• United States of America
52+ weeks

Program Details

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Teacher Exchange


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Aug 13, 2018
Aug 22, 2011
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About Program

For more than 20 years, VIF has helped world-class international educators like you work as teachers in the U.S. Through the VIF Program, you'll enjoy the excitement and challenge of teaching abroad in a new culture with the security of a respected organization supporting you.

To be eligible to teach in the U.S. with VIF, you must have advanced written and verbal proficiency in English and a teaching or university degree equivalent to a U.S. bachelor's degree.

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Yes, I recommend this program

Cultural Teaching Exchange in the USA

The Visiting International Faculty program was created with the intention of hiring international teachers from all around the world to teach in US schools, in order to give the children a very important global perspective.

The VIF program organizes your visas, flights, subsidized health care, assists with finding accommodation and offers relocation loans. You are given a mentor to help you adjust to your new life and school in America.

The suppport from the program is excellent and they will place you in a school based on your teaching experiences and job availability.

You have to be a qualified teacher to be involved in the program and your day to day experiences include all those duties involved with teaching your own class or chosen subjects. Extra-curricular activites my be required as well as all the after hours work associated with teaching, such as planning, preparation, and marking.

Teaching in the US is very different to other countries, there is a big emphasis on teaching to the standardized test, due to the No Child Left Behind policy which can put a lot of pressure on the teachers and students.

You will find the staff and administration very helpful in assisting you to adapt and supporting you along the way.

The VIF program has a week long orientation before you commence your teaching to help you learn about the US system and prepare you for the year ahead. You are given ample opportunity throughout your stay to meet other teachers from around the world as well.

It is a fantastic way to live in the States, learn more about their culture, and share your culture with the students in America as well. They love learning about how other people live.

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Anywhere it is needed

Yes, because special education was one of the areas l learned in Teacher Training College.