Protecting our exchange participants is priority one.

As a U.S. Department of State designated exchange visitor sponsor organization, it is our foremost responsibility to ensure the health, safety and welfare of all international exchange program participants. During a participant’s time in the U.S., sponsors are required to provide 24/7 support and act as their advocate, ensuring that their rights and safety are protected.


Survey data clearly shows that our hard work is paying off. A recent study on the Summer Work Travel program, for example, found that more than 91% of participants reported being either satisfied or very satisfied with their experience. 98% of participants recommended the program to a friend.


As a designated sponsor, our programs are highly regulated and monitored by the Department of State. Participants are encouraged to report any unlawful activities to the Department of State, their program sponsor, and local law enforcement.


Cenet is staffed by highly trained individuals with a high degree of intercultural competency, who themselves have lived, worked, or studied abroad. Cenet retains affiliation with the Missouri Attorney General’s Business Council Against Human Trafficking and is an active supporter of the Department of Homeland Security’s Blue Campaign.


Cenet is fully committed to the complete and comprehensive protection of our participants. We work with each of them, every step of the way, to ensure that their programs are the positive, safe, and life-changing experiences that they deserve.


If you or anyone you know is mistreated, contact Cenet at 1-866-512-3638 (free within U.S.) or email cenet@cenet.org, or call the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888, text “HELP” TO 233733, or email nhtrc@polarisproject.org.



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Cenet strives to inspire a safer, more prosperous and compassionate world through international education and cultural exploration.