Center for Cultural Interchange

Established in 1985, CCI Greenheart is a nonprofit international educational exchange organization based in Chicago, IL.  CCI organizes high school exchange, short-term homestays, ESL camps, intern and trainee, summer work travel programs in the U.S. and through our Greenheart Travel division, study, teach, work, volunteer, and language programs in over 35 countries around the world. CCI now sends and receives close to 10,000 participants annually — a remarkable increase since our first seven students participated in the high school exchange program in 1985. In 2004, CCI adopted Greenheart as its environmental and social initiative. Greenheart connects people and planet through environmentalism, fair trade, social transformation and cross cultural understanding. Our Mission: To promote cultural understanding, academic development, environmental consciousness and world peace