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Bromsgrove International School Thailand 10/31 evaluation 16 
Friendly staff apart from management team & well mannered students as at most places in Asia….
Vienna International School Austria 10/31 evaluation 5 
PD is great at this school. The faculty is friendly enough, especially among the younger fresher staff…
Peter Murphy 10/31 (report 4)
Vienna International School Austria
Bromsgrove International School Thailand 10/31 evaluation 16 
Friendly staff apart from management team & well mannered students as at most places in Asia….
Vienna International School Austria 10/31 evaluation 5
PD is great at this school. The faculty is friendly enough, especially among the younger fresher staff…
Julian Edwards 10/30 First time reviewed on ISR
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 New International School Thailand
George Washington Academy Morocco 10/30 evaluation 7 
I enjoyed my time there although short lived but it was difficult to survive when you have bills at home to pay…
British International School Al Khobar Saudi Arabia 10/30 evaluation 8 
Hopefully this could be the catalyst for much needed change…
Yogyakarta International School Indonesia 10/30 evaluation 7 
This school is currently advertising positions. They say they are IB…
Martin Mai 10/29 (report 3)
Pledge Harbor School/Sports Academy Bangladesh
David Cook 10/29 First time reviewed on ISR 
Wellington College International Shanghai China
Al Khor International School Qatar 10/29 evaluation 51 
The salary was good but not good enough to sell your soul…
Wellington College International Shanghai China 10/29 First time reviewed on ISR 
Mt. Zaagkam International School Indonesia 10/29 evaluation 5 
Ask why the school has had 5 Superintendents and in the past 3 years?…
Phoenix City International School China 10/28 evaluation 2 
When I interviewed with this school (via SKYPE) they were untruthful about multiple topics…
Phoenix City International School China 10/28 evaluation 2 
When I interviewed with this school (via SKYPE) they were untruthful about multiple topics…
International School South Africa 10/28 First time reviewed on ISR 
Ihsan Dogramaci Bilkent Erbil College Iraq 10/28 evaluation 7
I find Erbil very stable & the locals warm and welcoming…much, much more so than New York, Phoenix…
George Piacentini 10/27 (report 4)
Ihsan Dogramaci Bilkent Erbil College Iraq
Larry Molacek 10/27 (report 4)
Surabaya International School Indonesia
Surabaya International School Indonesia 10/27 evaluation 5 
School year off to a great start. with a sense of community & working together towards a common goal…
International School Tanganyika Tanzania 10/27 evaluation 4 
In previous years I have recommended our HS to teaching friends & contacts. I will not this year…
Excellence Loyalty Commitment School Malaysia 10/24 evaluation 3 
I had an interview with the Principal and Founder of the school and decided to turn their offer down….
Fairview International School Malaysia 10/24 evaluation 7
I went there with great dreams…
American Baccalaureate School Kuwait 10/24 evaluation 17 
They delay your pay after a long holiday that falls end of the month. That way, if you do not show up…
Marymount International School London 10/23 evaluation 3 
Apartment, utilities & local taxes can easily consume half your wage packet, & London is not cheap…
British International School Turkey 10/23 evaluation 20
Known for the highest fees in the region yet facilities & quality does not reflect the fees charged…
Kevin Foley 10/22  (report 2)
British international School Puxi Shanghai China
Josh Centra 10/22 First time reviewed on ISR
Escuela Bella Vista Venezuela
Tescha Bailly 10/22 (report 2)
Shenyang Pacific International Academy China
Sanur Independent School Bali Indonesia 10/22 evaluation 2 
The Board has one member, an ex-parent of the school…
British School Muscat Oman 10/22 evaluation 5
Some resentment stems from admin questioning teaching & conduct based on vague parental queries…
Melanie Vrba 10/21 First time reviewed on ISR
Western Academy Beijing China
Bromsgrove International School Thailand 10/21 evaluation 15 
Nice small school in the suburbs of Bangkok, with polite, respectful students…
Christopher Share 10/20 First time reviewed on ISR
British International School Shanghai Puxi
Garth Wyncoll 10/20 First time reviewed on ISR
American International School Lagos Nigeria
Hisar School Turkey 10/20 First time reviewed on ISR
Yew Chung International School Beijing China 10/20 evaluation 5 
School recognizes severity of problem & given all teachers pollution masks & installed air purifiers in housing…
British International School Phuket Thailand 10/20 evaluation 9 
Some parents under the impression the school is there to entertain their offspring while they party…
Ishan Dogrimaci Bilkent College Iraq 10/17 evaluation 5 
Using The evacuation plan it took over a week to get employees on a flight out of Iraq & as a result…
Miras International School Almaty Kazakhstan 10/17 evaluation 10
High standard for teachers in terms of quality instruction, but also LOTS of time for prep as well…
Diocesan Boys School Hong Kong 10/17 First time reviewed on ISR
Bryan Sharp 10/16 (report 2)
American School of Durango
Jonathan Robins 10/16 (report 3)
Greengates School Mexico
Mallick Preparatory School Bangladesh 10/16 First time reviewed on ISR
Mzuzu International Academy Malawi 10/16 First time reviewed on ISR
International School Beijing-Shunyi China 10/15 evaluation 9
Ishan Dogrimaci Bilkent College Iraq 10/15 evaluation 4 
