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Our Path to Participate Learning

Learn more about our journey to becoming Participate Learning and our relationship with our sister company, Participate Inc.


  • 1987: Participate Learning, formerly known as Visiting International Faculty and later VIF International Education, was founded to celebrate and promote the value of international perspectives in U.S. education.
  • 1990-2017: Over time, we refined our offerings to add global and dual language programs and also created an online collaborative professional development platform.
  • 2017: VIF International Education changed its company name to Participate to more accurately reflect our current programs and services.
  • 2019-present: In an effort to better serve our specific, respective audiences, Participate divided into two separate companies, Participate Learning and Participate Inc.

Who we are

Participate Learning is a force for good that connects teachers and students through comprehensive programs to foster human understanding and create peace around the world. Our mission, to unite our world through global learning, is the purpose behind our commitment to enabling educators to support students. Through these efforts, students have opportunities to thrive in the global marketplace and become tomorrow’s leaders.


Since the beginning, we have committed to providing best-in-class service and support to our partner schools and Ambassador Teachers. We are proud to be recognized as a certified B Corporation (B Corp) since 2011. Furthermore, since 2013 we have been recognized as a Best for the World Honoree! Check out our B Corp Impact Score here.

Our sister company, Participate Inc.

Participate Inc. is an award-winning education technology company that creates platforms for professional learning. To provide a place for collaboration and learning, we host various Communities of Practice on Participate Inc. This, in turn, helps us serve our diverse network of Participate Learning partners and international educators.

Connect with Participate Learning

Social Media
To connect with us on social media, tag @ParticipateLrng and use the hashtag #UnitingOurWorld instead of #howiparticipate.


Email Support
To reach the Participate Learning team, use email addresses that end in Any emails sent to will not reach the right person and could delay a timely response.