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 https://www.csiet.org, 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:
Promotion / marketing materials
Student selection / orientation
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.