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Tracey Baser 12/31 First time reviewed on ISR
Aci Anaokolu Istanbul Turkey
Korea International School Pangyo Campus Korea 12/31 evaluation 18 
Salaries permit a comfortable lifestyle for teaching couples without children. Those with children…
Mosaica Education Abu Dhabi UAE 12/31 evaluation 3
I had to pay for visa runs and had big charges on my credit cards for six months or more…
Renaissance International School Vietnam 12/31 evaluation 16 
Many of the new teachers are from India or the Philipines…
Jihan Al Rashidy 12/28 (report 2)
Narmer American College Egypt
Youssef Salah El Din 12/28 First time reviewed on ISR
Narmer American College Egypt
North Jakarta International School Indonesia 12/28 evaluation 4 
Head of School allows great creativity in the classroom as long as there is solid learning taking place…
American School Kuwait 12/28 evaluation 32
Good things about the school are they give lots of resources & director is very good & always there to listen…
Narmer American College Egypt 12/28 evaluation 33
Beyond these considerations (see review) is the political, social/ economic instability in the nation at this time…
Al Maha Academy Qatar (boys division) 12/27 evaluation 18 
Whilst I think the school has a lot to learn it actually is not that bad…
Shanghai Rego International School China 12/27 evaluation 11
Nothing bad happened at the school! The licence was being renewed…
Saxony International Schools 12/27 First time reviewed on ISR 
Very regimented with children at individual desks and teachers delivering lessons from textbooks…
International School Helsinki 12/27 evaluation 9 
ISH has a great potential…
Allison Bixby Stone School Honduras 12/24 First time reviewed on ISR
American Bilingual School / American Baccalaureate School Kuwait 12/24 evaluation 13
Keith Ord 12/24 First time reviewed on ISR
Hayah International Academy Cairo Egypt
Wallace Ting 12/21 First time reviewed on ISR
Colegio Interamericano Guatemala
International School Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam 12/21 evaluation 15 
I’m not sure if I’m allowed to post this review…
Cedar International School British Virgin Islands 12/21 evaluation 5 
The school is proud of it’s low teacher- student ratio…
Dubai American Scientific School UAE 12/21 evaluation 11 
Human Development Authority suspends all permits to DASS. Principal not authorized to hold position…
Fiona Hall 12/20 (report 2)
American Pacific International School Thailand
Bilingual European School Italy 12/20 First time reviewed on ISR
Pay is barely enough to get by on and do the traveling you wish to do…
Albanian International School Albania 12/20 First time reviewed on ISR
Contract had been altered so much I refused to sign it. This refusal is now being used as the excuse to…
Korea International School Pangyo Campus Korea 12/20 evaluation 17 
It is my sincere wish that current reviews illustrate a shift for the better. KIS is a great school…
Aimee Meditz 12/19 First time reviewed on ISR
Casablanca American School Morocco
Casablanca American School Morocco 12/19 evaluation 33 
Nothing directly affecting me as a teacher but I’m indirectly affected by what’s happening to my colleagues…
American School of Yaounde Cameroon 12/19 evaluation 4 
Many are leaving and I think many more were going to leave if the director/athletic director & counselor…
International School Lusaka Zambia 12/18 evaluation 10 
I did not intend to write a review with this level of detail, however, once ISL delayed my gratuity payment…
American School Taichung Taiwan 12/18 evaluation 7
It’s hard to reconcile some of the negative comments I see on this site with my own experience…
American School Taichung Taiwan 12/18 evaluation 6 
The real reason my children we kicked out of AST is because…
K International School Japan 12/18 evaluation 13
We were told the negativity held by the previous group of teachers was just because of their personalities…
International School Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam 12/18 evaluation 14 
Profile page does not say salaries will be paid in VN Dong next year, not an easily convertible currency…
Margaret Fayed 12/17 First time reviewed on ISR
Hayah International Academy Cairo Egypt
Howard Stribbel 12/17 (report 4)
The International School of Macao China
American International School Hong Kong 12/17 evaluation 5 
If you are a teacher who really cares about education and are passionate about teaching and learning…
Casablanca American School Morocco 12/17 evaluation 32 
Let’s join together and contact the Regional Education Officer from the State Department of Overseas…
International School Zug Switzerland 12/17 evaluation 8
I totally agree with the three comments above…
International Community School Addis Ababa Ethiopia 12/17 evaluation 9 
They need to stop promoting from within. Please bring in new blood and new ideas…
The International School Macao China 12/17 evaluation 13 
Howard Stribbell, director, is highly involved in all aspects of the school. TIS an extraordinary place…
J. Andrew Westerman 12/14 (report 2)
Ruamrudee International School Thailand
Ruamrudee International School Bangkok Thailand 12/14 evaluation 35 
Administration open to teachers using different technologies in classroom and support collaboration…
Al Bayan Bilingual School Kuwait 12/14 evaluation 15 
School rebuilt over the past 6 years. All buildings are 6-7 years old with exception of the remodeled theater… 
International Community School Addis Ababa Ethiopia 12/14 evaluation 7 
City is very dirty and people can be hostile to foreigners. There are many reports…
Sri KDU International School Malaysia 12/14 evaluation 3 
New school that opened in Sept 2011…
Casablanca American School Morocco 12/13 evaluation 31 
