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2011 National School Conference on International Youth Exchange
"Building Generations of Youth Exchange"

The Council on Standards for International Educational Travel (CSIET) would like to invite you to the 2011 National School Conference on International Youth Exchange in Seattle, Washington on October 29th, 2011 at the Renaissance Seattle Hotel on 515 Madison Street. Check in and breakfast will begin at 8:00 am, and sessions and workshops will be held from 9:00 am - 5:30 pm.


This year's Conference is titled "Building Generations of Youth Exchange". Mr. Kelly Aramaki, the 2010 recipient of the prestigious Milken Educator Award, will be our keynote speaker. 


See how student exchanges and increasing your school's capacity for study abroad programs can contribute to increasing global competency in the classroom.  


Session Preview:


Traveling With Your Students: The Global Classroom at Work


Learn about how easy it can be to travel overseas with your class and truly engage your students in a once in a lifetime look at development work a world away.This session will walk educators through how their service leadership resources can help strengthen the value of overseas service.    


Creating a Road Map for Global Education in Washington State


This workshop will include:

  • Mutual sharing of global education success stories, barriers, and existing global education environment in Washington State. 
  • More information on the Global Education Initiative.
  • Feedback gathering - The audience will have an opportunity to make their voice heard by giving recommendations to be included in this initiative that is creating a shared strategy for global education K-20 in Washington State.  

Best Practices in Global Education: Global Education Benchmark Group 


Global Education Benchmark Group (GEBG) is a collaborative effort of twenty independent schools to establish better practices regarding global education including travel programs and curriculum. This session will include a short review of some of the GEBG wiki data including number of students sent abroad annually, destinations, type of program, percentage receiving financial aid and budgets devoted to global education.The session will also include the importance of global curriculum in developing an informed and aware global citizen.


"Recertification: Easy as Review, Sign, and Submit"


Representatives from the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) will present information and guidance on Recertification.  Highlights of this presentation include an overview of the Recertification process, Form I-17 adjudicable fields, updates, timelines, fee requirements and general instructions for a successful Recertification submission.  SEVP representatives will also offer updated information on SEVIS II and Policy program initiatives.  This session is suitable for all DSO/SEVIS Users.



More sessions are being added regularly, so check back on the CSIET website to see how the 2011 National School Conference can benefit your school or community.  


Registration for this event is $150 for CSIET members and  Online School Community members (membership to schools is free) and $250 for non-members. Download the Registration Form from our website.


Please join us on October 29th for a full day of engaging sessions and workshops on how to strengthen your school's capability of accepting, retaining, and engaging exchange students from all over the world! 


Conference Details
October 29th, 2011
Breakfast starts at 8:00 AM 
Sessions from 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Renaissance Seattle Hotel

515 Madison Street

Seattle, WA 98104