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Shanghai Rego International School China 8/1 evaluation 7 
Over 30 expat staff suing school in a group action as school has consistently failed to pay salaries…
Renaissance International School Vietnam 8/1 evaluation 13
‘Director’ is the school owner – there is no Board, it is a family owned FOR PROFIT business…
Shanghai Rego International School China 7/31 evaluation 7 
Over 30 expat staff suing school in a group action as school has consistently failed to pay salaries…
Renaissance International School Vietnam 7/31 evaluation 13
‘Director’ is the school owner – there is no Board, it is a family owned FOR PROFIT business…
Colegio Karl C. Parrish Colombia 7/31 First time reviewed on ISR
You come here expecting to stay for 2 years, to be released at the end of the first year without notice is…
Dubai American Scientific School UAE 7/31 evaluation 7 
As principal, I feel I must respond to the libelous/slanderous statements posted by a former employee…
Hayah International Academy Egypt 7/31 
Children laugh & scoff at attempts at control & know good grades are given regardless of behaviour or marks…
Ghana International School 7/31 First time reviewed on ISR
I managed to complete 1 year of my 2 year contract & decided to escape despite not having secured a job…
Amy Robertson 7/30 (report 2)
Dubai American Scientific School UAE
Dubai American Scientific School UAE 7/30 evaluation 6 
It is a shame when a disgruntled ‘former’ employee makes libelous and slanderous statements…
Tokyo Korean School Japan 7/30 evaluation 3
Teachers work hard to provide a good educational experience for the students…
Chengdu Meishi International School China 7/30 First time reviewed on ISR
Abdulla Fathula 7/27 (report 2)
Al Maha Academy Boys Division, Qatar
Ray Lawrence 7/27 First time reviewed on ISR
Al Jazeera Academy Qatar
Colombo International School Sri Lanka 7/27 evaluation 4 
It’s a great adventure…
Yogyakarta International School Indonesia 7/27 evaluation 6 
School maintenance man fixes housing when he has time; you pay for the parts or things that need… 
Cebu International School Philippines 7/26 evaluation 3 
Working here is really frustrating in many ways…
American Nicaraguan School Nicaragua 7/26 evaluation 12 
(parent review)
Noblesse International School Philippines 7/26 evaluation 13 
I am satisfied to remain at Noblesse for another year…
American School Kuwait 7/26 evaluation 28
The “students” that treated me in a way that I never thought I would be treated in my adult life…
Dubai American Scientific School UAE 7/25 evaluation 5 
I’m glad I no longer work there. Good riddance…
Al Khor International School Qatar 7/25 evaluation 27 
One rule for some – another rule for others. If you buy into their new VISION (which changes daily) you’ll be fine…
Saint Andrews International High School Malawi 7/24 evaluation 2 
Don’t forget the positives – the students are great, the climate wonderful and the scenery spectacular…
Philip Stewart 7/24 (report 4)
Dulwich College Shanghai China
International School Aamby India 7/24 evaluation 9
As a boarding school the workload is high but salary is very good…
Cornel English School Taiwan 7/24 evaluation 3
Cant recommend…
Bandung International School Indonesia 7/24 evaluation 5 
If you’re offered a contract give it a go…
Tokyo Korean School Japan 7/24 evaluation 2
Al Maha Academy Qatar 7/23 evaluation 13
Student behaviour is appalling and nothing is done as the parents have too much power…
Al Khor International School Qatar 7/23 evaluation 26
Weekend activities: patio parties, watching staff children run the compounds, Waha club or 2 shopping centres… 
Vienna International School Austria 7/20 evaluation 3 
You find out after you arrive the full meaning of being taxed in Austria & how expensive it is to live…
International School Ljubljana Slovinia 7/20 evaluation 3 
U.S. Embassy school of choice. They pay particularly strong attention to the individual child…
QSI International School of Yerevan Armenia 7/20 First time reviewed on ISR
Overall, it is not a bad school to work for. Moved into a new purpose-built facility in 2011…
Amy Haddon 7/19 (report 2)
Busan Foreign School Korea
Dulwich College Shanghai China 7/19 evaluation 8
The drama of this year befits a 4th tier international school, not one which aspires to be The Best in SE Asia…
Philip Stewart 7/18 (report 3)
Dulwich College Shanghai China
Shuren-Ribet Private School Beijing China 7/18 evaluation 3 
A for profit private school for Chinese nationals. Admins do not have degrees in education or licenses…
Thuringia International School Germany 7/18 evaluation 2 
Closest international airport is a 2-1/2 hour train ride away in Frankfurt…
Jim Gerhard 7/17 (report 6)
International School Yangon Myanmar
International School of Yangon Myanmar 7/17 evaluation 6 
Pervasive atmosphere of distrust between teachers & admin that is systematic and unlikely to change…
Dasman Model School Kuwait 7/17 evaluation 27
Don’t let the other reviews scare you – it’s a safe, good school! I had a great year and enjoy living in Kuwait!…
Maya Pagandiri 7/16 First time reviewed on ISR
Sunrise School Bali Indonesia
American Overseas School Rome Italy 7/16 evaluation 2 
School had some rough moments in the past but there is a felt effort to create a more stable, positive…
Sunrise School Bali Indonesia 7/16 First time reviewed on ISR 
School supports, nurtures & cares about the needs of staff, students and the extended community…
The British School Kuwait 7/16 evaluation 6
My experience here was one that I would not like to repeat… 
Yogyakarta International School Indonesia 7/13 evaluation 5 
I am astonished and bewildered at how quick a loving, caring school community can flip…
