Area Representative

Our Area Representatives play a vital role - they are the local face of our organization. They are driven by the mission of bringing the people of the world closer together and have the power to change lives and create international friendships. These are their stories from the field.
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The Inside Scoop on Being an ISE Area Representative — According to an Expert

Brenda Hendrickson can hardly remember the day she became an area representative — after all, it was nearly a decade ago. She recalls seeing an advertisement on Craigslist, and can vaguely remember the job description: to help connect foreign exchange students with American host families, and all that entails. Though…

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Can I Get Paid to Host an Exchange Student? — J1 vs F1 Exchange Programs for Host Families

Each year, thousands of international exchange students travel to the US to experience American culture and academics on J1 and F1 visas. J1 and F1 visa exchange programs all serve a similar purpose: to connect people and cultures from around the world. There are plenty of reasons to host an…