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Saint Andrew’s International High School Malawi 10/31 evaluation 4 
I loved my time at St Andrew’s and would consider returning to work there in the future…
Guangdong Country Garden School China 10/31 evaluation 3 
Teachers who give low grades can be forced to go into hearings where they must justify the grades…
International School Vietnam Hanoi 10/31 evaluation 2 
Little to no support to new teachers arriving…
Eric Sands 10/30 First time reviewed on ISR
International School of Belgrade
Colegio de Ingleterra Colombia 10/30 evaluation 4
Why hire seasoned professionals if you don’t actually trust their point of view?…
Colegio Alberto Einstein Quito Ecuador 10/30 First time reviewed on ISR
Laurie McLellan 10/29 (report 4)
Nanjing International School China
Laurie McLellan 10/29 (report 3)
Nanjing International School China
American International School Kuwait 10/29 evaluation 61
It is very difficult to live there as a female and I wouldn’t want anyone to experience all I had to put with…
International School Vietnam Hanoi 10/29 First time reviewed on ISR
American Baccalaureate School Kuwait 10/29 evaluation 16 
Facilities are adequate, but it is not in a very safe area of the city…
Copenhagen International School Denmark 10/29 evaluation 5 
A long history of academic excellence, as is evidenced by the IB Diploma scores from the past decade…
Saran Osborn 10/28 First time reviewed on ISR
Colegio Inglaterra Colombia
Shaun Hudson 10/28 First time reviewed on ISR
Colegio Inglaterra Colombia
Ben Holman 10/28 First time reviewed on ISR
Colegio Inglaterra Colombia
Colegio de Ingleterra Colombia 10/25 evaluation 3
I heard complaints from other expat staff, but in my experience around Latin America they are really not so bad…
American International School Budapest Hungary 10/28 evaluation 11 
You’d be hard pressed to find a better, purpose built and staffed campus anywhere.
BO AI International High School Programme Xi’an China 10/28 First time reviewed on ISR  
Discovery School Honduras 10/28 evaluation 6
Tegucigalpa is considered th murder capital of the world…
British Columbia Canadian International School Egypt 10/25 evaluation 2 
We lost 15% of our salary each month for the last 6 months of the contract…
Laurie McLellan 10/25 (report 2)
Nanjing International School China
Roy Crawford 10/25 (report 4)
Northbridge International School Cambodia
Cavon Ahangarzadeh 10/25 (report 5)
Access International Academy Ningbo
British Columbia Canadian International School Egypt 10/25 evaluation 2 
We lost 15% of our salary each month for the last 6 months of the contract…
Paul Sebastian 10/24 (report 3)
Sinarmas World Academy Indonesia
Joanna Jiao 10/24 First time reviewed on ISR
Cambridge International Centre DaQing No.1 School China
Jihad Sadeddin 10/24 (report 2)
Al Bayan Bilingual School Kuwait
Mark Fenwick 10/24 
Canadian International School Vietnam
Sinarmas World Academy Indonesia 10/24
evaluation 23 CEO, Deputy CEO, Activities Director, Secondary Assistant. Principal and more forced to resign…
Dover Court Preparatory School Singapore 10/24 evaluation 3 
The school is full of eccentrics in my opinion…
Pan American School Bahia Brazil 10/24 evaluation 4 
I told the director I feel I was misled about the safety situation. I broke contract and left…
Copenhagen International School Denmark 10/24 evaluation 4 
Kids are fantastic, community very supportive. A school in which many are trying to be more progressive…
Farid Nouri 10/23 First time reviewed on ISR
Al Khor International School Qatar
British International School Kuala Lumpur 10/23 evaluation 5 
Not everything about the school was awful… 
Sri KDU International School Malaysia 10/23 evaluation 9 
On the plus side, the students are very hard working and nice… 
Carolina Reyes 10/22 First time reviewed on ISR
El Alba Bilingual School Siguatepeque Honduras
El Alba Bilingual School Siguatepeque Honduras 10/22 First time reviewed on ISR  
Gulf English School Qatar 10/22 evaluation 33
School was keen to develop and improve yet the mind set and attitude of many teachers who came was..
