27th Annual Conference

Date: October 27-29, 2011

Location: Seattle, Washington

With a strong showing from 160 participants within the International High School Exchange Community, including J-1 & F-1 programs, schools, and international agencies- we gathered, took detailed notes, discussed preferred practices and policies, and discovered ways to improve the operations of international student exchange programs. Throughout the two and half days, we networked and cultivated innovative ideas to support young ambassadors.

 

 

2011 Conference Keynote Speaker

Rick Ruth Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Private Sector Exchange Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs United States Department of State
Mr. Ruth will discuss the future of the youth exchange industry in a more heavily regulated environment, the management audit, and how the Department of State will work with CSIET going forward.

 

Conference Schedule:
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27 2011

  • 8:00 – 9:00 am Continental Breakfast
  • 9:00 – 10:30 am Membership Council Meeting
  • 10:30 – 10:45 am Coffee Break
  • 10:45 – 12:15 pm Plenary Session United States Department of State J Visa Session
  • 12:15 – 1:30 pm Lunch and Keynote Address
  • 1:45 – 2:45 pm Concurrent Sessions: Advocacy & Federal Budget Update
  • 1:45 – 2:45 pm U.S. Department of State Sponsored Youth Exchanges Programs ** For U.S. Based Youth Programs Receiving DOS Funding Only**
  • 2:45 – 3:00 pm Refreshment Break
  • 3:00 – 4:15 pm Local Representative Training & Supervision Workshop
  • 4:15 – 5:45 pm Host Family & Local Representative Screening Workshop
  • 5:45 – 6:15 pm CSIET Board Meeting
  • 6:30 – 7:30 pm Opening Reception

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28 2011

  • 8:00 – 9:00 am Continental Breakfast
  • 9:00 — 10:15 am CSIET New Listing Process
  • 10:15 –10:30 am Coffee Break
  • 10:30 am — 12 pm Student Exchange Visitor Program: “Getting it Right the First Time”
  • 12:15 – 1:30 pm Lunch
  • 1:45 — 2:45 pm Concurrent Sessions
    • Fundamentals of Crisis Communications
    • Strategies for Including Youth with Disabilities in International Exchange Programs
  • 2:24 — 3:00 pm Refreshment Break
  • 3:00 — 4:15 pm Concurrent Sessions
    • Exchange 2.0 – Enhancing Youth Exchange with GNG Interactive Video Conferencing
    • Standards Organizations Abroad: Developing Trends and Practices
  • 4:15 — 5:30 pm CSIET School Outreach
  • 6:30 — 8:30 pm Evening Reception

 

26th Annual Conference Sponsors

Friday Reception – 

IntelliCorp Records, Inc.

Coffee Break Sponsorship – 

Council on International Educational Exchange

Chair’s Circle – 

AVI International

Pacific Intercultural Exchange

Ambassadors – 

Center for Cultural Interchange

Educational and Cultural Interactions

Educational Resource Development Trust – ERDT/SHARE

German American Partnership Program

STS Foundation

Student American International

Youth For Understanding – USA