Teacher exchange to take a break

The popular program has been suspended for 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Thank you to all for your support of our Teacher Exchange program throughout 2020.

Due to the global reach of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on global travel, accommodation, schools and communities, the International Teachers’ Exchange program has been suspended for 2021.

The IEU has been in constant contact with exchange participants who have been overseas throughout 2020, keeping abreast of changes that affect their daily lives.

Exchange coordinators and authorities are currently seeking the best ways teachers and their families can return safely to their homeland, consulting with government departments on costs of flights and quarantine arrangements.

COVID-19 has affected all our lives in 2020 and the International Exchange Program Coordinators recognise the additional stress teachers have been put under due to the pandemic. It is wonderful that so many of our current IEU exchange teachers have supplied photos and articles documenting their experiences. As you can see from the pages of Newsmonth, our teachers and making the best of these difficult times.

To those applicants who have been submitted applications for a match in 2021, I thank you for your interest and submissions. We will keep your applications for the following year.

Keep well and safe

Helen Gregory

Teacher Exchange Coordinator