VIP Launches U.S. Teachers Program For Filipino Teachers
Zia Kalong | Oct 5, 2018
“What all good teachers have in common, however, is that they set high standards for their students and do not settle for anything less.”
Civilizations are built on the premise that human societies are meant to evolve and grow. This noble process of persistent development is most cherished and best illustrated in institutions of education. It seems quite odd, therefore, that some governments elect to sweep educational reforms under the rug year after year. Unfortunately, ours is no exception.
Same Old Problems
“New school year, same problems, says teachers” is the all too honest, all too relatable headline of an article by Philippine Star. “Low salary and unbearable workload” cries a CNN Philippines article. These dilemmas are not surprising in the least. More and more teachers are finding less and less reasons to stay, but it’s not uncommon of them to be fazed by fear of change or the amount of money it would take to actually leave and explore other options. Unbeknownst to many, there is a vast number of practical opportunities just waiting for them, which is where VIP comes into the picture.
A Whole New Solution
VIP came into being when CEO Mary Lou Cunanan realized the immeasurable impact of Cultural Exchange Programs after having gone through one herself. She thus ventured into the business of bringing promising Filipinos at the forefront of global industries, hence Vision International Philippines. For almost 3 years now, Vision has been scouting talents all over the Philippines, helping them turn their dreams into reality. VIP has since sent more than 1,500 applicants to the U.S. under the J-1 Visa which enables participants to undergo Cultural Exchange Programs including Internship, Traineeship, Work and Travel, Au Pair and now, the Teachers Program.
By recognizing the locals’ hunger for more opportunities and reconciling it with a growing foreign demand for overseas teachers, VIP opened its doors to the J1 Teachers Program which gives participants a 3 to 5-year full-time teaching position in America, immersing them in a fresh new culture and learning system. Plus, it’s a great way to save up. Qualified applicants could earn from Php 141,333 to Php 234,083 per month. There is also health insurance provided at the start of the program. But the best part is, their spouse and children can come with them in the U.S., so homesickness won’t be a problem.
If you are currently working as a teacher here in the Philippines and have at least 2 years of teaching experience under your belt, you can apply for the program, regardless of your age. Those who have experience teaching primary, pre-kindergarten or secondary school levels are also very welcome to apply. A variety of subject backgrounds are needed such as Mathematics, Science, Languages, and Special Education. To know more, visit us on our Facebook page and we’ll gladly attend to your queries.
Our Shared Mission
The Cultural Exchange Program was conceived to foster international relations, to build a better world for future generations by championing cultural understanding between nations and peoples. Teachers are bound by professional duty to do the same in a classroom setting. They facilitate understanding, encourage communication, but most importantly and quite uniquely, they instill precious values into the hearts and minds of those who will shape mankind’s future. Teachers are thus the backbone of the educational system, which makes their personal growth and enlightenment national matters. This is why we want our teachers to never cease learning, growing, and to never settle for less.
This World Teachers’ Day, VIP raises a glass to the teachers who raise the bar for future generations and day by day shape the fate of our world.
Happy Teachers’ Day!