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, 2019. School administrators are encouraged to review this page periodically for updates to the list.

On file at the IHSA Office as of December 14, 2018


Name of Program
AFS-USA, Inc.
American Councils for International Education
American Cultural Exchange Service (ACES)
American Institute for Foreign Study Foundation
Amicus International Student Exchange Program
Aspect Foundation
ASSE and World Heritage International Student Exchange Programs
ASSIST
Ayusa International
Borderless Friends Forever Foundation
Central States Rotary Youth Exchange Program
Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE)
Cultural Homestay International
DMD Private High School Program
Discoveries Academic Student Homestay (DASH)
Educational Resource Development Trust (ERDT/SHARE)
Educatius Inc.
EF High School Exchange Year
Forte International Exchange Association
Global Insights
Greenheart Exchange
International Cultural Exchange Service (ICES)
International Experience USA (IE)
International Fellowship
International Student Exchange (ISE)
NorthWest Student Exchange
NW Services
Organization for Cultural Exchange Among Nations (OCEAN)
Pan Atlantic Foundation Program
PAX—Program of Academic Exchange and The Laurasian Institution
Private & Public School F-1 Exchange (PSE)
States 4-H International Exchange Program
STS Foundation
World Link
Youth for Understanding USA (YFU USA)