International Student Coordinator

Quest Exchange Local Coordinators are the cornerstone of our success!

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Make A Difference In Your Community

As a Local Coordinator, you will be responsible for recruiting prospective host families, conducting in-home visits /interviews and obtaining school acceptance for international students. You will act as the liaison between the student/host family, maintaining regular communication and completing monthly reports.

This position can be either full or part-time, depending on the amount of time you can commit to the job. It works well for persons who are currently working a full-time job but have some time on weekends or evenings. This is also a great position for stay at home parents or retired persons who are looking to stay active and earn extra income. There is no minimum number of students you must place or supervise.

“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill

We are looking for people who enjoy working with teenagers and learning about other cultures; although this is a paid position, we hope to find people who genuinely love to work with international students.


Local Coordinators are compensated based on per student placement. You are considered an independent contractor, so you are free to work for and receive compensation from any other person or business.


Qualifications should include good communication and organizational skills. You will be self-motivated and have the ability to interact positively with adults and teenagers with a genuine interest in foreign countries and cultures.

The real rewards of working with Quest Exchange are the friendships that come from sharing your American life with international students.

You will discover new and different traditions with your exchange students as they share their own country and culture with your community.

If you would like to be considered for a position as a Quest Local Coordinator, please fill out our online Application below and we will contact you for more information.


About our Students

Our students are international students from Latin America, South America, Europe, Asia and Africa who are between the ages of 14 -18 and are excited to be a part of the Quest Exchange family. Students attend school full time for one semester or year. While living with a host family, they will spend time participating in all aspects of daily life. In the short time they are here, students not only improve their English but have the opportunity to form their own view of Americans from their experiences in their community with you and their family.

Short-Term Students

Our short-term program allows international students a taste of what they can expect from our academic semester or year program. Students attend school full time and live with their host family for 1, 2 or 3 months.

Meet The Quest Team

About Quest

Quest is a nonprofit organization headquartered in San Francisco, California. We provide educational experiences for students to learn about world cultures, religions, customs, and the successes of other countries.  Most of our students live with a host family, giving them an opportunity to develop their own view of their destination country with real-life experiences.

Quest gives scholarships to students from all over the world, including, most recently, to students from the U.S., Africa, Slovakia, and Brazil. We are dedicated to providing educational opportunities for students who cannot meet the financial obligations of exchange programs. We engage a team of volunteers to help us raise funds that afford underprivileged students the opportunity for education abroad. It is through these cultural exchanges that we build cross-cultural understanding and promote peace within our local, domestic and global communities.

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