Calling all talented teachers! Sharpen your skills and gain valuable experience by teaching in the U.S.
Greenheart Exchange’s Teach USA program connects enthusiastic, highly-qualified international teachers with U.S. K-12 host schools to promote cultural understanding and public diplomacy.
Our primary goal is to facilitate an exceptional professional exchange program for teachers from all around the world to share their knowledge and experience in the U.S.
Through travel and cultural exchange, Greenheart helps individuals reach their full potential, leading to a more tolerant, peaceful and environmentally sustainable world.
The purpose of the Teach USA program is to promote interaction and enhance mutual understanding between U.S. and international teachers. Participating teachers are placed in a K-12 host school for 1-3 years and teach a wide range of subjects. During this program, teachers can expect to sharpen their professional skills and take part in cross-cultural activities within their schools and local communities.
Greenheart Exchange provides two (2) program options:
All Teach USA applicants must:
Greenheart Exchange’s program fee includes:
Greenheart Exchange’s program fee does not include:
Program fees are variable and dependent upon program type. Cancellation fees will apply.
Applications Open: February 1st
Applications Close: June 14th
U.S. Arrival Dates: July 15th – August 15th
U.S. School Year: August-May
It’s simple! Begin by clicking the “Check Eligibility” button. Greenheart Exchange will review your submission and contact you shortly.
Participants are responsible for paying all fees associated with the Teach USA program. However, Greenheart does encourage schools to help pay for program fees if funding is available.
Teach USA teachers earn the same salary and benefits as their American counterparts. This is a requirement for all host schools in the Teach USA program.
Teacher certification for international teachers is different state-by-state. The first step for all teachers is to undergo a Foreign Credential Evaluation (FCE). Greenheart Exchange offers a unique discount for our teachers to expedite their FCE and save money in the process!
Greenheart Exchange works with all types of accredited K-12 schools, provided they are supportive of international teachers and cultural exchange.
The U.S. school year typically runs from August to the following June.
Yes! Spouses and children under 21 are eligible for sponsorship on a J-2 visa. Greenheart recommends that your family join you in the U.S. only after you have arrived at your placement, began teaching, and secured housing. Additionally, J-2 children can attend school in the U.S.
Dependents may apply for an I-765 from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to obtain an Employment Authorization Document (EAD) to work throughout the duration of their stay.
Teachers can stay up to 3 years and may apply for an extension of 2 years for a possible total of 5 years.
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