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Paul Buckley 1/31 First time reviewed on ISR
Jakarta International School Indonesia
Lanna International School Thailand 1/31 evaluation 3 
Resources: none. You learn to make your own & rely on and work with the community community…
Alice Smith School Malaysia 1/31 evaluation 4
My final message to admin went like this…
American School Marrakech Morocco 1/31 evaluation 2 
A blemish on my curriculum vitae…
TASIS The American School in England, Great Britain, 1/31 evaluation 2 
If you have taught at any other International school…
International School Turin Italy 1/31 evaluation 13
This school is run like a corporation…
Kampala International School Uganda 1/30 evaluation 6 
No point trying to sleep because you will not get any for the boom boom until four five six in the morning…
Canadian International School Hong Kong 1/30 evaluation 7 
Some staff asked to not have their contracts renewed, others find the school a rewarding, dynamic place…
American Community School Beirut Lebanon 1/30 evaluation 5 
Lebanon is full of interesting things to see but the situation in Beirut and the country are very unstable…
North London Collegiate School Korea 1/30 evaluation 4
To give the impression this school is deserving of black-listing or avoiding is over-blown, in my opinion…
American International School Kingston Jamaica 1/29 evaluation 9 
If you are a dedicated teacher interested in making a difference in the world…
American International School Riyadh Saudi Arabia 1/29 evaluation 32 
School offers, in theory, a 5-year bonus of 4K$ to be used towards a degree. When I applied for it…
St. Constantine’s International School Tanzania 1/29 evaluation 3 
No explanation for this mass ‘letting go’ of staff given…
Anuar Zhangozin 1/28 First time reviewed on ISR
Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools Kazakhstan
Tomm Elliott 1/28 (report 2)
International school Turin Italy
Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools Kazakhstan 1/28 evaluation 15
If you are a young or excellent teacher, you will fit in fine; if you are a jaded moaner, then forget it…
North London Collegiate School Korea 1/28 evaluation 4 
Very remote, very closed culture. Experience for Western children mostly negative. They feel very excluded…
International College Beirut 1/28 First time reviewed on ISR 
I had a very enjoyable experience. Your’s will be influenced by expectations and previous experiences…
American School Bangkok Thailand 1/28 evaluation 18 
I do not at all regret my time at ASB, however. It has been a great experience of growth…
Cavon Ahangarzadeh 1/27 (report 6)
Access International Academy Ningbo
Academia Cotopaxi Ecuador 1/27 evaluation 13
These incidents are common, but usually not a threat if you are willing to surrender your wallet…
Shanghai American School China 1/27 evaluation 22
Great school & package, great students &facilities, great resources, great board, great everything, except…
Qatar Leadership Academy 1/27 evaluation 10
Kids are great & will knuckle down if you have something about you. If you’re weak, they’ll l make your life hell…
Keith Ord 1/24 (report 2)
Hayah International Academy Egypt
Russell Ash 1/24 First time reviewed on ISR
MC School Dominican Republic
Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools Kazakhstan 1/24 evaluation 14
Progressively oriented environment where the goal is to not only instruct a highly-motivated student body…
Jeddah Prep and Grammar School Saudi Arabia 1/24 evaluation 8 
10 questions worth asking about Jeddah Prep…
Thai-Chinese International School Thailand 1/24 evaluation 35 And the games continue…
Thai-Chinese International School Thailand 1/23 evaluation 34 
It’s difficult when you have to walk a half mile to get a taxi with street dogs chasing you most of the way…
MC School Dominican Republic 1/23 First time reviewed on ISR  
Jeddah Prep and Grammar School Saudi Arabia 1/23 evaluation 7 
I was old to evacuate the school premises immediately & leave my belongings I could not take with me.
