Become a Local Coordinator
Would you like to be more involved in your local community?
Do you have an interest in foreign cultures and the student exchange experience?
We are always on the lookout for new people to become apart of our coordinator network across Australia and in New Zealand.
If you've got a few spare hours a week, why not help support inbound and outbound exchange students in your local area by volunteering to join us and become a Student Exchange Australia New Zealand Local Coordinator.
Our Local Coordinators are men and women who believe that student exchange is a life changing experience for young people and the host families within the local community.
As a Local Coordinator, you will assist with recruiting and interview potential host families. You will provide ongoing support to these families and students to ensure that the exchange experience is a success for everyone as well as interviewing local students wishing to go on exchange overseas.
As a Local Coordinator, you will help us by:
- Interviewing and assisting in finding and evaluating potential host families
- Introducing students with families according to Student Exchange Australia New Zealand and Education Department guidelines
- Keeping us informed on students’ progress
- Conducting host family and student orientations, once a year (if required)
- Supervising students and providing support to them and their host families
- Interviewing local students who wish to go on exchange overseas
- Accessing our comprehensive online Info Centre along with other community coordinators
After hosting students, sending my daughters on exchange and even being an exchange student myself, I felt that the exchange program had enriched my life so much and I wanted to give something back. As a local coordinator, I love meeting all of the students and their host families, and helping them through their own experiences. It is wonderful to develop the friendships and see the students grow in themselves while they are here. The program is still giving to me and I am grateful for every opportunity.
Linda Schembri- NSW