The Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) is a designated sponsor of an Exchange Visitor Program by the United States Department of State. Through this designation, NDE is able to sponsor teachers from other countries to teach in Nebraska. NDE currently holds agreements with Spain, Mexico, and China.  Highly qualified visiting teachers from Spain, Mexico, and China can be brought to teach in Nebraska elementary, middle, and high schools for a period of up to three years with the possibility of an additional two-year extension.