Brad Zawodny 10/21 First time reviewed on ISR
Clifford School Panyu China
Fudan International School China 10/21 First time reviewed on ISR  
Zhuhai International School China 10/21 First time reviewed on ISR  
International Community School Jordan 10/21 evaluation 5 
You must check your contracts thoroughly…
Victoria Shanghai Academy Hong Konk 10/21evaluation 3 
The school has steadily improved over the course of the past few years…
Access International Academy Ningbo China 10/18 evaluation 23 
Salary is on the low side and traveling back to civilization for weekends and shopping is costly…
Craig Randall 10/18 First time reviewed on ISR
American International School Riyadh
Gerard MacMahon 10/18 First time reviewed on ISR 
Al Khor International School Qatar
Keiko Kamei 10/18 (report 2)
Okinawa Amicus International Japan
Al Khor International School Qatar 10/18 evaluation 38 
The fingers were all pointed one way in the meetings – it was the fault of the teachers…
American School Kuwait 10/17 evaluation 37
ASK has by far been my most positive overseas teaching experience…  
Copenhagen International School Denmark 10/17 evaluation 3
Ed Ladd 10/17 First time reviewed on ISR
American School of Doha Qatar
Steve Leever 10/16 First time reviewed on ISR
American School of Doha Qatar
Tomokiyo Arakawa 10/16 (report 2)
Okinawa Amicus International School Japan
Casablanca American School Morocco 10/16 evaluation 40 
The first quality required for a teacher in CAS is his/her ability to…
George Washington Academy Morocco 10/16 evaluation 4 
I applied for a job at this school in 2012 but decided against accepting it…
Gulf English School Qatar 10/16 evaluation 32
Salary is ok, better than some schools, & even with its faults GES is actually better than some other schools…
Scott Crawford 10/15 (report 2)
Cedar International School British Virgin Islands
John F. Kennedy School Germany 10/15 evaluation 7 
No contract until you have shown up in Berlin, quit your current job, sold your house, moved your life – Surprise!!!
Sinarmas World Academy Indonesia 10/15 evaluation 22 
Board posted former Head’s job vacancy on Search without informing him or the school community….
American Pacific International School Thailand 10/15 evaluation 4 
The kids are absolutely gorgeous and the families are lovely. Chiang Mai is a beautiful place to live…
Tomokiyo Arakawa 10/14 First time reviewed on ISR
Okinawa Amicus International School Japan
Terry Wolfson 10/14 First time reviewed
American International School Cyprus
Clifford School Panyu China 10/14 evaluation 10
Materials such as pencils and erasers are the cheapest ever and will disintegrate after a week, if you’re lucky…
Vienna International School Austria 10/14 evaluation 4 
The city of Vienna and the students and staff keep the school together…
Kwajalein School System Marshall Islands 10/14 First time reviewed on ISR
English Modern School Qatar 10/14 evaluation 8
I am really shocked at the comments above. I know this school had some problems…
Cavon Ahangarzadeh 10/11 (report 4)
Access International Academy Ningbo
Mohammad Al Adwan 10/11 First time reviewed on ISR
MADAR International School, UAE
Yew Chung International School Qingdao China 10/11 evaluation 3 
Great for families & older teachers who enjoy a quiet life. Several young teachers found it boring…
MADAR International School Al Ain 10/11 evaluation 3 
Structured curriculum with pacing guides as per standard based assessments is allocated to all grades..
