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Yongsan International School Korea 1/30 evaluation 2 
Previously known as Internationall Christian School – First time reviewed under new name. 
Colegio Internacional de Carabobo Venezuela 1/30 evaluation 8 
Cost of living very low , though it fluctuates violently. For the moment, the potential for saving is high…
Advanced Learning Schools Saudi Arabia 1/30 evaluation 3 
There are no indications that the school is closing down whatsoever…
American Baccalaureate School 1/30 evaluation 21
I worked at another school previously in Kuwait so I have relevant experience for comparison…
Kathy Khayat 1/29 (report 7)
Advanced Learning Schools Saudi Arabia
American Baccalaureate School 1/30 evaluation 20
I’m not bitter or resentful , but I do want prospective teachers to have some idea of what to expect…
Al Ghanim Bilingual School Kuwait 1/29 evaluation 7
ASSITANCE WITH VISAS: its a 3 out of 10 because I never got a working visa. I was here for 3 years…
Monti Hallberg 1/28 First time reviewed on ISR 
American International School Jeddah Saudi Arabia
Garden International School Thailand 1/28 evaluation 6 
It’s a pleasure to work at the school due to the location, the students and the quality of life this area offers.
Heritage Private School Cyprus 1/28 evaluation 2
Despite having eight wonderful years of teaching here, I would have to conclude…
Advance Generations Schools Jeddah Saudi Arabia 1/28 evaluation 2 
Should you try to discipline them you run the risk of being sacked, not that that would be a bad thing…
Martin Mai 1/26 (report 4)
Pledge Harbor International Schoo Bangladesh
Brian Johnson 1/26 (report 4)
Canadian International School Egypt
American School Bombay India 1/27 evaluation 12
These 4 years have been fulfilling, challenging, rewarding & amazingly exhausting. All in the best ways…
American School Bombay India 1/27 evaluation 11
I’m proud to have been an ASB teacher for these 4 years, I would make the decision to work here again…
Canadian International School Tokyo Japan 1/27 evaluation 7
Pay is low for Tokyo. Plus, $450 a month for housing allowance gets you seriously nothing…
Kaust School at King Abdullah University Saudi Arabia 1/27 evaluation 10 
When asked what the school’s policy was in case of a terrorist threat we were first told…
Guangdong Country Garden School China 1/26 evaluation 4 
Bring $2500 for apartment deposit, maintenance/service fees, gas/electric, internet & mobile phone…
Bromsgrove International School Thailand 1/26 evaluation 19 
The reviews of this school have been odd. I think that one should take an economists view…
Baku Talents Education Complex Azerbaijan 1/26 evaluation 5 
The school is new & has great potential, its best commodity is its teachers, stay positive & be flexible…
North Jakarta International School Indonesia 1/26 evaluation 5 
Contract says if there is not enough students, your position can be cut & you’re out of a job the next day…
Australian International School Malaysia 1/26 evaluation 3 
A young school with a fresh, innovative, yet rigorous approach to teaching, technology & learning…
American School Bombay India 1/23 evaluation 10
It has been an honor to work at the American School of Bombay. In my time here I have grown exponentially…
MEF International School Istanbul Turkey 1/23 evaluation 16 
If one reads this and thinks “sour grapes” my advice is to look into…
Ruamrudee International School Bangkok Thailand 1/23 evaluation 41
You’ll thoroughly enjoy your time with friendly local staff, community feel & plentiful resources…
American School Vietnam 1/23 evaluation 14
So, why do I write this, after only spending 3 1/2 days here? After joining this web site, I feel compelled…
Advanced Learning Schools Saudi Arabia 1/23 evaluation 2
It has been ten years and the school is still in this temporary accommodation…
Mike Martell (report 2)
Colegio Internacional Puerto La Cruz
United Nations International School Hanoi 1/22 evaluation 6 
I wish I could find another school like UNIS. It doesn’t exist, methinks…
Al Mizhar American Academy UAE 1/22 evaluation 20
If you want to walk into a powder keg… 
American International School Jeddah Saudi Arabia 1/22 evaluation 31 
