Public Lectures: Hosting of public lectures, discussion groups, seminars, workshops, and conferences on contemporary topics.

Exchange Programs: The CIED exchange programs create opportunities for participants to learn, to prosper, and to work with others to solve shared problems and ensure a secure future. Exchanges create future leaders who instinctively appreciate the value of international collaboration, understanding, and empathy.

Advocacy: Organizing an effective program of activities for higher educational institutions, including direct representation to policy makers to redress identified lapses in the educational sector.

Forum: Providing a meeting ground for the leadership of the higher education community to discuss issues of mutual concern and to develop cooperative approaches to address these issues.

Coalition Building: Developing constituencies to support international education programs both within Africa and other continents.

Information Services: Furnishing comprehensive information about issues affecting the future of international education programs and other matters of broad interest to the international community.

Public Awareness: Building public awareness about the critical role of international education programs in meeting global, national, and individual needs.

Scholarship: CIED provides scholarships to eligible underserved and underrepresented students to study in North America.