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At a glance, we were captivated by the huge smiles of the photos our Local Coordinator showed us and eagerly called to say “YES…we want to be a host family!
– Cindy J., host parent, Kentucky

Become a Local Coordinator

Work with young people from all over the world, help people make new connections, and add value to your community – be a CIEE Local Coordinator!

"The fortune in my fortune cookie last night read ‘A different world cannot be built by indifferent people.’ My first thought was how proud I am to work for CIEE." – Melissa W., Regional Director, Texas

As the primary link between exchange students, host families, schools, and CIEE, LCs have the power to help people share traditions and perspectives, changing lives and building a better world.

"By just opening up one point of view at a time, we began to make the whole community more cohesive." – Cathy C., Local Coordinator, Indiana

LCs are one of the most important parts of CIEE High School Exchange USA. An LC wears many hats: matchmaker between students and host families, mentor, ambassador, facilitator, troubleshooter, and friend. The LC is the first person that host families and students meet, and a trusted and supportive companion. When help is needed students and host families can rely on their LC.

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