CSIET's State & Local Advocacy

CSIET members are focusing more attention on policy and legislative debates at the state and local levels that affect international youth exchange. Accordingly, CSIET has implemented a LAN Initiative (local action network) that monitors current state-level legislative issues nationwide and respond accordingly. In situations where an issue arises, a LAN is formed that would comprise of CSIET members that currently place exchange students in that area. This ad hoc committee would research the matter, develop an action plan, and encourage wider support of CSIET membership to affect the final outcome.