Exchange Organization Membership
Membership Eligibility: U.S.-based exchange organizations conducting international youth exchange programs for secondary-school students are eligible for the exchange organization voting membership. Dues depend on the number of secondary-school-aged participants sponsored by the organization. To be eligible for CSIET exchange organization voting membership, interested exchange programs must demonstrate at least a one-year track record of conducting international youth exchange programs.
Distinction between Membership and Certification: CSIET membership does not denote certification and inclusion in the Advisory List. Non-certified CSIET members may not promote themselves as being CSIET-certified, nor may they use the CSIET certification logo in promotional materials or on their websites. If a non-certified exchange program that is a CSIET member chooses to publicize its membership, it must always state that it is a Non-Certified Member of CSIET. This applies to websites, correspondence, program materials, and any other communication with schools, students, host families, athletic associations, or other interested parties. The CSIET Board of Directors has approved this policy and reserves the right to revoke membership if a program or organization claims certification status when such status has not been approved by CSIET.