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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 a already registered organization.

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
AIFS Foundation -
Academic Year In America
1 High Ridge Park
Stamford, CT 06905
Christine Latchford 800-322-4678 08/22/2017
American Councils for International Education:ACTR/ACCELS 1827 L Str NW #1200 
Washington DC 20036
Emily Danyluk  800-621-9559 11/24/2017
Amicus International Student Exchange 420 North Cascade Ave  
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Dana Lochner 651-238-8960  03/29/2018
Aspect Foundation 211 Sutter Str 10th Fl  
San Francisco, CA 94108
Vivian Fearen  800-879-6884  04/03/2018
ASSE International Student Exchange Program 228 North Coast Hwy
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Saphia Lesch  800-736-1760  08/24/2017
ASSE and World Heritage International
Student Exchange Programs
277 Lower Cliff Drv
Laguna Beach CA 92651
Peter Hayes  800-888-9040  08/14/2017
Ayusa 600 California Str FL 10
San Francisco, CA 94108
Lorraine Woodruff-Long  888-552-9872  07/17/2017
CCI Greenheart 712 N Wells Str Fl 3
Chicago, IL 60654
Megan McGaughey 800-634-4771  12/26/2017
Central States Rotary Youth Exchange Program 218 Knox Hwy 37
Wataga IL 61488
Harold Watters 218-343-3196  07/14/2017

Council for Educational Travel, USA

678 Front Ave NW #091A Grand Rapids, MI 49504 Lisa Turnwall 888-238-8721 08/15/2017
Council on International Educational Exchange 300 Fore Street
Portland ME 04101
Anmaria-Livia Martinack 800-448-9944  03/20/2018
Educational Resource Development Trust
2601 Ocean Park Blvd #322
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Kelli Jones  800-321-3738  07/21/2017
EF Foundation for Foreign Study dba EF High School Exchange Year One Education Str
Cambridge, MA 02141
 Bob Freditte 800-477-4273  06/20/2017
Forte International Exchange Association

7115 Leesburg Pike #217 Falls Church, VA 20043 

Carolyn Simmons 888-866-6869  03/15/2018
Friendly Exchange 3a. Calle 21-40 Zona 15 VH I
Guatemala City 01015
Bernie Bromenschenkel 763-933-0724  04/11/2018
International Cultural Exchange Services 1988 Hurricane Creek Rd
Hurricane WV 25526
John J. Crist  800-344-3566 04/13/2018
International Experience USA 209 Water Street #102
Northfield, MN 55057
Susan Krneta  888-266-2921 08/05/2017
International Fellowship, Inc. 8806 West Route 5 PO Box 130
Westfield, NY 11702
Karen L Zent  800-647-8839 08/12/2017
International Student Exchange 119 Cooper Street
Babylon, NY 11702
Robert Keegan  877-632-6075 8/26/2017
Nacel Open Door 380 Jackson Str
St Paul MN 55101
Richard Banasikowski 800-622-3553 09/08/2017
NorthWest Student Exchange 4530 Union Bay Pl., NE #214
Seattle WA 98105
Marge Ryan 877-850-3312 01/24/2018
NW Services, Inc. PEACE Program 1415 W Franklin Str
Boise ID 83702-5024
Sharelle Seward 208-345-1021 07/23/2017
Organization for Cultural
Exchange Among Nations
2101 E Broadway Rd., Ste 6
Tempe, AZ 85282-1735
Janet Sinning 888-996-2326 11/22/2017
Program of Academic Exchange 14 Willett Ave
Port Chester NY 10573
Jean Tatro 800-555-6211 05/21/2018
Student American International 4325 Dick Pond Rd Unit A
Myrtle Beach SC 29588
Melissa Polos 800-639-0564 07/09/2017
Youth For Understanding USA 641 S Str NW #200
Washington DC 20001
Suzanne Sevlie 800-424-3691 08/27/2017
World Link, Inc 905 M Avenue Kalona, IA 52247 Lana Stutzman 877-656-4590 02/15/2018