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Rena Mirken 12/30 (report 5)
Western Academy of Beijing
Access International Academy Ningbo China 12/30 evaluation 17 
There are many teachers who have enjoyed or at least made the most of their time…
Canadian International School Bangalore 12/30 evaluation 8 
CIS is a great place to work with motivated well behaved pupils and hardworking teachers, BUT…
Australian International School Sharjah UAE 12/30 evaluation 11 
It was a good two years of my life, it caused me to personally grow. I don’t think that is such a bad thing!…
Canadian International School Singapore 12/30 evaluation 11 
There is a high level of collegiality among staff and strong leadership in place…
Korea International School Korea 12/29 evaluation 15 
If you’re looking for a school where you can have an active social life, save a few thousand dollars…
International School of Helsinki Finland 12/29 evaluation 8
If you are up to the economic hardships of working in Finland, then consider coming to Helsinki & ISH…
KIS International School Thailand 12/28 First time reviewed on ISR 
Lovely, friendly school in a pretty good location. Whilst a ‘small fish’ among the giants of Bangkok…
Access International Academy Ningbo China 12/28 evaluation 16 
Beilun is a horrible, polluted and depressing industrial town as accurately described by a previous poster…
British International School of Cairo Egypt 12/28 evaluation 17 
Impressive facilities, well-qualified, dedicated staff, great salary for Middle East, BUT…and it’s a big BUT…
Michael Roberts 12/28 (report 3)
International School of Myanmar
Horizon Education Centre Myanmar 12/27 evaluation 3 
I am still recovering from the experience…
David Draper 12/27 (report 3)
British School in Baku Azerbaijan
British School in Baku Azerbaijan 12/27 evaluation 3
Classes small at around 12 children also with full-time assistant in every class…
Seoul International School Korea 12/27 evaluation 26
Extremely motivated Korean students, education is valued in the greater Korean culture…
John Roberts 12/26 (report 2)
International School Kenya
Anglo-American School of Moscow Russia 12/26 evaluation 16
It takes effort to get used to living here. The darkness, cold, intensity of the city, the harshness…
American International School Bucharest 12/26 evaluation 19 
Pay is decent and no local taxes. Reasonable PD, Campus pleasant & spacious. Lovely spring and fall…
American School Valencia Spain 12/26 evaluation 2 
If you are happy to enjoy the day-to-day pleasures of teaching good kids in a sunny place for a few years…
British School of Beijing Shunyi Campus China 12/23 First time reviewed on ISR
Facilities at BSB are excellent. You can read about them on the web site…
Thomas Quinn 12/23 First time reviewed on ISR
Al Bayan Bilingual School Kuwait
British School in Baku Azerbaijan 12/23 evaluation 2
As a new school it has gaps but is very friendly and well organized..
David Draper 12/23 (report 2)
British School in Baku Azerbaijan
Gregory Rayl 12/21 (report 5)
International School of Ulaanbaatar
International School of Ulaanbaatar 12/23 evaluation 17 
If you are a complainer, easily disgruntled, professionally weak, look at admin as parent figures…
Canadian International School Bangalore India 12/23 evaluation 7 
Owners skimp on every little thing (housing, repairs, transport, resources, benefits) until you get fed up…
Access International Academy Ningbo China 12/22 evaluation 15 
There are a few teachers that have the privilege of hiding away in their buildings and classrooms…
International School of Myanmar 12/22 evaluation 14 
After being saved from working at a very bad school because of reviews posted on this site, I feel obligated…
Anglican International School Jerusalem Israel 12/22 evaluation 4 
5-10 years ago it was not only the best English language school in Israel, but a unique and special school…
William Strath 12/21 First time reviewed on ISR
British School Tehran Iran Next thing we knew he had left the country and put a notice on the website…
Gregory Rayl 12/21 (report 4)
International School of Ulaanbaatar
St. Maur International School Yokohama Japan 12/21 evaluation 3 
Students are great and the families very appreciative of every little extra you give their children…
English School Fahaheel Kuwait 12/21 evaluation 5
School gave Science teachers total support. Lab fully equipped for IGCSE/AS/A2 level Chem. Bio. & Physics…
Michael Giddings 12/20 First time reviewed on ISR
International School of Choueifat-New Cairo
Zoe Hauser 12/20 First time reviewed on ISR
International School of Myanmar
Chris Blanch 12/20 First time reviewed on ISR
