Teach in the USA

Gain international experience.
Achieve personal and professional growth.

The experience

Adventure. Exploration. Travel.

Teaching with Participate is more than a job opportunity. It provides personal growth and development.

You’ll also be a cultural ambassador. Share your traditions with your new community. Help plan events to celebrate your favorite holidays. Serve as a role model and mentor. Inspire a love of the wider world in US students.

To learn more, watch the video or keep reading below.

“When I got here, the people that I interacted with made a world of a difference. The fear that I had when I came to the United States was made easier by the people I met, especially at my school. Anyone who is interested in this program should definitely give it a shot—go for it. The experience that you gain changes you not only professionally, but also personally. It’s a change that is going to stay with you for the rest of your life.”


Romaine Hemmings
Participate teacher from Jamaica

What positions are available?

There are opportunities to teach:

  • Primary school
  • Maths
  • Science
  • World languages (including English as a Second Language)

We recruit different subjects from each country. All positions are full-time and salaried. Competitive health benefits and professional development opportunities are also included.

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Where are the schools?

Participate partners with schools in Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. All three states are in the Southeast USA. Placements are in rural, suburban, or urban settings. Schools are carefully evaluated for suitability and need.

Each state offers unique local experiences. Outdoor activities, food, music, and cultural pursuits abound.

Be prepared for an adventure that will expand your horizons in more ways than one.

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What happens after you’re accepted?

We’re here for you and understand the challenges of an international move. Participate supports you every step of the way with:

  • Visa applications – including spouse and family
  • Relocation preparation
  • Training sessions
  • Online support
  • Arrival orientation
  • Professional development
  • Settling into your new community
  • Ongoing assistance throughout your stay

Many teachers enjoy their experience and re-apply to teach again.

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Still have questions?

Moving abroad is a big decision. We have compiled a list of frequently asked questions to help. Find out about:

  • Teaching and living in the USA
  • Qualifications
  • Financing your journey
  • Bringing your family
  • Salary and benefits

You can also speak to a member of our team using the blue chat icon in the bottom right corner of your screen.

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Apply to teach abroad

Applying to teach with Participate is a competitive process. It may take several months to complete all the steps. Don't get discouraged! We're here to help.