of the following types of CIEE Exchange Ambassador Grants:

Professional Development Grants of up to $1,000 to help a CIEE alum to attend a conference or training course

U.S. Expert Exchange Grants of up to $3,000 to bring a U.S.-based expert to an alum’s home country for a lecture or workshop

Changemaker in Action Grants of up to $5,000 to support initiatives that will increase the impact of existing efforts around social change at the local or global level

For 50 years, CIEE Work & Travel USA program participants have gained exposure to American culture and democratic ideals, while sharing their own cultures and customs with their host communities.

The 2019 Exchange Ambassador Grants are a celebration and continuation of the program’s efforts to humanize international relations.

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