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Renda Fuzhong China 6/30 First time reviewed on ISR
The bottom line: China does not want their brightest and best to go to university in the west…
Concordia International School China 6/30 evaluation 3
Having been at Concordia for 12 years as parent, coach, Director of Admissions, & Middle School teacher…
Ruamrudee International School Bangkok 6/30 evaluation 30
RIS made a mistake letting the priests leave the school and bringing in Ph.D. (know it all) administrators…
Ruamrudee International School Bangkok 6/30 evaluation 29
I worked at RIS for six years and was very happy. Students are well-behaved & workload is reasonable…
Gimnasio Ingles Colombia 6/29 evaluation 6 
Many schools preach a team approach , but this school really maintains a very supportive atmosphere …
Colegio Maya de Guatemala 6/29 evaluation 5 
As best I can, here’s a category by category breakdown: (based on the ISR 16 point school evaluation rubric)…
International School of Phnom Penh Cambodia 6/29 evaluation 8 
What admin fails to realize is that word of mouth plays a strong role in the international community… 
Tashkent Ulubek International School Uzbekistan 6/29 evaluation 7 
It’s a shame I had to do a runner…
Muscat International School Oman 6/28 evaluation 11
Do not be deceived by their promises…  
Emirates International School UAE 6/28 evaluation 6
Teachers have been penalised financially for many unfair and unethical things. Ministry of Labour no help…
Bali International School Indonesia 6/28 review 2
updated If you want a trouble free time here you will practice avoidance and pay lip service to administration…
Sanjay Mankani 6/27 (report 4)
Regent International School Dubai UAE
Sanjay Mankani 6/27 (report 3)
Regent International School Dubai UAE 
Regent International School Dubai 6/27 evaluation 6
I naively signed a 3 year contract. If you leave/run away/throw yourself under a bus, they do not have to pay…
International School of Phnom Penh Cambodia 6/27 evaluation 7 
Accidents & serious illness in Cambodia are of deep concern as necessary medical care is not available…
Aysin Alp 6/24 First time reviewed on ISR
TED College Istanbul (director of English studies)
TED College Istanbul Turkey 6/24 evaluation 4
Good package, Turkey is great, but it’s a long school year, with long school days…
British International School of New York USA First time reviewed on ISR 
Parent Review

Tashkent Ulubek International School Uzbekistan 6/24 evaluation 6 
Hope was dashed when Mr. Pearce took over. Frankly I didn’t know how he did it…

