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Melvin Jones 2/28 First time reviewed on ISR
Gulf English School Qatar
American Collegiate Institute Turkey 2/28 evaluation 5 
A Garden of Eden. ACI is part of a bigger story; a story that is compelling and impressive…
Casablanca American School Morocco 2/28 evaluation 35
Until then, teachers need to keep teachers informed!…
American School Foundation Guadalajara Mexico evaluation 6 
2013-14 will be a year of changes: new Director, HS Principal, HR head, Academic Support Director…
Branksome Hall Asia, Korea 2/27 evaluation 2
Branksome Hall Asia is a brand new school and recently won the national architectural award for new buildings in Korea…  
American School Dubai UAE 2/27 evaluation 8
I am a current parent of ASD. The first few years my children attended another school in Dubai and I regret…
TEDA International School China 2/27 evaluation 23
Actually, I’ve never worked for the school (Thank God).
American International School Monrovia Liberia 2/27 evaluation 2
Board and director are making wise decisions. Current director gives positive, supportive feedback…
Al Ma’arifa International School UAE 2/26 First time reviewed on ISR
Student’ discipline in higher levels extremely bad, teachers get sacked for poor “class control.”…
American Collegiate Institute Turkey 2/26 evaluation 4 
As a professional, please note also that this review website should be taken with a grain of salt…
Alexandria International Academy Egypt 2/26 First time reviewed on ISR
The five visas in my passport specifically say “WORK IS NOT PERMITTED”…
Rob Risch 2/25 (report 2)
Nagoya International School Japan
Matthew Parr 2/25 First time reviewed on ISR
Nagoya International School
Britannica International School Budapest Hungary 2/25 evaluation 5 
Cross curricular work is completely disallowed. Teachers told to follow textbooks by the page…
Busan Foreign School Korea 2/25 evaluation 12
I enjoyed working at Busan Foreign School. The staff, families, and students were a pleasure to work for… 
American Academy Casablanca Morocco 2/25 evaluation 8 
The school offers very new christian teachers a chance to live outside USA…
Greg Schellenberg 2/22 (report 3)
Shanghai Community International School China
Mesaieed International School Qatar 2/23 evaluation 3 
No professional development, no fresh ideas required although a supposed prerequisite for the job….
Gulf English School Qatar 2/23 evaluation 28
Admin haven’t the courage to address us with the rubbish sent to the school we currently work at. Shame…
Bivha International School India 2/23 First time reviewed  on ISR
Ray Lawrence 2/21 (report 2)
Al Jazeera Academy Doha Qatar
Martin Kneath 2/21 (report 3)
The Regent’s School Bangkok
International School London Qatar 2/21 evaluation 6
No crime is apparent because none reported! I know of ex-pat teachers attacked and one US lady murdered!…
Utahloy International School Guangzhou China 2/21 evaluation 15 
School facilities are on par with many, being well resourced. Delve below the gloss…
International School of Phnom Penh Cambodia 2/21 evaluation 15 
We are getting slowly evicted from our current campus, but still in need of a financier for a new campus…
Ron Vair 2/20 (report 3)
Escuela Internacional Sampedrana Honduras
International School Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam 2/20 evaluation 16 
The HR person already had the (new) contract with him, I believe I wasn’t the first person this happened to…
Gulf English School Qatar 2/20 evaluation 27
School actively hates sites like ISR and witch hunt after every posting, calling in staff & using bullyboy tactics…
Casablanca American School Morocco 2/19 evaluation 34 
I’m scared of working with people like these as I would hate to know what they would say about me!…
British School Manila Phlippines 2/19 First time reviewed  on ISR
La Sierra International School Colombia 2/19 First time reviewed  on ISR
Prem Center Tinsulanonda International School Thailand 2/19 evaluation 9 
In many ways Prem is a wonderful place…
Blannie Martha Curtis 2/18 (report 2)
Carlucci American International School Portugal
Malcolm Kay 2/18 (report 2)
Stamford American Intern’l School Singapore
American International School Egypt 2/18 evaluation 41 
Hands-down the BEST admin I have ever worked for; an administrative team that is happy, intelligent…
Al Khor International School Qatar 2/18 evaluation 31
Big internal push by some to make this school into an Arabic Stream by having classes of only one gender…
Colegio International de Caracas Venezuela 2/14 evaluation 8 
First what must be said is that Caracas is not as bad as you fear…
International School Tianjin China 2/14 evaluation 9
The diversity of staff reflects how open-minded the school is. There are single moms, teaching couples…
Craig Monaghan 2/13 (report 3)
Cairo English School
Mark Thompson 2/13 First time reviewed  on ISR
Cairo English School
Cairo English School Egypt 2/13 evaluation 12
Being outdoors is difficult, noisy, dirty and sometimes unsafe. Most leisure activities revolve around eating…
International School Luxembourg 2/13 evaluation 8
A wonderful institution with an Administration that is…
Ajial Bilingual School Kuwait 2/13 evaluation 4
I worked here last year, unfortunately I was unable to commit to returning…
Katie Jones 2/12 (report 2)
Dyatmika School Indonesia
Austin Briggs 2/12 First time reviewed  on ISR
Escuela Internacional de Sampedrana Honduras
Shaysann Kaun 2/12 (report 2)
Colegio Nueva Granada Colombia
Cristiana Banegas 2/12 First time reviewed  on ISR
Discovery School Honduras
Beijing World Youth Academy China 2/12 evaluation 10
