Teach USA (Exchange Visitor Teacher) is one of the cultural exchange program categories of the Department State of America, which has so far enabled thousands of highly-qualified international teachers to experience American life style and education practices. The program promotes the interchange of U.S. and foreign teachers and enhance mutual understanding between the people of the United States and other countries. Exchange visitor teachers sharpen their professional skills and participate in cross-cultural activities in schools and communities, and they return home after the exchange to share their experiences and increased knowledge of the United States and the U.S. educational system.
Teach USA program is a reliable solution for high demand positions. We place teachers in K-12 grade levels and all subjects you may need.
All GEC teachers are supposed to satisfy the minimum eligibility criteria given below to participate in Teach USA program.
All accredited public and private U.S. primary and secondary schools (K-12) are eligible to host exchange visitor teachers.
GEC has a global network and a dedicated team to find the best teachers for your classrooms. We are globally working with partner agencies, universities, ministries of education, recruiters, unions and teacher communities throughout the year in order to present qualified teachers anytime.
Meeting the requirements of U.S. Department of State to obtain a J-1 visa, each GEC teacher is recruited after a meticulous screening and interview process. Our recruitment team pay special attention to make sure GEC teachers have positive personality, are ready to adapt to a new culture and can meet the licensure requirements of the state they will be employed. All GEC teachers have a credential evaluation from an agency approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).
We work hard to make sure the teachers have the best possible cultural exchange experience. GEC will be the visa sponsor of your exchange teachers. In other words, your teachers will be our exchange visitor program participants. Therefore, we will screen and take good care of them at all times before and after they arrive in the US.
We provide our teachers with these services;
We are aware of the fact that happy teachers make students happy! Keeping teachers happy and motivated is as important as finding them. Exchange teachers come to the United States for a finite period of time with the hope of saving some money and intention to return home to share new educational tools, pedagogical models, and cultural experiences with students and colleagues. They are expected to act as cultural ambassadors for the United States. Therefore, GEC strictly avoids any practices financially abusing the teachers or causing them have a bad experience of living and working in the USA.
Finding qualified teachers for high-demand positions may sometimes be very difficult. In accordance with the recent report of the Learning Policy Institute, while 2,6% of the teachers in all U.S. K-12 schools are uncertified, another 12,7% of them are inexperienced. These statistics prove how difficult it can be for school managers to bring good teachers into the classroom. Hosting exchange visitor teachers is a great source for schools and has great mutual benefits.