Thank you for visiting the WVCIP website.

We appreciate your interest in West Virginia Council for International Programs (WVCIP) as your professional development program for 2016. WVCIP has a successful history. We have celebrated 44 years of service indicating a long term commitment to international professionals.

The Morgantown Community is supportive of our mission and we are privileged to have the support of West Virginia University. WVCIP has an active Board of Directors of 22 community residents who are committed to our program.

Each year, CIP accepts a group of professionals from around the world.

The CIP Program consists of a thorough orientation to the program, placement in a work environment that complements your career goals, a home stay with families that will broaden your understanding of American culture, guest visits in classes in your field of study, weekly meetings with your CIP counterparts, various group cultural activities and presentations in the community and the university.

Participation in the WVCIP is an inexpensive way to make decisions at mid-career, gain the a fresh view of your profession or learn a new one, and international experience that could change the direction of your life.

After you have completed all application documents, you may, if needed, submit a request for partial financial assistance. The deadline for consideration for financial requests is May 15 annually. Please refer to the page Costs of a CIP Placement.

You will find that our city of Morgantown, West Virginia, is unique. It is a cultural hub in the region, offering a university town ambiance, cultural diversity through its people, multiple recreational outlets, and varied performing arts and community events during the year.

We have been recognized nationwide as one of America’s best smallest cities. Along with our small city characteristics of friendliness and cleanliness, we are located close to the metropolitan city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and only four hours by car from our nation’s capital, Washington DC.

Our common values include respect, personal and professional growth and promotion of world community and peace. WVCIP looks forward to hearing from each of you. We are confident that you will enjoy your professional experience in Morgantown.