Toyota International Teacher Program

The Toyota International Teacher Program was an international professional-development opportunity for U.S. secondary school teachers, that focused on environmental stewardship and global connectedness. Selected teachers traveled on a short-term (2-3 week) study tour to a country that is at the forefront of innovative solutions to environmental challenges. The teachers explored environmental issues through hands-on activities and incorporated what they learned into interdisciplinary and solution-focused lesson plans to share with their students and communities in the U.S.

Where the Program Took Place

Since 1998, the Toyota International Teacher Program has sent a total of 685 U.S. secondary school teachers on intensive study tours to Japan, Costa Rica, the Galapagos Islands, and South Africa.

Program at a Glance

Fifty U.S. teachers were selected for the program: 24 participated in a study tour to South Africa and 26 participated in a study tour to Costa Rica. Since the program’s inception, 685 U.S. teachers have participated in Toyota International Teacher Programs in Japan, the Galapagos, Costa Rica, and South Africa.

Learn about Toyota

Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. is committed to being a good corporate citizen in the communities where it does business and believes in supporting programs with long-term sustainable results. Since 1991, Toyota has contributed more than $500 million to philanthropic programs in the U.S.


The Toyota International Teacher Program was sponsored by Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc.
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