Schools must pay CHF’s administrative fee to sponsor your exchange visit from 1-3 years on a J-1 teacher visa. If a school’s policy is to stay independent of the visa process, requiring teachers to have visas before they consider hiring you, and/or if the teacher’s positive exchange experience in the U.S. is not a priority, the school or district would not qualify for J-1 visa sponsorship by CHF. CHF’s policy is to work directly with schools, not through third-party representation, nor with a teacher independently. Third parties are most welcome to contact us and refer CHF to schools in order to discuss setting up a teacher exchange program. Individual schools must be state-certified to qualify.