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Foreign Teachers Get Opportunity To Learn About N.C. Students

Posted October 9, 2003

— More teachers from across the globe are coming to North Carolina, thanks to a special program.

When the

Visiting International Faculty program

, which is based in Chapel Hill, started in 1987, it brought 12 foreign teachers to North Carolina. Today, there are 900 teachers in the program.

"They [the teachers] bring different experiences and it reflects the real world," principal Myrna Pagan said.

The participants teach in the United States for up to three years, then they go back home to share what they have learned.

In Triangle classrooms alone, there are currently 125 foreign teachers who are part of the Visiting International Faculty program.

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