Cambridge Network Receives Top Homestay Accreditation for 5th Year

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.