International School London, Qatar 1/22 evaluation 9
Finally some continuity of direction from management. New head has freedom to make some good changes…
International School Turin Italy 1/22 evaluation 11
Accreditation includes survey by students, parents & staff. I believe a message of discontent will be heard…
Tomokiyo Arakawa 1/21 (report 3)
Okinawa Amicus International Japan
Robyn Gioia 1/21 First time reviewed on ISR
Fukuoka International School Japan
Keith Jackson 1/21 (report 2)
British International School Kyiv Ukrain
GEMS World Academy Abu Dhabi UAE 1/21 evaluation 3 – 6 
Ultra modern, clean & SAFE! Tons of malls, restaurants, bars. Fantastic Housing ! A great school…
Rome International School Italy 1/21 First time reviewed on ISR
British International School Istnabul Turkey 1/21 evaluation 19 
Friendly & relaxed school with major improvements in resources, building projects & PD…
Harare International School Zimbabwe 1/21 evaluation 11
School & community have many wonderful things going for them, & things that may deter and frustrate…
GEMS World Academy Abu Dhabi UAE 1/20 evaluation 2 
The students are generally well-behaved and eager to learn; this is not always true of their parents…
GEMS World Academy Abu Dhabi UAE 1/20 evaluation 2 
The students are generally well-behaved and eager to learn; this is not always true of their parents…
Mesaieed International School Qatar 1/20 evaluation 7 
Dull is as dull does, Qatar is what you make of it. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here and sad to be leaving…
St. Andrew’s Nassau Bahamas 1/20 evaluation 13
Go back to start of this page and reread…repeat as necessary. See a problem being stuck in the past?…
Marymount International School Rome Italy 1/20 evaluation 6 
They move on due to an unfriendly environment in the school and/or Italian tax laws that kick in after 2 years…
Queen’s College Bahamas 1/20 First time reviewed on ISR 
What they should have said is…
Taejon Christian International Korea 1/20
evaluation 7 To imply they do not have the best interest of the students at heart is wrong & extremely reckless…
International Schools Group Jubail Saudi Arabia 1/20 evaluation 3 
Although Jubail has its challenges, I personally “grew” a great deal there, professionally and personally…
Simon O’Grady 1/17 (report 3)
British International School Cairo
Frankfurt International School Germany 1/17 evaluation 6 
Resources are plentiful and the campus is in amazing condition. High priority in ICT (a Mac school)…
Sekolah Pelita Harapan Indonesia 1/17 evaluation 4
The positives at this school and community far outweigh any negatives you may find… 
American School (Colegio Americano) Guatemala 1/17 evaluation 15 
I miss the kids and their funny antics. I miss my apartment. I miss the fun friends I made there…
Dipont Education China 1/17 evaluation 13
Looking for warm bodies for classrooms. I had no ESL experience. I explained this. I was fired mid year…
British International School Cairo Egypt 1/17 evaluation 20 
I only wish I had seen comments like this prior to coming to BISC. First, Egypt is filthy…
Tom Elliott 1/16 First time reviewed on ISR
International school Turin Italy
Taejon Christian International Korea 1/15 evaluation 6 
Losing (or lost) it’s quaint missionary identity & becoming more of an academic school than a church school…
St. Andrew’s Nassau Bahamas 1/16 evaluation 12
Long standing pillar of the Bahamian community and is the school of choice for the expatriate community…
Emirates National School, Al Ain UAE 1/16 evaluation 12 
Everything considered teachers responsibility & all burden is on them. Only they are accountable…
Paul Rogers 1/15 (report 2)
Makuhari International School Japan
Dover Court Preparatory School Singapore 1/15 evaluation 4 
Accreditation, assessment & inspection by recognized educational organizations? – HA, HA!
International School Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam 1/15 evaluation 18 
The school is re-energized, and there is a genuine feeling of positive and exciting change in the air…
Selina Peay 1/14 Learning & Instruction Head
The English Modern School, Qatar
Sinarmas World Academy Indonesia 1/14 evaluation 30 
Now recruiting via Craigslist in Vietnam…
Internationale Schule am Rhein (ISR) Germany 1/14 evaluation 4
Future student numbers are very uncertain!
