What/how do I need to submit to complete the application?
To be fully considered, you will need to submit all following documents by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Detail resume/CV
- Official transcripts from the college/university attended
- A detail course by course evaluation report that is evaluated by the private accredited agency with Department of Education in the U.S. This is a list of evaluation agencies that are accepted by most State Department of Education. (You will need to check with department of education in the state where you would like to teach for an exact list)
- A copy of teaching certificate or other proof of qualifications to teach primary or secondary school
- Three professional reference letters
- A clear police back ground check
- TOFEL score of 76 or higher (some states department of education require higher score. These countries are exempted)
Do I really need to take tests?
How long is the teaching term?
J1 program is administered by Department of State for promoting cultural exchange activities. Under J1 teacher program, the maximum allow for participation is three years.
Is there a fee to participate in the program USA?
Yes, there are fees to be participated in our program for teachers. Program fee is due when a confirmation of hiring is issue. Contact us for detail.
How can I know if I am a certified teacher or not?
A certified teacher has a valid teaching certificate issued by department of education or similar government agency at your home country. Any private institute or schools issued certificates will not be considered as a certified teacher but it may be counted toward your educational credits. Contact your local Department of Education for teacher license information.
How long will it take for me to get selected by school representatives?
It will depend on your educational field and personal character; some fields are in higher demand than in the others. To expedite the process, prepare requested documents as completed as possible to avoid further delay of your participation to teach in the U.S.
Where are you located?
We are located in beautiful Austin Texas.
Do I need to pay taxes?
You will need to pay any federal and or state income tax when earned but may not subjected to FICA or Medicare tax, see the following.
Any J-1 teacher/researcher who has been in the U.S. for two calendar years or less, out of the last six calendar years, is considered to be a nonresident alien for tax purposes.
Generally, any other visa holder (e.g. H1-B) who is in the U.S. for less than 183 days during his/her first visit here, would be a nonresident alien for tax purposes in that year. Visits in the subsequent year count toward testing for tax residency status.
Once you become a resident alien for tax purposes, you are subject to the same taxes as a U.S. citizen. A nonresident alien is taxed differently than a U.S. citizen or Resident Alien. For example, a nonresident alien is not entitled to the standard deduction that is available to U.S. citizens and Resident Aliens. For detail, visit IRS website or click here