I just came on board with The Center for Cultural Exchange (http://www.cci-exchange.org)
This is a sponsor organization that places International Exchange students with host families here in the United States. I will be their Local Coordinator, matching host families with students within a 120 mile radius of Omaha. They have an awesome database, and a well organized system in place. I am impressed.
I am less than half way through my Master's program at Creighton so this is early in the scheme of things..... but I always have more than one thing going on at a time.... it's just me, so I stay pretty busy.
My specialization is going to be International so I really wanted to do something where I could engage in an International setting doing diplomacy and ambassador type work. This fits nicely with that goal.
For anyone reading this..... pass this information along. There are no Local Coordinators for this organization in the Omaha area so the field is wide open for me. I need to match families with students and the school they will attend. The high school must be accredited and accept students for a full academic year.
Contact me if you like....
or 402) 490-1657
I can't tell you how excited I am to have this open ended, limitless opportunity to do something that really thrills me. I was always the kid in school that ran up to the new kids, especially if they came from a military background and had traveled to far off places. I wanted to know what they were thinking, where they had been, and what they liked and didn't like. I wanted them to feel welcome and accepted. With my psychology degree, youth involvement, conflict negotiation studies, and my connections in Omaha.... it is a very good fit!!!
Life is good, and challenging, and sweet, and.......... well, still complicated, but getting better all the time.