Benefits

The Sentio Global Education Network, as a subsidiary of AFS Intercultural Programs Inc., is part of an organization with a proud history spanning back over 70 years, which is active in almost 100 countries and sending around 12,000 participants per year.

Membership of the network brings access to some of these organizations along with vetted senders and receivers operating in the adult mobility market. On top of this, there is a range of other benefits.

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Facilitated Intercultural Learning

Building on the prestigious history of AFS, Sentio has developed a state of the art Global Competence Certificate with online and offline components. This is available to all Sentio participants at a discounted rate. Sentio can also help organize qualified facilitators for your learners.

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B2B Networking Conference

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Each year the Sentio Network hosts an event to connect our members and share important updates and learning. We call this event the “Business to Business” meeting and provide both structured plenaries and workshops, open space and best-practice sharing fairs, and ample opportunity for networking and connecting with other members in one-on-one meetings.

Our next meeting will be:

  • 2018

Previous Meetings:

  • May 2017 in Paris, France
  • May 2016 in New York City, USA
  • October 2015 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • December 2014 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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Vetted Programs

High quality hosting providers and sending recruiters in the same network: Sentio vets every organization according to criteria related to quality, services offered, finances, insurance, etc., to ensure high quality of the organizations.

Content Management System

Members will gain access to Sentio’s unique Online Marketing Platform (OMP), with instant access via an API to over 200 programs from hosts within the network, covering the 5 program areas in a multitude of countries.

Our Programs
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Members gain access to the Sentio member’s platform, which provides discussion forums, news and reviews for members. Further the forum hosts an extensive resources section with wide ranging presentations from sales to international volunteering, the state of the language industry to information about different sending markets.

Support Services

Centralized services, including training and support, available to coordinate member involvement in new program areas and to ensure every member is knowledgeable about the market, marketing, and recruitment.

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Benefits for

Members

  • High quality hosting providers and sending recruiters in the same network: Sentio vets every organization according criteria related to quality, services offered, finances, insurance, etc., to ensure high quality of the organizations.
  • Access to a state of the art Global Competence Certificate with online and offline components, available to all Sentio participants.
  • Online Sentio member’s platform with profile, quality, programs offered, contact details, etc. of each member. There is a resources section, forum, hosting and sending market, etc.
  • In-person Sentio Business to Business (B2B) meeting every year to discuss business among the members.
  • Centralized services available to coordinate member involvement in large new program areas.

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Money Transfers

Through our partnership with Western Union, members gain preferential exchange rates for intra-network transfers.

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Membership Types

Voting USD 8500 per year
Non-voting USD 4000 per year
– Sending Recruiter USD 2500 per year
– Hosting Provider USD 1500 per year
Access to the OMP USD 650 per year

NB Voting members have a say in the direction of the network and election of the board.

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Membership Criteria

Vetting

The Sentio network is open to like-minded high quality exchange organizations, aiming to attract non-profit organizations, and open to for-profit organizations, either volunteer driven or staff driven. Members commit to the Sentio mission, providing intercultural learning experiences to help people develop the knowledge, skills and understanding needed to create a more just and peaceful world. Sentio intercultural exchange programs and intercultural learning opportunities will be open to participants who are 18 years of age or older.

Interested organizations can apply for membership with the Sentio Board and complete a vetting checklist aimed to ensure that the organization is aligned with the Sentio mission, is in good standing, has sound finances, and can deliver quality programs. A full vetting list is available upon request.

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