You Can Help

Your Generous Donations

CIPUSA relies on your monetary support to keep our grass-roots programs operating. Monetary donations will be used to support our Building Bridges participants and the daily operations of our programs. Monies donated help to keep the costs reasonable for participants and allow scholarships for participants in financial need.


If you would like to make a donation to CIPUSA, please click HERE

Council of International Programs USA is an Ohio Section 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your gift may qualify as a charitable deduction for federal income tax purposes. Consult with your tax adviser or the Internal Revenue Service to determine whether your contribution is deductible.


Host Families


CIPUSA international participants have undergone a competitive process to participate in our programs. These programs, administered and sometimes funded by the U.S. Department of State, encourage learning and understanding between U.S. citizens and people from around the world. Each professional is provided a well-designed training program, including educational and cultural opportunities from CIPUSA. Participants 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.


We are looking for Host Families that can offer:

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

Benefits of being a Host:

  • Participate in a historic program (60+ years) 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.

Host Family FAQ:

Click HERE to download a PDF with answers to commonly asked questions about what it's like hosting for CIPUSA.

Host Family Application:

Click HERE to download a PDF of the Host Family Application Form *Please fill out using Adobe Acrobat or by printing and handwirting. Do NOT fill out using "Preview" mode on a Mac computer.

For more information on our hosting opportunities please contact us about becoming a host family.



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