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CSIET-Certification: Why it Matters
CSIET-Certification: Why it Matters

StudentRoomStay is proud to be CSIET-certified, but what does that even mean? Learn more about this certification and why it matters.

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StudentRoomStay is CSIET-Certified

In a nutshell, this certification means that you in are in good hands when signing up for homestay with SRS. We are a recognized CSIET-approved homestay organization, which reflects our commitment to providing a safe and accommodating homestay program for students and host families.

About the Council on Standards for International Educational Travel (CSIET)

Straight from, CSIET's mission:

"The mission of the Council on Standards for International Educational Travel (CSIET) is to evaluate and certify long-term international student exchange programs at the secondary level. CSIET accredits only those programs that demonstrate:

  • Commitment to CSIET’s Standards of Excellence;

  • Engagement in the development and sharing of Community Preferred Practices; and

  • Advancement of the educational value of international student exchange.

CSIET Standards are a set of practices that have been developed since 1984 and are espoused by a community of exchange programs, schools, educational associations, and international youth exchange enthusiasts. Our Standards help ensure the safety and welfare of international student exchange experiences that they will value for a lifetime."

Requirements for Certification

Every year during the approval process, StudentRoomStay sends documents, papers, etc. (all the fun legal things) to CSIET with in-depth explanations of how our company operates. They make sure that we continue to provide services with the highest possible standards for homestay—with honesty, integrity and students' well-being at the top of our priority list. Here are some examples of the processes they look at thoroughly:

  • Educational perspective

  • Organizational profile

  • Financial responsibility

  • Promotion / marketing materials

  • Student selection / orientation

  • Student placement

  • Operations

  • Student insurance

  • Adherence to government regulations


We are grateful to be certified by CSIET. We 100% agree with their standards on international travel and will continue providing homestay services as a CSIET-approved organization.

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