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Victoria Bird 7/31 First time reviewed on ISR
El Gouna International School Egypt
Kevin Donnelly 7/31 (report 3)
El Gouna International School Egypt
Joseph Castellejo 7/31 First time Reviewed
American International School Durango Mexico
Miras International School Almaty Kazakhstan 7/31 evaluation 9 
The school has decent resources which improved each year I worked at Miras…
UCSI International School Malaysia 7/31 evaluation 3 
Pay attention to details such as visas, contracts, pay backs for professional development…
Seisen International School Japan 7/31 evaluation 3 
This past year saw a new MS principal, a new HS principal, and a new school head…
El Gouna International School Egypt 7/31 evaluation 3 
Perfect dream destination; friendly people, beach and activities such as scuba diving and kite surfing…
American School Durango Mexico 7/30 evaluation 9
Read what happened to me before you sign a contract, & read comments from other former teachers…
Caribbean International Academy Sint Maarten 7/30 evaluation 4 
International teachers also get a car, medical and housing allowance plus plane tickets…
Dipont Education China 7/30 evaluation 17
While the contracts are optional for the host school and Dipont to follow, you are held to the letter of it…
Stonehill International school India 7/29 evaluation 2
You can’t get your money from Indian Provident fund, which you have to pay into, until you’re 58 years old…
Bangkok Preparatory & Secondary Intern’l School Thailand 7/29 First time reviewed on ISR
CheongShim International Academy Korea 7/29 First time reviewed on ISR
Dukhan English School Doha Qatar 7/28 evaluation 3 
New school still not built & much teaching takes place in portakabin structures…
Gunma Kokusai Academy Japan 7/28 evaluation 8
The previous emotional comments posted in review 6 are for possibly a vicious purpose…
Gunma Kokusai Academy Japan 7/28 evaluation 7
You pay for parking in your own parking lot in which you work. You have to pay many expenses… 
Bromsgrove International School Thailand 7/25 evaluation 6 
A “for profit” school that can deliver results that would make many other not for profit schools shudder…
Al-Bayan Bilingual School Kuwait 7/25 evaluation 19
School markets to a very select, upper-class Kuwaiti clientele. Be prepared to earn your pay check…
Abu Dhabi International Private School UAE 7/25 evaluation 5
I will try to be fair though I did leave kind of upset with how admin handled & related to us staff and me…
Beijing Huijia Private School Beijing China 7/25 evaluation 3 
Housing is small and is truly dorm living…
Simon Gillespie 7/24 (report 2)
International School Manila Philippines
American Creativity Academy Kuwait 7/24 evaluation 30 
You need to be patient, flexible, tolerant of other people and cultures, independent, & emotionally strong…
Khartoum International Community School Sudan 7/24 evaluation 11 
Khartoum can be a challenging place to live but with a positive attitude & a bit of effort…
International School Manila Philippines 7/24 evaluation 8
Recent push to emphasize sustainable lifestyle practices, work-life balance & general well being of…
Bali International School Indonesia 7/22 evaluation 10 
School seemed to be pulling together to recover & a new Board of concerned Mums were working hard…
Siam International School 7/22 evaluation 6 
The salaries are lower than at Government Schools…
British International School Malaysia 7/22 evaluation 8 
Be prepared for a school where profit and PR rules…
Seri Omega Private & International School Malaysia 7/21 evaluation 5 
Classes are with 40+ students so don’t expect to make a difference…
Tianjin Rego International School China 7/21 evaluation 4 
School has not offered health insurance to its staff/families for one year now. They have paid salaries late…
American International School – West Campus 7/21 evaluation 6 
Students brag about how many teachers they helped get rid of…
Joe Ravesi 7/18 First time reviewed on ISR
American International School Abu Dhabi
Gunma Kokusai Academy Japan 7/18 evaluation 6
Unbearable, so I quit…
Saint Andrew’s International High School Malawi 7/18 evaluation 5 
Malawi is a wonderful experience…
VIP International School-Alfred Nobel High School Vietnam 7/18 First time reviewed on ISR 
Al Yasmina School UAE 7/18 evaluation 4
Negotiate a good salary for good lifestyle & good opportunity to save. Keep your head down & mouth shut…
Jeddah Knowledge School Saudi Arabia 7/17 evaluation 16
I only wished I knew of ISR before…
Al Jazeera Academy Doha Qatar 7/17 evaluation 24
My experience was great. I loved AJA…
Chapel School Brazil 7/17 First time reviewed on ISR 
Prem Center Tinsulanonda International School Thailand 7/17 evaluation 10 
Prem has that ‘resort-like’ living atmosphere…
American School Vietnam 71/6 evaluation 12
No assistance with housing, visas, or work permits. When you you’re put into a hotel for 5 days…
St. Paul Preparatory School Korea 7/16 evaluation 3
Honestly, since SPPS – the former and new editions – are Hagwons, not even schools…
