J-1 VISA


J-1 Visa Teacher Exchange Program
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The Cordell Hull Foundation for International Education is authorized by the U.S. Department of State to sponsor J-1 teaching visa for K-12 exchange teacher programs.
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:
(1) meet j1 visa qualification for K-12 schools in their country of nationality or last legal residence,
(2) at least two years’ full-time teaching experience,
(3) satisfy the standards of the US state where they teach,
(4) English language fluency,
(5) good reputation and character,
(6) teach full-time in the US a minimum 32 hours per week,
(7) have worked as a teacher the year prior to application
(8) teach at same level-Kinder, primary, middle or secondary
Applications from individual teachers will be accepted and kept in our database.  CHF is not a personnel agency and does not represent nor seek positions for individual foreign teachers. See CHF Teacher Application below which includes a Memo of Understanding to sign, scan and email to CHF.  The English version of the form may be completed in either English or French.  For best results, the Spanish version of the application should be completed in English.

CHINESE PROGRAM – Shanghai High School 2007

In an effort to assist American teachers to find teaching positions, abroad, we are announcing our collaboration with Shanghai High School’s International Department.  The beautiful campus, spread out over many acres of well-kept gardens and walkways and buildings organized around subject areas such as languages, mathematics, science, arts.  Standards are high, and there is a waiting list for full time expatriate teachers to join the student body of over 2,000 students.  Senior Teacher Zhang ZeHong is pictured at right.  Applicants must have a Bachelor degree. Those who have a Masters or a Doctorate, and a teaching license or teaching experience are preferred.

Pictured left:  Tech building lobby decorated with artwork designed by students

During Chinese legal holidays, school and Christmas holidays full-time teachers are entitled to rest with full pay according to the number of classes listed on the schedule. (summer vacation and winter vacation not included) The official national holidays are subject to the Shanghai Municipal Government’s notification.  Teachers Interested in working at Shanghai High School may visit the website: www.shsid.org   More information is available.

During Chinese legal holidays, school and Christmas holidays full-time teachers are entitled to rest with full pay according to the number of classes listed on the schedule. (summer vacation and winter vacation not included) The official national holidays are subject to the Shanghai Municipal Government’s notification.  Teachers Interested in working at Shanghai High School may visit the website: www.shsid.org   More information is available.

Pictured below:  All-Saints-Day Display Tribute to deLesseps S. “Toni” Morrison, previous Executive Director of the Cordell Hull Foundation for 22 years. 
To qualify for J-1 Exchange Visitor status, teachers must hold valid teaching certificates or university degrees from their home countries, have at least three years of teaching experience or the equivalent, and meet other requirements.
See What are the basic requirements for teacher acceptance into the CHF Exchange Visitor Program? on the FAQ webpage. Teachers are contracted by the school, school district or state education system on a temporary basis for a period of one year, extendable to three years. Participants are expected to return to their native countries to exercise skills and knowledge acquired in the United States, thus strengthening the ties and communications which unite us with other nations of the world.
Pictured with her students is Julieta Montiel, a Panamanian teacher who obtained her Masters degree using a Cordell Hull Foundation tuition waiver in Louisiana negotiated by former Executjulieta.jpg (13621 bytes)ive Director deLesseps “Toni” Morrison.  Other initiatives include a funding campaign to produce a one-hour Documentary film on the life of Cordell Hull during  his years of planning the United Nations, and a pilot teacher technology-training programs for CHF exchange teachers.  Funding is being sought for thed.s. Toni Morrison Summer Studies Program in Antigua, Guatemala to support short-term intensive study trips for teachers or businesspeople to become fluent in Spanish.  Students have the opportunity of living with a Guatemalan family while enjoying expert one-on-one instruction from native-speaking specialists at the Escuela San Jose el Viejo.  See International Programs.New York City Walking Tours
Webpage written by CHF Trustees and edited by Joseph Scott, Communications Director.
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Memorandum of Understanding – Required for Teacher Applicants to print and sign

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