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InterAmerican Academy Guayaquil Ecuador 1/31 evaluation 4 
I have been a teacher at IAA for 3 years . I can honestly say this has been a wonderful experience!…
Katoh Gakuen Japan 1/31 evaluation 4
Best survival strategy: keep quiet, do what you’re told. Don’t ever question local ways. Follow the rules…
American International School Lagos Nigeria 1/29 evaluation 8 
While Lagos is a very, very hard place to live, and the traffic is terrible, the school can be a very rewarding…
International School of London 1/29 evaluation 3
A strongly for-profit school – the flagship of a growing enterprise…
Luanda International School Angola 1/28 evaluation 27 
It can get very lonely and there are not many distractions…
Casablanca American School Morocco 1/28 evaluation 10
Great teaching staff, traveling opportunities, food, Moroccan art, LS and US principals, IB experience…
Yangon International School Myanmar 1/28 evaluation 4 
Students are wonderful – not as well behaved as the Director leads you to believe – but they are sweet and…
Charles (Chris) Hanna 1/28 report 3
Tarsus American College Turkey
Cairo English School Egypt 1/27 evaluation 7
Facilities at the school are excellent, heated swimming pool & indoor sports hall. ICT equipment is decent…
Repton School Dubai 1/27 evaluation 3 
With a frugal lifestyle you will still save perhaps, but not much. Cost of living in Dubai is high…
American International School Lagos Nigeria 1/27 evaluation 7 
This will be the noisiest, most crowded and chaotic campus you will ever experience…
Ras Al Khaihah English Speaking School (Rakess) British Curriculum 1/26 First time reviewed on ISR
RAKESS BC is NOT an international school. It’s an Arabic…
American International School Bucharest Romania 1/26 evaluation 16 
Sure, we work hard, yes, sometimes things don’t go as they should, but…we are sad to be leaving…
Phorms Berlin 1/26 First time reviewed on ISR
The quality of life in Berlin is very high – plenty of opportunities to interact with locals and expats…
English Academy Kuwait 1/25 evaluation 20
The English Academy is a school with lots of potential…   
British International School Kyiv Ukraine 1/25 evaluation 10
School has its issues but there is now a real buzz about the place to resolve these issues, move forward and…
Phil Billings 1/25 report 3
British International School of Kyiv Ukraine
Lanna International School Thailand 1/25 evaluation 2
I was almost put off even applying for LIST by the previous post on ISR. That post is way out-of-date & you ‘ld be missing out…
Tony Race 1/25 report 2
International School of Singapore
Excellence Loyalty Commitment School (ELC) Malaysia 1/24 First time reviewed on ISR
Cairo English School Egypt 1/24 evaluation 6 
Workload is heavy and classes are large. It’s for profit, so that’s typical…
International School Singapore 1/24 evaluation 3
If you want to teach at an Asian school with good balance of varied teaching duties, great kids, and a safe city…
Woodland Group of Schools Hong Kong 1/24 evaluation 2 
I am only writing in response to the very bitter posting I read above…
International School of Luxembourg 1/22 evaluation 6
The new LS Principal has principles but whether she will be able to make a difference…
Surefoot American International School Nigeria 1/22 evaluation 3 
School has failed to meet several contractual promises, such as health insurance still not provided…
Hayat Universal Bilingual School Qatar 1/22 First time reviewed on ISR
We had 2 principals quit with in 6 months….that should be a big sign that something is wrong…  
Cairo English School Egypt 1/21 evaluation 5 
For profit school. Investment is considered if there is a financial return rather than for any educational reason…
Qatar Academy, Doha Qatar 1/21 evaluation 12 
Money is good, great place for families. You’ll work hard, but it’s not a killer, and the benefits are really good…
American Community School of Amman Jordan 1/20 evaluation 12 
After reading previous reviews from a few years back, this school is making improvements in everything…
Bangkok Patana School Thailand 1/20 evaluation 3
Lots of money in the school in the way of resources etc and always a new building project going on…
Riverside School Czech Republic 1/20 First time reviewed on ISR
The school does not utilize substitutes. If someone is sick, most likely, you will lose your planning time…
Cairo English School Egypt 1/19 evaluation 4
Biggest problem – wont let you work anywhere else in Cairo when finished…
Casablanca American School Morocco 1/19 evaluation 9
Woodland Group of Schools Hong Kong 1/19 First time reviewed on ISR
International Academy Amman Jordan 1/19 evaluation 15 
Those of you who read treviews of IAA on ISR will notice the comments this year are much less incendiary… 
British International School Kyiv 1/19 evaluation 9
I worked at this school for four months. Normally I would stay at a school three or four years…
Vientiane International School Laos 1/18 evaluation 9
Laos has become quite expensive over the last two years and salary increases have not reflected this…
Jason Kirwin 1/18 report 5
Emirates International School UAE
International School of Beijing 1/18 evaluation 8
