HOW? Your Options To The J1 Visa Program

Teachers who want to teach via the J1 visa program have different options to achieve this opportunity.

First, teachers can go directly to the visa sponsors. Sponsors generally ask school districts to shoulder the sponsorship cost, so teachers do not pay out-of-pocket expenses. They may also have self-placed programs, which means the teacher has to pay the sponsorship fees.

Second, teachers can ask agencies in the Philippines (or in your country) that have a partnership with an agency in the U.S. to help them with the visa sponsorship. Please know that you might be paying double in fees. Please read the fine print.

Third, teachers can ask third-party agents based in the U.S. to help them connect with a J1 visa sponsor.  (Teach-USA is an example).

Different third-party agents do things differently - in terms of preparation and processes. They also charge differently. Some agencies can charge as much as $$000 in total expenses. Some agencies would ask that teachers pay the fees outright. (Remember agency fees are separate from sponsorship fees, U.S. embassy application fees, flight fees, and other fees.) Some allow teachers to pay while already in the U.S.

In Teach-USA, we also do things differently. Because we believe in the value of creating meaning and purpose, we initially prepare our teachers by immersing them in the Teach-USA preparatory program called "Wise-Up!"

We believe in empowering the teachers to be adept decision-makers by giving them the autonomy and freedom to be resourceful and at the top of their game in the entire learning experience. 

We prepare teachers mentally, emotionally, and spiritually because we know that in doing so, we allow them to be leaders of their own lives - responsible and accountable.

Yes, Teach-USA is one-of-a-kind, and we are happy to be one.

We also believe that your dream of teaching in the U.S. will happen no matter what pathway you choose. And no matter what course you decide to take, then there's your fate and destiny.

My mother would always say, "if it's meant to be, it will be." But sometimes, in making things happen, you have to decide based on what you know, how you feel, and what you think feels right for you.

And wherever life takes you, keep the faith!

God Bless Teachers!


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OTHER BETTER OPTION:


Please look into the Wise-UP Collaboration Program.  It is the heart of Teach-USA. 


You can join this program, get wise about everything, and achieve your US goals! 


To join this program, please go to https://www.teach-usa.net/wise-up-collaboration-program


*This program is the CORE training that will help you move forward to your dreams!





31 comments:

  1. Hello Mam Gemma can I ask? How much will I spend all in all?

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    1. It will really depend on the agency you choose. Teach-USA charges the lowest, in total, compared to all other third party agents.

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  2. I am looking forward to work in the US Maam Gemma by Gods Grace and Gods perfect time.I am praying that 2022 will be my year. Thank you always for the opportunity Teach-USA.God Bless.

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    1. Hi mam Gemma..I am interested to teach in the USA can you help me how?God bless and thank you

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    2. yes, please start here- https://www.pinoyteacherstories.com/2022/01/which-is-better-h1b-or-j1-visa.html

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  3. I am interested to apply, hopw you can guide me how to do it. Thank you

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    1. Please see https://www.teach-usa.net/how-to-apply for details. Thanks!

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  4. I am interested to apply here Ma'am Gemma.

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    1. go for it! please see https://www.teach-usa.net/how-to-apply

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    2. Hello maam Gemma I'm interested to teach in USA maam in Gods grace with His perfect time. Can I ask your help?

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  5. I am determined to be a teacher in the US Ma'am. Please help me.

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    1. Go for it! Please see https://www.teach-usa.net/how-to-apply.

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  6. If I am asked to return to the Philippines and haven't found any work in the US that would support my living, then I would do so. However, I will try again and apply. Giving up is not an option. I think, if I give my best and do everything that I can, I would stay and work in the US.

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  7. I think Teach-USA is my best choice. This is what I've been looking for, an agency that make me mentally, emotionally, and spiritually prepared in our endeavors. I'm looking forward to be given a chance to be a part this program.

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  8. Mam Gemma I am looking forward to be a part of this program. Godbless everyone.

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  9. I am determined and always positive that Teach-USA can help me achieve my goal in teaching USA. If I am asked to return to the Philippines for not finding work in the US and support my living then I have to. But I will do first everything with the help of my cousin and sister in law perhaps everything will be ok if it is really for me so be it.

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  10. I am very certain that Teach-USA can help me achieve my American dream. However, there might be cases that will happen that are beyond their control, just like termination before the contract ends. This is frustrating and terrifying to most of the employees but can be overcome with any less fear. If I am asked to return to the Philippines anytime, then I would do so. However, with the tiniest chance I have with my hands, I will make use of it. I will do my very best to look for a variety of options. Seek help and advice from the people who are experts in times of need.

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  11. I maintain this positivity of mine to reach my dream to teach in USA. I trust this process. I want to return in home country with the smile in my face together with the experiences learned in USA as teacher.

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  12. I have this gut feeling that Teach USA is an answer to my long-awaited childhood dream. You want us to be responsible enough for the decisions that we will be choosing. It is admirable that you wanted to bring out the best in us. Preparing us to be wholistically ready to face the whole wide world and be competitive. I am looking forward to working with you as I will chase my dreams and ambitions in life.

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  13. Thank you for all you do, the encouragement and motivation. I am determined and positive that Teach-USA can help me achieve my goal of teaching across boarders especially teaching in USA.

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  14. Hello after reading all your comments here it reflects also my eagerness and warm interest to teach in the USA.At first I prayed intently to God to guide me in this path of endeavor. Until this time since July 2021 I keep on praying that with God's will He will bring me in the other part of the world in order to experience teaching with passion to the diverse kind of learners across the globe.I am very determined with a strong motivation to experience with the USA team of educators teaching the youth to be a very responsible citizens of the world.

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  15. Thank you maam Gemma. With the encouragement, I believe TEACH USA can help me achieve my dream to cross the bridge and teach in the US.

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  16. I choose Teach USA because Teach-USA is one- of-a-kind.You value of creating meaning and purpose, Your third party agency initially prepare your teachers by immersing them in the Teach-USA preparatory program called "Wise-Up!".You are empowering the teachers to be adept decision-makers by giving them the autonomy and freedom to be resourceful and at the top of their game in the entire learning experience. With thisI wopuld like to ask how much I am going to prepare for the expenses of this process.Please may I know and guide me on how to start with the process?

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  17. Amen and Amen to all of our endeavours and all our plans and moves just to be in our dream country. God be our refuge and strength. God bless also the Teach-USA team as our instrument to achieve our teaching- USA destiny. πŸŒΏπŸ’žπŸŒΏπŸ’žπŸŒΏ

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  18. I am inspired and willing to apply. Thanks Ma'am Gemma and Teach-USA team.

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  19. I will maintain the positivity of mine in dealing situations like this. I will seek advises from the teachers who already experienced and followed the better actions .And most of all, I will cherish every moment, every experience if given a chance to fulfill one of my biggest dreams in life- to be able to teach and live in US.

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  20. Hello Maam Gemma,im very much interesting and willing to apply to teach in USA since ive been there last 2019 for presented research in New York and ive stayed in LA so, as i observe the place which is nicely and comfortable and i think gives future to my kids if im given a chance,actually i had already my JO number in Texas but i dont have J1 visa to allow me to work there,can help me maam Gemm to process it...i have only B1 visa with multiple entry and iwill expire on 2029.

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  21. If I applied for a job and recieved an offer but the school does not sponsor can I be assisted through teach usa?

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    1. Hi maam gemma....im a public school teacher, teaching for 10 years I'm excited and willing to apply and teach in the US but not for this time ma'am coz as of now I don't have passport yet so I'm looking forward to have it this year hopefully ma'am so that I can apply....

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