AISJ’s community is so much fun. I really feel like part of a family. Everyone would enjoy this…
Ben Marsh 1/21 (report 3)
American International School Dhaka Bangladesh
International British School Alexandria Egypt 1/21 evaluation 12 
I agree with the last report. Parents rule the school, they want their own way all the time and if you…
Gimnasio Ingles Armenia Colombia 1/21 evaluation 7
My wife and I are currently in our third year here. Overall we have had a very positive experience…
British School Lome Togo 1/21 evaluation 10
I normally prefer to be an observer, not a contributor, to forums such as this, however I don’t recognize…
International School Florence Italy 1/20 evaluation 4
The school is set in beautiful grounds on two separate campuses and departments enjoy good funding…
Ascot International School Thailand 1/20 First time reviewed on ISR 
Discovery College Hong Kong 1/19 evaluation 6
Meetings are frequent. It is common to have 3 after school meetings a week. plus a friday morning…
St. George’s School Switzerland 1/19 evaluation 3
As for The Boarding Department, a book could be written…
Matt Matterson 1/16 First time reviewed on ISR
Quality Schools International Shenzhen China
Canadian International School Bangalore India 1/16 evaluation 10
What I like most about admin is how welcoming & down to earth they are – friendly, straight forward…
American School in Japan 1/16 evaluation 8
No school is perfect, but on the whole I have really enjoyed my time at this school…
Raffles International School UAE 1/15 First time reviewed on ISR
Kaust School at King Abdullah University Saudi Arabia 1/15 evaluation 9 
Principals are, in general, friendly and likable , but I find them a nightmare to work under…
Walworth Barbar American International School Israel 1/15 evaluation 6
I loved it. Ups, downs, & all. Great school, amazing weather, safest city I’ve been in…
Ben Marsh 1/14 (report 2)
American International School Dhaka Bangladesh
John Light 1/14 First time reviewed on ISR
Baku Talents Education Complex Azerbaijan
American Baccalaureate School Kuwait 1/14 evaluation 19
I have only been here since August I’m having a great time…
American Collegiate Institute Turkey 1/14 evaluation 8
Immense flexibility (largely due to Turkish education ministry regulations) is needed…
Kodaikanal International School India 1/14 First time reviewed on ISR
Zach Pascoe 1/13 (report 2)
Cedar International School British Virgin Islands
Paul Sexton 1/13 First time reviewed on ISR
Anglo-American School of Moscow Russia
International School Berne Switzerland 1/13 evaluation 4 
School has been through tough times, but it has great students, hardworking staff & an admin that cares….
Enka Okullari Istanbul Turkey 1/13 evaluation 12
Full IB which implies they are international, but the reality is untrue. Turkish ministry controls what is taught…
Anglo-American School Moscow Russia 1/13 evaluation 21 
Pros: school facilities & resources are amazing, salary, health insurance, travel/breaks, visa assistance…
British School Lome Togo 1/13 evaluation 9
BSL made me a stronger person, as I had to think about what I truly believe is equitable, & what I would do…
American School Kuwait 1/12 evaluation 40
It is the neighbourhood known for prostitution and drugs, but its cheap and so, its where they’ve placed us…
Taipei European School Taiwan 1/12 evaluation 9
Life in Taipei. In one word. Boring. Its very hard to mingle with the locals because of the language barrier…
St. Joseph´s Institution International Singapore 1/12 evaluation 3 
This is a wonderful and happy school. If you get a chance to work here- grab it!…
TEDA International School China 1/12 evaluation 27 
T.I.S. sees a fair amount of turn-over & I think it’s due to the small size of the school as well as the location…
Singapore International School Hong Kong 1/12 evaluation 6 
The school pays very poorly (it has no scale for salaries according to experience…
British International School Vietnam 1/12 evaluation 3
I felt I was treated fairly by the director, who I believe you can trust. Staff are, on the whole, happy & motivated…
Al Arqam Academy Qatar 1/12 evaluation 4
