AISAP Exchange Discussion

Final Call for Comments! Model Standards for F-1 International Student Recruitment Agencies

  • 1.  Final Call for Comments! Model Standards for F-1 International Student Recruitment Agencies

    Posted 05-15-2019 11:26

    Several weeks ago I shared with you all the work that AISAP is doing with the Council on Standards for International Educational Travel, CSIET. CSIET is issuing its final call for comment on its new Model Standards for F-1 International Student Recruitment. Should you desire to comment on these Model Standards, please do so by close of business, Wednesday, May 15.

    As you are already aware, the CSIET Advisory Board on International Student Recruitment has worked tirelessly over the past year to develop a body of standards that will serve all F-1 constituents (I-20 certified schools, non-US based F-1 recruitment agencies, international students, host parents, and natural parents). The CSIET Advisory Board is an important advisory body that comprises several of the leading independent school and higher education associations across the US:

    AIRC: American International Recruitment Council
    AISAP: Association of Independent School Admission Professionals
    CSIET: Council on Standards for International Educational Travel
    EMA: Enrollment Management Association
    GEBG: Global Education Benchmark Group
    NACAC: National Association for College Admission Counseling; NAIS: National Association of Independent Schools (Ex-Officio)
    NAFSA: Association of International Educators
    TABS: The Association of Boarding Schools

    In 2019, these organizations recognized the need for a comprehensive set of Model Standards and Terms that the community can use to create a safer, more transparent recruitment/enrollment process. The group convened for the first time on April 19, 2018, and by May of 2019, will have met on eight separate occasions to develop and refine these Standards and Terms. This survey/call for comments is the last step before the CSIET Advisory Board submits the final version of the Standards and Terms to the CSIET Board of Directors for adoption.

    page1image65029056page1image65028480page1image65038848page1image65256448page1image65256064Your participation in this process is critical to the successful adoption and subsequent implementation of the Model Standards. In the 2019-2020 academic year, international F-1 student recruitment agencies will have the opportunity to apply for CSIET certification. Newly certified agencies will be listed in the 2020-2021 Advisory List of approved programs.

    This survey will be open until May 15, 2019, close of business. Thank you in advance for your comments! Please click the link below to register your comments.

    Survey: CSIET Model Standards for F-1 International Student Recruitment

    Thank you in advance for your thoughts - 

    Janice Crampton, CAEP
    Executive Director | CEO, AISAP
    Madison CT
    (203) 421-7051