Teach America Program (TAP)

TAP with YCM

Our program offers foreign educators an opportunity to gain experience in the most recognized education system in the world. Through TAP, teachers from countries like the Philippines and Jamaica are offered J-1 visas, which legally allows them to live and work in the US for a period of one year. This visa can be extended up to 3 years, for teachers keen on maximizing their professional learning and experience.

Benefits of TAP

Working through our program comes with multiple benefits to teaching professionals:

  • Free application and placement services

  • Nationwide job placement opportunities

  • Earn in USD, as per US salary standards

  • Paid days off

  • Access to a professional network of educators

  • J-2 application option, allowing you to bring dependents along

  • Insurance

  • Housing solutions

  • Assistance with visa applications


  • Qualified to teach in any of the different educational levels in American schools: Kindergarten, Elementary, Middle School, or High School.

  • Presently employed as a teacher, at the time of application.

  • A minimum of 3 years of teaching experience.

  • Intent to teach in area of qualification/expertise.

  • No criminal record.

  • Proven proficiency in English language.