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Ben Marsh 12/31 First time reviewed on ISR
American Int’l School Dhaka Bangladesh
Craig Monaghan 12/31 (report 5)
Bavarian International School Germany
Colegio de Ingleterra – The English School Colombia 12/31 evaluation 10 
Nobody observes you, and if they do, they won´t really know what they are looking for…
Yew Chung International School Shanghai China 12/31 evaluation 32 
The experience has been extremely good, for the most part. Administration extremely supportive…
Bavarian International School Germany 12/31 evaluation 3 
Area is expensive by German standards and you lose around 50% of your salary to tax. No job security…
GEMS World Academy Dubai UAE 12/31 evaluation 2 
Work load is tough. So much going on. HOS says we operate at 100km per hour, and as a result…
Gary Benfield 12/30 (report 3)
ABC International School Vietnam
American School Madrid Spain 12/30 evaluation 5
Overall, the package is certainly “adequate”. You aren’t going to get rich, but teachers rarely do!…
American International School Budapest Hungary 12/30 evaluation 13 
The results of a climate survey were so bad, teachers were told it had been hacked into and altered…
Mesaieed International School Qatar 12/30 evaluation 6 
I challenge anyone who disagrees with what I have said…
Vietnam Australia International School Vietnam 12/30 evaluation 3 
Pay is good especially for full time foreign hires. No PD & limited resources for international…
Shekou International School China 12/30 evaluation 8 
If you care at all about equity for local staff this is one school to avoid at all costs. I am appalled…
Craig Monaghan 12/27 (report 4)
Bavarian International School Germany
MEF International School Istanbul Turkey 12/27 evaluation 12 Enjoy the city..!
Repton School Dubai UAE 12/27 evaluation 10
You need HOD to sign so you can send something for photocopying – seriously! Still, I actually quite like it here…
Colegio de Ingleterra – The English School Colombia 12/27 evaluation 9 
TES has definitely been the most enriching, fulfilling and enjoyable of my career…
Taejon Christian International School South Korea 12/27 evaluation 3 
New Board made-up of only Koreans, no foreigners. Newly appointed Korean business administrator…
Jeddah Knowledge School Saudi Arabia 12/27 evaluation 13
Reprehensible & flagrant disregard of authority, comparable to a challenging inner city school in the West…
Khartoum International Community School Sudan 12/26 evaluation 8 
Unhealthy, unsafe place with a dry, dusty, unsanitary, hot environment & poor political situation…
John Jalsevac 12/24
Canadian International School Hong Kong
Steve Rothkopf 12/24 (report 4)
K. International School Japan
Colegio de Ingleterra – The English School Colombia 12/24 evaluation 8 
So come, join us. I am sure you will love love love it here.
Gems Academy Alexandria Egypt 12/24
First time reviewed on ISR    
Colegio de Ingleterra – The English School Colombia 12/23 evaluation 7 
South American school with 1950s furniture and colonial attitudes… 
Mesaieed International School Qatar 12/23 evaluation 5 
Good salary package, good health insurance, generous flight allowance. Good accommodation…
American School Vietnam 12/23 evaluation 7
Another casualty of this school just walked out the door yesterday…
Gary Benfield 12/20 (report 2)
ABC Inernational School Vietnam
Tom Hawkins 12/20 First time reviewed on ISR  
St. John’s International School Waterloo Belgium
Robin Campbell 12/20 (report 2)
Compass International School Qatar
Compass International School Qatar 12/20 evaluation 3 
Taken over by Nord Anglia. We have been promised great things & waiting to see if they deliver… 
