The J1 Visa Wise-Up Program

(How To Apply)

Are you ready to cross the bridge?


STEP 1: Share Your Reasons and Your Plans

  • Your biggest WHY.

Why do you want to teach in the US? (Feel free to read this BLOG POST to learn more.)

  • Your plans.

What are your plans after the duration of the J1visa program? (Feel free to read this BLOG POST to know the difference between J1/H1B visas.)

STEP 2: Answer the 9 Questions: (Please copy and paste)

  1. Are you an education graduate? If not, do you have a Certificate/Diploma in Professional Education?

2. Are you currently teaching at the primary or secondary level (K-12) in your home country?

3. Do you have a current and valid teaching license from your home country?

4. Do you possess sufficient proficiency and command of the English language to teach effectively?

5. Do you have at least five years of full-time teaching experience?

6. Do you agree to come to the U.S. temporarily (up to 3-5 years) as a full time teacher of record in an accredited primary or secondary (K-12) school?

7. Are you of good reputation and character?

8. Are you physically fit, mentally healthy, and have no pending cases or been convicted of any crimes?

9. Do you agree to return to your home country after the duration of your J1 visa program (up to 3-5 years)?

STEP 3: Attach your RESUME in pdf form


Your email should have the following:

  1. Your Reasons and Your Plans (Please type in the body of the email, not as attachment)

  2. Responses to the 9 questions above (Please type in the body of the email, not as attachment)

  3. Resume in PDF format (Send as attachment)

  4. Use Teach-USA J-1 Visa Wise-Up Program as your Subject when you compose your email.