Who We Are

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.

Mission Statement:

The mission of the Council on Standards for International Educational Travel (CSIET) is to provide leadership and support for the exchange and educational communities to ensure that youth are provided with safe and valuable international and cultural exchange experiences. 

 CSIET's purpose is to identify those organizations that successfully demonstrate: 

  • Commitment to CSIET Standards;
  • Dedication to the development and sharing of Community Best Practices; and
  • Support for the educational value of international youth exchange

CSIET Board Statement on the Benefits of Youth Exchange

2012-2015 Strategic Plan

In May, 2012, the CSIET Board of Directors finalized the 2012-2015 CSIET Strategic Plan. Click here to download the document: 2012-2015 CSIET Strategic Plan.