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Jay Pritzker Academy Cambodia 6/30 evaluation 5
Administrators rule with iron fist. Educated & independent individuasl will likely find it very difficult…
Early Learning Centre Bangkok Thailand 6/30 evaluation 6 
A wonderful philosophy…
Singapore International School Hong Kong 6/30 evaluation 2 
A struggle to live in this expensive city with what you are paid. No housing, flights, visa, settling in allowance…
Dwight School Seoul Korea 6/30 evaluation 5
Living in Seoul is horribly expensive. This is not cheap Asia, but we are being paid as if it is…
Foundation Program Qatar University Qatar 6/30 evaluation 2 
An advantage is the teaching schedule – if you enjoy travel and very ample time off, then consider it…
Al Maha Academy for Girls Qatar 6/30 evaluation 13
My final weekend here & I’m doing a million things. Thoughts that come to mind are relief, freedom & joy…
Dwight School Seoul Korea 6/30 evaluation 4
If you want good training in IB, this is a good place for this. Curriculum coordinators here are excellent…
Stuart Dennis 6/27 (report 2)
British School Alexandria Egypt
Al Raha International School UAE 6/27 evaluation 7 
Meticulous preparation for accreditation visits that confirmed Raha is a “high performing school…
Canadian International School Singapore 6/27 evaluation 17 
Overall, the leadership team at CIS has been of the highest quality that I have seen in my many years…
Al Arqam Academy Qatar 6/27 evaluation 3
No visitorspermitted unless school approved. Your actions outside school are reported back to the school…
British School Alexandria Egypt 6/27 evaluation 3
Small school with a lot of promise in a nice part of Alexandria. Life here can be difficult but worth the effort…
Regent’s School Bangkok 6/27 evaluation 15
Staff is Increasingly young singles enjoying everything S.E Asia has to offer. Harder for families with kids…
Makuhari International School Japan 6/27 evaluation 3 
Salary is very good and it’s a nice area to live in – only 30 minutes from Tokyo. I’ve saved a lot…
International School Choueifat UAE 6/27 First time reviewed on ISR
Paul Rogers 6/26 (report 3)
Makuhari International School Japan
Andy Slavin 6/26 (report 2)
Green School Bali Indonesia
Chatsworth International School Singapore 6/26 evaluation 5 
Nice place to live with theaters, movies, public transportation, and a Starbucks on every corner….
Al Khor International School Qatar 6/26 evaluation 46 
There is supposed to be a 3rd faculty leader, but I believe he’s been shafted due to perceived competence…
American School Bangkok Thailand 6/26 evaluation 19 
All the kids were friends with one another. Always something going on, I had lots of opportunities for PD…
Canadian International School Egypt 6/26 evaluation 7
I gave the 10 for housing because my housing was taken care of by my spouses’ employer…
Jay Pritzker Academy Cambodia 6/26 evaluation 4
Stunning campus with open air design. Sstudents work hard and are such a pleasure to teach…
Xi’an Hi-Tech International School China 6/26 evaluaton 3
I worked for three principals during my two years. I did like all three of them…
Singapore International School Hong Kong 6/25 First time reviewed on ISR  
Hokkaido International School Japan 6/25 evaluation 2 
Package looks good but it doesn’t account for reality of living in Japan. You pay a lot of taxes, even a big…
Al Maha Academy Boys Division 6/25 Qatar evaluation 31 
My experience here has been a pleasant one and I would return if God wills it…
American International School Subic Philippines 6/25 evaluation 4 
Many teachers left for the summer still owed. Nearly 2 months money…
Khartoum International Community School Sudan 6/25 evaluation 11
Dusty, hot city, not an easy place to live. Not a lot to do outside school. Life is what you make it…
Kevin Donnelly 6/24
El Gouna International School Egypt
Nigel Winnard 6/24 First time reviewed on ISR
Khartoum International Community Sch. Sudan
Somersfield Academy Bermuda 6/24 First time reviewed on ISR
QSI International School of Chengduu 6/24 China evaluation 3 
Overall, a good place to get a start, but do your two years & then move onto (literally) greener pastures…
El Gouna International School Egypt 6/24 evaluation 2 
Company that owns the town, owns the school.Tourism has fallen & company wants school to make savings…
Hay Al Sharooq International School Oman 6/23 evaluation 9 
A new and improved handbook has nothing to do with a teacher’s potential to raise student success…
Colegio Maya Guatemala 6/23 evaluation 13
Bottom Line: The school and country are wonderful, the city…not so much…
Regent’s School Bangkok 6/23 evaluation 14
Ironically many of those deemed not good enough ended up being recruited by better schools…
Hokkaido International School Japan 6/20 First time reviewed on ISR 
Sanaa International School Yemen 6/20 First time reviewed on ISR
Phil Wierich 6/19 First time reviewed on ISR
Sanaa International School Yemen
Ajial Bilingual School Kuwait 6/19 evaluation 5
No testing, students with learning difficulty blamed on the teacher, I was told I don’t know how to teach boys…
American School Ulaanbaatar Mongolia 6/19 evaluation 14
In secondary, passing a course was lowered to 60%. Not a big issue, but when students with marks lower…
TED College Istanbul Turkey 6/19 evaluation 9 
Campus is great, many amenities & secure. Clean, modern building. All the resources & technology…
Sanaa British School Yemen 6/19 evaluation 9
Except for security risks and therefore reduced mobility, I thoroughly enjoyed my year teaching classes at SIS…
Guy Worthington 6/18 First time reviewed on ISR
British International School Colombia
Judith Perea 6/18 First time reviewed on ISR
British International School Colombia
