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September 30, 2022

Natalie Elwell joins CIP board of directors

Natalie Elwell is the living embodiment of how exchange programs can transform a person’s view of the world and themselves within it. Natalie shares how she came to choosing her course of study and career path based on the personal relationships she developed during time spent in other countries - and how CIP has been a part of this journey.
Posted by Melissa Zwick on September 30, 2022 at 9:52 AM in CIPUSA Permalink Comments (0)
August 1, 2022

Marcia's Eye-Opening CIF Journey

From home hosting, internship hosting, training participants, and now as a participant herself, Marcia has done it all and truly encapsulates the mission of CIP and CIF
Posted by Melissa Zwick on August 1, 2022 at 1:50 PM in Participant Permalink Comments (0)
January 24, 2022

Jonas Knittel Shares His Wonderful Exchange Visitor Experience

Friends, football, and travel are the highlights of Jonas' experience in Tennessee so far.
Posted by Melissa Zwick on January 24, 2022 at 8:35 AM in Participant Permalink Comments (0)
September 30, 2021

Dr. Michael Felver joins CIP Advisory Board

CIP is excited to welcome Dr. Michael Felver to our Advisory Board following a unique international experience in the Middle East and throughout Europe as a medical doctor.
Posted by Melissa Zwick on September 30, 2021 at 2:22 PM in CIPUSA Permalink Comments (0)
July 28, 2021

Jane Ollendorff Joins CIP Advisory Board

Daughter-in-law of founder Henry Ollendorff shares her history with CIP and CIF and her vision for the future.
Posted by Melissa Zwick on July 28, 2021 at 3:59 PM in CIPUSA Permalink Comments (0)
June 23, 2021

Professor Dennis Young to Join Advisory Board

CIP is excited to announce the addition of Professor Dennis Young to our Advisory Board.
Posted by Melissa Zwick on June 23, 2021 at 1:46 PM in CIPUSA Permalink Comments (0)
May 26, 2021

Meran Rogers on Supporting Students of Color

In honor of Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we interviewed Meran Rogers, founder of Global Ambassadors Language Academy (GALA) in Cleveland on how she tackles issues facing people of color in her school community.
Posted by Melissa Zwick on May 26, 2021 at 10:45 AM in CIPUSA Permalink Comments (1)
April 29, 2021

4 Cities 4 Peace Collaboration

4 Cities 4 Peace was created through 4 Sister Cities partnering with each other to create pathways to peace and understanding between Russia and the United States. Portland, Maine and Arkangel, Russia are paired Sister Cities and Cleveland, Ohio and Volgograd, Russia are paired Sister Cities.
Posted by Melissa Zwick on April 29, 2021 at 6:20 PM in CIPUSA Permalink Comments (0)
April 21, 2021

JC and the Kyrgyz

JC, short for Jerry Christensen, fondly recalls the group of 12 Kyrgyz artisans we brought to his "mini-mill" during our Handicraft Small Business program through a Community Connections grant.
Posted by Melissa Zwick on April 21, 2021 at 10:53 PM in CIPUSA Permalink Comments (0)
January 22, 2021

Remembering Doris Schnepf

?Beloved volunteer and friend Doris Schnepf passed away on January 18, 2021 at the age of 93.
Posted by Melissa Zwick on January 22, 2021 at 9:50 AM in CIPUSA Permalink Comments (1)