Sector Associations

Many members join one or more of our sector associations to take advantage of niche-specific expertise and trading opportunities. These eight sector associations occupy a central position within the Confederation and provide a range of valuable services and products to the industry.

International Au Pair Association (IAPA)

IAPA is the leading global trade association for organisations active in offering all aspects of au pair placements and cultural exchange programmes. IAPA members are trusted organisations who abide by strict codes of conduct, providing peace of mind to au-pairs and host families worldwide.

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STAY WYSE

STAY (Safe Travel Accommodation for Youth) WYSE Association is the only global forum and trade association for organisations involved in youth travel accommodation. The Association’s mission is to provide safe, affordable and clean accommodation within a communal atmosphere that encourages youth mobility and cultural understanding.

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International Association for Student Insurance Services (IASIS)

IASIS issuers distribute competitively priced insurance products that have been specifically designed to meet the travel demands of today’s independent travellers. Adventure tour operators, youth hostels and work abroad programmes are some of the organisations covered by IASIS insurance.

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International Student Identity Card Association (ISIC)

For the past 60 years, ISIC has been the world’s number one student identity card. Purchased by more than 5 million students each year, ISIC offers exclusive access to more than 40,000 discounts and benefits worldwide. Microsoft, Pizza Hut, Best Western and STA Travel are just some of the global brands working in partnership with ISIC as benefit providers and issuing agents.

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STUDY WYSE Association

STUDY WYSE is dedicated to offering higher education and language travel specialists real advancement in this highly competitive industry. Joining higher education institutions, universities, language travel schools, agents and university prep courses – STUDY WYSE represents the entire global youth educational travel sector.

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Student Air Travel Association (SATA)

SATA is a forum through which the world’s leading student and youth travel organisations establish agreements with airlines to provide affordable and flexible air travel for young people. SATA tickets are accepted by more than 90 airlines who operate according to SATA’s standards and regulations for the aviation industry.

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WYSE Work & Volunteer Abroad Association

As the world’s leading trade association for the global work & volunteer abroad industry, WYSE Work & Volunteer Abroad is dedicated to enhancing youth mobility and supporting trusted sending and receiving organisations worldwide. WYSE Work & Volunteer Abroad promotes international work & volunteer experience amongst young people throughout the world.

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