Approved Foreign Exchange Programs

No foreign exchange student is eligible with regard to residence unless the sponsoring foreign exchange student program has received approval from the IHSA Board of Directors (Section 3.034.3 of the IHSA By-laws).

The IHSA Board of Directors has determined that only those exchange programs with "full listing" status in the CSIET Advisory List may apply for approval.

The following programs have been approved through June, 2023. School administrators are encouraged to review this page periodically for updates to the list.

On file at the IHSA Office as of August 8, 2022


Name of Program

AFS-USA, Inc.
AIFS Foundation/Academic Year in America
American Cultural Exchange Service
Aspect Foundation
ASSIST
Ayusa International
Council for Educational Travel, USA (CETUSA)
Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE)
Cultural Academic Student Exchange (CASE)
Cultural Homestay International
Educatius Inc.
EF High School Exchange Year
Face the World Foundation
Foreign Links Around the Globe (FLAG)
Forte International Exchange Association
Greenheart Exchange & Greenheart Travel
iGoGo International
International Cultural Exchange Service (ICES)
International Experience USA (IE)
International Student Exchange (ISE)
NorthWest Student Exchange
PAX—Program of Academic Exchange and The Laurasian Institution
Private & Public School F-1 Exchange (PSE)
STS Foundation
Youth for Understanding USA (YFU USA)