International Teacher Exchange

An International teacher exchange allows you to

about a different education system
teaching opportunities to enhance your proven outstanding teaching practice
with international cultures and communities

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International teacher exchange

Through the department's International Teacher Exchange Program, you could swap teaching positions and personal accommodation with a similarly placed overseas teacher for one year, commencing in  January 2020.

Exchange selection is a competitive process. Applicants will be considered on their merit with preference being given to teachers who:

  • have demonstrated exceptional practice, in particular if they have achieved Highly Accomplished or Lead Teacher accreditation;
  • provide a strong recommendation from their principal / director around their professional and personal suitability for an exchange.

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Be inspired

Hear from some of our international teacher exchange participants about how they've benefited from the program.

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Connect with us and other teachers interested in a teacher exchange through the Teacher exchange NSW Facebook page.

Talk to us

Contact our teacher exchange team via or phone 02 7814 3820.