About Us

California Dreaming Exchange is built on dreams. Dreams to enrich people’s lives, which will in turn change the world. We believe that when CDE participants work or study abroad, the experience will not only have a positive impact on them but also everyone they come in contact with. We have found that the experiential learning involved in studying or working abroad helps people appreciate other ways of life and consequently improves their own.

We are a not for profit organization and pride ourselves in offering the most reasonable program costs possible to all CDE applicants. Only a limited number of applicants will be accepted each year to ensure all CDE participants get the excellent and personalized service they deserve.


Mission Statement

CDE is committed to helping people develop the international knowledge and understanding needed to conquer stereotypical, fear based thinking. We promote a more peaceful and educated world.


CDE: A Not-For-Profit Organization

Incorporated in the State of California CDE was designated by the Internal Revenue Service (I.R.S.) as a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) corporation.


Why Parents and Applicants Choose CDE

Expertise – Years of past experience in student exchange allows us to provide you the safest and most excellent programs possible.

Honesty – It is important to us that CDE is a good match for you. We realize that our program may not be the best fit for everyone and we will happily refer to another program when appropriate. All costs will be discussed with you in detail before you commit to our program. We strive to make sure all our students have the best experience possible as CDE relies almost solely on grass roots marketing from satisfied students and parents.

Value – As a 501(c)3 non-profit educational organization, we pride ourselves in keeping our prices as low as possible without sacrificing the high level of support given to our participants. We believe that through cultural understanding we can bring the world closer together.

VIP Service – Our knowledgeable and dedicated staff will support you and your family 24/7. We pride ourselves in offering the best programs possible and know that nothing but the highest level of support and guidance is good enough for all our participants.