Who We Are 

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 

2015-2018 Strategic Plan:

In June, 2015, the CSIET Board of Directors finalized the 2015-2018 CSIET Strategic Plan. Click here to download the document: 2015-2018 CSIET Strategic Plan


Support CSIET:

Help CSIET achieve our mission of promoting the importance of international student exchange. Your support translates into a powerful message to lawmakers, policymakers and decision makers at federal, state, and local levels. Please contribute to our Annual Fund.