Upload the 10 items listed below to your Online Application.
We know the number of documents can seem overwhelming! Thai schools require a lot of documentation in order to hire teachers.
You don’t have to upload everything in one sitting; your progress will be saved.
- Program Specific Application [PDF]
- Medical Report [PDF]
- Personal Statement
- Essay format; address these prompts.
- Copy of bachelor’s degree
- Copy of transcripts
- Unofficial copy acceptable for application
- Passport-style or business-dress photo
- Casual photo
- One of you smiling and without a hat or sunglasses
- Passport picture page copy
- Must be valid for at least six months beyond the end of your stay
- If you don’t have a passport yet, please upload the receipt indicating you’ve applied for one.
- Two signed letters of recommendation
- Dated and printed on official letterhead or accompanied by a business card
- Recommenders should be persons that are/were directly responsible for the review of your academic and/or professional performance.
Before You Travel
- State or FBI Criminal Background Check
- Required for visa purposes and may be provided after you apply
- Must be on official letterhead with a stamp or seal and signature
- Must clearly cite that you have “no record”
- Must not be more than three months old at time of visa application, which occurs four to six weeks prior to program start-date. If you are applying more than three months before the program starts, you may submit your background check after the rest of your application.
Proof of Travel Health Insurance: Before traveling, all participants must possess international accident and sickness insurance that includes evacuation/repatriation coverage. We’ll share affordable options for you to consider. convenience. You may wait until your placement is confirmed before emailing us proof of coverage.
Visa Information: Participants must apply for a single-entry, non-immigrant (Type B) visa, which occurs after you’ve been accepted into the program. InterExchange will supply a visa sponsor letter and application instructions to accepted participants.
Required for visa:
- Visa Application Form
- Two passport-style photos (2x2)
- Passport (original)
- Diploma (copy)
- Letter of acceptance from employing school in Thailand
- Copy of recent bank statement showing access to $700
- State or Federal Criminal Background Check (original)
- Flight itinerary
- Money order for $80.00
- Prepaid return envelope (so they can mail your passport and visa back to you)
Documents You MUST Bring to Thailand:
- Non-Immigrant, Type “B” Visa
- Copy of State or Federal Criminal Background Check
- Notarized and certified copy of diploma
- Original diploma
- Official transcripts
- Official letter from your college’s registrar’s office stating the degree awarded and date earned (see note)
NOTE: Not all Thai officials require an official letter from your university’s registrar office. Depending on your placement location, InterExchange will notify you if this will be necessary.
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