Local Coordinator Exchange Program Support & Training
CIEE is known for the level of support it provides to students, families, schools – and also to our associates. Local Coordinators (LCs) are vital to our mission, so we work to thoroughly prepare them for their role.
LCs need a variety of skills. We provide instruction in networking to help LCs reach out, recruit host families, and build relationships with schools and the community. There’s also training in how to handle many of the issues that may arise, from cultural adjustment to conflict resolution.
CIEE encourages every LC to engage in professional development. We offer grants that help pay for individual training. In addition, the CIEE annual national and international Local Coordinator team meetings offer presentations, workshops, and seminars that help attendees grow personally while they gain valuable professional skills.
Your CIEE Team
As an LC, you’re asked to take on a lot – and that’s why we back you up in every way, with a team of professionals charged with making your efforts successful. Make full use of this great team! Reach out when you have a question or need help. Together, we can make every CIEE High School Exchange USA experience a great one.
Our nationwide network of Regional Directors has been working with students, host families and Local Coordinators for many years. It’s your prime resource, collaborating with you at every step of placing and supervising students.
If a student has difficulty adjusting, or if there’s a conflict or discipline issue, these trained professionals are the ones to turn to. They’re committed to the success and wellbeing of every CIEE student.
CIEE has a dedicated marketing team to support your engagement efforts, with brochures, handouts, print ads, public-service announcements, and networking tools. These resources are a great way to promote the High School Exchange USA program and raise awareness.
Online Resources for You
Here are some of the information you can access anytime as an LC:
- Information on incentives
- Recruitment and support resources, including promotional materials
- Tips, how-tos, and best practices
- Help with marketing via web, print, TV, and radio
- Referrals to help connect students with host families
- Training materials
- Program and regulatory rules and standards
- Manuals, forms, and documents