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“If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.”

-Nelson Mandela


“Quien sabe dos lenguas vale por dos./The person who speaks two languages is worth two people.”

-Spanish proverb


“Language is the road map of a culture.”

-Rita Mae Brown


“One language sets you in a corridor for life.  Two languages open every door along the way.”

‒Frank Smith


“You live a new life for every new language you speak.  If you know only one language, you live only once.”

‒Czech proverb




“If you can find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded.” -Maya Angelou

If you love hearing children laugh, this program is guaranteed to be the highlight of your summer – if not your entire high school experience.


“I loved the service I did. It helped me learn about myself and search for my passions.” -Xiong H., CIEE Global Navigator

Have a Mexican adventure this summer:


“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. .” –Nelson Mandela

Walk in the footsteps of Nelson Mandela in breathtaking South Africa.


Take a Leap


“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has courage to lose sight of the shore.”

-Andre Gide



“You’re off to great places!

Today is your day!

Your mountain is waiting,

So… get on your way!”

-Dr. Seuss


“The biggest risk is not taking any risk. In a world that’s changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.”

-Mark Zuckerberg


“An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson


“This is the prime time in a young adult’s life to gain a world view and experience life on his own.”

-Jim R., parent of a CIEE Global Navigator


“We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.”

-Jawaharial Nehru


“I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.”

-Mary Anne Radmacher


“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.”

-Saint Augustine


“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.”

-Mark Twain





“It was an amazing program that allowed you to really experience a new place on a deeper level.”

-Samantha H., CIEE Global Navigator


“I grew in confidence, leadership skills, cultural awareness, and desire to serve others.”

-Devyn R., CIEE participant


 “I feel as though I grew beyond what I knew to be possible. It really opened up the world and other ways of thinking to me as never before.”

-Lindsey J., CIEE Global Navigator


 “I feel as though I have more discipline and confidence, and it has turned me on to traveling abroad again in college.”

-Paley B., CIEE Global Navigator


“Some of the biggest things I’ve learned from this experience are how to find common ground and become friends with people completely different from me.”

-Libby T., CIEE Global Navigator


Be at Home in a New Culture


“You may have the universe if I may have Italy.” -Giuseppe Verdi

Explore Italy yourself this summer!


“The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.” -Jacques Cousteau

Spend your summer studying marine science on a tropical island!


“The whole secret of existence is to have no fear.” –Gautama Buddha

Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture Thailand has to offer, while studying human rights and environmental policy!



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