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Become A Local Coordinator for CIEE in the US

Posted by on Dec. 7, 2008 at 9:40 PM
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CIEE volunteer Local Coordinators make a difference in their communities by offering families the opportunity to host international high school students from over 55 countries! By developing relationships with schools, host families and students, Local Coordinators help to ensure that the experience is a success for everyone.

What makes a CIEE Local Coordinator

CIEE's Local Coordinators are fun loving, responsible adults who are active in their communities, enjoy teenagers, have patience, excellent communication skills, and maturity.

The benefits of being a Local Coordinator

The Local Coordinator position is a volunteer role that gives you great flexibility as you decide the level of commitment by the number of students you choose to mentor and how much time to devote. Many of our coordinators have full time jobs, are stay at home moms and dads, or are retired. Our local coordinators receive a small compensation and unique travel opportunities within the U.S., as well as internationally, that allow you to meet and develop relationships with other Local Coordinators across the U.S.

The highlight for every CIEE Local Coordinator is our yearly International Conference. Local Coordinators that qualify through a certain amount of student placements will be invited to attend this conference. CIEE pays for transportation, lodging, fun tours and activities, as well as most of the meals. Each year we choose a different destination. In the past years we have traveled to Dublin, Rome, and Rio de Janeiro, and 2009 will find us in Munich, Germany!

As a Local Coordinator you:

Get to know students from many countries and help welcome them to your hometown

Experience the joys and rewards of being a cultural ambassador

Expand your relationships in your community.

Strengthen ties with neighbors, friends, and civic and religious groups

Be an integral part of a life-changing experience that host families and students will never forget

Earn national and international travel

Local Coordinators are responsible for recruiting and screening Host Families. They conduct host family interviews, reference checks, and aid in the selection of a student for the host family. Local Coordinators act as a liaison to local high schools and assist in the enrollment of the students.

Throughout the year, Local Coordinators are responsible for the supervision of students, including monthly contact with the students and bi-monthly home visits with the students and their host family, as well as continued contact with the local high school.

As a Local Coordinator you:

Recruit host families in your spare time

Match students with host families

Provide guidance to students and host families throughout the experience

Receive extra money for placing and checking on student

Earn national and international travel

CIEE has specific qualifications that international students must meet before they are accepted into our program.

These standards are as follows:

Must be between the ages of 15 and 18.5 at the start of the program

Actively enrolled in high school in their home country

Cannot have failed a year of school or English in the past three years

Have studied at least 3 years of English and possess basic practical skills in written and spoken English

Demonstrate the proper motivation and maturity to participate in the USA High School Program

Apply Now

After completing our Online Application, CIEE will contact you to conduct an interview, including reference checks and a criminal background check. The criminal background check is required as Local Coordinators work closely with teenagers.

If you are selected to be a CIEE Local Coordinator, you will receive training provided by your Regional Director. This training will either be in person or over the phone, dependent on availability. Further training meetings will be provided throughout the year and at our Annual National Meeting in the fall.

CIEE looks forward to hearing from you!

http://usahs.ciee.org/HighSchool/login.aspx

 

Amy Larison, Local Coordinator/Team Leader

Mesquite, TX

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