Today is National Teacher Appreciation Day in the US! We appreciate our Exchange Teachers and their contributions to their schools and communities.
“A teacher takes a hand, opens a mind, and touches a heart.”
Spirit Cultural Exchange welcomes teachers every year to teach at top-rated, accredited US primary and secondary school districts across the United States. Spirit’s BridgeUSA Teacher Program is professional exchange program designated by the US Department of State. International teachers come from all over the world to share their international expertise and culture with American students and staff.
To celebrate National Teacher Appreciation Day, we would like to share with you some of our favorite Exchange Teacher stories below:
Two of Spirit’s Exchange Teachers on the BridgeUSA Teacher Program, brothers Robert and Brian from Kenya, explain how they have been able to share their culture with their American students in Illinois.
Last October, Spirit staff member Suzanne was able to visit some of our Host Schools and BridgeUSA Exchange Teachers in Arizona.
Spirit’s Teacher Program provides the opportunity for international educators to share their culture with American schoolchildren by teaching in the US and hosting virtual exchanges between their American classrooms and children in their home country. Our exchange teachers have planned many cross-cultural events, and we just had to share them! Here are some of the virtual exchanges that took place in Host Schools throughout the United States.
Television station KXAN-TV reached out to our J-1 Teacher Program participants to interview them about their time preparing to teach in the US.
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