British International School Colombia 6/18 evaluation 5 
Not a particularly dangerous city by Colombian standards but you will need to be careful and sensible…
GEMS World Academy Dubai UAE 6/17 evaluation 3
After 2 years I feel I have just about mastered the MYP & am ready to teach at more established IB schools…
Al Maha Academy Boys Division 6/17 Qatar evaluation 30 
I can’t say more as if I am suspected, I will get fired…
Marge El Hage 6/16 First time reviewed on ISR
Intern’l School Curacao Netherlands Antilles
International School Bologna Italy 9/16 First time reviewed on ISR 
International School Bangkok Thailand 9/16 
evaluation 6 The teachers are working their hardest…
International School Curacao Dutch Antillies 6/16 evaluation 4 
In the past year one teacher violently mugged, librarian’s car stolen in from of her house and a teacher had…
Chris Akin 6/13 First time reviewed on ISR 
Bali International School Indonesia
Madeleine Heide 6/13 (report 2)
Academia Cotopaxi Ecuador
Greg Von Spreecken 6/13 First time reviewed on ISR 
Yangon International School Myanmar
David Wellington 6/13 First time reviewed on ISR 
George Washington Academy Morocco
Hamilton Clark 6/13 First time reviewed on ISR
American Community School Beirut
George Washington Academy Morocco 6/13 evaluation 6 
School has an almost completely new staff who have no financial connection to churches…
Danube International School Austria 6/13 evaluation 7 
Having read reviews by former colleagues, we feel they are not an accurate school reflection & want to…
Tianjin Rego International School China 6/13 evaluation 3 
Principal has not responded to emails, despite assuring us all when we left that we would all be paid…
Al Maha Academy Boys Division 6/13 Qatar
Evaluation 29  They have many beautiful stories to tell about the school…
Binus International School Indonesia 6/13 First time reviewed on ISR
K International School Tokyo Japan 6/12 evaluation 18 
The “citizens” voices’ are excluded, dissidents are removed and their stories buried…
Singapore American School 6/12 evaluation 11
I have been an educator overseas for many years. I am not jaded, spoiled or angry. I love working…
Dhahran Ahliyya Schools Saudi Arabia 6/11 evaluation 2 
VISA process is brutal. Many employees are delayed at start of contract. Not only is pay then withheld…
Hay Al Sharooq International School Oman 6/11 evaluation 8 
This may sound completely surreal, but please believe me…
El Gouna International School Egypt 6/11 First time reviewed on ISR
Kevin Donnelly 6/10 First time reviewed on ISR
El Gouna International School Egypt
Canadian International School Egypt 6/10 evaluation 6 
Getting past that, CISE is a good place to work. Staff & administrators are great to work with and work for… 
Sinarmas World Academy Indonesia 6/10 evaluation 38
The Sinarmas group of companies wields immense power in this country and seems to operate with impunity…
Gulf English School Kuwait 6/10 evaluation 27
Primary School has always had a great reputation for its organisation, its strong curriculum and leadership…
St. John Mary International School Thailand 6/9 evaluation 3 
After all that is said, I would still work at this school…
Beijing No. 80 High School, International Department China 6/9 First time reviewed on ISR
International School Phnom Penh Cambodia 6/9 evaluation 21
Board lost some credibility and integrity when it failed to do what any other school in the same position…
American Community Schools Athens Greece 6/9 evaluation 2 
Please do not be overly concerned about the previous negative comments regarding this school…
Al Ain English Speaking School UAE 6/6 evaluation 5
It’s a simple equation: treat your staff well = happy teachers = happy school and pupils….
International School Zug Switzerland 6/6 evaluation 13
I would work at this school again…
SSFBC On Course Schools China 6/6 First time reviewed on ISR
Phoenix City International School China 6/6 First time reviewed on ISR
Khartoum International Community School Sudan 6/6 evauation 10 
Potential to be a great school, it has fantastic resources and some excellent teachers…
Berlin Brandenburg International School Germany 6/5 evaluation 4 
I came with high hopes of having a rewarding and stimulating first foray into international teaching…
International School Lusaka Zambia 6/5 evaluation 13 
Would I work for ISL again?…
Access International Academy Ningbo China 6/5 evaluation 26 
Each principals had his/her strengths & weaknesses. Each was great in their own way. Each lasted..
Sascha Heckman 6/5 (report 8)
Shanghai American School Puxi China
Angela Fink 6/5 (report 2)
Glenelg School of Abu Dhabi
Al Maha Academy Boys Division 6/4 Qatar Evaluation 28 
There are a lot of negative reviews of Al Maha, but,Overall its what YOU make of living here…
Excelsior International School Malaysia 6/4
First time reviewed on ISR
Hay Al Sharooq International School Oman 6/4 evaluation 7
If you are a professional with experience, ability to commit & a sense of humor, you will do very well here…
Robert Bennett 6/3 First time reviewed on ISR
American International School of Gabon
International School Benghazi Libya 6/3 evaluation 6
I do not want to sound like an embittered teacher…  
Kolej Tuanku Ja’afar Indonesia 6/3 evaluation 6
Wonderful school. Great experience New, ideas. Morale high. Excellent facilities. Friendliest staff. Best…
QSI International School of Chengdu China 6/2 evaluation 2
Overall, in my experience the school provides a great work environment that is very supportive of teachers…
Al Batinah International School Oman 6/2 evaluation 2
If you are single, this is not a place for you, you are isolated and nothing much to do in Sohar…
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