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Become a Local Coordinator

  • Local Coordinators place foreign exchange students with volunteer American host families and assist them throughout the year.

  • Overview

    Extroverted. Passionate. Self-starter. These are just some of the qualities that our best Local Coordinators possess. These curious and motivated individuals have the rewarding job of finding families in their community who are interested in hosting a foreign exchange student. Local Coordinators also monitor and supervise exchange students and help them adjust to their new life in America.

    Local Coordinator Basics
    • Independent contractor role (eligible to earn a payment)
    • Part-time, work from home
    • Must be at least 26 years old
    • Ability to attend professional development and training workshops
    • Opportunity for domestic and international travel to annual conferences
  • Our Students

    Meet some of the students we have available to host! Let us help match you with a foreign exchange student who shares your family's lifestyle and common interests:

    8 students available


    Sweden Age 17 Spring 2019

    Oliver is a 17 year old boy from Sweden. He spends most of his free time with friends and is excited to make new friends in America. He is interested in cars and engines. He also likes going to the gym for exercise. During the winter, he loves snowboarding during the weekends. Oliver can't wait to begin his semester in the U.S. and is looking forward to sharing his Swedish culture with his host family.

    Unique ID: 116138



    Italy Age 16 Spring 2019

    Michela is a 16 year old girl from Italy who enjoys performing in choir and taking theater classes at school. To stay healthy, she goes running or for a bike ride in her neighborhood. Michela is vegetarian and has begun cooking more to accommodate her diet. She is excited to come to the U.S. and study at a high school for a semester. She hopes to make amazing new friends and learn about American culture.

    Unique ID: 115283



    Italy Age 16 Spring 2019

    Andrea is a 16 year old boy from Italy who enjoys going on runs and getting exercise. He has also played piano for three year, and his favorite genre of music is jazz. Andrea's favorite subjects are chemistry and physics. He describes himself as a curious learner and is excited to begin learning the traditions and culture of America during his semester abroad.

    Unique ID: 115288



    Brazil Age 18 Spring 2019

    Lara is an 18 year old girl from Brazil who loves music and sports. More specifically, she likes to sing and play guitar as well as go to the gym and play tennis. Lara is considering studying architecture in college as it combines many subjects like math, art, and science. She is thrilled to be living with a host family in the US and getting an authentic American experience. She can't wait to see what this semester will have in store for her.

    Unique ID: 115358



    Brazil Age 15 Spring 2019

    Natalia is a 15 year old girl from Brazil who likes spending time with her friends and family in her free time. Some of her hobbies include baking, bowling, and going to the movies. Natalia is very focused academically and dreams of becoming a cardiovascular surgeon some day. In the meantime, she is eager to take her education beyond textbooks and into the world by studying in a new country.

    Unique ID: 115013



    Brazil Age 15 Spring 2019

    Ana is a 15 year old girl from Brazil who enjoys practicing yoga and swimming. She is very health conscious and likes to stay fit and healthy through her hobbies. Ana also loves photography and hopes to get plenty of beautiful pictures of the States during her stay here. She is excited to meet her new host family and looks forward to all the new experiences she'll gain.

    Unique ID: 115495


  • Responsibilities

    Local Coordinator Responsibilities
    • Actively seek volunteer host families in their community
    • Provide guidance and support to foreign exchange students
    • Build relationships with local high schools
    • Represent Greenheart Exchange and other Greenheart programs in a professional manner
    • Provide information to American students wishing to study and travel abroad through Greenheart Travel
  • Group Coordinating

    If you are interested in facilitating a short and sweet exchange experience for a number of students coming at the same time, consider becoming a Group Local Coordinator. Group Coordinators place and supervise international students in the United States, recruit and screen host families, and organize activities in their own community for a period of 2 to 4 weeks. Most groups take place in the summer, though programs are also offered during winter and spring breaks as well. Group students come from all over the world, including Spain, France, Italy, Japan, China, Korea and more.

    Qualifications and Responsibilities

    Ideal candidates are highly organized, resourceful, connected to their community (have lived in the same community at least 3 years), able to manage a budget, and experienced in working with students from other countries. This can be a great experience for teachers with summers or other fixed periods of time off. Note that this is a contract position, not an opportunity for full time work.

    • Recruiting and interviewing between 10 and 20 volunteer host families from a community
    • Providing orientations to families and students
    • Leading recreational activities and excursions
    • Arranging English classes and/or school visits
    • Coordinating transportation
    • Providing ongoing support to students and host families

    “Working with the groups has been highly rewarding and very gratifying. The students are also absolutely appreciative for all of their excursions, new surroundings and most importantly, their host families.” — Rosanna, Group Coordinator in California


    • Supplemental income: Group Coordinators earn approximately $2,000 – $5,000 per group (varies based on size, type, and location of the group)
    • Incentive points to be able travel on Greenheart Exchange annual incentive conferences
    • Becoming more acquainted with your community through working with schools, clubs, neighborhood associations, and social and religious organizations
    • Contributing to increased cultural awareness and understanding in the world
    • Must be willing and able to spend a considerable amount of time promoting the program to the local community in the months before students arrive; coordinators must feel comfortable approaching schools, churches, organizations, and individuals in order to identify suitable hosts.
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