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 in 2020.

Due to the global reach of the pandemic and its impact on 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 in 2020, keeping abreast of changes that affect their daily lives.

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

COVID-19 has affected all our lives in 2020 and the International Exchange Program Coordinators recognise the stress the pandemic has caused teachers. It is wonderful to see so many of our IEU exchange teachers sharing photos and articles documenting their experiences.

As you can see from the pages of Newsmonth, teachers and making the best of these difficult times.

To those applicants who have been submitted applications for a match in 2021, we 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, helen@ieu.asn.au