Youth & Student Abroad Groups

Youth at the United Nations builds awareness of the global situation of young people, as well as promote their rights and aspirations.

The Center for Global Education offers details for students planning to study abroad, including a checklist for finding a program.

Committee for Safety of Foreign Exchange Students advocates for the safety, protection and well being of foreign exchange students around the world.

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children serves as the nation’s resource on issues of missing and sexually exploited children.

WYSTC Travel Confederation represents a global community of youth and student travel, cultural exchange and international education organisations.

The Forum on Education Abroad has developed standards for international education. The site is intended for study-abroad providers.  This forum has a voluntary database of casualties, injuries and incidents that does not name the agency.  Its members are primarily secondary education.

NAFSA – Association of International Educators serves international educators and their institutions and organizations by establishing principles of good practice, providing training and professional development opportunities, providing networking opportunities, and advocation for international education.  Its members are primarily educators.

SYTA – Student Youth Travel Assocation promotes student and youth travel and fosters integrity and professionalism among student and youth travel service providers.  Its members are primarily youth and student travel agencies.

CSIET – The Council on Standards for International Educational Travel (CSIET) is a not-for-profit organization committed to quality international educational travel and exchange for youth at the high school level.  Its members are primarily youth exchange providers.