Local Coordinators

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!

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

LCs are one of the most important parts of CIEE High School USA. An LC is responsible for making the match between students and host families, acting as 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.


CIEE is continuing as planned to offer all 2022-2023 High School USA programming.

This is an extraordinary time, and we strongly believe that when the world recovers, these exchanges will be all the more important, to promote public diplomacy and bring people back together.

Why CIEE Local Coordinators Love Their Jobs!

What People are Saying

  • "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
  • "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
  • 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