Making the Most of Your Two-Year Home Requirement


They say, if life gives you lemons, make lemonade!

And why not?

You may not deserve the lemons, but you know that anything that doesn't kill you makes you stronger, better, and wiser! Plus, the lemonade is heart!


Sharing some Q&A that may ignite a light and fire within you! 


Question #1: Is it OK not to teach again during my two-year home requirement? 

Answer: YES. Basis: https://www.pinoyteacherstories.com/2022/06/not-currently-teaching-eligibility.html.


Question #2: What Will I Do? How Will I Make the Most of My Two-Year Home Requirement?


Answers:

Teach again!

Generously share your US experience to your former school

Share your insights and learning to different schools and universities

Enjoy your money!

Start a business

Help in your family business

Write a book

Start a podcast

Visit the sick, old, and dying

Rebuild your relationships with family, relatives, and friends

Plant a tree/Garden

Shop galore!

Renovate your house

Sell the US stuffs you acquired through the years

Volunteer in schools

Volunteer in the orphanage

Be of service to non-profit organizations

Help your barangay

Travel within the Philippines

Travel outside the Philippines - but be wary of the number of days/weeks/months you are out because it will count against your two-year home requirement.

And more!


And then, you will realize the two years have passed you by that quickly!


Question #3: When can I start applying with J1 visa again?

Answer: Around 2-3 months before the end of your two-year home requirement. 


Question #4: When can I start applying with H1B visa again?

Answer: Around 6-8 months before the end of your two-year home requirement. 


Your Options to your next J1 stint or H1b visa opportunity:


1. Do-It-Yourself
2. Apply with POEA-licensed agencies in the Philippines
3. Apply with other third-party agencies in the US
4. Apply with Teach-USA


Enjoy!


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