Teach USA



Teach USA is a cultural exchange program. Thanks to this life-changing program, you will dive into American lifestyle and education practices. You will learn and share new teaching skills that will help you be a more successful teacher when you return to your country after the program.


Teach USA program offers fascinating advantages for qualified international teachers.

  1. Having an Exchange Visitor Teacher visa, you will legally work in a U.S. K12 school as a full-time teacher for up to 5 years
  2. You will be paid on the same salary scale as U.S. teachers. You can make an annual salary (12 months) between $38.000 and $60.000 before taxes and withholdings. Salary is based on experience and placement location.
  3. Your spouse or children (dependents) can accompany you to the U.S on a J2 visa.
  4. You will get to integrate into the local culture, experience what the country and people are like, and see places you have probably only seen before on television.
  5. You’ll become a global teacher! It’s a unique opportunity to learn different methods of teaching while also bringing an important international perspective to U.S. classrooms and students.


Who is eligible?

You must satisfy the minimum eligibility criteria given below to participate in Teach USA program.

  • Education qualification equivalent to a USA bachelor’s degree
  • Two years full-time teaching experience after the date of Bachelor’s Degree
  • Degree must be from an accredited university
  • Advanced proficiency in oral and written English
  • Credential evaluation from an approved USA agency

What positions are available?

GEC teachers are placed in K-12 grade levels and all subjects, including high-demand subjects such as:

  • Primary school
  • Maths
  • Science
  • World languages (including ESL)
  • Special education
  • Art
  • Music

Program Timeline

Applications Open : February 1st
Applications Close : June 14th
U.S. Arrival Dates : July – August 15th
U.S. School Year : August – May


  1. Complete the online application form to provide details about your teaching experience, educational background, country of residence, and any accompanying family members.
  2. We carefully review every qualified application. If your application is accepted, you will be invited to participate in a telephone or Skype interview to discuss your application and evaluate your compatibility with our programs.
  3. We share your information with U.S. school districts that are interested in hosting international teachers. We notify you if a school is interested in hiring you or speaking with you by phone or Skype about a teaching position.
  4. After you accept a job offer, we will send you the documents you need to apply for a J-1 visa.
  5. Once you get your visa, we will send you a Teach USA participant guide explaining all the details you should know and do before and after arrival. We will also help you with travel arrangements, airport transportation
  6. Once you arrive in the USA, we will help you to apply for social security number, arrange temporary housing and meet your school manager.

GEC Teach USA is a highly demanded program.

First come, first served!



We are a U.S. Department of State designated sponsor for cultural exchange programs

A proud member of the Southwestern Family of Companies, GEC is a designated sponsor of the U.S. Department of State’s cultural exchange programs. Established in Nashville, Tennessee in 1855, the Southwestern Family of Companies is a diversified, growing, international, and employee-owned company built on a foundation of principles and purpose.

GEC will not only organize your TEACH USA program, but also sponsor your exchange visitor visa, and monitor you throughout your program. As a visa sponsor that fully understands the purpose and value of cultural exchange programs, GEC strictly avoids any practices of financially abusing teachers or giving them bad experiences of living and working in the United States.

You will never be alone. We will make it safe and easy for you.

  • Professional support to match best teachers and schools
  • Legal Assistance through J1 Visa Sponsorship and the Visa Process
  • Travel Assistance to the USA and Local Community
  • Home country and arrival orientations
  • 24/7 Emergency support
  • Housing Assistance
  • Banking Assistance
  • Daily Transportation Planning
  • Health Insurance Aid
  • Guidance to get the U.S. Teaching License
  • Ongoing support for Professional Development

GEC is the right address for this life changing decision.


We encourage host schools sponsor your program fees.

Prior to arrival in the U.S., you will only pay a visa application fee of $180 at a U.S. embassy in your country.
Start your application today and begin your life-changing experience.