British School of Rio de Janeiro Brazil 
Al Khor International School Qatar 12/20 evaluation 19
Major changes have occurred and perspective applicants need to be aware of what has happened…
British School of Rio de Janeiro Brazil 12/20 First time reviewed on ISR
Salary package is competitive as is quality of apartment provided. The benefits plan is good…
Leysin American School Switzerland 12/20 evaluation 9
Salary is very good, you have the opportunity to save a lot, even though Switzerland is very expensive…
Mohammed Saefan 12/19
Al Maha Academy Qatar
Elaine Whelen 12/19 (report 6)
Utahloy International School Guangzhou China
Micheal Roberts 12/19 (report 2)
International School of Myanmar
Neil Sookoo 12/19 First time reviewed on ISR
Harbin School #9 China
International School Zug Switzerland 12/19 evaluation 4 
They will not listen to genuine concerns but simply pass them off as your personal problems…
Habin School #9 China 12/19 First time reviewed on ISR
It certainly was a gift that the classes were quite small and the students very pleasant and well behavedl…
American School of Antananarivo Madagascar 12/19 evaluation 3 
This is a wonderful school. Despite the difficulties in the country it manages to run beautifully…
Access International Academy Ningbo China 12/16 evaluation 14 
In November 2011, without any warning, “Board of Directors” announced the end of Director’s contract…
Braeburn School Arusha Tanzania 12/16 evaluation 3
I feel very comfortable asking for help from any of the staff and management is very understanding…
Sinarmas World Academy Indonesia 12/16 evaluation 10 
I agree… “those who are unhappy, are so because they simply are not good enough”…
International School of Myanmar 12/16 evaluation 13
To help readers understand where the bulk of these comments are coming from let me help you understand…
Mark Sylte 12/16 First time reviewed on ISR
Yew Chung International School Shanghai
David Freeman 12/15 (report 2)
Xiamen International School China
St. Joseph´s Institution International Singapore 12/15 First time reviewed on ISR
I think it is a brilliant and inspiring place to work & the kids are absolutely delightful and bright…
Al Maha Academy Qatar 12/15 evaluation 2 
Well-stocked ICT & Science Labs. No gymnasium, school hall, indoor or outdoor sports fields…
Rena Mirken 12/14 (report 4)
Western Academy of Beijing
Rena Mirken 12/14 (report 3)
Western Academy of Beijing
Alicia Brown 12/14 First time reviewed on ISR
American International School of Kuwait
Russ Jones 12/14 (report 2)
Colegio Franklin D Roosevelt Peru
American School of Yaounde Cameroon 12/14 First time reviewed on ISR
The school is the most fun place I have ever worked and I would stay many years if it were not here…
Sinarmas World Academy Indonesia 12/14 evaluation 9 
These teachers need to get out of international education as they embarrass the rest of us who really…
Gregory Rayl 12/13 (report 3)
International School of Ulaanbaatar
Gregory Rayl 12/13 (report 2)
International School of Ulaanbaatar
Gregory Rayl 12/13 First time reviewed on ISR
International School of Ulaanbaatar
Istanbul International Community School Turkey 12/13 evaluation 11 
Two meetings a week after school not welcomed by staff. Many complaints, but not many changes…
Sayfol International School Borneo Malaysia 12/13 First time reviewed on ISR 
At one time I might have cautiously recommended this school to “backpacker teachers” …
Brian Horvath 12/12 (report 2)
Hangzhou International School China
Elsa High School Hong Kong 12/12 First time reviewed on ISR
Curriculum centered on providing a basic Jewish education, timetable allocations arranged accordingly…
International School of Curacao Netherlands Antilles 12/12 evaluation 3 
Traffic, pollution, car theft, and high cost of living. The school is next to an oil refinery and at times…
Western Academy Beijing China 12/9 evaluation 15 
Its liberal traditions are a welcome relief from conservative approach found in other Beijing schools…
Busan Foreign School Korea 12/9 evaluation 5 
The major difference this year is the increase in workload & the workplace tone. It is tense and unhappy…
Blair Lee 12/9 First time reviewed on ISR
American International School Kuwait
David Botbyl 12/9 (report 2)
American International School Kuwait
Colin Brown 12/8 First time reviewed on ISR
Colegio Inter-Americano Guatemala
International School of Phnom Penh Cambodia 12/8 evaluation 10 
Let’s start with an impossible teacher workload…
Sinarmas World Academy Indonesia 12/8 evaluation 8 
I feel this school is heading in the right direction, there is certainly a drive to improve….
