A nonprofit, non-governmental organization, The Council on International Education Exchange is the world leader in international education and exchange. For 65 years, CIEE has helped thousands of people gain the knowledge and skills necessary to live and work in a globally interdependent and culturally diverse world by offering the most comprehensive, relevant, and valuable exchange programs available. Serving more than 300 U.S. college and university consortium members, CIEE operates 60 study centers in more than 40 countries that support study abroad programs for more than 6,000 students annually. In addition, as the largest sponsor of U.S. Department of State J-1 Visa programs, CIEE helps nearly 25,000 international students participate in U.S.-based exchange programs each year.