Upload the nine items listed below to your online application.

  1. Character Reference [PDF]
  2. Child Care Reference (x2) [PDF]
    • At least two, with child care hours adding up to at least 200.
  3. Program Specific Application [PDF]
  4. Medical Report [PDF]
  5. Driver’s License
  6. Passport Picture Page Copy
    • A copy of the passport photo page. Your passport must be valid at least 6 months past your proposed program end date.
  7. Photos (3-4)
    • Upload a few photos to give prospective hosts a sense of you who you are. Photos from child care roles are great, but not required.
  8. Dear Host Family Letter
    • Short intro letter to prospective host families describing experience, interests, and motivation for joining the program.

Optional but Recommended: Self-Intro Video

  • Share a short (30 to 60 seconds) self-introduction video on YouTube. Be creative!
After you apply, you will need to provide the following additional documents:
  • Background Check: Once accepted, you’ll be invited to submit to a criminal background check, which can be done online (this is free for you).

  • Proof of Insurance: Before traveling, all participants must possess travel medical insurance that includes evacuation/repatriation coverage. You may wait until your placement is confirmed before emailing us proof of coverage.

If you have questions or need assistance completing your application please contact us at workabroad@interexchange.org or call 1.917.305.5409

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