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Laurie McLellan 11/29 (report 5)
Nanjing International School China
Stephen Wilkins 11/29 (report 5)
Mount Zagham International School Indonesia
Nanjing International School China 11/29 evaluation 15 
The Administration of the school seeks to build the NIS community by talking the talk and walking the walk…
Mt. Zaagkam International School Indonesia 11/29 evaluation 4 
The pay and benefits are awesome, the students are wonderful and the administration supportive…
The English Academy Kuwait 11/29 evaluation 23
They’re easily threatened by people with ideas, intelligence and leadership skills. Not a place to grow…
Linda LaPine 11/27 First time reviewed on ISR
International School Panama
Utahloy International School Guangzhou China 11/27 evaluation 19 
If you don’t mind waking early to catch a bus to go to work at 7 and arriving home at night around 6….
Canadian International School Singapore 11/27 evaluation 16 
Just let us teach. Stop bogging us down with all these administrative meetings….
Chrissie Sorenson 11/26 First time reviewed on ISR
Dresden International School Germany
Austin Heights International School Malaysia 11/26 First time reviewed on ISR  
Bishop Mackenzie International School Malawi 11/26 evaluation 7 
For couples & singles this is a perfect place unless you’re are a party animal that would need city life…
Singapore International School (Kinderworld) Vietnam 11/26 evaluation 11
I put up with a lot for the sake of the kids, but when I left, it was like a huge burden…
Najwa Shammas 11/25 First time reviewed on ISR
Wellspring Learning Community Lebanon
Narmer American College Egypt 11/25 evaluation 34
You get a renewed tourist visa every 3 months. Your passport is clearly stamped NOT ALLOWED TO WORK…. 
Newlands international School Malaysia 11/25 First time reviewed on ISR 
Harrow International School Thailand 11/25 evaluation 5
I have been teaching in Harrow for just a few months and I know it’s the best move ever!… 
American International School Subic Philippines 11/25 evaluation 2 
Headmaster left without any notice which left a group of self elected teachers to run the school…
Julie Jackson-Jin 11/22 First time reviewed on ISR
Cairo American College Egypt
Paul Sebastian 11/22 (report 4)
Sinarmas World Academy Indonesia
Michael Wylie 11/22 First time reviewed on ISR
Utahloy International School Zeng Chen China
Andy Ferguson 11/22 First time reviewed on ISR
Cairo American College Egypt
Al Hekma School Bahrain 11/22 evaluation 7
NEPOTISM is rampant. I mean everyone is married to everyone or is the cousin or sister of someone…
Bali International School Indonesia 11/22 evaluation 8 
Surf is still great & home flights to Oz are still doable but this is a very sick patient being starved of its meds…
Sinarmas World Academy Indonesia 11/22 evaluation 26 
It pays to note some recent developments for anyone being told that the worst is behind us…
Cairo American College Egypt 11/22 evaluation 12
We are certain that we are in good hands and CAC honors its promises and obligations….
International School Ulaanbaatar Mongolia 11/22 evaluation 19
All in all, a solid package, good housing allowance, flight provided yearly & good health benefits…
Debra Giles 11/21 First time reviewed on ISR
Discovery International School Honduras
Dan Jubert 11/21 First time reviewed on ISR
Shanghai Community International School China
Jeffrey Stubbs 11/21 (report 6)
Shanghai Community International School China
Gulf English School Kuwait 11/21 evaluation 25
The students are wonderful and their parents genuinely interested in their education…
Shanghai Community International School China 11/21 evaluation 26 
Nobody is ever left behind and all kinds of misbehavior is tolerated…
Sinarmas World Academy Indonesia 11/21 evaluation 25 
The very few teachers who were able to attend the (director’s) presentation were completely under whelmed…
Kathy Khayatt 11/20 (report 6)
Advanced Learning Schools Saudi Arabia
Seoul Foreign School Korea 11/20 evaluation 7
Teaching at SFS is a rewarding experience overall…
Qatar Academy Doha Qatar 11/20 evaluation 17
Dorje Gurung whose ordeal in Qatar was described in an ISR blog post…  
Canadian International School Singapore 11/20 evaluation 15
Most likely they’ll respond with the “disgruntled teacher” argument….