GEMS World Academy UAE 6/24 First time reviewed on ISR
Your professional opinion is really not welcome. If you question decisions , you are labeled as a trouble-maker…
Tashkent Ulubek International School Uzbekistan 6/23 evaluation 5 
Turkish admin and staff fled ‘en masse’ at the end of December, without telling anyone beforehand….
Escola Americana do Rio de Janeiro Brazil 6/22 evaluation 3 
EARJ campus is part of the Tijuca Rain forest and is in a beautiful setting with…
Tashkent Ulubek International School Uzbekistan 6/22 evaluation 4
Teacher’s who stayed were unsure of continued employment or if they would get out of the country…
Rainbow International School Korea 6/22 evaluation 3 
I applied for this job via internet. Within minutes I received a call from the Director. Red flags were immediate…
Asian International School Bali Indonesia 6/21evaluation 2
International Academy Amman Jordan 6/21 evaluation 16 
Public appearance is everything, and itis done well…
Seoul Foreign School Korea 6/21 evaluation 4
Director openly furthering the “SFS: Centered in Christ” motto. Amazing place to live and work…
George Hickman 6/20 First time reviewed on ISR
British International School Phuket Thailand
Bob Werner 6/20 First time reviewed on ISR
Escola Americana do Rio de Janeiro
Global Vision Christian School Korea 6/20 evaluation 4
Only a few discipline problems, mostly really good kids. Majority of staff is Korean…
British International School Phuket Thailand 6/20 evaluation 6
School is great socially and the majority of the teaching staff are very professional and fun to work with…
The International School of Azerbaijan 6/20 evaluation 8 
This is our first year here and, although we will complete our two year contract, it will be with gritted teeth…
St. Paul’s School Brazil 6/18 evaluation 4 
Very few teachers have qualified teaching status…
Global Vision Christian School Korea 6/18 evaluation 3 
It is nice in the countryside where the school is: fresh air, rolling hills, great for hiking…
Dubai American Academy 6/18 evaluation 10
DAA has improved a lot in the past few years, thanks to Robin Appleby. She is behind a major pay increase…
International Bilingual School Hscinchu Taiwan 6/18 First time reviewed on ISR
I have been at this school for one year and it has proven to be delightful …
American International School Jeddah Saudi Arabia 6/18 evaluation 23 
The school is very welcoming, provides for staff amazingly well, supplies housing with internet, PD…
Korean International School Qingdao 6/18 First time reviewed on ISR
We are a floating ship without any officers and the crew is yelling, “Iceberg dead ahead!”…
Korean International School Qingdao 6/18 First time reviewed on ISR
We are a floating ship without any officers and the crew is yelling, “Iceberg dead ahead!”…
American International School Abu Dhabi 6/17 evaluation 16 
Teachers visit Turkey, Nepal, Thailand,Egypt, Jordan, Africa, and India during the school vacations..
Luanda International School Angola 6/17 evaluation 30 
It is a ‘hardship’ post which is why the package is one of the better ones out there…
Xiamen International School China 6/17 evaluation 4
I just read the above review and had to respond…
LIWA International School UAE 6/17 evaluation 3
Most teachers share flats whether they are male or female…   
Escola Americana do Rio de Janeiro Brazil 6/17 evaluation 2 
While it is set in a beautiful location the school is lacking in many areas including technology…
American School Foundation of Guadalajara Mexico 6/17 evaluation 3
If you have other sources of income to supplement your time abroad, it’s a fabulous place…
American International School Riyadh Saudi Arabia 6/17 evaluation 21
see gbsanford.blogspot.com if you are thinking of going to this school!
Marian Baker School Costa Rica 6/16 evaluation 2
Several teachers had to leave country at 90 day mark at own expense because necessary visa work not done..
Gyeongnam International Foreign School Korea 6/16 evaluation 2 
Simple things like helping the staff obtain cell phones were ignored after repeated requests by principal…
Brian Matthews 6/16 (report 8)
American International School Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
American School Doha Qatar 6/16 evaluation 9
The school just graduated its first IB class and offers an AP curriculum as well…
Ruamrudee International School Bangkok Thailand 6/16 evaluation 27 
I had the pleasure of working in the elementary section at Ruamrudee for quite a few years…
Greg Cosgrove 6/15 (report 2)
Canadian International School of Egypt
Universal American School Kuwait 6/15 evaluation 37 
High tuition yet teachers receive some of the lowest salaries in private schools in Kuwait…
Canadian International School Egypt 6/15 evaluation 4 
I do not regret seeing the rest of Egypt and experiencing that with my family and coworkers…
Pacific American School Taiwan 6/14 evaluation 5
I stayed for three years because I saw potential and I really liked Taiwan…
Shekou International School China 6/14 evaluation 6
Like living on a college campus, you can’t go anywhere without bumping into people you work with & students…
The Oxford Academy Kuwait 6/14 evaluation 3
Changed school holidays to follow government ca lander and introduced a long skirt style for the girls…
St. Francis College Brazil 6/13 evaluation 6
Lack of separation between ownership & management, and autocratic management style, adversely affects…
American International School of Kingston Jamaica 6/13 evaluation 3 
A brief email was sent to all staff saying data had been lost & grades would have to be reentered…
The English International School Padua Italy 6/13 evaluation 2 
Work load is low and Padova is in a great location in Italy…
Greg Schellenberg 6/13 (middle school principal) First time reviewed on ISR
Shanghai Community International School
Kiev International School Ukrain 6/11 evaluation 5 
In the past KIS has had a high turnover, however this is changing. There are only 4 or 5 new teachers next year…
British School Muscat Oman 6/11 evaluation 3
If you keep out of the politics then it’s an easy job with great students who are keen to learn…
International School Singapore 6/11 evaluation 6
It is not a bad school. I have wonderful working partners, good friends, and support…
Paul Raschke 6/10 First time reviewed on ISR
Xiamen International School China
Xiamen International School China 6/10 evaluation 3
Government appointed”deputy headmaster” watches school. This character makes decisions contradicting…
Kings Academy Jordan 6/10 evaluation 2
The school day & night is exhausting, too much asked of faculty & interns. No teacher has their own classroom..
St. Maur International School Yokohama Japan 6/9 evaluation 2
Old outdated computers with limited software options You are told to download free trial software… 
Hanoi International School Vietnam 6/9 evaluation 2 
Where there’s a will, there’s a will to take it away. Don’t forget your ticket stubs — kindly leave them, your sanity…
Deirdre Bergfield 6/8 First time reviewed on ISR
Bayan Gardens School Saudi Arabia
Hanoi International School 6/8 First time reviewed on ISR
Facilities are poor but Vietnamese assistants are lovely young people. Pay is poor by western standards…
Steve Howland 6/7 (report 2)
British School Muscat Oman
Colegio Maya Guatemala 6/7 evaluation 4
Maya’s motto is “Catch the Spirit” but unfortunately I must say that “Restore the Spirit” is more appropriate…
Renaissance International School Vietnam 6/6 evaluation 9 
A post at this school would suit a young single for a couple of years…
Utahloy International School Guangzhou 6/6 evaluation 13
Utahloy International School, Guangzhou is nowhere near as bad as the above comments suggest…
Arwa Musaid 6/4 First time reviewed on ISR
Al Maha Academy Doha Qatar
Singapore International School Vietnam 6/4 evaluation 4 
Pay is somewhat adequate but cannot begin to compensate for what it feels like to be exploited by…
St. Francis College Brazil 6/4 evaluation 5 
Overall, my family and I enjoyed are time spent at St Francis!
Australian International School Singapore 6/3 evaluation 2
I worked in another international school before AISS and another since. AISS has definately been the best…
Sheffield Private School UAE 6/3 evaluation 3
Jeannette Thomas 6/3 First time reviewed on ISR
St. Maur Intl School Yokohama
K International School Tokyo Japan 6/2 evaluation11
I honestly feel a very positive mood & encourage serious teachers wanting to teach IB programs to apply…
Wells International School Thailand 6/2 evaluation 7
Parents demanding but more than appreciative. Great area to live in…
Luanda International School Angola 6/2 evaluation 29 
It was my experience that there were different rules for different people at this school and it depended upon…
Parent Review

Isikkent School Izmir Turkey 6/1 evaluation 2 
When the administration begins to back-step, be sure to press immediately for implementation of their commitments…

Qatar Canadian School Qatar 6/1 evaluation 8 
For such a rich country, and for being surrounded by many rich expats, the package does not make sense…
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