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The Cordell Hull Foundation for International
Education is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to continuing the work of Cordell Hull,
awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1945 as "Father of the United Nations."
Secretary Hull served for twelve years under Franklin Roosevelt, the longest-serving
Secretary of State in U.S. history. Embracing his goals of international
peace, the Cordell Hull Foundation (CHF) has offered programs to improve
relations between the United States and other countries, primarily through
educational and cultural exchange, since 1951.
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Exchange on the tab at the left of the page for
more detailed information about the J-1 Exchange Visitor Teacher Program
which the U.S. Department of State authorizes CHF to sponsor.
The J-1 visa
Exchange Program was established by the Educational and Cultural
Exchange Act of 1961, as amended.
Both foreign teachers and
students in American
classrooms benefit through learning about the customs and mores of other
nationalities, as well as literature and spoken language skills.
Cordell Hull Foundation offices are located in
midtown Manhattan on the
corner of Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street. Overlooking
the original New York City Library building,
the Foundation is centrally located two blocks from Grand Central Station. Behind the NYC Public Library lies the 4-block square Bryant
Commitment to Global Education and Peace
The Cordell Hull Foundation actively sponsors exchange
programs for qualifying teachers from all over the world. Teachers hail from
over sixty countries including
Argentina, Australia, Austria, Barbados, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Denmark,
England, Estonia, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala,
Honduras, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kenya, South Korea, Lebanon,
Luxembourg, Malaysia, Martinique, Mexico, Nepal, The Netherlands, New Zealand,
Nicaragua, Nigeria, Panama, Romania, Russia, South Africa, Scotland, South
Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia,
Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, Uruguay, Venezuela, and Wales. After enjoying the
experience of teaching in the United States from 1-3 years,
teachers return to their home countries to share positive memories
and feedback on a more accurate impression of American culture than
is reflected in the media. Note:
Teacher programs are not restricted to countries
Click here for
History of Cordell Hull.
CHF J-1 VISA
Teacher Exchange Program
Primary languages represented
are French, Spanish, Greek, German, and Mandarin.
Through contracts with individual public and private schools and school
systems throughout the US, CHF administers J-1 visa
exchange teacher visitor programs primarily in
foreign-language and language immersion, bilingual, ESL,
and Baccalaureate curricula.
J-1 Exchange Visitor Program allows elementary and
secondary-school teachers to teach under CHF J-1 visa sponsorship in
the U.S. from 1-3 years, renewable annually. CHF works directly with
schools rather than
or other third-party intermediaries. The Foundation is not an employment
agency and does not look for positions in which to place individual foreign
teachers nor do we allow foreign teachers to pay for cost of sponsorship
in our Exchange Visitor Teacher program. No fees are
charged for teacher
referrals from our database.
For information on our exchange program, click on this
Teacher Exchange Program for
left: Aline Rodriguez, from Merida, accompanied by her students in a Spanish
Immersion school in the Midwest.
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Testimonials and stories.
The Cordell Hull Foundation specializes
in language-immersion curricula - French,
German, and Mandarin - where students are taught regular subjects in the
target language. We also sponsor
foreign language and ESL teachers.
Currently, CHF accepts applications from
schools and school districts. We do not respond to inquiries
from recruiters or attorneys. Teachers applying for an existing program must first read the
Frequently Asked Questions
link on our website and
J-1 Visa Exchange Teacher page,
then complete our Teacher application form. The About Us/ Cordell
Hull Biography section might assist in answering essay questions.
CHINA Teacher Exchange
- Hanban and Shanghai High School
CHF is proud to
collaborate with Hanban,
the Chinese Government Ministry of Education, to bring Chinese teachers to
the US, and with Shanghai High School to help American teachers find
teaching positions in China. The well-groomed sprawling campus of
Shanghai High School, spread out over acres of gardens, walkways and
buildings, is organized around subject areas such as languages, mathematics,
science, and arts. Academic and character standards are high. There is a waiting list of
applicants to join the student body of over 2,000 students.
Teachers interested in working at Shanghai High School may visit the school website
for further information:
here for advice on successful interview for J-1 visa in Chinese
See CHF Teacher
Perspectives for English version.
deLesseps S. "Toni"
Morrison Summer Study Program
Summer Studies Program in Antigua, Guatemala, aids businesspeople and teachers
to rapidly become
fluent in Spanish while enjoying an idyllic setting in this
quaint village in Central America. CHF has documented success for learners who stay immersed in Spanish for a sustained period
without reverting to English or the learner's native language.
information on Foundation programs, donor opportunities and
sponsorship may be found in the
Click on one of the icons
below to download the
Teacher Application Form:
Written by CHF trustees and edited by Communications
Director Joseph Scott.
Fax: (646) 349-3455
The Cordell Hull Foundation
501 Fifth Avenue,
New York, NY 10017