International School Singapore 12/20 evaluation 9
There are over 30 international schools in Singapore. Some are better than ISS and some are worse…
Tim Teiman 12/19 (report 2)
Academia Cotopaxi Ecuador
Harrow International School Thailand 12/19 evaluation 6 
Open 13 years, strong& forever growing, site is fabulous, about to enter a 5- year plan of new buildings and…
New Cairo British International School Egypt 12/19 evaluation 11 
Administration seems quite clearly out of another century…
Mesaieed International School Qatar 12/19 evaluation 4 
Wire any current staff up to a lie detector and few would disagree with anything that’s been written here…
Lesley Tait 12/18 First time reviewed on ISR 
American Cooperative School of Tunis
Patricia Angoy 12/18 First time reviewed on ISR
International School of Luxembourg
English Modern School Qatar 12/18 evaluation 9
As a young single person it was a lot of fun. Life here seems good for families. Doha is a relatively safe…
Sinarmas World Academy Indonesia 12/18 evaluation 27 
Stuck for another 12 months and dreading it…
Roy Crawford 12/17 (report 5)
Northbridge International School Cambodia
Ian Hunt 12/17 First time reviewed on ISR
Northbridge International School Cambodia
Steve Paterson 12/17  First time reviewed on ISR
Northbridge International School Cambodia
Northbridge International School Cambodia 12/17 evaluation 16 
With great sadness I leave after 4 wonderful years. An excellent school in a very special country…
Global Paradign School Egypt 12/17 First time reviewed on ISR   
Alan Bredy 12/16 (report 5)
American Cooperative School of Tunis Tunisia
Mark English 12/16 (report 4)
American International School Jeddah Saudi Arabia
Dale Cox 12/16 First time reviewed on ISR  
Shekou International School
Ben Holman 12/16 (report 2)
Colegio Inglaterra Colombia
Al Maha English Schools Girl’s Division Doha 12/16 evaluation 4 
Qatar education is so poor because…
British International School Abu Dabu UAE 12/16 evaluation 2 
Look at the ADEC inspection report – google it and then decide.
Colegio de Ingleterra – The English School Colombia 12/16 evaluation 6 
Board moved to not renew directors contract. Parents & staff rallied en masse & board rescinded… 
Lee Whitnell 12/13 First time reviewed on ISR 
Cambridge English School Mangaf/Hawally Kuwait
Gertrude Gomez 12/13 First time reviewed on ISR
American Creativity Academy Kuwait
Shanghai Singapore International School Singapore 12/13 evaluation 13 
The students are a cool bunch of kids who made my miserable life at this school bearable…
Korea International School Jeju Campus Korea 12/13 evaluation 9 
Early reviews are harsh & I think written by people who would probably be malcontents under any…
International School Singapore 12/13 evaluation 8
Reasonable apartment is around $4,000 monthly (guards, pool, gym). School contributes $2,500…
Oxford International College Chengzhou Campus 12/13 evaluation 3 
Never have I been treated so nicely by a group of people…
American Creativity Academy Kuwait 12/13 evaluation 28 
As a teacher you are pretty much left alone to try any and all teaching strategies…
Harare International School Zimbabwe 12/12 evaluation 10 
My experiences are rewarding in the classroom, in my professional growth and in my social life…
Hong Kong International School Hong Kong 12/12 evaluation 16 
Hearsay and closed circles of “chosen ones” to decide your worth to the school….
International School Benghazi 12/12 evaluation 4
There are many issues at this school but the first and foremost at this time is safety and security…
Seri Omega Private & International School Malaysia 12/11 evaluation 2 
Owner demands that all class work is done with work sheets..
