What is it like to work for an international exchange student company?
December 6, 2013 3:27 PM Subscribe
Anyone have experience working as a coordinator/host family recruiter for a international exchange student company like this one, International Experience
posted by dahliachewswell to Work & Money (3 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I recently found a job posting seeking coordinators for an exchange student company called International Experience (bringing students to the U.S. from countries abroad). In trying to learn more about the company, I found out that there are several companies which seem to use a similar model for their staffing. Basically, it is a freelance sort of gig where you work in your city to recruit host families and be a liaison for the families, students and schools once they arrive. You get trained, promotional materials and support from the national company. It seems like pay is partially or entirely based on how many families you recruit, or at least you have the option of getting perks like trips abroad if you recruit many families. It's billed as a supplemental income thing.
I didn't know gigs like this existed. It sounds really great for me but also like you would run the risk of frustration or little reward for your time investment if it was a disorganized organization. Anyone have experience with these companies or can recommend one over another? Glassdoor and google didn't yield any discussion of employee experiences.