The 34th Annual Conference brought over 160 representatives from J-1, F-1 and Outbound programs at the secondary level, as well as vendors offering services to these vetted organizations. With the theme ‘Mindful Steps for International Student Exchange’, CSIET created a space where attendees engaged with one another in furthering the development and education of our young ambassadors. Conference speakers discussed prevalent topics that are important to our community, including but not limited to:

Cross Cultural Training – Preferred Practices – Advocacy – J-1 and F-1 Visa Regulation – English Language Testing – Crisis Communication – Mental Health – Abuse Prevention – CSIET Certification and the Listing Process

The artwork featured for the 34th Annual Conference Banner was created by Mary DeStefano, Artist,

Special thanks to the 2018 Conference Planning Committee:

Vanessa Chang, United Studies

Christian Sandberg, Educatius

Debbie Damesvitz, Newcomb Central School District,

Kelli Jones, ERDT/SHARE

Amy Ballard, YFU

Alka Bhaskar, Cambridge Network