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AYP Student Exchange Local Representative

Role Summary

The AYP Local Representative (Local Rep) matches international exchange students with American host families and high schools in their hometown and surrounding area. This position is contracted with NOD, and as an independent contractor, a Local Rep has the flexibility to work full or part-time.

Nacel Open Door has been a leader in the Student Exchange field for over 60 years and has an experienced, dedicated support staff and a passionate network of Local Reps to help you. We’re excited to welcome new Local Reps who share our enthusiasm for creating meaningful experiences for our international students and American host families.

Apply today!

International Student and Her Host Family at Melissa Bs Orientation

Major Responsibilities

  • Identify and recruit quality volunteer host families and match them with exchange students.
  • Build and maintain relationships with participating schools in your local area.
  • Serve as the liaison between NOD’s National Office, host families, students, and your local schools, maintaining good relationships with all parties.
  • Support the host family and the student during the student’s exchange.
  • Comply with the guidelines set forth by the DOS and CSIET.
  • Complete and submit to the National Office all required paperwork related to matching international students with schools and host families.
  • Annually complete required DOS and NOD training and provide appropriate documentation of the training to the National Office.


Melissa Beattie Orientation 2019-20

Successful Contractors Often Have

  • Demonstrated leadership qualities, including conflict management, problem solving and strong organizational skills.
  • An ability to initiate and maintain connections in the community, including schools and host families.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, including prompt and respectful phone and email habits, and following through on all commitments.
  • Demonstrated conscientiousness and perseverance, with the ability to perform well under pressure and make sure commitments are met.
  • A passion and appreciation for international understanding, cultural exchanges, and creating unforgettable cross-cultural experiences.


Rewards and Opportunities

  • Work from home and choose your own hours.
  • Competitive payment based on student placements.
  • Opportunities for bonuses, including incentive travel.
  • Build international friendships that will last a lifetime!
  • Increase cultural awareness and exposure in your community.
  • Knowledgeable and enthusiastic NOD support system.

Learn more about the roles & responsibilities of a Local Rep...

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