Everyone’s experience can be different. Depends on your threshold & what you’re willing to comprise…
Mark McCallum 1/9 (report 3)
Chatsworth International School Singapore
Tyler Sherwood 1/9 First time reviewed on ISR
Chatsworth International School Singapore
Canadian International School Kunshan China 1/9 evaluation 3
Seven Principal since school began two years ago. These have been well-qualified & experienced…
Chatsworth International School Singapore 1/9 evaluation 7 
Singapore is good but expensive…
Cedar International School British Virgin Islands 1/9 evaluation 6
I enjoyed teaching here & felt I expanded upon the creative aspects teaching which added depth to the kids…
German European School Singapore 1/9 evaluation 5
A lovely, smallish school in Singapore…
International British School Alexandria Egypt 1/9 evaluation 11
Most of the students were lovely to teach and I came away with great memories of them, but the school…
Noblesse International School Philippines 1/9 evaluation 17 
My children left the school to attend a Filipino Montessori school in town. We saw our children slipping…
Anna Allen 1/8 First time reviewed on ISR 
American School Kuwait
Rachel Hodgson 1/8 First time reviewed on ISR 
The British International School Jakarta
Orlando Pola-Rivera 1/8 First time reviewed on ISR 
American School Bilbao Spain
Gregg Maloberti 1/8 First time reviewed on ISR
Canadian International School Hong Kong
Dave McMaster 1/8 (report 2)
Canadian International School Hong Kong
Anglo Colombiano Colombia 1/8 First time reviewed on ISR  
Metropolitan School of Panama 1/7 First time reviewed on ISR  
Holy Mary Catholic School Madrid Spain 1/7 evaluation 2 
I unfortunately didn’t see the whole year out…
International School Beijing China 1/7 evaluation 10
Pollution is real but school has put millions into air filtration system. We breathe the cleanest air in town…
Gulf English School Kuwait 1/7 evaluation 31
Housing is in middle of desert with nothing around but other towers of flats. No shops, cafes or anything…
Eaton International School Malaysia 1/7 First time reviewed on ISR 
Ecole Mondiale World School India 1/6 evaluation 3
This school has changed in the last 6 months. All management has left & the new Director is on leave…
Qatar Academy Al Wakra Qatar 1/6 evaluation 3
About one day later, the school secretary told me “You need to resign this afternoon”…
Seri Omega Private & International School Malaysia 1/6 evaluation 8 
If teaching classes of 40+ with very limited English with Cambridge is your dream then go for it…
Steve Cathers 1/5 (report 4)
Korea International School Korea
Ross Hall 1/5 (report 3)
Ras Al Khaimah English Speaking School UAE
Bedriyah (Dawn) Itani 1/5 (report 2)
Qatar Academy Al Wakra Qatar
Wallace Ting 1/5 (report 2)
American International School Abuja Nigeria
Ras Al Khaimah English Speaking School UAE 1/5 evaluation 8 
Consider some things before accepting a contract…
British School Lome Togo 1/5 evaluation 8
The rest of the school is quite ok…
Chatsworth International School Singapore 1/5 evaluation 6 
Two years ago I read the ISR’s low-review on Chatsworth and questioned them at my interview in London…
Sri Utama International School Malaysia 1/5 First time reviewed on ISR
British School Caracas Venezuela 1/5 evaluation 7
I think onditions are better in Iraq than Caracas. No amount of sugar coating can hide this fact…
Saint Andrew’s International High School Malawi 1/5 evaluation 8 
Has such potential but for me it is dragged down on 2 fronts: the clique and the parents…
St. George’s School Germany 1/5 evaluation 2
The central position is great for exploring Europe. TSchool is entering maturity with a firm structure, pay scale…
Gunma Kokusai Academy Japan 1/2 evaluation 10
I was told to not give detention, it makes the school look bad. That was one of the reasons why I left…
Regent’s School Pattaya Thailand 1/2 evaluation 17
I enjoyed my time here and really only left as after 6 years I wanted a change…  
United Nations International School Vietnam 1/2 evaluation 5 
Loved working here & wonder if I’ll ever find another school where I can live this well & be this happy…
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