Female staff often asked about drinking. Taxi drivers’ questioned about who the girl was with & location of…
International School Ulaanbaatar Mongolia 10/15 evaluation 21 
Selfreport for IB is next year, so things are happening, as well as the rollout of the next chapter in MYP…
Gunma Kokusai Academy Japan 10/15 evaluation 9
Visa entry practices can be questionable…
Tunku Putra Malaysia 10/14 evaluation 3
I read the above reviews before coming here and spent time worrying about what I was coming out to…   
Ishan Dogrimaci Bilkent College Iraq 10/14 evaluation 4 
Security is a hot topic on campus…
Hong Kong Academy Hong Kong 10/14 evaluation 8
I’m not admin and I’m not one of the so-called nepotistic imports…
Gulf English School Kuwait 10/13 evaluation 28 
After a positive & encouraging interview with Head of Primary, I was surprised to find she left the school…
Concordia International School Shanghai China 10/13 evaluation 7
It’s letter of recommendation season, so I figured I’ ld write one for Concordia International Schoo…
International School Bergen Norway 10/13 evaluation 3 
I was the Deputy Director at ISB for 2 years…
American International School Egypt – West Campus 10/13 evaluation 7 
I would not hesitate to recommend AIS West as a positive, professional school to work at…
Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools Kazakhstan 10/13 evaluation 19 
My experiences at NIS in Astana have been very mixed…
Hong Kong Academy Hong Kong 10/13 evaluation 7
I have to put in a review here for some balance on the two that have just appeared on the site…  
George Piacentini 10/10 (report 2)
Ihsan Dogramaci Bilkent Erbil College Iraq
Dwight School Seoul Korea 10/10 evaluation 8
I am indebted to Dwight for all it gave me and would return in the future…
Ishan Dogrimaci Bilkent College Iraq 10/10 evaluation 3 
Pollution, internet problems, non-communication from top & no career advancement prospects…
Glenn Odland 10/9 (report 2)
Canadian International School Singapore
Hong Kong Academy Hong Kong 10/9 evaluation 6
Built on a foundation of inclusion/diversity. Inclusivity really needs to be your core belief to take a job here…
Colegio Internacional de Carabobo Venezuela 10/9 evaluation 6
I plan on leaving the school only because the situation here in Venezuela is growing increasingly difficult…
Excelsior International School Malaysia 10/8 evaluation 5 
EIS engaged a solicitor in London and demanded their money…
Dasman Model School Kuwait 10/8 evaluation 43
No procedures in place that I know of. Procedures for making copies changed 4 times…
Green Hills Academy Rwanda 10/8 First time reviewed on ISR
Jeff Walker 10/7 (report 4 reader’s response)
Access International Academy Ningbo China
Girne American College Cyprus 10/7 First time reviewed on ISR
Cheongna Dalton School Korea 10/7 evaluation 6 
You’ll be tossed in what amounts to a college dorm with no privacy whatsoever. Forget work-life balance…
Canadian International School Vietnam 10/7 evaluation 4 
Changed my teaching position & did not give me the final contract till they flew me over here at which point…
Bruce Robinson 10/6 (report 3)
Renaissance International School Vietnam
Canadian International School Kunshan China 10/6 evaluation 2 
This is nowhere-town! Be prepared to go stir-crazy after you’ve done everything 5x in your first week here…
Dwight School Seoul Korea 10/6 evaluation 7
School claims 40 nationalities. Translation: many Koreans have foreign passports…
The American School Kinshasa D.R. Congo 10/6 evaluation 9 
She sends a letter to each applicant telling them how difficult life in Congo is & if they are still interested…
Canadian International School Singapore 10/6 evaluation 20 
Teachers seem hypnotized by the Head’s uplifting speeches…
Kamal Abdel Noor 10/3 First time reviewed on ISR 
Ibn Khuldoon National School Bahrain
Jeff Walker 10/3 (report 4)
Access International Academy Ningbo China
Al Yasmina School Abu Dhabi UAE 10/3 evaluation 7 
Teachers have been here less than a month and are already having to do visa runs…
International School Bergen Norway 10/3 evaluation 2 
Six Deputy Directors in 7 years. It is dreadful repressive working environment… 
Foundation Program Qatar University Qatar 10/3 evaluation 5
If he were in my home country he would have been before the labor board long ago explaining his actions.
Bromsgrove International School Thailand 10/3 evaluation 14 
I have never posted on here before as it a place for underhand moaning and axes to be ground…
Atlantic International Schools Russia 10/2 evaluation 11
I am one of the 40 Atlantic staff who have been banned from the country. I am devastated
International School in Genoa Italy 10/2 First time reviewed on ISR
Korea International School Pangyo Campus Korea 10/2 evaluation 19 
All in all KIS, like any school, has some areas of strength and areas where it MUST improve…
Steve Cathers 10/1 (report 3)
Korea International School Korea
Ghana International School Ghana 10/1 evaluation 2
Great kids. Almost all the rest was kind of difficult, annoying & frustrating! Everything was a struggle… 
Nanjing Foreign Language School Xianlin Campus 10/1 First time reviewed on ISR
Singapore American School Singapore 10/1 evaluation 12 
I wish I had time to teach. This year we have PLC, PGE, RTI, SBG, TeachBoost, R&D, HUB, AT’s, TtT…
Hong Kong Academy Hong Kong 10/1 evaluation 5
Relocated to a purpose built campus in a small fishing village that quickly become an expat enclave…
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