The organization Participate Learning opened the call for Costa Rican teachers and professors who want to participate in its global education program, which has led 200 Ticos to work in the United States. This is a cultural exchange initiative with which Tico teachers will work for a period of three to five years at the US, starting in August 2021.
Currently available positions are to instruct children between the ages of 5 and 10, at the preschool and elementary levels. Those selected must share insights about Costa Rican culture and teach Spanish as a second language.
Teachers with families can also participate
Applying to be part of the program is a free process, however, those interested in doing so must meet requirements such as: speak English fluently, have a university degree in teaching, have at least two years of full-time work experience in school or college, have a driver’s license and experience behind the wheel.
Teachers who have families can also register, since the program includes the management of visas for the entire family nucleus, that is, spouse and children, during the period that the educator remains in their teaching work.
As for the teacher’s benefits, they will earn a salary equal to that of an American educational professional, they will have medical insurance, visa processing and a plane ticket. Registration is virtual using the organization’s online platform.