Academic Year Program Local Representative Training
Welcome to Nacel Open Door’s online Academic Year Program Local Representative Training!
We are excited to have an amazing team at Nacel Open Door who work together to fulfill NOD’s mission of promoting international understanding and language education. The U.S. government started the J-1 visa program specifically to further cultural exchange and understanding between the United States and people throughout the world. Our Local Representatives work locally to place international exchange students in schools and with welcoming host families. That means this role is extremely valuable to our students, host families, schools, and to the United States in promoting cross-cultural understanding.
NOD designed this online training to provide all of the information needed to succeed as a Local Representative. There are eight sections that comprise this training, and the pace can be determined individually. Click on the correct training section below to be taken to the presentation and related handouts. Please note that login is required, and details were emailed to each of our new Local Representatives.
This training is specifically for NOD’s Local Representatives. If you are interested in becoming a NOD Local Representative, click here for more information and to apply.
If you have any questions, or need support, please reach out to [email protected].
1 - Introduction
The introduction portion of the training will provide a high-level overview of Nacel Open Door and our Academic Year Program.
2 - Department of State
The Department of State (DOS) section will give information on the Exchange Visitor Program and DOS regulations that guide Nacel Open Door in placing international exchange students with host families and schools.
3 - Connecting with Schools
This training will provide an overview of how Local Reps find local high schools to host our international exchange students.
4 - Finding a Host Family
This section of the training will provide an overview of how Local Reps find host families.
5 - Making the Match
This training will provide an overview of how Local Reps match host families, schools, and our international exchange students.
6 - Supporting the Placement
This training section will provide an overview of how Local Reps support host families, schools, and our exchange students while they are in the U.S.
7 - Student Travel
This section will provide an overview of student arrivals, traveling while on program, and student departures.
8 - Student Insurance
This training section will provide an overview of student insurance, insurance policies, coverage and claims, and annual Local Rep training requirements.
Thank you for completing the AYP Local Rep Training!