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Colleagues International

Colleagues International logo225 West Walnut Street, #209
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
001 269-341-9494
Executive Director: Jodi Michaels
Website: www.cikalamazoo.org

Since 1971, Colleagues International has been bringing international leaders to west Michigan. Colleagues International is a community blessed with successful non-profit, academic, governmental, entrepreneurial, and grassroots organizations.   

Types of Programs Offered:

  • Colleagues International facilitates CIPUSA, Open World, IVLP, Community Connections, and Professional Fellows programs.

  • Colleagues International has hosted guests from over 100 different countries.  

  • Known for their home hosting and hospitality events. Colleagues International volunteers love to embrace their guests and develop long-term friendships during short-term visits.

Program Highlights:

Colleagues International hosts annually social workers from Germany. Each completes a three-month internship with the hope of creating new professional perspectives and friendships. Colleagues International is fortunate to host such talented and engaging groups of guests, and the exchanges and synergies that transpire are of mutual benefit to visitors and hosts.

U.S. Congressman, Fred Upton, has indicated in the past that: "I admire the way that Colleagues International has successfully trained international professionals and community leaders about our American ways of doing business and about living in a democracy.  It is also important for our citizens to understand the issues facing other countries around the world. Colleagues International programs break down barriers, foster cultural understanding, and contribute to the national security of our country."

Colleagues International


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