Supporting the independent education community


The IEU Teacher Exchange Program is offered as a member benefit to our members. To be eligible to apply for an exchange, teachers must have a minimum of five years teaching experience at the time of exchange (this is negotiable in some provinces of Canada).

The period of the exchange varies. In the UK and Canada, it is usually the Australian school year. In International schools, it is usually the Northern Hemisphere year - August/September to June (although this is negotiable).

Teachers on exchange continue to be paid by their home employer and their exchange year counts as service for all purposes eg accumulation of leave entitlements and incremental progression.

Usually, teachers exchange accommodation. It this is not possible, a commitment to provide suitable accommodation is required.