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Ready to apply for the upcoming school year?

Thank you for your interest.

Requirements for open positions are the following:

Participate Learning

Non-U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

Participate Learning ELLs

High English proficiency.

Participate Learning Career Readiness

University degree in teacher education. Review degree equivalencies here.

Driver’s license.

Participate Learning in Schools

At least two years of full-time teaching experience post-grad with students between the ages of 5-18.

Vaccination against COVID-19. Learn more about this requirement.

Participate Learning Teacher

Currently teaching 5-18 year-olds. Find out what subjects we recruit from your country here.

Availability to teach with Participate Learning for at least two years.

Teachers who meet these qualifications are encouraged to apply.

Ready to apply for the upcoming school year?

Application process

  1. 1.

    Review eligibility

    Before completing the application form, please review the requirements above to be sure you are eligible.

  2. 2.

    Apply online

    Complete the online application form to provide details about your teaching experience, educational background, country of residence, and any accompanying family members.

  3. 3.

    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.

  4. 4.

    Admissions Interview

    If your application is accepted, you will be invited to participate in a live video interview to discuss your application and evaluate your compatibility with our program. It is a chance to showcase your classroom skills and teaching practices through a conversation with one of our interviewers.

  5. 5.

    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.

  6. 6.

    Program eligibility

    After a successful admissions 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.

  7. 7.

    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.

  8. 8.


    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.

  9. 9.

    Obtain your visa

    After you accept a job offer, we will send you the documents you need to apply for an exchange visa.

  10. 10.

    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.