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About Participate Learning

Committed to excellence in education

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 were designated as a Best for the World Honoree from 2013-2022; the Best for the World designation was discontinued beginning in 2023.

 

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.

Participate Learning Named Top Impact Company by Real Leaders Magazine

For the sixth consecutive year, Participate Learning is recognized as a Top Impact Company by Real Leaders! The company is ranked No. 61 overall (up from No. 143 last year) and No. 3 in the Social Enterprise and Education category.

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

1987

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

1990s

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.

2010s

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

2017

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.

2019

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

2022

Participate Learning is named a Best for the World B Corporation for the 9th year in a row. 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 from 2013-2022. The Best for the World designation was discontinued in 2023.

2024

Participate Learning named a Top Impact Company by Real Leaders Magazine for the sixth year in a row.

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.