Foreign Policy Association
recognizes The Cordell Hull Foundation in
Teacher Exchange Blog:
Cordell Hull Foundation for International Education is authorized by the
U.S. Department of State to sponsor J-1 visas for exchange visitors and
takes pride in overseeing exchange programs for teachers from
fifty countries. After enjoying the
experience of teaching in the United States on a temporary basis of
one to three years,
program participants return home to share memories and realistic feedback on American culture.
The Cordell Hull Foundation offices are centrally located in Midtown Manhattan on the
corner of Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street overlooking
the original New York City Library pictured at
left, two blocks from Grand Central Station.
To qualify as a J-1 exchange teacher visitor, foreign nationals must
be invited by a school, district or state to participate in CHF's Exchange
Visitor program and:
(1) meet the qualifications for teaching in primary or secondary schools in their
country of nationality or last legal residence,
(2) have at least three years' teaching or related professional experience,
(3) satisfy the standards of the US state where they will teach,
(4) be proficient in the English language,
(5) be of good reputation and character, and seek
to enter the U.S. to (6) teach full time.
Applications from individual teachers will be accepted and
kept in our database. CHF is not a personnel agency and does not
represent nor seek positions for individual foreign teachers. French teachers from
francophone countries must be certified to teach in France in order to
qualify for CHF's French immersion school programs. See CHF Teacher Application link at the bottom of this webpage which
includes a Memo of Understanding of J-1 and CHF program rules to sign and fax to CHF.
The English version of the form may be
completed in either English or French. For best results, the
Spanish version of the application should be completed in English.
from President Marianne Mason
The Cordell Hull
Foundation Teacher Exchange Program provides sponsorship
of J-1 visas for foreign teachers for a 1-3 year period. Since our founding
in 1951, the Foundation has successfully established programs in U.S.
schools sponsoring thousands of teachers from over fifty
The work of the
Foundation, a not-for-profit organization located in New York City, is dedicated
to Mr. Hull, the former U.S. Secretary of State and Nobel Peace Laureate honored
primarily for his efforts as prime architect of the United Nations. In keeping
with the late Secretary’s wishes, we seek to promote comity among nations through
education and cultural exchange.
We are proud of this record, the relationships
with our excellent schools and - of course - our outstanding teachers.
Numerous educators have shared with us the frustration of having difficulty
in inviting foreign nationals to contribute diversity and authenticity to language programs owing to the perceived complexity of the visa process or, we are told, the
prohibitive costs frequently incurred in steering visa applications to
Schools and public school districts are invited to learn more about the
J-1 visa teacher exchange program and that which we stand ready and able to do for you. For details, click on FAQs ...
Frequently Asked Questions on the navigation bar on the left side of this page.
Most CHF foreign visitors participate as teachers in bilingual programs in French, Spanish, German or
Greek. Others teach
or assist in programs such as ESL, music, sports, math, science and/or drama,
and in several specialized international baccalaureate schools.