Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to common questions about our program that matches teachers and K-12 schools.


For Teachers

Find answers to common questions about our program, application process, pricing, eligibility, and more.

How to apply?

To apply, review our application process for a step by step breakdown and start your application. Make sure to provide all the required information and documents.

What is the program's duration?

The initial duration is a 3-year program with option to extend based on eligibility for a total maximum of 5 years.

What are the eligibility requirements?

To be eligible for our program, review our eligibility requirements.

How much does it cost?

The program's cost varies depending on factors such as the duration of the placement and dependents. Review our pricing for more information.

Can I choose the location?

Premium applicants indicate your preferred location during the application process. However, the final placement will depend on the availability of positions.

What are examples of cultural activities?

Each school year, J-1 teachers must complete and submit a report on their cross-cultural activities. This report is mandatory and must include the following two activities:

Local Activity: an activity that you organize for your classroom, host school, host school district population, or the community at large that showcases the history, traditions, heritage, culture, economy, educational system and/or other attributes of your home country. Examples include presenting home country’s traditional songs, dances, food, and music.

International Activity: an activity that you organize that facilitates cultural exchange and dialogue between your U.S. students and the students in your home country, through a virtual exchange or other means. The exchange should involve your entire class, rather than just a few students. Examples include pen-pal letter exchange, Zoom/virtual calls with students, and international book club.

For international activities, the home school and the U.S. host school should have the same education level (primary vs secondary school).


For Schools

Find answers to common concerns about matching and hiring teachers for your school.

Full Placement vs. Self Placement

Self-Placement: If you have a teacher already selected. Placements are arranged directly between the teacher and the host school, supplemented by Intrax's sponsorship.

Full-Placement: If you need help recruiting teachers. Placements are facilitated by Intrax, matching host schools with qualified teachers. The process may involve reviewing resumes, conducting interviews, and assessing the candidates' qualifications and experience.

What are the requirements?

Host schools must be accredited K-12 schools, including pre-kindergarten language immersion programs offered as regular courses of study by accredited primary schools in the USA.

How long does matching take?

The matching process can vary depending on factors such as availability and the specific requirements of the teacher and school.

What support and supervision is expected from the school?

Provide appropriate support and supervision to J-1 teachers, including mentoring, professional development opportunities, assistance in adapting to the U.S. educational system and cultural environment, and monitoring their progress and well-being as provided to their American counterparts.

  • Provide information regarding estimates for arrival logistics, food, housing, and local transportation costs between the teacher’s residence and the host school, expected work-related deductions.
  • Provide information regarding the name, location, a brief description of the host school, and the terms and conditions of compensation (with deductions from gross salary).
  • Provide teachers with an orientation on school policies and teaching expectations.
  • Provide information regarding certification or licensure procedures and costs if state licensing and/or certification is needed.
  • Involve exchange teachers in professional opportunities and school and community cultural activities, and support teacher in the required cross-cultural activities. Each J-1 teacher is required to complete two cultural activities per school year, one for each of the following two categories:
    • A local activity for the school and/or community that showcases the teacher's home country's culture.
    • An international activity that facilitates a dialogue between the teacher's U.S. students and students in their home country.
  • Monitor the performance of exchange teachers in the classroom and in carrying out official responsibilities.
  • Provide teachers with adequate classroom space, instructional materials, technology, and administrative support.
  • Communicate with Intrax regarding any questions or concerns about the programs or the teachers.
Are there any compliance or reporting requirements?

Fulfill all reporting requirements and comply with program regulations as outlined by Intrax and the U.S. Department of State. This includes maintaining accurate records, reporting any changes or incidents related to the exchange teachers, and communicating regularly with Intrax before, during, and after the program.

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