Teach USA is a cultural exchange program. Thanks to this life-changing BridgeUSA 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 encourages cultural exchange, public diplomacy, and diversity within the field of education. It welcomes teachers from various countries to come and teach in the United States, enhancing the educational journey of American students while offering personal and professional growth opportunities.

Teacher support for schools

By facilitating the movement of educators across borders, this BridgeUSA program category promotes cultural exchange, exposes students to different global perspectives, and nurtures a deeper appreciation for cultural diversity. Teachers involved in the program also get to immerse themselves in American society, gaining valuable insights into its values and educational methods. This mutual exchange fosters respect and broadens global awareness. Additionally, the program plays a role in public diplomacy by strengthening international relations through educational interactions. Moreover, it celebrates diversity by ensuring that American schools reflect a wide array of countries, languages, and cultural traditions.

Participating teachers undergo significant personal and professional development by honing resilience, adaptability, and cross cultural communication skills. In today’s interconnected world of education on a global scale, this program is instrumental in preparing both educators and students to make positive contributions to our diverse society.

Participating this program;

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. You will be able to teach full-time at a K–12 school in the United States for three years, with the possibility of a two-year extension. After completing your program, you must return to your home country to share your experiences.
  4. Teaching positions, along with associated duties, responsibilities, working hours, and compensation, are aligned with those of equivalently positioned U.S. educators.
  5. Your spouse or children can accompany you during your program.


Who is eligible?

Who is eligible?

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

  • Degree in education equivalent to a U.S. bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum two years of full-time teaching experience as a primary or secondary school teacher
  • Advanced proficiency in oral and written English
What positions are available?

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
  • Special education
  • Art
  • Music
Program Timeline

Program Timeline

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


How much do teachers in overseas make a year?
  1. Complete the online application form to provide details about your teaching experience, educational background, country of residence, and any accompanying family members.  ***IMPORTANT: GEC does not work with foreign or domestic third parties or partners to accept participants in the program. All GEC participants must apply directly.
  2. We carefully review every qualified application. If your application is accepted, you will be invited to participate in a Zoom 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 Zoom 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 your arrival. We will also help you with travel arrangements, and 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 BridgeUSA cultural exchange programs

We are a U.S. Department of State designated sponsor for BridgeUSA 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 does not work with foreign or domestic third parties or partners to accept participants in the program. All GEC participants must apply directly. GEC is committed to ensuring fair treatment and the best possible experiences for our international teachers in the United States, actively avoiding and combating any practices that exploit them financially or create negative living and working conditions.

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

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.

English teacher in abroad

We encourage host schools sponsor your program fees.

Prior to arrival in the U.S., you will only pay a visa application fee of $185 at a U.S. embassy in your country.
Start your application today and begin your life-changing experience.