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Representatives are the backbone of our program.
Area Representatives are our direct link to host families, high schools, and the community. Global Insights relies on its Area Representatives to promote the program in their local communities, to select qualified host families, and to provide support for the students, families, and high schools during the year, all the while remaining in regular contact with the Global Insights office. Global Insights evaluates the qualifications of prospective field staff based on their ability to fulfill the responsibilities of the position. The position of Area Representative with Global Insights calls upon a diverse set of skills. Some of the responsibilities include:
Learning about the Global Insights Program
Learning about exchange in your community
Setting your placement goals
Building Rapport with High Schools In Your Community
Set up an appointment with the appropriate person
Introduce Global Insights to the school
Determine the school's policy regarding exchange students
Maintain contact with the school
Gathering Host Family Leads
Newspaper, radio, Public Service Announcements, and other publicity outlets
Community groups, public speaking
Selecting Families and Matching Students
Host Family Application and references
In-home interview (Interview Evaluation Form)
Evaluating the qualifications of potential host families
Confirming the placement
High School Enrollment Form
Submitting all paperwork
Preparing Families and Students
The Host Family Orientation
The Student Welcome Orientation
Supervising the Program in Your Area
Activities throughout the exchange experience
Supporting student and families
Student Progress Reports - 5 times yearly
Global Insights Area Representatives receive compensation for each student placed and supervised. This fee is to offset expenses such as phone calls, postage, and mileage incurred in the placement and supervision of each student. Fees are paid in two installments - the first half is paid after all placement paperwork is received and during scheduled payment periods. The remaining portion is paid to cover supervision of students and is related to receipt of Student Progress Reports.
There are cultural advantages for Area Representatives, including meeting new people in their community, sharing their American heritage and culture, and having opportunities to travel. Experience for future employment can be gained through the skills acquired as an Area Representative, including public relations, interviewing, organization, and counseling.
Your inquiry into the position of Area Representative can lead to a realm of opportunities as you make new friendships that will span the globe and last a lifetime. Share our commitment to international youth exchange - apply to become an Area Representative with Global Insights. Application forms are provided HERE. Please feel free to contact our office for additional information. We look forward to hearing from you!