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About Participate Learning

Best for the World Honoree since 2013

Certified B Corporation Participate Learning

What Do We Do at Participate Learning?

At Participate Learning our mission is to unite our world through global learning. Many of us are former teachers, principals, or school district leaders. All of us believe that global education is a catalyst for changing lives.


We are proud to be recognized as a certified B Corporation (B Corp) since 2011, and have been designated as a Best for the World Honoree since 2013.


As part of our B Corp commitment, one of our success measures is the positive impact we make on our employees. We do this by offering interesting, challenging work in a collaborative, flexible, and open culture, and encouraging employees to pursue their professional and personal passions along the way.

Our Commitment to Excellence

Since the beginning, we have committed to providing best-in-class service and support to our partner schools and Ambassador Teachers. We are pleased to share that our customers report a high level of satisfaction with our services based on our most recent survey, as indicated by our Net Promoter Scores.


When asked ‘On a scale of 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Participate Learning to a friend/colleague?’ 95% of Ambassador Teachers surveyed indicated a response of 8 or higher, confirming a strong sentiment of support for Participate Learning.

Our Journey


Participate Learning, formerly known as Visiting International Faculty and later VIF International Education, was founded by Dr. Fred Young (pictured above, center) to celebrate and promote the value of international perspectives in U.S. education.


We placed and supported thousands of international K-12 teachers in U.S. classrooms, and have since become the largest U.S. Department of State Exchange Visitor Program sponsor in the teacher category.

Early 2000s

We began to use our expertise to create additional global education and language acquisition programs.


Teachers in our programs gained more support and connection through the use of our online, collaborative professional development platform.


VIF International Education changed its company name to Participate in order to more accurately reflect our current programs and services, today and in the years to come.


Participate divided into two companies, Participate Learning and Participate Inc. Read more about our path to Participate Learning.


Participate Learning is named a Best for the World B Corporation for the third year in a row.

Our Staff

Our experienced team members work together to provide each school and district with the resources needed to launch and maintain successful programs.


Many are former educators who have firsthand knowledge of what it’s like to be in the classroom, and they understand the challenges and opportunities that come with teaching.

Executive Team

Education Programs


Product Support

Ambassador Teacher Experience

Ambassador Teachers Program – Placement

Ambassador Teachers Program – Teacher Resources


Join Our Mission

We are always looking for great people to join our team, and are searching for talented, fun, and motivated people who are passionate about uniting our world through global learning.