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YFU USA Exchanges Recognized for Quality and Safety
Posted on 05.14.2012
Youth For Understanding USA Exchanges Recognized for Quality and Safety
The Council on Standards for International Educational Travel (CSIET) recently released its 2012-2013 Advisory List.
CSIET is a not-for-profit organization committed to quality international educational travel and exchange for youth at the high school level. Its purpose is to identify reputable international youth exchange programs; to provide leadership and support to the exchange and educational communities; to ensure youth are provided with meaningful and safe international exchange experiences; and to promote the importance and educational value of international youth exchange.
Youth For Understanding USA is the only organization to receive Full Listing in all three CSIET listing categories: Inbound Long-term, Outbound Long-term and Short-term Inbound/Outbound programs. This singular achievement reflects YFU’s global commitment to quality, and consistent application of CSIET standards throughout the international YFU network.
Families around the world trust YFU because of our strong reputation for quality, high safety standards, and knowledgeable and local support network. As one of the world’s oldest and largest exchange organizations, YFU has provided study abroad opportunities in 60 countries to more than 250,000 high school students over the last 60+ years.
Annual application for listing in the CSIET Advisory List is voluntary. Organizations and programs are accorded Full Listing in the CSIET Advisory List when they have demonstrated full compliance with all CSIET Standards.