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, 4th Floor  
New York, NY 10005
Keri Dooley 800-237-4636 04/12/2022
AIFS Foundation- Academic Year in America  1 High Ridge Park  
Stamford, CT 06905
Michele Kabel 800-322-4678 03/04/2022
American Councils for International Education:ACTR/ACCELS 1828 L Str NW #1200 
Washington, DC 20036
Christina Pendzola-Naumenko 800-621-9559 11/24/2021
Aspect Foundation 1201 Howard St, Suite E  
San Francisco, CA 94103
Vivian Fearen  800-879-6884 04/03/2022
ASSE International Student Exchange Program 228 North Coast Hwy
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Saphia Lesch  800-736-1760 08/24/2022
Ayusa International 600 California Street, 10th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94108
Debra Slagle 888-552-9872 07/17/2022
Central States Rotary Youth Exchange Program, Inc. 3N964 Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Pl.
St. Charles, IL 60175
L David Hoods 218-343-3196 07/14/2022

Council for Educational Travel, USA

678 Front Ave NW #091A
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Michael Dulay 888-238-8721 08/15/2022
Cultural Academic Student Exchange  211 Bellevue Ave, Ste 204
Montclair, NJ 07043
Stacy Brewer 800-458-8336 04/02/2022
Educational Resource Development Trust 2601 Ocean Park Blvd Suite #322 Santa Monica, CA 90405 Stephanie Cuka 800-314-3738 02/26/2022
EF High School Exchange Year One Education St. 
Cambridge, MA 02141
Bob Fredette 1-800-447-4273 01/22/2022
Exchange Families International 702 23rd Street SW                  Rochester, MN 55902 Tiffany Prow 507-261-8649 5/10/2022

Face the World Foundation 

755 Baywood Drive #109
Petaluma, CA 94954
Mary M. Kass 800-216-3223 12/11/2022

Forte International Exchange Association

7115 Leesburg Pike #217    
Falls Church, VA 20043
Alice Story 763-257-7977 03/15/2022
Greenheart Exchange

742 LaSalle Street, Ste 300
Chicago, IL 60654

Megan McGaughey 800-634-4771 12/26/2021
International Cultural Exchange Services (ICES) 1988 Hurricane Creek Rd
Hurricane WV 25526
Bonnie Gunter 800-344-3566 04/13/2022
International Experience USA 309 Division Street S Suite 201
Northfield, MN 55057
Jennifer Iler  866-794-4629 08/05/2022
International Fellowship, Inc. 8806 West Route 5 (P.O. Box 130)
Westfield, NY 14787
Karen L. Zent 800-647-8839 08/12/2022
International Student Exchange 36 Park Ave 
Bay Shore, NY 11706
Marcel Maebara 800-766-4656 11/16/2022
Nacel Open Door 101 East 5th St Suite 1900
St Paul MN 55101
Rae Lenway 800-622-3553 09/08/2022
North Star Districts 5950 and 5960 Youth Exchange 1700 Highway 36 W., Suite #820
Roseville, MN 55113
Mike Deluca 763-200-4036 08/31/2022
NW Services, Inc. PEACE Program 2604 Polk St. 
Caldwell, ID 83605
Sara Sessions 888-976-3977 02/17/2022
NorthWest Student Exchange 4530 Union Bay Pace, NE #214
Seattle WA 98105
Marge Ryan 877-850-3312 01/24/2022
Organization for Cultural
Exchange Among Nations (OCEAN)
2875 W Ray Rd Suite 6 #355
Chandler, AZ 85224
Janet Sinning 888-996-2326 11/22/2022
Pan Atlantic Foundation 1 Union Street Suite 202
Portland, ME 04101
Laura Whelan 866-227-5335 11/17/2021
Program of Academic Exchange, P.A.X.

14 Willet Ave. Suite 201
Port Chester, NY 10573

Kris DeMattos 800-555-6211 05/24/2022

100 Main Street Suite 420
Concord, MA 01742

Theresa Nelson 800-522-4678 06/10/2022
Student American International, Inc. 

6151 Pal Trace Landing Dr, Apt 219

Davie, FL 33314

Cheryl Taylor 800-639-0564 12/30/2021
Summa Global Education dba AnB Education

607 Wistar Road
Fairless Hills, PA 19030

Monica Byun 888-361-8588 03/15/2022
United Studies

100 Ridgeway St #1A
Hot Springs, AR 71901

Renee Brown 888-212-3208 08/11/2022
World Heritage International Student Exchange Program

277 Lower Cliff Drive,           Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Peter Hayes 800-888-9040 7/26/2022