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J-1 Programs at Sagamore Institute

Qualified teachers from around the world are bringing their talents to American classrooms, and globally-minded schools are equipping today’s students with a greater awareness of the world as they learn.

Congratulations Dr. Roy Basa! 5th year teacher, Roy Basa, has been named as New Mexico Teacher of the Year for 2024! Roy Basa is a high school science teacher in the Zuni Public School District in Zuni, NM. Having been named Teacher of the Year he is now in the running for the National Teacher of the Year and we wish him luck! 

"I have enjoyed meeting new people from different countries and learning about their culture as well as visiting the amazing places, museums, parks, and history this country has. .. I feel blessed to be here, to make part of this community and to interact and share our culture with all the families and kids in the place we live"- J. Nunez
"The J1-Program has in some way or another broaden my horizon in understanding and embracing the culture of the Native Americans. It is such a wonderful experience to blend with their way of life. I have gained beautiful insights in dealing with my students, co-workers and even my bosses" -J. Teves

The Exchange Visitor Program promotes mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries by educational and cultural exchanges.  Foreign teachers have the opportunity to teach in accredited primary and secondary schools in the United States.  Exchange teachers sharpen their professional skills and participate in cross-cultural activities in schools and communities, and they return to their home country after the exchange to share their experiences and increased knowledge of the United States and the U.S. educational system. 

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