American School Vietnam 10/11 evaluation 6
This school is a new school and has been going through a lot of changes…
UCSI International School Malaysia 10/11 evaluation 2 
I was offered airfare, health plan, housing & more. On arrival, many contractual things were recinded…
Access International Academy Ningbo China 10/11 evaluation 22 
They promise you lots of things…
Chip Barder 10/10 (report 4)
United Nations Inter’l School Hanoi Vietnam
Terry Binns 10/10 First time reviewed on ISR
International School of Zanzibar
English Modern School Qatar 10/10 evaluation 7
Their unwritten mission statement: if they want something, I give it to them now! If I want something, wait, wait….
Yew Chung International School Qingdao China 10/10 evaluation 2 
School year is long (200+ days), school day is long, salary helps…
Neil Creek 10/9 First time reviewed on ISR
Miras International School Almaty Kazakhstan
American School Vietnam 10/9 evaluation 5
No “family” feel to this school unless you are part of a very closed group of teachers to the exclusion of others…
Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences Holland 10/9 First time reviewed on ISR
Sinarmas World Academy Indonesia 10/9 evaluation 21 
This year the Director General has gone to great lengths to break the ties that bound us as a community…
MCF Demonstration Schools Nigeria 10/8 First time reviewed on ISR  
Al Khor International School Qatar 10 /8 evaluation 37 
It is a very Tony Blair poodle to George Bush’s lap type of affair. And if you need any further explanation… 
American School Foundation Mexico City 10/8 evaluation 20 
Tough school to talk about because there are extremes in the comments that need to be made…
American School Vietnam 10/7 evaluation 4 
If you are open minded, flexible and looking for a great teaching experience in a great country…
Canadian International School Singapore 10/7 evaluation 14
Principal and VP are wonderful as is Director. We are professionals and we are treated as such…
St. Paul American School Hanoi Vietnam 10/7 evaluation 7
The only good thing that kept me there and sane for as long as I lasted was the great bunch of kids…
British International School Kuala Lumpur 10/7 evaluation 4
It has just gone through a big upheaval as a new head was appointed and things are looking up…
Qingdao Amerasia International School China 10/4 First time reviewed on ISR  
Canadian International School Singapore 10/4 evaluation 13 
TK campus is is a very small community with fantastic kids. Some of the most respectful, caring students…
Etonhouse International School Broadrick Singapore 10/4 evaluation 2 
Administrators are on the leash of the owners and headquarters who micro manage everything…
American International School Lagos Nigeria 10/4 evaluation 13
Good job with limited options for a personal life. Vacations, savings and students are the highlights…
Canadian International School Vietnam 10/4 evaluation 2 
If you want to be left alone without the hassle of real PD, observations, or inspections, maybe this place…
Joelle Basnight 10/3 First time reviewed on ISR
Cairo American College Egypt
Kathy Khayatt 10/3 (report 5)
Advanced Learning Schools Saudi Arabia
Abu Dhabi International Private School UAE 10/3 evaluation 4 
Abu Dhabi is a fantastic place to live and easy to get around. I am looking forward to..
International School Zanzibar Tanzania 10/3 evaluation 2
Al Jazeera Academy Doha Qatar 10/3 evaluation 19
Ready to leave!…
International Community School Jordan 10/3 evaluation 4 
Great special needs school…
Peter Corcoran 10/2 (report 3)
Seoul International School Korea
Seoul International School Korea 10/2 evaluation 29
I was able to get my master’s degree taught by professors from Boston. Cost was mostly reimbursed by school…
Australian International School Singapore 10/2 evaluation 7 
The school has great children, parents and resources…
Sinarmas World Academy Indonesia 10/2 evaluation 20
Brian Manditsch 10/1 (report 3)
Changchun American International School
Tracey Walters 10/1 First time reviewed on ISR
American Academy for Girls Kuwait
International School Ulaanbaatar Mongolia 10/1 evaluation 18 
Construction is an issue, no matter where you live the banging & loud noises at all hours, water shut off…
Al Arqam Academy Qatar 10/1 First time reviewed on ISR
Guangdong Country Garden School China 10/1 evaluation 2 
On the plus side your hours are easy and the surrounding area is pleasant…
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