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Our History

VIF International Education builds global education programs that prepare students for success in an interconnected world. For more than 25 years, educators have leveraged VIF’s professional development and curriculum, language acquisition and cultural exchange programs to generate engaging learning environments where students can excel in core curriculum as well as develop valuable 21st century skills.

A proud B Corp, VIF strives to support teachers, school leaders and districts in the endeavor of developing globally competent citizens through turnkey international education programs and resources. Students with cultural awareness, creative thinking and problem-solving skills will be lifelong learners equipped to thrive in an increasingly global marketplace. To this end, the VIF team remains focused on core values which guide both overarching strategy and day-to-day activities.

Meet the Team

  • Chief Executive Officer, David Young

    Name: David Young
    Position: Chief Executive Officer
    Time with VIF: 24 years
    Find me online at: @dyvif and LinkedIn

    Recent appointments: Executive Board of the Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21)

    I'm passionate about international education. I love going into VIF partner schools and seeing firsthand how global education makes the classroom walls disappear. It sparks a love of learning and a new curiosity about the world and people – and it’s fun. VIF partners with schools to leverage technology and international exchange to provide teachers and students with global understanding and perspective. I'm proud that I've made this quest my career.

    Favorite trip: Nova Scotia, Canada, where my wife is from and Spain, where I lived and studied abroad.

  • Chief Product Officer, Mark Otter

    Name: Mark Otter
    Position: Chief Academic Officer
    Provenance: North Carolina, by way of Canada
    Time with VIF: 16 years, including time as a VIF teacher!
    Find me online at: @markjotter and LinkedIn

    Every student deserves an amazing teacher. After working in the classroom for 10 years, I'm convinced there is a way to deliver top-quality, useful and fun professional development to teachers wherever they are in the world.

    Favorite trip: Edinburgh, Scotland is my favorite spot in the world. I would move there in a heartbeat if David and/or my wife would let me.

  • Director of Programs and Services, Vicky Kim

    Name: Vicky Kim
    Position: Director of Programs and Services
    Time with VIF: 9 years
    Find me online at: @vickyskim and LinkedIn

    I am inspired by things that are creative and effective. That's why I love our work so much — building communities and classrooms of exploration, inquiry, language and rigor ... developing strong brains and bi-literate kids through dual language immersion programs — how much more innovative and effective can you get?

    My recent favorite travel destination is Las Salinas, Nicaragua, where my son is involved in service, language and life learning. I'd also love to travel to visit all of the amazing international teachers with whom I have had the honor to work and learn about their communities back home.

Jobs at VIF

VIF is an innovative organization committed to international education. Most of our staff positions are located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Our talented staff is diverse, engaged, creative and dedicated to the mission of making learning global and ensuring that every student is prepared to succeed in our interconnected world.

We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits package which includes medical and dental insurance, disability insurance, life insurance, 401(k) and paid time off.

Click below to view our current career opportunities.

Or send us an email to introduce yourself and describe how your skills, experiences, interests and competencies could align with the mission of our organization.


Are you an international teacher looking to come to the U.S.?
Visit our Teach with VIF page to learn more and apply.