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The following organizations recruit or employ a rather large number of teachers overseas, primarily in elementary and secondary school positions.

International Educational Exchange Program (Fulbright-Hays Act)

U.S. Department of Education
(Elementary and secondary education)
U.S. Department of State
(Exchange programs for educators, university lecturing and advanced research)
Institute of International Education
(Teaching assistantships and fellowships for study and research)
Peace Corps::
(Elementary, secondary, normal, and vocational schools and universities. No teaching experience required.)
Department of Defense
Department of Defense Dependent Schools (DoDDS) (See below for detailed information.)
International Schools Services
(Teaching in American-sponsored, community-sponsored, privately operated, or company-sponsored schools)

United States Territories, Possessions, and Outlying States

American Samoa
Puerto Rico
Virgin Islands
Northern Mariana Islands

Teaching Positions with the Department of Defense Dependent Schools (DoDDS)

The Department of Defense operates schools, pre-kindergarten through grade 12, in overseas areas for the purpose of providing American, public school-type education for minor dependents of active duty military and civilian personnel in overseas areas.

Applying for a Teaching Position in the DoDDS

The Department of Defense Education Activity processes applications for DoDDS teaching positions. Applicants are encouraged to apply by early January for employment during the following school year. For more information, please visit the Department of Defense Education Activity website (

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