Become a Host Family

Bring the world to your community and promote the value of cultural exchange as a CIEE Local Coordinator

The CIEE USA High School program brings over 1,400 international students to communities across the U.S. each year. With over 63 years of experience in international education, CIEE is the largest and longest running sponsor of exchange programs in the U.S. We are committed to hiring staff that support our educational mission to help people gain understanding, acquire knowledge, and develop skills for living in a globally interdependent and culturally diverse world.

Read on to learn how you can become a Local Coordinator in your community and the benefits of working with CIEE.

Local Coordinators for the CIEE USA High School program across the U.S. are the face of CIEE in their communities. They find host families and schools in their area and match them with CIEE international students. Local Coordinators are at the center of the exchange process—giving the experience personal and local support that is invaluable for all parties involved.

Local Coordinators are people just like you—curious to learn more about the world and wanting to expand relationships in their community by strengthening ties with neighbors, friends, schools, and local groups.

These are just a few of the benefits you will experience as a CIEE Local Coordinator:

  • CIEE has over 63 years of experience running student exchange programs—our experience means top-level programs and support for you, our host families, and our participants.
  • CIEE is a mission-driven, non-profit, membership-based organization—there is nothing more important to us than the quality of the programs we run, and our over 300 member universities and institutions around the world ensure that we maintain this quality across everything we do.
  • Professional and Personal Development—CIEE is committed to providing professional development opportunities to our Local Coordinators at national and international conferences.
  • Learn about the world—you will meet students from countries all over the world, while helping them integrate into their new community and American culture.
  • Contributions to your community—expand your relationships within your community by strengthening ties with neighbors, friends, and local groups.
  • A flexible position working from home and in your own community while receiving the support and guidance you need from CIEE to achieve your goals.
  • Gain travel rewards and earnings—CIEE offers compensation for placing and supervising students.

Become a Local Coordinator by filling out our application. Qualified applicants will be contacted for an interview by the CIEE Regional Director in his/her state. There is plenty of time to ask questions throughout the application and training process to ensure becoming a CIEE Local Coordinator is a good fit for you! Apply Now!

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CIEE USA High School Programs
CIEE: Council on International Educational Exchange
300 Fore Street, Portland, Maine 04101 USA

Tel: 1.800.448.9944

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