About our ambassadors

Expanding young minds, one teacher at a time

Participate Learning brings more than 30 years of expertise to global education through opportunities that strengthen student outcomes and promote cultural understanding. Our teachers are ambassadors of their heritage and culture, and travel from all corners of the world to take part in meaningful exchange in U.S. classrooms.

Who are ambassador teachers?

Our ambassadors play a meaningful role in cultural exchange and global learning. Ambassador teachers are curious, passionate educators who are driven to seek out challenges.

Participate Learning partners with schools to connect 1,012 teachers from 29 countries to more than 400 schools in 3 states. By hosting an international teacher, you open the door to greater global competency among your students and community. Teachers are carefully selected, ensuring every school is presented with qualified educators ready to impact student achievement.

Get the most out of your Participate Learning Partnership program by including an international teacher.

Our process

Our teacher recruitment process includes:

  • Evaluations conducted by an experienced team of admissions specialists
  • Phone and video interviews and in-person assessments when possible
  • International credential evaluation
  • Digital candidate portfolios and presentations
  • J-1 visa sponsorship of up to 5 years
  • Ongoing collaboration with state departments of education to ensure teachers maintain valid licensure

Learn more about our program or contact us to place a teacher in your school.

Together for tomorrow

International teachers provide authentic learning experiences for the students they teach. They are ambassadors of their culture and of the world outside the four walls of the classroom. The more knowledgeable children become about the world and its cultures, languages, and people, the more prepared they will be to lead and thrive in our interconnected world. Read more about the impact of cultural exchange.

Bring ambassadors to your school

We know global education is a catalyst for changing lives and preparing students to be engaged contributors to a peaceful and united world. Are you ready to bring an ambassador to your school building?