Bringing the World to Your School: Hosting International Teachers with Teach USA

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have a teacher from a different country, sharing their unique perspective with your students? Greenheart Exchange’s Teach USA program offers American K-12 schools this incredible opportunity. In this blog post, Tara Smith Jasinski, Regional Director at Greenheart Exchange, breaks down the Teach USA experience in simple terms, so you can understand how it works and why your school might want to get involved.

Understanding Teach USA
Teach USA is a special program that connects American schools with teachers from around the world. It’s like having a global teacher exchange right in your own classroom! This program is managed by BridgeUSA and supported by the U.S. Department of State to promote understanding between the United States and other countries through education and culture.

To get your school interested, here’s what you need to know:

  • You’ll get access to talented teachers from different countries.
  • Your school will become more diverse and culturally rich.
  • Teachers will learn from each other, making your school even better.
  • You’ll build valuable connections worldwide.

What Does Teach USA Include?

The Teach USA program has three main parts:

  • Role and Responsibilities: Your school will make sure the international teacher feels at home, help them with American teaching, and learn about their culture.
  • Cultural Exchange: Teachers share their home country’s culture with their students, helping everyone understand each other better.
  • Professional Development: Your teachers will work together, learn from each other, and become even better educators.

Tips for Success:

  • To make sure everything goes smoothly, here are some helpful tips:
  • Talk openly with the international teacher, so you can help them with any questions.
  • Be friendly and open-minded about different cultures.
  • Assign a mentor to guide the international teacher and help them get used to your school.

Support Along the Way
Don’t worry, you won’t be alone in this adventure! Teach USA offers support:

  • Program coordinators sometimes visit your school to check on things and help if needed.
  • The Teach USA team is always ready to answer your questions and provide guidance.

Ready to Get Started?
If you’re excited about the possibility of hosting international teachers through Teach USA, you can begin the application process by filling out the School Inquiry Form on the Greenheart Exchange website. Just click on this link: School Inquiry Form (

Discover the Greenheart Schools Program
But that’s not all! Greenheart Exchange offers an even more significant opportunity for schools through the Greenheart Schools Program. This unique initiative highlights schools in the Greenheart family that not only host international teachers but also engage in other educational exchange activities like hosting exchange students and sending American students abroad.

What’s the best part? The more Greenheart programs your school participates in, the more benefits you become eligible for! Some of these exciting benefits include early access to program information, Greenheart scholarships, school grants (that can go up to $4,000), and much more.

Interested in exploring the Greenheart Schools Program further? Check it out: Greenheart Schools Program.

By getting involved with Teach USA and the Greenheart Schools Program, you’re opening a world of educational opportunities and enriching the lives of both your students and international teachers. It’s a win-win for everyone involved and a chance to create lasting connections that span the globe. Don’t miss out on these incredible experiences and benefits!

Teach USA by Greenheart Exchange brings the world to your school’s doorstep. You can have international teachers enriching your educational experience, sharing their culture, and making your school a global place. By participating, you’ll gain experienced teachers, a global perspective, and connections worldwide. So, why not explore this amazing opportunity and make your school part of the Greenheart Schools Program, unlocking even more benefits for your institution? It’s a journey of learning, friendship, and global understanding, right in your own classroom.

Thank you Tara for sharing this invaluable information and our best wishes to all our international teachers and educators!

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