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CSIET Standards for International Educational Travel Programs

The CSIET Long-Term, Inbound Standards apply to for-profit and not-for-profit programs, conducting academic semester and year-long exchange programs for high school students from foreign countries coming to the United States. The CSIET Short-Term Standards apply to for-profit and not-for-profit organizations, conducting Summer, Spring and Fall Short-Term programs for both inbound and outbound students.

Note: For Long-Term Outbound activity, please reference the Long-Term, Inbound Standards along with the following supplemental guideline:

  • Outbound Student Registry: Programs must register U.S. students traveling abroad with the U.S. consulate or embassy.

To view the specific Long-Term, Inbound Standards, please click here!

To view the specific Short-Term Standards, please click here!