1) Transport to and from your home of origin is built into your contract. This is critical because if the school decides to terminate you after a 2-3 month observation period, or you are not able to get a work visa, they are required to repatriate you back to your place of origin.
2) Insurance Clause: Some countries of origin will require there to be an insurance package attached to expat- hire contact so that the country you are going to becomes responsible for your health care and for a life insurance policy.
3) Visa Clause: The school is responsible for advocating and obtaining your visa. Your entry into the country may, at first, be on a tourist visa, but the onus is on the school to ensure that you obtain a work visa so you may work legally in the country.
4) War and/or Disaster Clause: You can advocate in advance for a paid, safe exit from a country in the event that a war or some other form of disaster should occur.
5) Housing Clause: Expat contracts almost always come with a housing clause that either provides full housing or partial payment towards rent.
6) Transportation Clause: Expat contracts often provide transport clauses that ensure you have transport from home to school, and back each day.
7) Salary and Bonus Clause: Your salary and any bonuses are clearly stated.
8) English Contract: Expat contracts are provided in English while you are still in your home country.
9) Advice: A third party can preview your contract to ensure that all is as it should be before signing.
10) Investigating the School: You have the time to check out the administration of the school through ISR and other organizations to ensure that you are going to a reputable school.