CSIET 34th Annual Conference: Mindful Steps for International Student Exchange

The 2018 CSIET Conference Planning Committee is seeking proposals from those interested in presenting a session or roundtable discussion at our annual conference in Alexandria, Virginia.

The Audience: Each fall, the CSIET Annual Conference provides a unique networking and learning opportunity for representatives from international youth exchange programs, secondary private and public schools, athletics associations, governmental institutions (including the US Department of State and Department of Homeland Security), and more.

The mission of CSIET is to provide leadership and support for the international student exchange community to ensure that high school students are provided with safe and valuable international educational experiences. This year’s conference provides a constructive and timely forum to engage in dialog that will shape the immediate future of our community.

Theme: The 2018 Annual Conference theme is 'Mindful Steps for International Student Exchange'. Topics should relate to the theme and fall under one or more of the streams below for high school international student programming:

  • J-1 Visa Exchange Programs

  • F-1 Visa Programs

  • School and District Programming

  • Outbound

  • Short-term

Examples of relevant, timely topics include: host family payments, athletic/activities eligibility for foreign/international students, toolkits for high school administrators working with international exchange programs, F-1 programs in a boarding environment, exchange program management, recruiting practices, and more!

Click here for a full list of past conferences with agendas and session topics.

Session Formats Include:

60-75-minute Plenary Session

60-75-minute Concurrent Session

60-75-minute Roundtable/Panel Discussion Session

To submit your proposal, please email your topic and a brief description to anna@csiet.org by June 30, 2018. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the office directly at (703)739-9050.