Council of International Programs Chicago
The Council of International Programs Chicago (CIP Chicago) is a non-profit international educational exchange program, committed to promoting international understanding through professional development and cross-cultural exchange. CIP Chicago works with area businesses and non-profit organizations in developing high quality, work-based training opportunities and recruiting and placing highly qualified and motivated professionals to match those opportunities. CIP arranges J-1 visa for visiting professionals. Founded in 1960 to promote cross-cultural exchange between the U.S. and post war Germany, today CIP Chicago functions as an affiliate of CIP USA that works with the U.S. Department of State in arranging the J-1 visa exchange visitor program. Over the years CIP has brought nearly 10,000 international professionals from 147 countries to the United States for practical training. Many of these have come to Chicago.