For Teachers

We are only as successful as our teachers and work very hard on ensuring of their success. TPG Cultural Exchange’s team has been featured in major publications around the world. We work to bring schools throughout the United States excellent Math, Science, Spanish, Elementary, English, and Special Education Teachers from around the world. Please note, we expect that you as a candidate have spent considerable time working to improve your skills (successfully enrolled in Spoken English Classes, Computer Skills Classes; and searched for resources regarding American Classroom Management Strategies).



  • 2 years of full-time teaching experience
  • Equivalent to 4 Year Education Degree
    • ie. 3 year degree (B.Com, B.SC, etc) + minimum of 1 year degree in Education (B.Ed or Diploma in Special Education)
  • Excellent English communication skills (verbal + written)

Costs teachers can expect to pay while they are on the program. Fees and costs vary by country, so we provide a range of costs to encompass all of the countries that TPG Cultural Exchange, LLC serves.

All costs are listed in $USD.

Teachers are paid on the same salary scale as US Teachers.

Teachers are offered comprehensive medical insurance that includes Medical Evacuation, Repatriation and Sickness/Accident Coverage.

Approximate Salary

The approximate salary range is $ 35,500 to $ 85,000 per annum prior to taxes. Your salary is based on your degrees and your attested K – 12 experience.

Approximate cost to living

The typical monthly expenses for a family of 3 are:

  1. Monthly Rent $750 – $1,500 (depending on the area)
  2. Food $750 – $1,000
  3. Utilities/Tel/Misc. $100 – $1,000
  4. Car/transport $250 – $500

Total monthly expense $1,850 – $4,000

Salary in the United States of America is subject to Federal and State income taxes and withholdings, and Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) Deductions (15 to 35% of salary depending on family composition). Based on your country of citizenship, you may be eligible for certain tax treaty benefits.

Potential Costs

Applicants to the Program may incur some personal costs to their collection of documents necessary to prove eligibility for a J-1 visa including credential evaluations ($150-$260), J1 Application Fee (currently $180, non-refundable and payable directly to the US Consulate) criminal background checks, exams for English proficiency (TOEFL, OPI) – $150. These costs are directly associated to the person and may range in value.