CSIET - Council on Standards for International Educational Travel
The Council on Standards for International Educational Travel (CSIET) is a not-for-profit organization committed to quality international educational travel and exchange for youth at the high school level.
The purpose of CSIET is to identify reputable international youth exchange programs, to provide leadership and support to the exchange and educational communities so that youth are provided with meaningful and safe international exchange experiences, and to promote the importance and educational value of international youth exchange.
The mission of CSIET shall be to:
Establish standards for international educational travel abroad by American high school aged youth and by foreign youth traveling to the United States;
Monitor compliance with those standards by educational travel and exchange programs on behalf of schools, students, educational groups and the exchange community in the United States;
Provide and manage a process by which international educational travel and exchange programs can be reviewed and evaluated as to their compliance with the standards;
Annually publish an CSIET Advisory List of International Educational Travel and Exchange Programs to disseminate findings and decisions relative to compliance with the standards in a manner which will constructively serve the exchange programs, exchange students and their families, and the schools;
Promote the value and facilitate the development of international educational travel and exchange experiences for young people.
CSIET's annual publication, the CSIET Advisory List, contains information about programs which have been evaluated and deemed to meet CSIET's national standards. ESSEX - Eastern States Student Exchange is listed on the CSIET Advisory List for 2008-2009.
For more information please visit: http://www.csiet.org