Anglo-American School Moscow 12/8 evaluation 15 
School does not believe in personal freedom or independence for the students, even seniors…
Utahloy International School Guangzhou China 12/7 evaluation 14 
As we approach recruitment time I am seriously concerned about this school. I had to wait to write…
Junior Academy Malaysia 12/7 evaluation 2 
Budget for supplies is generous & teaching resources limited but expanding. Curriculum based on Montessori…
Bilkent Laboratory & International School Turkey 12/7 evaluation 14
Not perfect but it is not that bad either…
International School Bangkok Thailand 12/7 evaluation 4 
Everything else is pretty much perfect. People are friendly, professional & seriously dedicated to their job…
Kevin Schafer 12/6 (report 2)
American International School Muscat Oman
Ambler Moss 12/6 First time reviewed on ISR
Colegio Maya Guatemala
International School of Curacao Netherlands Antilles 12/6 evaluation 2 
NO transparency for most decisions. Barely adequate resources…
Colegio Maya Guatemala 12/6 evaluation 7
This is my first year at Maya & I am very happy here. School has a “family” spirit…
International School Florence Italy 12/6 evaluation 3
Substitutes are not called and some classes are passed along to anyone who has a planning period…
Chris Green 12/5 First time reviewed on ISR
Bilkent Laboratory & International School AKA Bilkent University Preparatory School
Sinarmas World Academy Indonesia 12/5 evaluation 7
Think twice about coming to a place isolated and more expensive than they let on. Do your research…
Colegio Roosevelt Lima (FDR) Peru 12/5 evaluation 7 
You can do your job, see the sights, and maybe help some kids to be more responsible than their parents…
Eric Trujillo 12/2 First time reviewed on ISR
Uskudar American Academy Istanbul Turkey
Rena Mirken 12/2 (report 2)
Western Academy of Beijing
Tom Pado 12/2   (report 2)
International School of Tanganyika Tanzania
Uskudar American Academy Turkey 12/2 evaluation 5 
Keep your guard up, do your homework and check other reviews on this web site…
American Community School Abu Dhabi UAE 12/2 evaluation 4
There’s a leadership vacuum, but still a strong and committed faculty backed by very supportive parents…
Pechersk School International Ukraine 12/2 evaluation 2 
A pleasant place to work, with friendly staff, supportive admin & an appreciative parent community…
Concordian International School Thailand 12/2 evaluation 4 
Teachers are very well supplied and school is generally well equipped…
Gyeonggi Suwon International School Korea 12/2 evaluation 4
Parents (strong PTA ) have risen to the occasion to take control of the Board, without necessarily…
Liceo Ingles Colombia 12/2 evaluation 7 
Although it’s not a great school, it is pretty good. But as we all know there isn’t a perfect school…
Etonhouse International School Wuxi China 12/1 First time reviewed on ISR
Head is an excellent boss, the likes of which international schools could do with more of…
Rob Stewart 12/1 First time reviewed on ISR
Etonhouse International School Wuxi China
Universal American School Dubai 12/1 evaluation 14
Having spent 5 years at the school, from its 2nd year through its 6th, I’ve had the privilege to witness…..
Casablanca American School Morocco 12/1 evaluation 17
I will talk about reasons why I am proud of working at Casablanca American School…
Gyeongnam International Foreign School Korea 12/1 evaluation 4
GIFS could be a top rate school because there are so many positives about it…
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