We are looking for the best international teachers

to move to the United States for 3 years and teach in U.S. K-12 schools. Explore what you can teach below!





Dual Language Immersion Lead Teacher

You will be responsible for a group of students for the entire school day in any grade from kindergarten to fifth grade. You will teach all core subjects including math, science, social studies and language arts in either Spanish or Mandarin, allowing students to become proficient in the target language through immersion. Usually, teachers who are hired in these positions work in bilingual primary programs in their home countries, teaching some or all core subjects in English to native speakers of Spanish or Mandarin.

Dual Language Immersion Resident Teacher

In kindergarten and first grade, two teachers are present in dual language immersion classrooms to ensure students are successful. Resident teachers are not assistants, but are co-teachers in the classroom. As a resident, you will share responsibilities with the lead teacher and have one year to learn the program and to get used to the U.S. school system before taking on your own classroom in your second year.

Requirements

+ University degree in education or teaching.

+ At least two years of full-time, current teaching experience after university graduation. This experience should be with students 5-12 years old, in a regular school setting and completed by June 2016.

+ Fluency in English.

+ Driver’s license and driving experience.

+ Native speaker of Spanish or Mandarin.

+ Minimum commitment of two years to live and teach in the U.S.



Elementary Education (Primary)

You will be responsible for a group of students for the entire school day in any grade from kindergarten to fifth grade. You will teach all core subjects including math, science, social studies and language arts in English. Usually, teachers who are hired as elementary education teachers in the U.S. work in similar positions in their home countries.

Requirements

+ Teaching or university degree in education.

+ At least two years of full-time, current teaching experience after university graduation. This experience should be with students 5-12 years old, in a regular school setting and completed by June 2016.

+ Fluency in English.

+ Driver’s license and driving experience.

+ Minimum commitment of two years to live and teach in the U.S.


World Language (Spanish, Mandarin, French, German)

World language positions are offered mostly in middle school, grades 6-8, and high school, grades 9-12, as language classes are required for graduation. However, there are limited language positions in elementary school, K-5, each year. As a world language teacher, you will have different groups of students during the day with varying levels of proficiency. While the majority of teachers hired for these positions teach English in their home countries, some have experience teaching the target language.

Requirements

+ University degree in education or teaching.

+ Two years of full-time, current teaching experience after university graduation. This experience should be with students five years old and up, in a regular school setting and completed by June 2016.

+ Fluency in English.

+ Driver's license and driving experience.

+ Minimum commitment of two years to live and teach in the U.S.


English as a second language (ESL)

Positions for ESL are offered in all grades, from kindergarten to 12th grade. This program is designed to help immigrants to the U.S. to acquire the level of English proficiency necessary for them to become active members in their communities and be successful academically. As an ESL teacher, you will have students with varying degrees of English proficiency. Usually, teachers who are hired in these positions teach English in their home countries, and a higher level of English proficiency is required.

Requirements

+ University degree in education or teaching.

+ Two years of full-time, current teaching experience after university graduation. This experience should be with students five years old and up, and in a regular school setting.

+ Fluency in English.

+ Driver's license and driving experience.

+ Minimum commitment of two years to live and teach in the U.S.


 


Why VIF?

VIF provides you with great opportunities:

  • To develop as an educator.
  • To challenge yourself and grow personally.
  • To learn new education models and resources.
  • To prepare yourself for better job opportunities in your home country.
  • For cultural exchange.
  • To travel abroad.
  • To meet new people.
  • For you and your family to experience life in a different culture and country.
  • To improve your English proficiency.

 



VIF offers great compensation and benefits for teachers hired to work in the United States on a J-1 visa. VIF can offer you:

  • A full-time teaching position.
  • A competitive salary, vacation and holidays.
  • International credential evaluation and licensure.
  • Visa sponsorship for you and your family.
  • Airfare to the United States.
  • Subsidized health insurance.
  • Free life insurance.
  • Optional dental insurance.
  • Guidance throughout your admissions process.
  • Online pre-departure orientation.
  • Orientation when you arrive to the U.S.
  • Logistical and instructional support during your stay in the U.S.
  • Professional development in global education.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I apply through postal mail? I have limited Internet access.

VIF accepts online applications only. Email is our official means of communication, so all applicants must have regular Internet access and an email account.

I previously submitted an application. How do I reapply?

If your application was submitted more than one year ago, you must submit a new application. Contact us via email to check on the status of applications and documents submitted within the past year.

Do I have to pay a fee to teach with VIF?

VIF does not charge fees to applicants at any time.

I previously taught in a VIF program. How do I reapply?

We are always pleased to hear from former teachers who are interested in returning to the program. Because VIF participation requirements and regulations surrounding U.S. teaching licensure may have changed since your first tour with the program, you must reapply so that we can determine your eligibility at this time. Start your application.

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