are the heart of the iGoGo program
Without you and your local initiatives, students that choose iGoGo would not have the opportunity to come to your local area and attend school. Communities would miss the opportunity to share our rich culture and the subsequent learning about other countries.
As a local coordinator, you function as an independent contractor, who represents iGoGo in your community. The Department of State believes that the best diplomacy begins with individuals like you fostering relationships within homes and schools to produce more understanding between people.
how does it work?
International Partners and sometimes natural families contact iGoGo with students interested in studying in the United States for a semester or a school year. These students would like the chance to select their own school or area of the country where they will live. Therefore, they select a US representative like iGoGo to manage their program here while studying on the F1 Visa, approved through the Department of Homeland Security and managed by the US Government.
Not all schools are approved to accept students on the F1 visa. iGoGo works with schools both public and private all over the United States that can receive these F1 Visa students. Approved public schools can accept F1 Visa students for up to twelve months while a private school can enroll a student year after year until they graduate.
Students and their families
...receive a list of schools based on their interests and goals. They provide all required application documents to iGoGo with their school choices. iGoGo then contacts their school of choice to gain acceptance. Once the school has accepted the student, you as the local coordinator jump to action.
Local coordinators work with the approved school as well as local community organizations to promote for host families. You will interview and screen these families and prepare them to receive our students based on the standards set by iGoGo.
After students arrive, you will support the student and the host family as they navigate their experience. This is done with an in-home visit each semester and monthly contact.
Most local coordinators work with international students part-time. With one or two students, it usually requires less than three hours per month. Some individuals have school districts that are very popular with our students and they might manage many more students. As an independent contractor, you will decide how many students you would like to oversee.
As an independent contractor, iGoGo will provide payment for the placement of students, as well as, the support they and their host families might require throughout the year.
Our accrediting program, CSIET, requires all coordinators to receive training to ensure a safe, healthy, and compliant experience for the students and the host family. iGoGo coordinators are prepared and receive ongoing support.