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If you are a foreign teacher interested in having Teachers Council sponsor your J-1 Exchange Visitor/BridgeUSA Program for Teachers, please submit a J-1 Initial Eligibility Form. Upon review, we will contact you if we’d like to set up an interview for sponsorship and/or job placement. You may also email

If you are a US school official interested in hiring and hosting J-1 Teachers, please complete the J-1 Host School Open Positions form, and we will contact you to answer questions and learn more about your hiring needs. You may also email


As of March 8, 2022, Teachers Council, Inc. has been designated by the US Department of State to sponsor J-1 Trainee Visas in the following three occupational categories: Education, Social Sciences, Library Science, Counseling and Social Services; Hospitality and Tourism; Management, Business, Commerce and Finance. Please email for more information. If you are a teacher, or looking to hire a teacher, the J-1 Trainee Visa is not the correct category to pursue.


If you are a foreign teacher interested in H-1B services, please submit an H-1B Initial Eligibility Form. You may also email

For all other inquires, please email with your specific inquiry.