When I left, it still had no sound plans to gain its own facilities, rather still moving from place to place…
Dasman Model School Kuwait 2/12 evaluation 39
Dasman is NOT an international school but a local school with international teachers…
International School Moshi Tanzania 2/12 evaluation 4 
Yearly container delivery has been severely delayed to the point it will arrive with next years delivery…
Dian Lund 2/11 (report 4)
Busan Foreign School Korea
Ralph Pruitt 2/11 (report 3)
Awsaj Academy Qatar
British International School Riyadh Saudi Arabia 2/11 evaluation 9
What a fantastic place to work…
Surabaya International School Indonesia 2/11 evaluation 4 
There is a LOT of good about SIS. It’s amazingly beautiful, immaculately cleaned, amazingly…
British International School Kyiv Ukraine 2/11 evaluation 13 
Salary not competitive & Kiev is not a cheap place to live. However, the city is lovely…
American Nicaraguan School Nicaragua 2/11 evaluation 14 
School community & country are great. Local teachers, families &students very supportive to foreign…
Wesgreen International Private School UAE 2/11 evaluation 3
We went through 4 Deputy Heads that year. I remember 2 teachers walking out from the Girls’ school…
Aimee Meditz 2/8 (report 3)
Casablanca American School Morocco
Aimee Meditz 2/8 (report 2)
Casablanca American School Morocco
Stephan Ruz 2/8 (report 3)
Casablanca American School Morocco
Baku International School Azerbaijan 2/8 evaluation 3
Nice feeling of community at the school. Most staff are quite dedicated…
Braeburn School Arusha Tanzaniz 2/8 evaluation 5
Housing was not the best, and pay and medical was a concern. It is all about money, cutting corners…
British School Alicante Spain 2/8 First time reviewed  on ISR
If you like the sun, a cheapish way of life and aren’t interested in…
British International School Phuket Thailand 2/8 evaluation 8 
Headmaster seems to be getting rid of teaching couples with expensive dependents or experienced teachers…
Newton International School Qatar 2/8 evaluation 8
School day is unusually long: 6:45 – 2:30. Salary is poor….
Busan Foreign School Korea 2/8 evaluatio 11
A school in significant transformation, becoming a local gem of certified, competent teachers modeling…
Dyatmika School Bali Indonesia 2/8 evaluation 2
The staffing of the school is quite interesting as there are only a handful of international teachers..  
Regent’s School Bangkok Thailand 2/7 evaluation 12 
Teaching resources ok for departments but getting new resources from the school is difficult. budgets are tight…
American International School Vietnam 2/7 evaluation 17
This review fcsuses on one thing. The school is not paying staff. We have been lied to day after day…
International School Penang (Uplands) 2/7 evaluation 14 
I am a current member of the senior management team here at Uplands…
Scott Genzer 2/6 (report 3)
American International School of Kingston
Martin Kneath 2/6 First time reviewed  on ISR
The Regent’s School Bangkok
Robert Imholt 2/5 (report 3)
Colegio Nueva Granada Colombia
Stamford American International Scholl Singapore 2/6 evaluation 16 
I have never worked harder at a school than Stamford, but I like the high performance culture…
Gulf English School Kuwait 2/6 evaluation 14
If only, as a previous reviewer says, we could go back…
Lincoln, The American International School Argentina 2/6 evaluation 8 
Competitive package, wonderful students, friendly staff and a beautiful city in which to live…
Cayman International School Cayman Island 2/6 evaluation 2 
The culture is primarily expats and people with money partying and living the good life…
American International School Vietnam 2/5 evaluation 16 
You will be given a Terms of Appointment booklet . This booklet over-rides anything in your contract…
Regent’s School Bangkok Thailand 2/5 evaluation 11 
Students are great, generally committed and easy to teach and the staff generally supportive and united…
Stamford American International Scholl Singapore 2/5 evaluation 15 
Is this really the direction the school wants to go in?
American School (Colegio Americano) Guatemala 2/5 evaluation 13 
I was extremely happy with the entire new teacher orientation experience…
Sascha Heckman 2/4 (report 2)
Shanghai American School China
Jose Gabriel Maldonado-Rivera 2/4 First time reviewed on ISR
St. Constantine’s Tanzania
Bali International School Indonesia 2/4 evaluation 7
The clean sweep left a fully functioning school, wonderful students who are a joy to teach & a sense of ‘can do’…
Al Bayan Bilingual School Kuwait 2/4 evaluation 17
Even though I was let from from Al-Bayan due to “not fitting into the co-teacher model”. I do think it is…  
St. Andrews International School Sukhumvit 71 Thailand 2/4 evaluation 2
You can soon find yourself monitored and kept an eye on. Don’t be surprised if…
Shenyang Pacific International Academy 2/4 China  First time reviewed on ISR
Students are all Chinese Nationals in grades 9-12. Student has limited English…
Gimnasio Fontana Colombia 2/4 First time reviewed on ISR
I was honestly miserable and had to quit after six months. It felt like a prison & made me an emotional wreck…
The British School Kuwait 2/4 evaluation 10
Kuwait is a place you love or hate. I hate it, however due to the excellent wage (tax free), free accommodation…
John Ha 2/1 First time reviewed
Gyeongnam International Foreign School Korea
American School Kuwait 2/1 evaluation 34
British International School Phuket Thailand 2/1 evaluation 7 
It has been some time since I posted a rather negative review of this school on this site…
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