Cambridge Network is proud to announce that based on materials submitted and reviewed, the Council on Standards for International Educational Travel (CSIET) has granted Full F-1 Inbound Listing to Cambridge Network’s homestay services in the 2018-2019 Advisory List! The CSIET certification mark certifies that the organization complies with the standards set forth in the CSIET Standards for International Educational Travel Programs. The Standards are a set of practices widely acknowledged as industry high-standards by exchange programs, schools, educational associations, and international youth exchange organizations. When applied consistently in provision of homestay management and services, the best practices ensure student safety and well-being throughout the exchange tenure of international students living with host families in the US.
To receive Full Listing, programs must receive an overall average score of 85% or higher for all audit items in addition to 85% or better in each of the following areas:
- High School Enrollment
- Host Family Screening
- Monthly Contact
- Staff Screening
Compliance audits are performed by external auditors who review a representative sample of program participant files for compliance with the given standards. Compliance is assessed through review of relevant documentation in student and host family files. The process typically takes 5 months, from November until March.
Cambridge Network’s recent certification marks the 5th consecutive year that the organization has successfully achieved Full F-1 Inbound listing with CSIET.