Is this a full time or part time position?
Local Coordinators are not employees of CIEE. They are independent contractors (self- employed). CIEE provides the training and support necessary for each Local Coordinator to be successful. The amount of time you commit to this work is entirely up to you. You can work with one host family and student, or you can work with many.
How much time per week does it take to be a Local Coordinator?
The amount of time required depends on how many host families and students you want to work with. In some communities it takes a long time to find one host family. In others, it is easy to find families who want to be matched with students. The amount of time also depends on your local schools and their familiarity with cultural exchange programs.
How much money is a Local Coordinator paid?
CIEE pays a placement fee for each student that is successfully matched with a family. Payment is made after all of the paperwork has been completed, submitted and processed. CIEE also pays Local Coordinators a small amount for each student that they are supervising each semester, as long as the contact and support of that student has been consistently documented.
How can I earn the travel rewards?
In order to qualify for a free trip to our National Meeting destination, a Local Coordinator must place and supervise two students. In order to qualify for a free trip to our International destination, a Local Coordinator must place and supervise five students. It is also possible to earn a free trip for a guest to accompany you to the International Meeting.
What if I am also interested in hosting a student?
Local Coordinators are encouraged to host a CIEE USA High School student. It helps you get the full experience and gain understanding of what it feels like to be a host family.