This report provides international youth exchange statistics from the 2016-2017 academic cycle. Specifically, it covers trends of high school students- both from the U.S. and from around the world– participating in semester and academic year exchange programs. The information is organized by country of origin and world region as well as U.S. hosting states and regions. If a student participated across calendar years, his/her record is counted in each year.
Statistics in this report are represented in two sections- U.S. Data and World Data. Included in each section are tables for each category of exchange activity, including a breakdown of J-1 and F-1 activity, followed by graphs that provide a comparative perspective.
Please Note: These statistics are based on data reported to CSIET by exchange organizations voluntarily applying for listing in the CSIET Advisory List. Since not all U.S.- based exchange organizations apply for CSIET listing, the statistics in this report do not include every existing U.S. Youth Exchange Organization. Additionally, the accuracy of the data collected is contingent on what is presented by applicant youth programs and is not externally verified by CSIET.