ISB can be a great place. Teachers are dedicated, hard working professionals. School is RICH in resources…
Hayah International Academy Egypt 1/18 evaluation 6
We made close friends with expat & Egyptian staff. Loved our community and all Cairo and Egypt had to offer…
Westhill Institute Mexico 1/17 evaluation 9 
Schools all have their problems you’ll say. And you’ll go there and you should have listened. Live and learn…
Thai-Chinese International School Thailand 1/17 evaluation 27 
LS & MS principals work hard to create a supportive environment, but can’t make big issues disappear…
Walter Plotkin 1/17 report 2
American International School Dhaka Bangladesh
Stamford American International School Singapore 1/17 evaluation 8 
Many were very supportive of him when he won the entire court case against the company…
Gulf English School Kuwait 1/15 evaluation 2 
I had given up my job, house, furniture and car. I had little choice but to accept the status change to local hire…
ABC International Vietnam 1/15 evaluation 4
Lincoln Community School Ghana 1/14 evaluation 5
Coming to Lincoln for a job will be rewarding, West Africa is fascinating and unpolished, Ghana is vibrant…
Colegio Nueva Granada Bogota 1/14 evaluation 3
He is going to be making changes next year in regards to salary and benefits which is an exciting thing to see…
American Nicaraguan School 1/13 evaluation 9 
If you’re heat resistant, have good classroom management, love great beaches & don’t need to save a lot…
Beanstalk International Bilingual School China 1/13 evaluation 3
This is not an ‘International’ school…
Barry Clough 1/12 report 4
American International School Chennai India
British International School 1/12 evaluation 14 
This is a good school which is developing each year.
Elaine Whelen 1/12 report 4
Utahloy International School China
Al Khor International School Qatar 1/12 evaluation 18
I agree that schools have their positive and negative sides that we as professionals learn to work within…
International Academy Amman Jordan 1/11 evaluation 14 
Lack of support for teachers…
Mary Macaud 1/10 First time reviewed on ISR
International School of Monaco
International School of Monaco 1/10 First time reviewed on ISR  
American Pacific International School Thailand 1/10 evaluation 2 
On a positive note, I loved working at this school, it offers all the attractions mentioned in the first evaluation…
Madar International School Al Ain UAE 1/10 evaluation 2
International School Hyderabad India 1/8 evaluation 2 
I was called in and talked to for being “too academic” …
International School of Tucson Arizona USA 1/8 evaluation 6 
Tucson itself is an interesting place with a number of things to see and do. Should you get bored…
Wesgreen International Private School UAE 1/7 evaluation 2
Expected “teaching” method was rote memory.It bored the kids and competent staff senseless…
Northbridge International School Cambodia 1/6 evaluation 12 
It would be self serving of me to rate myself or my administrative team, or to question the reviewer’s opinion…
International School Dhaka 1/6 evaluation 11
Wells International School Thailand 1/6 evaluation 2 First time reviewed on ISR
Great students, adequate facilities focused on science & sports, fair salary, reasonable academic support …
Sheikh Zayed Private Academy for Girls 1/6 UAE 
School is beautiful & immaculate. Classrooms are large. School uses Promethean Boards…
Modern English School Egypt 1/5 evaluation 9
As a family we were disheartened due by lack of opportunities for children. There is no international element…
Al Khor International School Qatar 1/5 evaluation 17
When I’d finished reading all the reviews, I felt I had to write my own review to give a more balanced flavour…
Northbridge International School Cambodia 1/5 evaluation 11
American School in Japan 1/5 evaluation 3
ASIJ has the reputation of being one of the best international schools in the world, and deserves most of it…
Sawsan Dajani 1/4 report 4
Modern English School Egypt
Thai-Chinese International School Thailand 1/4 evaluation 26
It has some very good teachers, reasonable facilities & good principals running Lower & Middle School…
American International School Vietnam 1/4 evaluation 7 
When I am in my well-appointed classroom teaching my excellent students, everything is fine…
Vientiane International School Laos 1/4 evaluation 8 
I cannot allow the recent post (#6) to go without challenge…
Aga Khan Academy Mombasa Kenya 1/4 evaluation 3 
The new Principal has made an excellent start, but he has an enormous challenge…
Bob Hetzel 1/3 First time reviewed on ISR
American Embassy School India
Casablanca American School Morocco 1/3 evaluation 8
I would strongly recommend contacting someone in your department and discussing the job first…
Vientiane International School Laos 1/3 evaluation 7 
It is premature to review anybody’s performance after such a short time…
Dasman Model School Kuwait 1/3 evaluation 14
One thing to remember is that coming from a Western teaching environment there will always be culture shock…
American International School Egypt – West Campus 1/3 First time reviewed on ISR
I have been in startup schools before and fully understand all the complications…BUT,
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