It can seem overwhelming to distinguish yourself in today’s flooded market of talented educators. Many teachers are now seeking unique experiences to enhance their employability. Here’s why participating in one of Amity’s Exchange Programs is the life-changing opportunity you need to take your teaching career to the next level.
Experience in a U.S. classroom will transform you into a versatile and adaptable educator.
Exposure to new and unique teaching styles is one of the most effective ways for a teacher to hone his or her professional skills and confidence. Teachers are confronted with unique challenges daily. Our Amity alumni frequently express that their training in a U.S. classroom greatly increased their ability to foresee and handle diverse situations and student needs.
You will greatly improve your English language skills.
Nothing will excel your foreign language skills faster than practicing in a real-world setting. While integrating into a new U.S. community and school, you will find it essential to practice English on a daily basis. 100% of Amity participants return to their home countries with vastly improved English language skills and fluency.
You’ll develop cross-cultural awareness.
We live in an increasingly global society. School communities are a microcosm of the greater world, bringing together individuals from different backgrounds and unique cultures. International experience will provide you with cultural intelligence and global competence, which will directly improve your ability to teach increasingly diverse student populations. Your future students, employers, and colleagues will benefit from your widened worldview and cultural understanding.
Experience abroad is a unique resume booster.
Living and teaching abroad requires a great deal of skills that make a prospective employee stand-out. Employers will take note of your flexibility, resourcefulness, maturity and perseverance, all character traits that are essential for moving across the world. Your willingness to leave your comfort zone while seeking an opportunity of professional and personal growth will greatly set you aside from other applicants.
Your professional network will grow tremendously.
Networking is an essential part of career development. Many Amity Alumni stay closely connected with former supervisors, principals, administrators, and colleagues. These individuals often serve as mentors, references, and guides for the remainder of our participants’ careers. Establishing connections throughout the world opens the door to unique professional opportunities and resources.