The World Academy Saudi Arabia 1/14 First time reviewed on ISR  
Gary Woodford 1/13 First time reviewed on ISR
Saigon South International School Vietnam
Saigon South International Vietnam 1/13 evaluation 5
Poised to make the leap from a starter school to a contender with other key international schools in the region…
Hazrat Shah Taj Uddin Qureshi (R) High School Bangladesh 1/13 First time reviewed on ISR  
David Tigchelaar First time reviewed on ISR 
Ishan Dogramaci Bikent Erbil Kurdistan Iraq
Keith Jackson 1/10 First time reviewed on ISR  
British International School Kyiv Ukrain
MEF International School Istanbul Turkey 1/10 evaluation 13
MEFIS can be a fun place to work with some top notch teachers, good support staff, & delightful students…
Makuhari International School Japan 1/10 evaluation 2
Lack of support for foreign teachers who at times have been helpless to do anything in a foreign country..
Sinarmas World Academy Indonesia 1/10 evaluation 29 
Parent community is as concerned as the teachers. Cracks quickly becoming gaping holes….
Colegio Atid Mexico City 1/10 evaluation 2
Write your own curriculum using whichever techniques you find best. Experiment with different teaching styles…
Colegio International de Caracas Venezuela 1/10 evaluation 9 
Serious security issues…
Gyeonggi Suwon International School Korea 1/10 evaluation 7 
The school budget was cut greatly and very limited resources are supplied…
Eton School Mexico city 1/10 First time reviewed on ISR  
Daystar Academy China 1/9 First time reviewed on ISR  
Chadwick International Korea 1/9 evaluation 2
Excellent housing and professional development. The vast majority of the staff appear to be very happy…
Tim Allen 1/9 (report 3)
International School of Nanshan Shenzhen China
Pacific American School Taiwan 1/8 evaluation 10
Want to know what the school’s attitude towards teachers? Go to the school’s website…
International School Zug Switzerland 1/8 evaluation 12
Many “lifers” here & as such they do not fit the International school profile of educators who have moved around the world…
Maya Nelson 1/7 (report 4)
Hong Kong International School Hong Kong
American International School Dhaka Bangladesh 1/7 evaluation 15
There have been some positive things during the Superintendent’s time at the school…
Pride International School Myanmar 1/7 evaluation 2
It was one of the most unhappy periods and teaching experiences of my life…
Discovery College Hong Kong 1/7 evaluation 4
A newish school still with a lot of teething problems.
Andy Kai Fong 1/6 First time reviewed on ISR 
Discovery College Hong Kong
Taejon Christian International School Korea 1/6 evaluation 5
The new board is excessively involved in the day to day operation of the school…
Shanghai Community International School Pudong Campus China 1/6 evaluation 27
When I feel the itch to move, I realize how difficult it would be to give this up..
Jeddah Knowledge School Saudi Arabia 1/6 evaluation 14 
It is literally like Lord of the Flies combined with One Flew over the Cuckoos Nest…
Vietnam Australia International School Vietnam 1/6 evaluation 4 
I was asked to come in on a 3 months visa. The school promised to turn that into a work visa when I arrived…
Dan Jubert 1/3 (report 2)
Shanghai Community International School China
Chadwick International Korea 1/3 First time reviewed on ISR
St. George’s British School Almeria Spain 1/3 First time reviewed on ISR
Abdul Rahman Kanoo International School Bahrain 1/3 evaluation 2 
Stunning Library with a good selection of books and the Library is well supported by Management… 
King Fahad Academy London England 1/3 First time reviewed on ISR
Sinarmas World Academy Indonesia 1/3 evaluation 28 
I am speaking from a parent’s perspective, and things are getting much worse for us also…
Kerry Tyler Pascoe 1/2 First time reviewed on ISR
British School Quito
Sarah Osborne 1/2 (report 3)
Colegio de Inglaterra Bogota Colombia
Tim Allen 1/2 (report 2)
International School of Nanshan Shenzhen China
American School in Japan 1/2 evaluation 7
Tokyo is not warm & welcoming, it’s very lonely and an insular place even if you speak some Japanese…
Al Hekma School Bahrain 1/2 evaluation 8
Taejon Christian International School Korea 1/2 evaluation 4
You will work with some really lovely people. Teachers care about each other and their students…
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