CETUSA in the News

Following President Trump’s executive order titled “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States” signed on January 27th, 2017, we understand many of our host families have questions. The following statement is in response to many of those questions.

CETUSA Statement on J-1 Visa Programs – Updated January 31st, 2017

Farwell welcomes 24 foreign exchange students – a record – The Clare County Review, 09/08/2017

Coon Valley couple gain son through exchange program – La Crosse Tribune, 08/09/17

International exchange program broadens horizons for students, families, communities – The Rapidian, 08/08/17

Below are press releases from CETUSA to the media. Please contact media@cetusa.org if you have any questions.

Council for Educational Travel, USA Develops More High School Study Abroad Opportunities (10/11/2016): CETUSA is excited to announce their 2017-2018 study abroad programs and scholarship opportunities for American high school students wishing to go overseas. Students are invited to study abroad in one of fifteen countries, in which academic year (ten month), semester (five month), and short term (three month) programs are available. Some countries also offer a non-traditional academic year, which would be a ten month program starting in the spring rather than the fall. CETUSA is also offering three scholarships for the 2017-2018 academic year.




Friedi, Elijah, Topher and Gunnar cropped2Council for Educational Travel, USA is Seeking Volunteer Host Families (1/16/2016): Council for Educational Travel, USA (CETUSA) is seeking volunteer host families across the United States to open doors to their homes, their communities, and their hearts for international high school exchange students.  Exchange students from Europe, South America, and Asia are now being placed in volunteer host families for the 2016-2017 academic year.


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CETUSA Celebrates 20th Anniversary (11/1/2015): Council for Educational Travel, USA (CETUSA) is celebrating its 20th year of coordinating international high school student exchanges. As part of the celebration, CETUSA is announcing the creation of the CETUSA Founder’s Scholarship for study abroad in honor of founder Rick Anaya. Over the last 20 years, CETUSA has worked with over 80,000 students and host families making the dream of studying in the United States a reality. Looking to the future, CETUSA continues its top notch programs in the United States and commits to making study in other countries possible for a greater number of American high school students.


2015_0326_Mexico_MOUCouncil for Educational Travel, USA (CETUSA) Announces US-Mexico Intern Program (10/21/2015):  CETUSA announces the opportunity for US companies to participate in the US-Mexico Intern program through the US Department of State J-1 Visitor Exchange program. This is an incredible opportunity for US companies looking to build relationships with Mexican companies or for those companies who would like to offer a cross cultural opportunity to their US based employees.

Happy beautiful girl on Montmartre in ParisCouncil for Educational Travel, USA Announces High School Study Abroad Opportunities (10/13/2015): Council for Educational Travel, USA (CETUSA) announces their 2016-2017 high school study abroad program “Experience the World, Discover Yourself” with short-term, semester and academic year study abroad opportunities. Scholarships available for highly motivated students.