Our Ambassadors

For more than 30 years, Participate Learning has recruited and placed thousands of international teachers from 28 countries in US classrooms.

Participate Learning’s international teachers share their passion for global learning and other cultures with schools in the USA.

Our ambassadors bring their instructional expertise to US classrooms and play a meaningful role in cultural exchange and global learning. Teachers are carefully selected, ensuring every school is presented with qualified educators
ready to impact student achievement. Get the most of your Participate Learning Partnership program by including an international teacher.

Our teacher recruitment process includes:

  • Evaluations conducted by an experienced team of admissions specialists
  • Phone interviews and in-person assessments
  • 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

Let Participate Learning help you recruit
qualified educators for languages
and elementary school.

Ambassador teacher support

Participate Learning offers every international teacher intensive, ongoing support and coaching. Careful school placement ensures satisfaction for both the ambassador and the school community.

Ambassadors receive ongoing support to aid their transitions to their North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia schools and communities.

Participate Learning supports international teachers with:

  • Guided, pre-arrival online training sessions
  • Travel to the US
  • Arrival orientation covering US teaching policies and cultural adjustments
  • Support network of experienced ambassador teachers
  • Annual conference for new ambassadors to learn and share practical classroom tips
  • Ongoing online professional development
  • 24/7 phone, email and online support from Participate Learning staff

Ambassador teachers have access to professional development, lesson plans, resources and a community of global educators.

Teacher success

In Participate Learning’s 2017 Impact Report, ambassadors cited high program satisfaction due to:

  • Positive school environment
  • Professional growth
  • Collaboration with colleagues
  • Making a difference

As a result, our international teachers stay in the US an average of 4.1 years. They have a higher retention rate in North Carolina than teachers who come from other states.

For more information or to speak to our team, send us an email.

“My favorite part of teaching in the US is the exposure to the various strategies and the collaboration with staff. It makes the transition a lot smoother. This is a new perspective on education for me. I feel like I am more equipped with strategies to cater to different students.”

 

Romain Findlay
Ambassador from Jamaica