Minnesota Secretary Of State - International Exchange Organizations in Minnesota
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International Exchange Organizations in Minnesota

International Student Exchange Organizations (ISEOs) bringing students to Minnesota for high school or other K-12 programs must first register with the Office of the Secretary of State, if the student's stay will be longer than 30 days. See the list of registered ISEOs below.  



Minnesota Statutes 5A.06 provides that complaints about International Student Exchange Organizations may be submitted to the Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State. The Secretary has the authority to forward these complaints to the Council on Standards for International Educational Travel (CSIET) and the U.S. Department of State. The Secretary also has the discretion to further investigate situations raised in complaints to determine whether the complaint is an isolated instance, or whether there is a systemic problem with placements by an organization. If the Secretary determines that the organization has failed to remain in compliance with the appropriate legal requirements, the registration of the organization may be terminated.


Host Family Background Check

ISEOs may request that host families fill out the follow form and submit it to the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension to ensure the safety of incoming Students. Host families are not required by law to complete this form, but if each person over the age of 18 residing in a household does not complete and submit this form to the organization requesting this authorization, the family will not be allowed to proceed with the application process.


Looking to register or amend your international exchange organization?

Use this form to register a new organization.

Use this form to amend an organization already registered.

Minnesota Secretary of State - Business Services
First National Bank Building
332 Minnesota Street, Suite N201
St Paul, MN 55101

(Staffed 8:00 - 4:00, Monday - Friday, excluding holidays)

Filing Fee: $150 filing fee for initial application or $50 filing fee for renewal payable to the Minnesota Secretary of State.

Organization Name Address Contact Person Phone Expiration Date
AFS-USA, Inc. 120 Wall Street, 16th Floor  
New York, NY 10005
Keri Dooley 800-237-4636 04/12/2025
AIFS Foundation- Academic Year in America  1 High Ridge Park  
Stamford, CT 06905
Ashley Byrnes 800-322-4678 03/04/2025
American Councils for International Education:ACTR/ACCELS 1828 L St. NW, #1200 
Washington, DC 20036
Charlescia Walton 800-621-9559 11/24/2024
ARISE USA  10810 N. Tatum Blvd, Suite 102-845 
Phoenix, AZ 85028
Janet Sinning 877-627-4736 2/13/2025
Aspect Foundation 870 Market Street Suite 409 
San Francisco, CA 94102
Vivian Fearen  800-879-6884 04/03/2025
ASSE International Student Exchange Program 228 North Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Saphia Lesch  800-736-1760 08/24/2025
Ayusa International 600 California Street, 10th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94108
Debra Slagle 888-552-9872 07/17/2025
Central States Rotary Youth Exchange Program, Inc. 3N964 Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Pl.
St. Charles, IL 60175
L David Hoods 218-343-3196 07/14/2024

Council for Educational Travel, USA

678 Front Ave NW Ste.#091A
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Michael Dulay 888-238-8721 08/15/2024

Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE)

600 Southborough Drive, Suite 104
South Portland, ME 04106
Stephanie Smart 800-448-9944 03/22/2025
Cultural Academic Student Exchange  211 Bellevue Ave, Ste 204
Montclair, NJ 07043
Stacy Brewer 800-458-8336 04/02/2025
Educational Resource Development Trust 2601 Ocean Park Blvd Suite #322 Santa Monica, CA 90405 Stephanie Cuka 800-314-3738 02/26/2025
Education, Travel & Culture

1029 SW Washington Street
Portland, OR 97205

Michaela Ricciardi 877-222-9803 05/23/2025
EF High School Exchange Year One Education St. 
Cambridge, MA 02141
Bob Fredette 1-800-447-4273 01/22/2025
Exchange Families International 702 23rd Street SW                  Rochester, MN 55902 Tiffany Prow 507-261-8649 5/10/2025

Face the World Foundation 

755 Baywood Drive #109
Petaluma, CA 94954
Mary M. Kass 800-216-3223 12/11/2024

F.L.A.G., Inc.

414 Burdick St Ste 200
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Jessa Preimesberger 800-942-3524 06/28/2025

Forte International Exchange Association

7115 Leesburg Pike #217    
Falls Church, VA 20043
Alice Story 703-237-1688 03/15/2025


23 Avenida 1-55, Zona 15, VH 2 Edig. Torre Alta, Apt 10A    

Laura M. Fox 952-583-3243 7/05/2025

Global Cultural Exchanges dba HSUSA

2451 Atrium Way    
Nashville, TN 37214
Angela Goetz 866-496-4313 05/31/2025

Greenheart International dba Greenheart Exchange

742 LaSalle Dr, Suite 300    
Chicago, IL 60654
Maria Kiosses 888-301-9868 4/11/2025
International Cultural Exchange Services, Inc. 

375 N. Stephanie Street #1661     
Henderson NV 89014

Gail Ann Jarrett-Bolden 800-344-3566 04/13/2025
International Experience USA 309 Division Street South Suite 201
Northfield, MN 55057
Miranda McClellan 888-266-2921 08/05/2024
International Fellowship, Inc. 8806 West Route 5 (P.O. Box 130)
Westfield, NY 14787
Karen L. Zent 800-647-8839 08/12/2024
International Student Exchange 36 Park Avenue 
Bay Shore, NY 11706
Tal Stanecky 800-766-4656 03/05/2025
Nacel Open Door 101 East 5th St Suite 1900
St Paul MN 55101
Rae Lenway 800-622-3553 09/08/2024
North Star Districts 5950 and 5960 Youth Exchange 1700 Highway 36 W., Suite #820
Roseville, MN 55113
Mike Deluca 763-200-4036 08/31/2024
NorthWest Student Exchange (NWSE) 3302 Fuhrman Avenue E, Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98102
Marge Ryan 877-850-3312 03/17/2025
NW Services, Inc.  1306 W. Austin Rd. 
Spokane, WA 99208
Gayle Husfloen 952-807-5701 02/17/2025
Organization for Cultural
Exchange Among Nations (OCEAN)

2875 W Ray Rd Suite 6 #355
Chandler, AZ 85224

Lacey L Marquette 888-996-2326 11/22/2024
Pan Atlantic Foundation 1 Union Street Suite 202
Portland, ME 04101
Laura Whelan 866-227-5335 11/17/2024

917 Glenneyre Street, Suite C
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Mailing address: PO Box 750970 Petaluma, CA 94975

Theresa Nelson 800-522-4678  06/10/2025
 Summa Global Education dba AnB Education

607 Wistar Rd.
Fairless Hills, PA 19030

Monica Byun 888-361-8588 03/15/2025

1673 W. Mammoth Drive
Upland, CA 91784

Shana Wentzell 800-792-2461 09/06/2024
United Studies, Inc.

100 Ridgeway St #1A
Hot Springs, AR 71901

Danielle Allenbrand  888-212-3208 08/11/2025
World Heritage Student Exchange Program

1516 Village Harbor Drive, Suite 212
Clover, SC 29710


Debra Garbon 800-888-9040 7/26/2025
Youth For Understanding USA, Inc.

3995 Fashion Square Blvd,Suite2  Saginaw, MI 48603

Maria Drange 800-424-3691 7/25/2025