Work From Home - Mentor Foreign Exchange Students

Education Travel & Culture · Apr 29th 2019

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About ETC:Education Travel & Culture (ETC) is a non-profit [501(c)(3)] educational exchange organization.ETC provides inbound program opportunities for high school students throughout the world to study in an American high school and live with an American family. Volunteer Host Families provide room and board, a quiet place to study, and an American family experience for international students during their semester or academic year in the United States.

**ETC Students:**Our students are between 15-18 and come to America on a J-1 Visa. They are fluent in English and maintain a C or higher in all of their high school courses, provide their own health insurance and spending money, and are eager to share their culture.

Local Coordinator Responsibilities:

  • Develop local connections/network in the community, whereby to recruit host families
  • Screen and interview potential host families
  • Conduct student and family orientations via the use of Power Point/script
  • Must provide ongoing feedback and guidance to students and host families and communicate regularly with ETC management and support team
  • Monitor student progress monthly during a student activity or personal visit
  • Meet with host family every other month face to face
  • Complete and submit monthly reports

Why become a Local Coordinator?

  • Potential to participate in international trips
  • Remote role
  • Gain knowledge and skills through a cultural experience that is filled with diversity
  • Supplemental income on a monthly basis

What do I need in order to be a successful Local Coordinator?

  • Computer and internet access
  • Outgoing personality and ability to recruit host families
  • Must have access to transportation/vehicle
  • Ability to host a student short term in the case of an emergency

What are the requirements to become a Local Coordinator?

  • Successfully passing a background check
  • A valid Driver’s License and proof of auto insurance
  • The ability to provide 2 viable references

As LC’s develop strong relationships with their students and host families, they find that they, too, learn an extraordinary amount about themselves and the world around them. Local Coordinators are a valued member of the ETC team and an important part of the students and host families’ lives. We would love to hear from you if you would like to explore this wonderful opportunity!

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