Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE)


CIEE is a non-profit, non-governmental international exchange organization. For over 60 years, our mission has been: "to help people gain understanding, acquire knowledge, and develop skills for living in a globally interdependent and culturally diverse world." We develop and administer programs, advocate for the advancement of international education, and build knowledge through CIEE research, publications, and conferences.

For U.S. students, faculty, and administrators, CIEE offers programs including study abroad, teach abroad, and faculty development seminars. For those interested in coming to the U.S. on an exchange program, options range from high school programs to J-1 work and internship opportunities. Click on the links above to learn more

CIEE Amman

Through intensive Arabic language training, a challenging, comprehensive academic program, and a variety of cultural activities and excursions, study abroad in Amman gives students greater insight into the Middle East, and a truly unique Jordanian experience.

Study abroad in Jordan will:

  • Improve student’s Arabic in intensive language courses in modern standard and colloquial Jordanian Arabic
  • A students can choose from a variety of area studies courses in English and learn about political and cultural issues from guest lecturers
  • Interact with local university students and improve own Arabic through a peer tutor program and target language clubs
  • Visit important archaeological and natural sites in Jordan including Petra, the Dead Sea, or biblical sites
  • Students have a range of volunteer activities


Princess Sumaya University for Technology (PSUT) signed a student exchange agreement with the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE). CIEE is a non-profit, non-governmental organization for international exchange, with over 325 member institutions, headquartered in Portland, Maine. Its main mandate is to develop and administer programs, advocate for the advancement of international education, and build knowledge through research, publications, and conferences.

PSUT, in its effort to offer the best possible educational experience welcomes the excellent opportunity this agreement will provide for intercultural exchange and interaction between its students and those from diverse American universities enrolling in programs at PSUT, which will be jointly taught by CIEE and PSUT faculty.

At the signing ceremony Prof. Issa Batarseh, President of PSUT, remarked that “The globalization phenomenon has made it imperative that universities like PSUT encourage student exchange and interaction as absolutely essential elements for a truly universal and diverse academic experience. Such exchanges potentially lead to win-win partnerships in collaborative research, improvement of program quality and understanding cross-cultural trends and mindsets.  We are very optimistic that our partnership with CIEE will have exactly these beneficial results. Our aim is to promote synergetic integration among students on both sides to ensure a rich academic and cultural experience”.   


Statistical CIEE students by Nationality from 2013-2014:

Nationality Number of Students
USA 318
Canada 2
China 0
Colombia 1
Denmark 1
UK 1
Indonisia 1
France 1
South Korea 1
Norway 1
Romania 1
Switzerland 1
Singapore 1
Turkey 1
Total 331

Success Stories

Learning a new language is always a challenge. From grammatical rules, to pronouncing words, to simply memorizing vocabulary, everything seems daunting and difficult. But making the decision to immerse myself in Princess Sumaya University for Technology (PSUT) in Jordan, has caused me to appreciate and love the Arabic language.

Eric Wong, University of California-EAP



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