Join our World Link family! Become a Local Coordinator!
Bring World Link and the benefits of international exchange to your community. Be a part of the U.S. Department of State's citizen diplomacy effort to improve global relationships while working part-time from your own home.
Why Become a Local Coordinator?
Work From Home: Complete the majority of work from home and on a flexible schedule in the local community.
Earn Extra Income: Determine hours and income, as a contractor, based upon the number of students you place in your community.
Travel: Chaperon three regional leadership workshops and build relationships with international teens in the area. Take an annual trip to a U.S. destination city for the World Link Local Coordinator training.
Be a Mentor: Provide guidance to international teens as they adjust to American culture while gaining leadership experience.
Build Global Relationships: Change the world by being a part of the U.S. Department of State citizen diplomacy effort and build strong relationships between people in 60 different countries.
Learn About the World: Experience new cultures from the comfort of your community. Gain first-hand knowledge about unique countries as World Link international students share their national food, traditional dress, and local customs.
Share American Values: Share the ‘real America’ with international students. Students return home to share their American experience with their communities by becoming cross-cultural ambassadors.
Improve Your Community: Teach international teens the value of volunteerism while making an impact in the local community.
Make an Impact: Support the U.S. Department of State mission to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries through international exchange programs to improve negative stereotypes of Americans abroad.
Find Purpose: Be proud of the impact you made on World Link international students as they return home and become leaders and change-makers in their home countries.
Local Coordinator Responsibilities:
- Network in the local community and recruit host families.
- Interview and screen families for the approval process.
- Be a liaison between the program, host family, host school, and student.
- Support the student and host family through regular monthly contacts.
- Encourage students to participate in the program, school, and local community.