The Teacher Exchange Program, a category of the U.S. Department of State’s BridgeUSA, affords foreign nationals opportunities to teach in primary and secondary accredited educational institutions in the United States for up to three years. The Teacher Exchange Program, like all exchanges, is intended to provide participants with broad exposure to U.S. culture and society, and to foster greater appreciation among Americans of the participants’ home countries. Specifically, teacher exchanges prepare educators to shape young people into positive agents of change. Participating teachers bring interactive teaching practices to their students and colleagues, building the critical thinking skills, inquiry, and analytical approach that foster good citizenship. A typical teacher exchange participant can be expected to influence at least 1,000 students and 50 colleagues during his or her career, creating a powerful multiplier effect.
See more information on the Teacher Exchange Program on the Department of State website.
The following Alliance member organizations sponsor teacher programs:
- Alliance Abroad Group
- Amity Institute
- Cultural Vistas
- GeoVisions Foundation
- Greenheart International
- Global Educational Concepts (GEC)
- Intrax Teacher Exchange Program
- Participate Learning
- Spirit Cultural Exchange
- Teachers Council, Inc.
A list of all inbound teacher exchange sponsors designated by the Department of State can be found on the Department’s website.