IER is an officially designated sponsor by the Department of State. Our program participants have an opportunity to teach full-time in primary and secondary accredited educational schools. If you meet the requirements below and are ready to make a difference to your life and others
- Certified in home country or meet the requirement to teach in home country or legal residence;
- Must be currently teaching OR received an advance degree (master or Ph.D) in the past 12 months;
- Bachelor’s degree in education or in subject field plus educational credit hours;
- Have a minimum of two years (24 months) of teaching or related professional experience;
- Satisfy the standards of the U.S. state in which you will teach;
- Be of good reputation and character;
- Clear background check
- Proficient in the English language.
If you meet the above requirement, you will be notified and scheduled for a SKYPE interview for English proficiency test.
Once selected into the program, an interview with host school’s representatives will be arranged if placement service is requested.
J Visa Health Insurance Requirements
Based on the Federal law [22CFR 62.14] requirements that all Exchange Visitors (as well as their accompanying spouses and dependents) have insurance in effect that covers them for sickness or accidents during the time of their participation in the Exchange Visitor Program.
You can choose to buy your own insurance policy or purchase through IER’s partner agency.
IER provides the insurance coverage that meets and exceeds the requirement set below
- Medical benefits of $100,000 per accident or illness
- A deductible not to exceed $500 per accident or illness.
- Medical evacuation in the amount of $50,000
- Repatriation of remains in the amount of $25,000
Once you are selected by the host school, IER will process your visa and assist with your license application if required.
Under J-1 Teacher Program, you are allowed to work maximum of three years.
Teacher salary varies in different States, cities and towns. Generally, salary depends on the years of experience and educational attainment. The school board and district determine the teacher salary.
TAKE YOUR TIME AND READ IT WELL
The purpose of this exchange teacher program is to allow exchange visitors to teach full-time in primary and secondary accredited educational institutions in the U.S. this program is administered by the U.S. state department under BRIDGEUSA program to promote the interchange of American and foreign teachers in public and private schools and the enhancement of mutual understanding between people of the United States and other countries.
In this program, you are the ambassador of your home country. You can share your culture and educate your students, American colleagues, and local community about your country. You can also participate in cross-cultural activities with Americans in schools and communities, and to return home ultimately to share the experiences and increased knowledge of the United States.
Which exchanges enable our exchange teachers to understand better American culture, society, and teaching practices at the primary and secondary levels, and enhance American knowledge of foreign cultures, customs, and teaching approaches.
We want your stay in the United States to be a positive experience. Please contact us or review the official website of the u. S. Department of state for j-1 information, bureau of educational and cultural affairs for additional information which can be found at:
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