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Recruitment Best Practices Shared in Berlin

CIEE Work & Travel USA students are recruited through an international network of representatives with whom CIEE contracts. They play a critical role as they assist students through the entire application process, and their strong ties to universities and embassies are vital to the success of the program. At the beginning of October, the CIEE Overseas Representative Forum brought these organizations together in Berlin to discuss and promote best practices and exchange in meaningful program dialogue. Seventy people representing more than 30 companies attended.


The theme of this year’s meeting was intercultural learning with the goal to explore the role that international exchange plays in public diplomacy and personal transformation. In addition to intercultural learning, other topics of discussion included: best practices to help prepare students for their program, communication to reinforce and promote cultural exchange while the students are in the U.S., the importance of following up with students to collect their feedback once they’ve returned home, focus on alumni engagement, and student experience while in the U.S.

Berlin_F27_GlobalInstitute_NightCIEE Global Institute, Berlin

The three day conference commenced with a welcome reception at the new CIEE Global Institute located in the vibrant Kreuzberg district of Berlin.

– Molly McCarthy, CIEE Account Manager