Korea International School Jeju Campus Korea 12/11 evaluation 8 
Eight expat kids in the school, all teachers’ kids…
Korea International School Jeju Campus Korea 12/11 evaluation 8 
Eight expat kids in the school, all teachers’ kids…
Bali International School Indonesia 12/11 evaluation 9 
Two principals and the director left first. Then the chairman of the board was arrested and put in jail…
Margaret Alvarez 12/10 First time reviewed on ISR 
International School Singapore
Richard Boerner 12/10
American International School Dhaka Bangladesh
Michael Chappell 12/10 (report 2)
Newlands International School Malaysia
American International School Kurdistan 12/10
First time reviewed on ISR
American International School Dhaka Bangladesh 12/10 evaluation 15 
The students are amazing, they come from all over the world . The parents are supportive…
Wellspring Learning Community Lebanon 12/10 evaluation 5 
It is disappointing the negativity of 1 or 2 expats has overshadowed the supportive ethos of the school…
American School Taichung Taiwan 12/9 evaluation 7
Most importantly, the leadership provided to the School in Director Andrew Corcoran is second to none…
Colegio de Ingleterra – The English School Colombia 12/9 evaluation 5 The English School is is on the up…
American International School Kingston Jamaica 12/9 evaluation 9 
If you think you can ignore it and focus on what goes on in your classroom, I wish you the best of luck…
Rob Fuller 12/6 First time reviewed on ISR
Lucaya International School Bahamas
Delice Scotto 12/6 (report 2)
Al Mizhar American Academy
Al Maha English Schools Girl’s Division Doha 12/6 evaluation 3 
Doha is nice and safe for ladies although you get stared at a lot by all the men and there are a lot of them…
Oxford International College Chengzhou Campus 12/6 evaluation 2 
The workload and the way I was treated by Management were the main reasons I left…
Vietnam Australia International School Vietnam 12/5 evaluation 2 
They’re teaching language now since you can’t teach math & science to students who don’t speak English…
Korea International School Jeju Campus Korea 12/5 evaluation 7 
Based on what I’ve read in previous reviews the school has improved DRAMATICALLY since its opening…
International School Phnom Penh 12/5 evaluation 18
Humiliating yet hopeful times at ISPP…
American School of Yaounde Cameroon 12/5 evluation 12 
Yaounde is a fun, but expensive and potentially dangerous place in which to go out and have fun…
Escuela Internacional de Sampedrana 12/5 evaluation 22 
It can feel a bit stressful when you can’t walk around outside by yourself….
American International School Budapest Hungary 12/4 evaluation 12 
The school leadership talks constantly about excellence, but to whom are we comparing our self?…
American International School Dhaka Bangladesh 12/4 evaluation 14 
The school gave them a letter of intent in October and led them to believe that they had jobs…
Supreme Education Council Qatar 12/4 evaluation 3
I have worked in the ‘education reform’ here for the past years and sadly have to say that it is well off target…
Maya Nelson 12/3 (report 3)
Hong Kong International School Hong Kong
Datin Low Peck Tin  First time reviewed on ISR
Austin Heights International School Malaysia
Seri Omega Private & International School 12/3 First time reviewed on ISR
American Creativity Academy Kuwait 12/3 evaluation 27 
If you are from Canada, be sure you check if your province will accept your years of teaching as experience…
Vietnam Australia International School, Vietnam 12/3
First time reviewed on ISR
International School Lusaka Zambia 12/3 evaluation 12 
Overall my experience here has been fine. There are daily frustrations, some corruption & tough situations…
Harare International School Zimbabwe 12/3 evaluation 9 
Constant fear of non-renewal of Work Permits by government. Families have been sent home…
Joelle Basnight 12/2 (report 3)
Cairo American College Egypt
Andy Ferguson 12/22 (report 2)
Cairo American College Egypt
Courtney Bailey 12/2 First time reviewed on ISR
Cairo American College Egypt
Julie Jackson-Jin 12/2 (report 2)
Cairo American College Egypt
Wayne Rutherford 12/2 (report 4)
Cairo American College Egypt
Maya Nelson 12/2 (report 2)
Hong Kong International School Hong Kong
Cairo American College Egypt 12/2 evaluation 13
CAC is a school constantly going through transition but is headed in the right direction…
Jeddah Prep and Grammar School Saudi Arabia 12/2 evaluation 6
I would like you to consider the fact many teachers have been here for up to 10 years…
Smart Village School Kipling Campus Egypt 12/2 First time reviewed on ISR
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