The mission of the Council on Standards for International Educational Travel (CSIET) is to evaluate and certify long-term international student exchange programs at the secondary level. CSIET accredits only those programs that demonstrate:
- Commitment to CSIET’s Standards of Excellence;
- Engagement in the development and sharing of Community Preferred Practices; and
- Advancement of the educational value of international student exchange.
CSIET’s purpose is to cultivate excellence, to facilitate a spirit of cooperation and support, and to help ensure safety and value for international exchange students, secondary schools and natural parents.