Participatory Learning is an organization with over 36 years of experience promoting cultural exchange by sending teachers from across Latin America to schools and colleges in the United States. The call officially began this year to be part of the 2024-2025 cycle, giving all of these Argentine teachers the opportunity to experience teaching in North America.
“Selected teachers will teach the Spanish language and culture of their home country in North Carolina, South Carolina, or Virginia. They will receive a salary in dollars equivalent to a teacher’s salary in the United States, which ranges from $35,000 to $55,000 per year depending on the years of experience the teacher has at the time of application, and coverage Medical, travel tickets, support in the visa process and guidance during your stay. “The program also includes the option to travel with your spouse and children,” said Ronald Ramírez, Director of International Employment at the Participatory Education Program in Latin America.
80% of the teachers who participated in this cultural exchange are between the ages of 25 and 50, although the program accepts applicants of all ages, and approximately 50% of the selected teachers travel and settle in the United States. Families.
How to participate in participatory learning?
- An advanced level of English is required, as well as at least two years of full-time teaching experience after obtaining a degree in education.
- The teacher must be currently working and available to reside in the United States for a minimum of 2 years and up to a maximum of 5 consecutive years.
- You must have a valid driver’s license and have completed the Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination program.
Registration takes place via the web at: https://www.participatelearning.com/teach-in-the-usa/
From the moment you start applying, until the job offer is made by the US school district, about 3 months can pass, and then the visa procedures begin, which can take about a month. The selected teachers who have their visas processed will travel to the United States between June and July 2024, since the school year in the North American country begins in August and ends in May.
The Participatory Learning Program expands the boundaries and employment opportunities for Argentine teachers, while allowing the country to have more trained personnel to promote bilingual education. Thanks to this initiative, they grow as professionals and as people, uniting the world through global education. Participants return home with a renewed vision and a greater awareness of the power of teaching.