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.
FILE IN-PERSON OR MAIL TO:
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
|AIFS Foundation- Academic Year in America||1 High Ridge Park
Stamford, CT 06905
|American Councils for International Education:ACTR/ACCELS||1828 L Str NW #1200
Washington, DC 20036
|ARISE USA||10810 N. Tatum Boulevard, Suite 102-845 Phoenix, AZ 85028||Janet Sinning||877-627-4736||10/26/2023|
|Aspect Foundation||870 Market Street Suite 409
San Francisco, CA 94102
|ASSE International Student Exchange Program||228 North Coast Hwy
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
|Ayusa International||600 California Street, 10th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94108
|Borderless Friends Forever Foundation||201 W Chatham St, Suite 110-B
Cary, NC 27511
|Central States Rotary Youth Exchange Program, Inc.||3N964 Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Pl.
St. Charles, IL 60175
|L David Hoods||218-343-3196||07/14/2023|
Council for Educational Travel, USA
|678 Front Ave NW Ste.#091A
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE)
|600 Southborough Drive, Suite 104
South Portland, ME 04106
|Cultural Academic Student Exchange||211 Bellevue Ave, Ste 204
Montclair, NJ 07043
|Educational Resource Development Trust||2601 Ocean Park Blvd Suite #322 Santa Monica, CA 90405||Stephanie Cuka||800-314-3738||02/26/2024|
|Education, Travel & Culture||
1029 SW Washington Street
|EF High School Exchange Year||One Education St.
Cambridge, MA 02141
|Exchange Families International||702 23rd Street SW Rochester, MN 55902||Tiffany Prow||507-261-8649||5/10/2023|
Face the World Foundation
|755 Baywood Drive #109
Petaluma, CA 94954
|Mary M. Kass||800-216-3223||12/11/2023|
Forte International Exchange Association
|7115 Leesburg Pike #217
Falls Church, VA 20043
|International Cultural Exchange Services (ICES)||
1988 Hurricane Creek Rd. Mailing: PO Box 1028
|International Experience USA||309 Division Street South Suite 201
Northfield, MN 55057
|International Fellowship, Inc.||8806 West Route 5 (P.O. Box 130)
Westfield, NY 14787
|Karen L. Zent||800-647-8839||08/12/2023|
|International Student Exchange||36 Park Ave
Bay Shore, NY 11706
|Nacel Open Door||101 East 5th St Suite 1900
St Paul MN 55101
|North Star Districts 5950 and 5960 Youth Exchange||1700 Highway 36 W., Suite #820
Roseville, MN 55113
|Northwest Student Exchange (NWSE)||3302 Fuhrman Avenue E, Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98102
|NW Services, Inc.||2604 Polk St.
Caldwell, ID 83605
|Organization for Cultural
Exchange Among Nations (OCEAN)
|2875 W Ray Rd Suite 6 #355
Chandler, AZ 85224
|Pan Atlantic Foundation||1 Union Street Suite 202
Portland, ME 04101
|Program of Academic Exchange, P.A.X.||
14 Willet Ave. Suite 201
205 Keller Street, Suite 204
|Theresa Nelson||800-522-4678 x9||06/10/2023|
|Summa Global Education dba AnB Education||
607 Wistar Rd.
100 Ridgeway St #1A
|World Heritage International Student Exchange Program||
277 Lower Cliff Drive, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
|Youth For Understanding USA, Inc.||
3995 Fashion Square Blvd
Saginaw, MI 48603