28th Annual Conference


Date: October 25-27, 2012

Location: Alexandria, VA

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.

2012 Annual Conference Keynote Speaker:
Ms. Robin Lerner, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Private Sector Exchange, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, United States Department of State

Ms. Lerner 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 Listed Programs going forward.

Conference Presentations are available online in our Member Center. To access the presentations, login to your CSIET Account. Click ‘Member Center’, then ‘Member Resources’, then ‘Conference Archive’.

We truly appreciate those who attended and supported the 2012 conference. Because we want to make our sessions worth every minute of your time, if you have not already done so and were an attendee this year, please share your feedback with us by contacting anna@csiet.org.

Downloadable Agenda (.pdf)

28th Annual Conference Sponsors:

Friday Reception
IntelliCorp Records, Inc.

Coffee Break Sponsorship
Program of Academic Exchange (PAX)

Center for Cultural Interchange (CCI)
German American Partnership Program, Inc. (GAPP)
International Cultural Exchange Services (ICES)
STS Foundation