Apply to Teach
Thank you for your interest.
Requirements for open positions are the following:
Non-U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
High English proficiency.
At least two years of full-time teaching experience post-grad with students between the ages of 5-18.
Availability to teach with Participate Learning for at least two years.
Teachers who meet these qualifications are encouraged to apply.
Before completing the application form, please review the requirements above to be sure you are eligible.
Complete the online application form to provide details about your teaching experience, educational background, country of residence, and any accompanying family members.
Participate Learning staff review your application
We carefully review every application. All applicants will be contacted via email with the outcome of our team’s review.
If your application is accepted, you will be invited to participate in a virtual interview to discuss your application and evaluate your compatibility with our program.
Submit required documentation
After a successful virtual interview, you will be asked to start gathering the documents needed to complete the Participate Learning admissions process. You will also be invited to watch a recording and attend a live Q&A session on program benefits to get your questions answered.
This live, virtual interview is a chance to show your classroom skills through a brief presentation that includes a prepared lesson plan followed by some interview questions about your teaching practices.
After a successful second interview and submission of your application documents, we review your information to ensure your eligibility for a U.S. teaching license and visa sponsorship. If approved, you become eligible for an interview with a U.S. school.
Consider U.S. teaching positions
After sharing your information with U.S. school districts that are interested in hosting international teachers, we notify you if a school is interested in making a job offer or speaking with you by phone or video call to consider you for a teaching position. Schools begin hiring Ambassador Teachers in December of the prior school year. We strive to find a teaching position for all teachers who reach this stage. In rare cases, some candidates have to wait more than one year.
Some U.S. schools begin to extend offers to teachers as early as December of the prior school year, but the majority of schools hire their new teachers between January and June. Once an offer is made, we typically ask you to decide within 3 days.
Obtain your visa
After you accept a job offer, we will send you the documents you need to apply for an exchange visa.
Travel to the United States and start your adventure!
Apply for the upcoming school year
Take your first step in your journey toward becoming an international teacher.