Become a Local Coordinator

Work in Student Exchange

Do you have a desire to broaden your experience and world perspective while enriching the lives of international students and American families? We have the right position for you – Work in Student Exchange!

ICES has opportunities in local communities all across America. We are looking for adults interested in international student exchange who can promote educational opportunities to international youth, adults and American students!


ICES Local Coordinator Basic Responsibilities

  • Recruit host families through community outreach and local program promotion. ICES training will provide many creative ideas for finding quality families in the community.
  • Screen each host family, ensuring that every student is placed in a safe and nurturing environment.
  • Facilitate student and host family orientations to equip all parties for a successful experience.
  • Provide ongoing support to students and host families through regular communication and offer assistance with any challenges that might arise.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with local high schools.
  • Complete all placement and supervision documentation in a timely manner via the ICES online database.
  • Organize occasional activities and/or outings for your students.

ICES Local Coordinator Training and Support

  • New coordinator training is a series of online training modules that you can access at your convenience. Assistance is available from your Regional Director and a full-time trainer.
  • Your Field Manager or Regional Director will maintain regular communication with you to offer guidance, encouragement, and support.
  • Weekly regional teleconference calls provide ongoing training and regional team building.
  • ICES provides quality marketing and support materials to help you be successful.
  • Qualifying LC’s are invited to attend the ICES Training Conference each spring and the international trip each fall. These trips are fun, beneficial, and help you form genuine friendships with other ICES staff.

Your Benefits as an ICES Local Coordinator

  • A fun flexible part-time position that will provide a supplemental income.
  • Work in a large organization and make connections with colleagues all over the US.
  • Broaden your social and professional network in the community.
  • Learn about different countries and cultures while working with your students.
  • Make a difference in the world.
  • Qualifying Local Coordinators are invited to attend the ICES Training Conference in Las Vegas each spring.
  • ICES international trip each fall for qualifying Local Coordinators and other field staff. The last years’ trips have been to China, Brazil, Mexico, Spain, Belgium and Italy. These trips are fun, beneficial, and help you form genuine friendships with other ICES staff.
  • Career opportunities for skilled Local Coordinators to become ICES Field Managers.

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Is the ICES Local Coordinator position for me?

  • Do you enjoy working with people, especially teenagers, have an interest in other countries and cultures and desire to promote cross-cultural understanding?
  • Do you have a broad and active personal and/or professional network?
  • Do you possess strong communication skills, have Internet access, and basic computer skills?
  • Are you self-motivated, goal-oriented, and desire to work from a home office?
  • This is a part-time, flexible, work-from-home position best suited for people with enthusiasm for cultural exchange and who have a passion for making a difference in their community and the world.
Get Started to Become a Local Coordinator

Interested, but still have questions?
Check out some Frequently Asked Questions below…

Local Coordinator FAQ’s

Compensation is based on the number of students placed, so you can set goals to achieve the income level you desire. Typically, a Local Coordinator earns around $8000 per year. A very motivated LC may earn twice that much or even more. In addition, by reaching placement goals,
Local Coordinators may qualify to attend the ICES National Training Conference and/or the annual ICES International Trip.
Local Coordinators are expected to devote a few hours each week to the position, and are able to set their own hours and work at times that fit their schedule. Most LCs work in short time blocks of 1-2 hours at a time several days per week. Some choose to work more hours, which generally results in more placements and more income.
• Age 25+
• good communication skills, self-motivated, driven, problem-solver, committed
• basic computer skills, internet access, & ability to scan documents
• familiar at working with social media, like Facebook
• own transportation to conduct host family interviews and meet with exchange students
• must pass criminal background check and be able to legally work in the U.S.
ICES students are 15-18 years old and come from all over the world to spend a semester or school year in the United States.
There are many different types of networking and community outreach that are effective in finding host families. ICES will provide you with training, ideas, and materials and will help you find the methods that are best suited to your personality and geographic area.
In a word—SUPPORT.
Our priority is to provide outstanding support to our students, host families, and staff, making the exchange experience the best it can be for all parties. The excellent support you receive from ICES will enable you to provide this same high level of support to your students and host families.
Contact us for more information or to request an application.

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