• United States of America
52+ weeks
Classroom Audience
Early Childhood High School Middle School

Program Details

  • Be qualified for teaching in primary or secondary schools in your country of nationality or last legal residence
  • Be working as a teacher in your home country or country of legal residence at the time of application, or, if not working as a teacher (a) have recently (within 12 months of application) completed an advanced degree and (b) have two years of full-time tea
  • Have a degree equivalent to a U.S. bachelor’s degree in either Education or the academic subject field in which you intend to teach
  • Have a minimum of two years of teaching experience
  • Satisfy the standards of the U.S. state in which you will teach
  • Be of good reputation and character
  • Possess advanced proficiency in the English language as determined by Spirit’s screening process.
Job Type
Teacher Exchange
Classroom Audience
Early Childhood High School Middle School
Weekly Classroom Hours
Age Min.


Salary / Benefits
Teacher salaries vary by state and teacher qualifications. J-1 exchange teachers can generally expect to be paid anywhere from $35,000 – $50,000 per year as a starting salary, commensurate with American teachers with similar experience and education. Host Schools typically offer health care benefits to the exchange teacher that may be subsidized by the Host School.
Starting Price
Price Details
See Spirit's website for pricing information at www.spiritexchange.com .
What's Included
Travel Insurance
What's Included (Extra)

Optional school placement and support from Spirit Cultural Exchange throughout the program.

What's Not Included
Accommodation Activities Airfare Domestic Airfare Airport Transfers Meals SIM cards Transportation Visa Wifi
What's Not Included (Extra)

SEVIS or visa application fees, airport transfers, international airfare, domestic transportation in the US, daily public transportation to and from the Host School, housing fees & deposits, spending money and emergency funds. Other fees may apply.

Feb 10, 2021
Dec 06, 2021
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About Program

Teach in the USA full-time at an accredited primary or secondary school while sharing your culture with American schoolchildren. Whether you teach Spanish in the American heartland or instruct high school students in advanced biology in an urban center, Spirit’s Teacher Program will be the experience of a lifetime. Spirit Cultural Exchange, a respected exchange organization in the USA designated as a BridgeUSA Teacher Program sponsor, will be at your side every step of the way. Choose to find your own school placement or Spirit can help match you with one of its high ranking partner schools across the United States.

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Program Highlights

  • Teach in an accredited American K-12 school for up to 1-3 years
  • Learn about American culture firsthand
  • Gain valuable international teaching experience
  • Program extensions possible for up to two additional years in some cases
  • Two program options: Find your own placement or have Spirit match you with a US Host School

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My Teaching Experience with Spirit so far

I have loved it so far. Everything is so different from my country but I have adopted to it quickly. I really recommend other people to come and join this amazing teaching experience through Spirit. I ove the school environment and culture. Most people at school have been so supportive and motivating. This is a great opportunity to improve your own language skills and general understanding. You can also improve your own cultural awareness by sharing your main cultural features and learning from the American people.
Great experience so far!
I simply love it!
Yeferson Romana Correa, from Colombia.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
My advice to future travelers on this program is to always keep your best aptitude in order to get the best out of this great and unforgettable experience! Enjoy it as much as possible and learn from it as much as you can. Always be willing to learn and share your own cultural background with both your students and local people around you. That is so rewarding.
Thanks a lot Spirit for making it possible
Yeferson Romana Correa
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