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 30, 2022. School administrators are encouraged to review this page periodically for updates to the list.

On file at the IHSA Office as of September 8, 2021


Name of Program

AFS-USA, Inc.
American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS
Aspect Foundation
ASSE and World Heritage International Student Exchange Program
ASSIST
Ayusa International
Council for Educational Travel, USA (CETUSA)
Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE)
Cultural Academic Student Exchange (CASE)
Cultural Homestay International
DMD Private High School Program
Discoveries Academic Student Homestay (DASH)
Educatius Inc.
EF High School Exchange Year
Face the World Foundation
Foreign Links Around the Globe (FLAG)
Forte International Exchange Association
Global Insights
Greenheart Exchange & Greenheart Travel
International Cultural Exchange Service (ICES)
International Experience USA (IE)
International Fellowship
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)