We are a non-profit organization dedicated to Promoting International Understanding through Intercultural Exchange. For over 40 years we have provided opportunities for international professionals from around the world to gain valuable insight and experience through our professional exchange programs throughout central Ohio. In this time we have hosted over 1,100 professionals from 112 different countries. We are the only organization that provides and supports International Professionals in Residence.
Columbus International Program is committed to promoting international understanding in global communities through professional development and cross-cultural exchange. CIP is a non-profit international exchange program that brings well-qualified professionals to the United States for practical training experiences.
CIP provides programs for individuals and groups in social services, businesses, non-profit and public organizations. Training length varies from 1-18 months. Through CIPUSA, CIP has the ability to issue the required documents needed to obtain a J-1 visa and to facilitate training programs for international professionals in the United States.
CIP is an affiliate of CIPUSA which is a United States Department of State authorized J-1 sponsoring organization. To find our more about our visa services, click here.
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