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International Student Exchange Agency Program (ISEA)

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT EXCHANGE AGENCY PROGRAM (ISEA)

All international student exchange visitor placement organizations that place students in public schools in Washington State are required to register with the Office of the Secretary of State.
The purpose of International Student Exchange Act is to promote the health, safety, and welfare of international student exchange visitors in Washington in accordance with uniform national standards, while providing a quality educational and living experience. It also helps to promote international awareness among Washington residents, by encouraging them to interact with international student exchange visitors.
The program encourages public confidence in international student exchange visitor placement organizations by helping the organizations to comply with United States Information Agency regulations and nationally established standards.


For information on the relevant laws and rules governing International Student Exchange Agencies see RCW 19.166 and WAC 434-166.

Important information
No organization that is a foreign corporation or limited partnership defined in RCW 23B.01.400(2), 24.03.005(2), 24.06.005(2) and 25.10.010(4) will be registered under this program unless and until the organization complies with foreign corporation or limited partnership registration requirements (WAC 434-166-270)

Registrations are due in the Office of the Secretary of State during the enrollment period of March 1 through June 15 preceding the beginning of the next school year. Registrations filed during the renewal period are valid until June 15 of the next year. All other registrations expire June 15 of the next enrollment period.

The Office of the Secretary of State will provide the Superintendent of Public Instruction a list of all organizations that have registered by June 15 on or before August 5.

Any changes must be submitted to the Office of the Secretary of State within 30 days (RCW 19.166.040).

To receive a registration packet including copies of the RCW and WAC please contact our office at 360-725-0377.