I think the issue isn’t that we have more than enough ‘questionable’ things going on, it’s that we…
International School Myanmar 12/14 evaluation 19
Cost of living in Myanmar is out of control…
Caroline Jacoby 12/13 First time reviewed on ISR
American International School Bamako Mali
Livingston American School Shanghai China 12/13 evaluation 5 
Overall it is a position where people are looking to move on to bigger and better things…
Gulf English School Kuwait 12/13 evaluation 11
This is definitely my final year…
Casablanca American School Morocco 12/13 evaluation 30 
Now we’re told that the previous evaluations are null and void… 
Singapore American School Singapore 1213 evaluation 9 
One of thei first decisions was to email to all staff turning 65 saying this would be their last year…
Changchun American International School China 12/3 evaluation 6 
The school is a beautiful, state of the art building which reflects the flair for design of the owner…
Ajial Bilingual School Kuwait 12/13 evaluation 3
I started working at Ajial this year…  
Casablanca American School Morocco 12/12 evaluation 29 
Something happened today that makes me feel compelled to write in and support what’s being said…
English Modern School Qatar 12/12 First time reviewed on ISR
Some teachers are not allowed to go home at Christmas as they are so-called witnesses in the trial…
Al Yasmina School Abu Dhabi UAE 12/12 First time reviewed on ISR
This review is based on my experience in Primary…
Mt. Zaagkam International School Indonesia 12/12 First time reviewed on ISR
If you are in the highlands you have to take a helicopter up and down…
Ruamrudee International School Bangkok Thailand 12/11 evaluation 35 
Nice campus, good enough facilities, resources are adequate, students not difficult to teach…
Ruamrudee International School Bangkok Thailand 12/11 evaluation 34 
A lot of these earlier reviews don’t seem to match what I see at RIS now…
Casablanca American School Morocco 12/11 evaluation 28
American School? Nahhhhh…..we don’t tolerate this type of behaviour in America…
Hayah International Academy Egypt 12/11 evaluation 17 
All of the previous information about Hayah neglected to describe the expectations on Expat staff…
American College Sofia Bulgaria 12/10 evaluation 7 
Best part of ACS is the classroom experience. Most students are capable & eager, & some are amazing….
Ajial Bilingual School Kuwait 12/10 evaluation 2
Overall, I give Ajial Bilingual School in Kuwait and life in Kuwait a favorable review…   
Western Academy Beijing China 12/10 evaluation 19
WAB became known for a very unique culture, and two phrases were coined: “the WAB fit” and “the WAB way…
The English Academy Kuwait 12/10 evaluation 22
Many other people were happy and treated well, so I suppose it is swings and roundabouts…
Mark Curnane 12/7 First time reviewed on ISR
Sri KDU International School Malaysia
Shane Kells 12/7 (report 2)
Canadian International School Bangalore India
Leipzig International School Germany 12/7 evaluation 2
Korea International School Jeju Campus Korea 12/7
A previous review was a bit harsh…
Casablanca American School Morocco 12/7 evaluation 27
Don Fitzmahan 12/6 First time reviewed on ISR
Nagoya International School Japan
Saigon South International Vietnam 12/6 evaluation 4
What was once thought of as a place where we wanted to live for a long time…
Canadian International School Bangalore India 12/6 evaluation 9 
No one is here for life, or to get rich, but e veryone wants to improve themselves and the school…
Guamani Private School Puerto Rico 12/6 evaluation 2 
I did enjoy my time here, though I realize I’ve said a lot of negative things…
Singapore International School Vietnam 1/6 evaluation 6 
Not told during your interview but government takes 30% off the top of your salary and housing allowance…
Shirley Davis 12/5 (report 3)
ICARDA International School Aleppo Syria
Nagoya International School Japan 12/5 evaluation 8
Director is on his own crusade to change NIS from a “good to great school.” He continually repeats that motto…   
I-Shou International School Taiwan 12/5 evaluation 6
Working in the ISIS primary department has had many, many challenges. ISIS is a bilingual school…  
Ruamrudee International School Bangkok Thailand 12/5 evaluation 33 
Professional development is decent as well and resources are good. No complaints there…
John F. Kennedy School Berlin Germany 12/4 evaluation 6 
Teachers were told this on the first day of orientation just prior to signing their contracts…
Sandford International School Ethiopia 12/4 evaluation 5 
All-in-all if you can handle a developing country & Africa attracts you, there may not be a better place for you…
John F. Kennedy School Berlin Germany 12/4 evaluation 5
I have never seen this level of deception at a school before, certainly not at an established place like this….
Anglican International School Jerusalem 12/4 evaluation 5
I was shocked when I received my first salary. It was significantly lower than on my contract…
Kathleen Slocombe 12/3 (report 2)
Bavarian International School Germany
Kazakhstan International School Kazakhstan 12/3 evaluation 2 
Nice, small school with real family feel. Staff is friendly & supportive. Admin new &is working hard…
Bali International Schooll Indonesia 12/3 evaluation 5
The teachers are fantastic, they will do everything they can to keep the school providing a well organized IB…
International School Berne Switzerland 12/3 evaluation 2 
Switzerland is expensive, and not easy to live in without speaking German or French…
American International School Mozambique 12/3 evaluation 5
International School Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam 12/3 evaluation 13 
I lost out on finding a new school all summer, to be sacked before the first day of classes with nothing…
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