American International School Cairo Egypt 7/13 evaluation 39 
I finished my 20th year teaching on a positive note, which has not happened the last few years stateside…
Integrated Thebes Schools Egypt 7/13 First time reviewed on ISR 
The father than threw a terra-cotta pot at my head. Security grabbed me instead of the aggressive parent…
Canadian Independent College Ghana 7/13 evaluation 7 
Since my last Ghana teaching post in 2008-2009 there have been a lot of improvements made…
Leman International School Chengdu China 7/12 First time reviewed on ISR
Most of us have left. The new faces in August should have a chance to start fresh…
Noblesse International School Philippines 7/12 evaluation 12 
Google Angeles City and you’ll know what the drawing power of working at NIS is for many teachers…
Pamela Chu 7/11 (report 3)
Pacific American School Taiwan
Andrew Stephen 7/11 First time reviewed on ISR
Canadian Independent College of Ghana
Canadian Independent College Ghana 7/11 evaluation 6 
The owners are listening and learning from prior experiences. As a result, the school is growing & evolving…  
Britannica International School Serbia 7/11 evaluation 5 
Student body is entirely charming and mostly hard working, and the staff generally excellent…
Cambridge International School Slovakia 7/11 First time reviewed on ISR
Heads of Primary and Secondary are excellent teachers and managers…
Bilkent Laboratory & International School Turkey 7/11 evaluation 20 
A private school but part of Turkish Ministry of Ed. system and subject to the oddities of the Ministry…
Jim Gerhard 7/10 (report 5)
International School Yangon Myanmar
International School Kigali Rwanda 7/10 evaluation 2
If the school board ever decides to provide professional management, ISK will be a great place to teach…
Pacific American School Taiwan 7/10 evaluation 6
Casablanca American School Morocco 7/10 evaluation 24 
If you have upper school children of your own, this would be a very difficult community to be a part of…
British School of Egypt 7/9 evaluation 2
This newly built school has a great deal of potential. It fills a desperate need of the community…
Harold Fleetham 7/9 (report 3)
American School of Dubai UAE
Glenn Saunders 7/9 First time reviewed on ISR
Busan Foreign School/Korea
Dan Keller 7/9 First time reviewed on ISR
Bilkent Laboratory & International School Turkey
Renaissance International School Vietnam 7/9 evaluation 5 
In the vacuum left by the retreating Head the school has been mis-managed by the IB coordinator…
English School Fahaheel Kuwait 7/9 evaluation 7 
School has many problems but is inherently good. Unfortunately the problems start before you get there…
United Private Schools Oman 7/9 First time reviewed on ISR
There are many great teachers at UPS, doing an excellent job under very difficult circumstances…
Jakarta International Korean School 7/9 First time reviewed on ISR
Students are great. They are very hard-working and they’re usually well-behaved…
Yogyakarta International School Indonesia 7/9 evaluation 4
I am astonished and bewildered at how quick a loving, caring school community can flip…
Larry Molacek 7/6 (report 2)
International School of Latvia
Omneya Kassabgy 7/6 First time reviewed on ISR
British School of Egypt
British School of Lome Togo 7/6 evaluation 5
School slowly moving forward. New director forging links with American embassy to improve school’s standing…
International School Zug Switzerland 7/6 evaluation 6
Does not adhere to the International Teachers’ Bill of Rights….
Day Waterman College Nigeria 7/6 First time reviewed on ISR
A good school under good leadership but do beware…not a lot to do socially if you like going out!
Amy Haddon 7/5 First time reviewed on ISR
Busan Foreign School Korea
Casablanca American School Morocco 7/5 evaluation 23 
I don’t wish this review to be completely unbalanced, though it will fall that way simply due to…
Thai-Japanese Association School Bangkok 7/5 First time reviewed on ISR
Darren Gale 7/4 First time reviewed on ISR
Al Yasmina School Abu Dhabi UAE
Andrew Powell 7/4 (report 2)
Shanghai Community International School China
Shanghai Rego International School China 7/4 evaluation 6 
This has been the most stressful year in my long teaching career…
Glenelg School of Abu Dhabi UAE 7/4 evaluation 15 
There are many staff changes for the next year and it will have serious impact on the quality…
Cambridge English School Mangaff Kuwait 7/3 First time reviewed on ISR
What kind of school runs out of paper days before exams for years 3-10 need to be printed?!…
Al Jazeera Academy Doha Qatar 7/3 evaluation 10 
Unless you like to shop or go to International Hotels for entertainment, there’s really not much else to do…
Mont’ Kiara International School Kuala Lumpur 7/3 evaluation 13
Al Jazeera Academy Doha Qatar 7/3 evaluation 9
The staff involved spent the day trying to get help from embassies and friends who worked in Immigration…
Danielle Rich 7/2 (report 4)
Korea International School Korea
Peter Thornton 7/2 First time reviewed on ISR
Al Khor International School Qatar
Diane Lund 7/2 (report 3)
Busan Foreign School Korea
Harry Chaucer 6/29 First time reviewed on ISR
Vermont International Academy China / USA
Renaissance College Hong Kong 7/2 evaluation 4
This is by far the best organized, most well-equipped and nicest student populated school I have worked in…
Graded School Sao Paulo Brazil 7/2 evaluation 2
Of more concern this year is a contract issue concerning staff not receiving pensions when they leave…
Al Khor International School Qatar 7/2 evaluation 24
Some days later you are told the salaries have changed and are now lower than what you were initially told….
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