Aspiring teachers must complete a series of forms and interviews. The program includes tickets to the United States, health insurance, and more.
While many professionals dream of traveling on an exchange during their university years, this time around Chilean professors will be able to live that experience as the Participate Learning Exchange Program empowers students to travel to the United States to teach Spanish. opened their positions for
Specifically, teachers will be able to teach youth between the ages of five and 18 for at least two years in schools in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. In any case, the period may be extended up to five years, if necessary.
In addition to teaching Spanish, teachers will also need to share with their students about Chilean culture and heritage in the classroom.
Similarly, the program, which has been in exchange since 1987, includes a ticket to visit the United States, as well as life insurance, medical insurance, as well as several training courses.
Traveling teachers may do so with their partner, if they are married, and have children under the age of 21. Teachers, on the other hand, must take care of buying their own car and taking care of their home during the period of their stay in the country.
Notably, Chile is part of the 63 countries that are included in the programme. Chilean teachers are required to have a teaching title and a degree in education.
Likewise, you should be able to handle English as a second language perfectly. Thus, even if they are going to teach Spanish, they are looking for Spanish or French teachers, science, social studies, and math teachers.
Regarding the salary, which is not negotiable, it adjusts to the salary range of a professor in the United States. In the case of inexperienced teachers, they can earn $37,000 per year, rising to $47,000 if they have 10 years of experience.
At most, you can earn up to 44 million Chilean pesos, up to 54 thousand dollars a year, with 25 or more years of experience.
What are the requirements to apply for the programme?
If you meet all the requirements, you can apply through the Participate Learning website. The first step is to create an online form where you will need to provide information about teaching experience, country of residence and more.
Thus, if you move to the next stage, a telematic interview is conducted where, if approved, the necessary documents must be delivered to continue the admission process.
After that, a meeting is organized for a whole day, where a group session and personal interview are conducted. If he is re-elected, the group will be in charge of processing teaching licenses in the US and sponsoring visas.
With this, you will begin sending out job applications to various schools interested in being a part of the program. According to the site, the recruitment of teachers in schools starts from March. However, there are cases where teachers can wait for a place in schools for one year.