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
Retirement Systems of Minnesota Building 60 Empire Drive, Suite 100
St Paul, MN 55103

(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 MN 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 04/12/2020
American Councils for International Education:ACTR/ACCELS 1828 L Str NW #1200 
Washington, DC 20036
Lindsay Cutler  800-621-9559 11/24/2019
American Cultural Exchange Service

1 Lake Bellevue Drive, Suite 200 
Bellevue, WA 98005

Debbie Li 800-661-2237 08/16/2020
Amicus International Student Exchange 420 North Cascade Ave  
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Dana Lochner 651-238-8960  03/29/2020
Aspect Foundation 250 Columbus Ave #200  
San Francisco, CA 94133
Vivian Fearen  800-879-6884  04/03/2020
ASSE International Student Exchange Program 228 North Coast Hwy
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Saphia Lesch  800-736-1760  08/24/2020
Ayusa International 600 California Str FL 10
San Francisco, CA 94108
Debra Slagle 888-552-9872  07/17/2020
Central States Rotary Youth Exchange Program, Inc. 218 Knox Hwy 37
Wataga IL 61488
Harold Watters 218-343-3196  07/14/2020

Council for Educational Travel, USA (CETUSA)

678 Front Ave NW #091A
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Lisa Turnwall 888-238-8721 08/15/2020
Council on International Educational Exchange 300 Fore Street
Portland ME 04101
Anmaria-Livia Martinack 800-448-9944  03/20/2020
Cultural Academic Student Exchange  211 Bellevue Ave, Ste 204
Montclair, NJ 07043
Stacy Brewer 800-458-8336 04/02/2020
Educational Resource Development Trust 2601 Ocean Park Blvd #322
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Kelli Jones  800-314-3738  07/21/2019
EF High School Exchange Year One Education Str
Cambridge, MA 02141
 Bob Freditte 800-477-4273  06/20/2019

Face the World Foundation 

755 Baywood Drive #380
Petaluma, CA 94954
Mary M. Kass 800-216-3223 12/11/2019
Forte International Exchange Association

7115 Leesburg Pike #217
Falls Church, VA 20043

Carolyn Simmons 888-866-6869  03/15/2020
Friendly Exchange 3a. Calle 21-40 Zona 15 VH I
Guatemala City 01015
Bernie Bromenschenkel 763-933-0724  04/11/2020
Greenheart Exchange

712 N Wells St
Chicago, IL 60654

Megan McGaughey 800-634-4771 12/26/2019
International Cultural Exchange Services 1988 Hurricane Creek Rd
Hurricane WV 25526
John J. Crist  800-344-3566 04/13/2020
International Experience 209 Water Street #102
Northfield, MN 55057
Jodi Lundell  888-266-2921 08/05/2020
International Fellowship, Inc. 8806 West Route 5 PO Box 130
Westfield, NY 14787
Karen L. Zent 800-647-8839 08/12/2020
International Student Exchange 36 Park Ave 
Bay Shore, NY 11706
Jeremy Mutschler 800-766-4656 11/16/2019
Nacel Open Door 101 East 5th St Suite 1900
St Paul MN 55101
Rae Lenway 800-622-3553 09/08/2020
North Star Districts 5950 and 5960 Youth Exchange 1700 Highway 36 West, Suite #820
Roseville, MN 55113
Colleen Reistad 612-799-6913 08/31/2020
NorthWest Student Exchange 4530 Union Bay Pl., NE #214
Seattle WA 98105
Marge Ryan 877-850-3312 01/24/2020
NW Services, Inc. PEACE Program 2604 Polk St
Caldwell ID 83605
Kimberly Kaiser 888-976-3977 07/23/2020
Organization for Cultural
Exchange Among Nations
2101 E Broadway Rd., Ste 6
Tempe, AZ 85282-1735
Laura Stahl 888-996-2326 11/22/2019
Pan Atlantic Foundation 1 Union Street Suite 202
Portland, ME 04101
Laura Whelan 866-227-5335 11/17/2019
PAX-Program of Academic Exchange and The Laurasian Institution 14 Willett Ave
Port Chester NY 10573
Kris De Mattos 800-555-6211 05/21/2020

205 Keller Str #204
Petaluma, CA 94952

Theresa Nelson 800-522-4678 ext301 06/10/2020
Student American International

2834 Howard Ave, Unit B 
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

 Cheryl Taylor 800-639-0564 08/19/2020
World Heritage International Student Exchange Programs

277 Lower Cliff Drive 
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Peter Hayes 800-888-9040 11/06/2020
World Link, Inc 905 M Avenue
Kalona, IA 52247
Lana Stutzman 877-656-4590 02/15/2020
Youth For Understanding USA Inc

6856 Eastern Ave. NW #310
Washington DC 20012

Heidi Petras 800-424-3691 08/27/2020