Ivano Boragine 7/15
Rome International School Italy
Tescha Bailly 7/15 First time reviewed on ISR 
Shenyang Pacific International Academy China
Shenyang Pacific International Academy China 7/15 evaluation 4 
You can be fired at any time and a reason is not required. This is clearly stated in the contract…
Kazakhstan International School Kazakhstan 7/15 evaluation 4 
Not a lot to do if you’re not into the bar scene. If you enjoy outdoors in the winter Almaty has lots to offer…
American Nicaraguan School Nicaragua 7/15 evaluation 16 
Managua can be a hard city to like or love…
Westhill Institute Mexico 7/14 evaluation 10
Apartments were minimum 1 hour from school in good traffic. I was responsible for my own taxi both ways…
American School Vietnam 71/4 evaluation 11
A special warning to teachers already overseas & not planning to return home before arriving in Vietnam…
British School Bahrain 7/11 evaluation 5
Members of staff who were leaving signed a confidentiality (gag order) to prevent them from…
Mercedes Benz International School India 7/11 evaluation 4 
Parents are supportive and students are enthusiastic and willing to learn…
Glenelg School Abu Dhabi UAE 7/10 evaluation 25
The school was very disorganized when I joined and huge improvements are obvious…
Al Maha Academy Boys Division 7/10 Qatar evaluation 32
When you arrive in Doha it will be smiles and rainbows. You probably don’t even know that you’re trapped…
Ishan Dogrimaci International School Erbil 7/10 evaluation 2 
Founder was a visionary. He entrusted his legacy to his son & nephew who are modern day business men…
Emirates National School Al Ain UAE 7/10 evaluation 13 
Although I received training at this school, and have made some nice friends, I wish I hadn’t come…
American International School Kingston Jamaica 7/10 evaluation 12
Yangon International School Myanmar 7/9 evaluation 7 
We were told the internet would be back on when the school paid the bill already well overdue…
Gyeonggi Suwon International School Korea 7/9 evaluation 8 
Staff meetings Friday, conducted mostly in Korean, with little to no participation from foreign teachers…
American School Durango Mexico 7/8 evaluation 8
Words of advice to those who would consider this institution as a possible employer should include…
Al Jazeera Academy Doha Qatar 7/8 evaluation 23
Don’t put up with crap from students or parents. Create a force-field & just smile through gritten teeth…
International School Turin Italy 7/8 evaluation 18
The school is a very good school that works hard to deal with its many challenges…
Jeddah Knowledge School Saudi Arabia 7/7 evaluation 15 
Now that I’ve finished my two-year contract at this school, it’s time to lift the lid and spill the beans…
American International School Subic Philippines 7/7 evaluation 5
Most teachers returned home for summer (or for good) without three months or more of their salary…
Singapore International School Hong Kong 7/7 evaluation 4
School does not provide any sort of package on top of just a basic salary, that is quite basic indeed…
Cheongna Dalton School Korea 7/7 evaluation 4
Pencils & daily supplies require Head of School approval. Detention joke as most students can choose…
Carl Wieburg 7/4 First time reviewed on ISR 
Colegio Interamericano Guatemala
American School Vietnam 7/4 evaluation 10
Positives: They pay on time. You can eat out every day on street food and save money…
Gunma Kokusai Academy Japan 7/4 evaluation 5
Unless you a are young-minded, flexible, matured individual with who can work with differences…. 
British School Guangzhou China 7/4 evaluation 7
All my colleagues are extremely happy with the school and how it is managed… 
Tomokiyo Arakawa 7/3 (report 4)
Okinawa Amicus International
Al Khor International School Qatar 7/3 evaluation 47 
Their cackle of triumph rings into the night. He presses ‘send’. The ‘review’ goes public. Curtain descends…
Oeiras International School Poutugal 7/3 evaluation 2
Staff are frequently reprimanded for shortcomings in staff meetings, and on occasion, in front of students…
George Piacentini 7/2 (report 2)
Ishan Dogrimaci International School Erbil Iraq
Prepa Tec Guadalajara Mexico 7/2 First time reviewed on ISR 
Singapore International School Hong Kong 7/2 evaluation 3 
Nothing at all is provided. I even had to pay $2000 dollars out of pocket for my own flight from the US…
Compass International School Qatar 7/2 evaluation 5 
The main issue at the school now as I see it is the incompetence of the HR department…
Wee Haur Pek 7/1 First time reviewed on ISR
Singapore International School
British Council School Madrid Spain 7/1 evaluation 2
Many people stay because they love Madrid…
Hay Al Sharooq International School Oman 7/1 evaluation 10 
I have taught in excellent overseas schools with accomplished Principals who became my friends…
Yew Chung International School Qingdao China 7/1 evaluation 4 
Students are wonderful, parents are supportive. Pay is excellent & Qingdao is a great place to live…
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