Cairo American College Egypt 11/20 evaluation 11
CAC teachers are taken care of in ways that are rare at other schools…
Joseph Azmeh 11/19 (report 2)
TEDA International School
Riffa Views International School Bahrain 11/19 evaluation 4 
Proud to be part of Academic program. We were challenged to contribute in thoughtful, innovative ways…
Trio World School Bangalore 11/18 evaluation 6
Geoff Ward 11/18 First time reviewed on ISR
Riffa Views International School, Bahrain
Don MacMillian 11/18 (report 2)
Shanghai Community International School China
Trio World School Bangalore 11/18 evaluation 6
British School Guangzhou China 11/18 evaluation 5
Wonderful children and parents…
Cambridge International Centre DaQing No.1 School China 11/15 evaluation 2 
Teaching load? minimum of 24 hours a week! Extra assignment can run on many weekends!…
Access International Academy Ningbo China 11/15 evaluation 24 
I chose to depart at the end of the school year, friends who remain report nothing has changed…
Riffa Views International School Bahrain 11/15 evaluation 3 
Take time to consider what happens when profits and customer service take priority…
American School of Belo Horizonte Brazil 11/15 evaluation 2 
Teachers given flexibility & freedom & expected to be flexible, enthusiastic and self-motivated…
Joelle Basnight 11/14 (report 2)
Cairo American College Egypt
Wayne Rutherford 11/14 (report 3)
Cairo American College Egypt
Global Prodigy Academy Korea 11/14 First time reviewed on ISR
Shen Wai International School China 11/14 First time reviewed on ISR
Cairo American College Egypt 11/14 evaluation 10
As I write this review there is a protest marching beside CAC. No information/emails/phone calls from admin…
Don MacMillian 11/13 First time reviewed on ISR
Shanghai Community International School China
American International School Subic Philippines 11/13 First time reviewed on ISR
Jay Pritzker Academy Cambodia 11/13 Evaluation 3
You must use direct teaching and teach to the test. The Terra Nova test is everything… 
Vermont International Academy China 11/13 evaluation 2 
Pay is rather low, insurance is a worthless Chinese policy and the housing allowance is not sufficient…
Al Khor International School Qatar 11/13 evaluation 39 
I tend to remain quiet on these forums but feel that the issues new staff have encountered, needs airing…
Evan Hunt 11/12 (report 2)
American School Foundation Mexico City
Paul Williams 11/12 (report 2)
American School Foundation Mexico City
Steven McCambridge 11/12 First time reviewed on ISR
Jay Pritzker Academy Cambodia
American School Foundation Mexico City, Mexico 11/12 evaluation 21 
This is a great school for the “younger” crowd, and you will get IB experience, which is huge…
Sinarmas World Academy Indonesia 11/12 evaluation 24 
We no longer know what the school stands for or where it is going…
Jay Pritzker Academy Cambodia 11/12 Evaluation 2
I believe admin has a very genuine desire to make a difference in the lives of the students, are dedicated…
Mark Tribett 11/11 First time reviewed on ISR
Modern American School Jordan
Jerry Craig 11/11 First time reviewed on ISR
American Sch. (Collegio American) Guatemala
International School London Qatar 11/11 evaluation 8
My contract was not renewed…
Nagoya International School Japan 11/11 evaluation 9 
The atmosphere generated by their leadership is one of respect and inclusiveness, rather than authoritative… 
American International School Kingston Jamaica 11/11 evaluation 8 
The Board has gone through six different directors in nine years… 
Al Maha Academy Qatar /Girls Division 11/11 evaluation 26
I’m glad in a way, that I have had this experience as an International teacher…
American International School Kingston Jamaica 11/11 evaluation 7 
I read this site for years & believed most horror stories were overblown or written by… 
American School (Colegio Americano) Guatemala 11/11 evaluation 14
School is a beautiful garden in the highlands with an all year ‘eternal spring’…. 
Maya Nelso 11/8 First time reviewed on ISR
Hong Kong International School, Hong Kong
Discovery School Honduras 11/8 evaluation 7
Administration not exactly people friendly, teachers are excellent, and students are pleasant…
School of the Nations Brasilia Brazil 11/8 First time reviewed on ISR 
Hong Kong International School Hong Kong 11/8 evaluation 15 
Hong Kong can be expensive but it a great place to live and HKIS has a lot of potential…
Colegio Atid Mexico City, Mexico 11/8 First time reviewed on ISR
Ruamrudee International School Bangkok 11/7 evaluation 40
“The school name Ruamrudee mean Union of Heart and it is a school with a big heart…”
Riffa Views International School Bahrain 11/7 evaluation 2 
School is located within a gated golf community and the townhouses provided by the school are nice…
Gordon Benbow 11/6 First time reviewed on ISR
St Andrew’s International High School Malawi
Dover Court Preparatory School Singapore 11/6 evaluation 4
I personally, enjoyed the unusual and at times, ‘surreal’ school experience…
Al Arqam Academy Qatar 11/6 evaluation 2
I received the primary literacy from 1999 in 2013!!  
Alicia Brown 11/5 (report 3)
American International School Kuwait
David Botbyl 11/5 (report 3)
American International School Kuwait
International School Vietnam Hanoi 11/5 evaluation 4 
Shipping allowance, flights a medical card is provided for faculty no serious medical conditions…
Graded School Sao Paulo Brazil 11/5 evaluation 3
I’ve been at Graded for 4 years & overall it’s a great school. I’ve found the admin to be fair, supportive…
Martin Hall 11/4 First time reviewed on ISR
International School Tanganyika
Al Jazeera Academy Doha Qatar 11/4 evaluation 20
Suddenly the staff are more positive and have high hopes of the new Principal…
John F. Kennedy School Berlin Germany 11/4 evaluation 8 
This is a German school which must conform to German laws regarding curriculum…
iCAN British International School Cambodia 11/4 evaluation 5 
The school itself is lovely, great classrooms & good equipment. Resources and budgets are reasonable….
Jay Pritzker Academy Cambodia 11/1 First time reviewed on ISR  
Jakarta World Academy Indonesia 11/1 First time reviewed on ISR 
International School Vietnam Hanoi 11/1 evaluation 3 
The school website easily misleads you to think it is a highly resourced school brimming with resources…
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