"Our family hosted CIP guest professionals for many years.  It was such an enriching family experience.  And in the past 10 years, we have received, and taken our international 'family' up on their invitations to come visit and stay with them.  So a whole world was open up to me and my family as we immersed ourselves in Turkey, France, Israel, and Morocco."

Marcia Mauter, Director
Institute for Creative Leadership
Cleveland, Ohio

Marcia in the Sahara Desert in 2012 on a six day camel caravan in celebration of the wedding of CIP participant Nadine Rogue (Paris, France) to her husband Mohammed.  

We are currently seeking interested families & individuals to host international professionals in Northeast Ohio region for our 2014 programs. CIPUSA international professionals have undergone a competitive process to participate in our programs. Each professional is eager to learn about training in their professional field and U.S. culture. These programs, administered and sometimes funded by the U.S. Department of State, encourages learning and understanding between U.S. citizens and people from around the world. Each professional will be provided a well-designed training program, educational and cultural opportunities, and transportation stipend from CIPUSA. Visitors will be picked up and dropped off by a CIPUSA van and lunch will be provided during all program-related activities. Professionals have their own incidental funds and medical insurance.

All types of hosts are welcomed including those with teenagers or younger children at home, retirees, "empty nesters," single parent families and individuals living alone.

• A fun home environment for cultural exchange
• A private bedroom
• A minimum of two meals a day

• Participate in a historic Cleveland-based program sponsored by our government
• Expose your children/grandchildren to a new culture.
• Learn about cultures of the world on a personal level
• Break stereotypes and create positive impressions about the U.S.
• Share U.S. culture with professionals from other countries
• Network with other internationally focused people at CIPUSA events

Please feel free to pass this information along to any friends or family that you think might enjoy this type of unique hosting experience!

For more information on our hosting opportunities please contact our office:

Council of International Programs
100 N. Main Street, Suite 309
Chagrin Falls, OH 44022