Who We Are
The International Centre for Exploration and Education (ICEE) is a leading provider of international experiences for university students from around the globe. Our authentic, life-changing, small-group international experiences are available to American and students from around the globe. Our focus is experiential learning and we provide our students with once-in-a-lifetime learning opportunities and experiences in order to enhance their knowledge of the world and themselves.
For nearly a decade, ICEE has been providing college and university students with amazing international experiences in dynamic, creative ways that college-based study abroad offices are unable to duplicate. These opportunities and experiences not only ensure that ICEE students gain the academic knowledge and intercultural skills they will need to prepare them for their future careers in a globalized world, but also show them that the journey to that knowledge can be fun and rewarding in and of itself!
ICEE is committed to the following:
- To use the power of authentic cultural immersion for the benefit of our students.
- To use an experiential rather than purely theoretical educational model to educate our students.
- To foster a sense of community within every ICEE group - both among students, with students and their Academic Director, with students and our local partners, and with students and the people they meet.
- To foster student growth by pushing student comfort zones.
- To empower every student to travel safely, confidently, and independently anywhere in the world after their ICEE tour - either independently or on another ICEE tour.
- To encourage the growth of every ICEE student so that they return home a changed and more globally-aware individual and good “global citizen.”
- To show students that part of the beauty of traveling is all the unique and interesting interactions that happen during the journey. We believe that some of the most memorable moments happen when one least expects them and it is important for students to realize that what is important is the journey itself, not just the final destination.
Historically, travel was about expanding ones understanding of the world - it was an encounter with wonder, a veritable feast for the mind and the senses. At ICEE, we are passionate about discovery, we are moved by the marvels the world provides travelers, and we always want to know what is around the next corner. This spirit of adventure is clearly evident in all of our trips. We aren’t content to merely scratch the surface during our tours: we prefer to actually explore our destinations; to get immersed in the places visited; and to get to know the locals - their culture, their cuisine, and their everyday lives. Our programs are carefully crafted to draw out the authenticity of every destination we visit and to celebrate that which makes it unique.