For years, a listing with non-for-profit CSIET (Council on Standards for International Educational Travel) has represented the industry standard for quality educational travel programs in the USA. Until fairly recently however, this designation has only been available to J-1 programs.
Throughout our 16-year history, Educatius Group has always upheld the highest standards of quality and safety for our international students, and in fact, we have followed the latest CSIET standards in our processes and host family placements.
In recent years, the CSIET listing has also become appropriate for the F-1 High School programs offered by Educatius Group.
On the basis of materials submitted and reviewed, the Council on Standards for International Educational Travel grants F-1 Inbound listing to Educatius Group in the 2019 Advisory List - the fourth year to be listed by CSIET. The CSIET certification mark certifies that this organization complies with the standards set forth in the CSIET Standards for International Educational Travel Programs. Educatius Group is one of the largest inbound F1 organizations listed with CSIET, placing students from over 50 diverse countries.
Educatius Group has been shown as a listed organization on the CSIET website and print publications since May 2015. Our partners who have experience working with the J-1 Exchange Program know that a CSIET listing demonstrates an impressive standard of control due to CSIET’s strict requirements in Host Family Screening, Ongoing Contact with Students, High School Enrollments and Staff Screening. At the same time, Educatius has a formal Quality Control Division, which is an internal 3rd party division ensuring strict ongoing compliance with company quality standards and child welfare laws.
“I am proud to see Educatius Group’s F-1 high school programs formally listed by CSIET,” says Tom Ericsson, President & Founder of Educatius Group. “We look forward to continuing to provide the highest level of quality and support to our international students.”