COMMON QUESTIONS ASKED BY COORDINATORS
Why be an EPC?
The SHARE! Exchange Program Coordinator (EPC) is dedicated to the promotion
of world peace and cultural tolerance.
As an EPC, you proudly promote the
SHARE! in your community, the local schools and among prospective host
What is involved?
Through a cross-cultural homestay experience, international teens come to
communities throughout the United States and attend local public high
The EPC chooses families for these
teens and communicates with the local schools so that they are ready for the
During the student's stay, the EPC
meets regularly with the teens and families, helping with adjustments and
assisting them in ways to make their cultural exchange the experience of a
lifetime for everyone involved!
What are the qualities of a successful EPC?
Commitment, persistence, flexibility, ability to work toward and accomplish
established goals. Empathy, humor, understanding of human relationships,
particularly those involving teens, counseling/mediation skills and being
organized are also important.
What is the compensation?
SHARE! EPCs are independent contractors and will be issued a 1099 at the end
of each calendar year. EPCs receive a Placement Documentation Fee of $200
for each student that they place after all required paperwork is submitted.
After the students arrive EPCs are further compensated based on a "per
Are there extra incentives or bonuses?
Games, contests, goal acquisition, etc. are all rewarded throughout each
cycle of the academic year via cash awards, annual incentive trip points,
gift certificates, gifts and other fun and innovative
incentives. Learn more about team incentives via the weekly newsletter and
e-memo sent to all SHARE! EPCs and Team Leaders.
What's this I heard about a free trip?!
INCENTIVE POINTS are earned by EPCs per
student that they place with a host family. Once 300 points are
earned, they can be used to take the Annual SHARE! Incentive Trip OR they
can be exchanged for a bonus of $1000, instead. Each year EPCs and
other SHARE! team members travel on a 5 day, 4 night overseas adventure.
Past trips have included:
Munich, Germany; Paris, France; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Warsaw and Krakow,
Poland; Merida, Mexico; Tokyo and Kyoto, Japan; Oahu, Hawaii; Hong Kong,
Brussels, Belgium and Istanbul, Turkey.
Join your colleagues of EPCs on the
October 2007 trip to Ecuador, and see the world with your own eyes!