We design tailored, short-term programs to help students gain a better understanding of American society and culture, and to enable them to directly engage its civic systems. These programs offer valuable experiences that broaden students’ cross-cultural understanding and offer insight into potential career paths. Drawing on the resources of Washington, D.C., participants have opportunities to dialogue with policymakers, scholars, business, and civic leaders, and to connect with Washington’s diplomatic and professional communities.

Program highlights have included educational programs at the U.S. Congress, the Supreme Court, the Department of State, the White House, embassies, the Microsoft Innovation and Policy Center, and D.C.’s Smithsonian Museums.

Exploring Diplomacy programs are an example of these programs. Exploring Diplomacy programs bring together American and international students to discuss some of the world’s most pressing issues. Simulations held at the U.S State Departmentare a unique opportunity to engage official Washington, D.C., and students also meet with international and American diplomats in preparation sessions. Students interested in these programs can find information WCIE Exploring Diplomacy Program Overview or should email us at exploringdiplomacy@washingtoncie.org

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WCIE also develops custom programs for academic institutions and other partners. For information about custom programs tailored to your needs, contact us.