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Working in the US - checklist needed please!

Discussion in 'Teaching abroad' started by pink_hippoes, Apr 8, 2012.

  1. pink_hippoes

    pink_hippoes New commenter

    Ive always wanted to work in the US everytime I have been there I have loved the country and the thought of teaching over there really excites me. I am hoping to try and secure one of the teaching exchange programmes through fulbright, but obviously need to talk to my head before going ahead with this.
    I was wondering if anyone could give me a checklist of all the thing I need to do to put this plan into action? Also is it the best idea to talk to my head or should I wait until Im a little further along the process? If I dont get the Fulbright thing how would I go about getting a teaching job?

    Any help would be gratefully received. Thanks :)
     
  2. pink_hippoes

    pink_hippoes New commenter

    Ive always wanted to work in the US everytime I have been there I have loved the country and the thought of teaching over there really excites me. I am hoping to try and secure one of the teaching exchange programmes through fulbright, but obviously need to talk to my head before going ahead with this.
    I was wondering if anyone could give me a checklist of all the thing I need to do to put this plan into action? Also is it the best idea to talk to my head or should I wait until Im a little further along the process? If I dont get the Fulbright thing how would I go about getting a teaching job?

    Any help would be gratefully received. Thanks :)
     
  3. I suspect the reason you haven't had a response on this is that there is already so much on this forum about working in the US. Just do a search - you might not like what you read but at least its a starting point.
    With regard to the Fulbright Scholarships, they are exchanges for a fixed period of time and once they are over you have to leave the US and return to your home country to continue your work/research etc. Again have a look at the Fulbright site. I'm not Fulbright but I do know a few (not in education though) and I know competition for places is intense - you really have to be offering something exceptional to be part of the program. So if you are seriously considering this I would get your headteacher on board asap as well as anyone else influential to support your application.
    If VIF still exists that could be worth a try. Hope this helps if only just as a starting point.
     

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