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David Vik 3/29 First time reviewed on ISR
Vietnam American International School
Martin Kneath 3/29 (report 4)
Regents School Bangkok Thailand
Martyn Smith 3/29 First time reviewed on ISR
Regents School Bangkok Thailand
Al Maha Academy Qatar 3/29 evaluation 20
I resigned. I was stopped at passport control – never processed my exit visa , luggage taken off the plane…
Chris Reed 3/28 (report 2)
NingBo International School China
Tony Gerlicz 3/28 (report 4)
American School of Warsaw Poland
Raymond Williams 3/28
New Cairo British International School Egypt
Bandung International School Indonesia 3/28 evaluation 13 
There are a few people planning on leaving before the poop hits the spinner…
Hong Kong International School Hong Kong 3/28 evaluation 13 
Many of us are concerned that we are going to have to pass some kind of test of faith…
Chris Reed 3/27 First time reviewed on ISR
NingBo International School China
International School Myanmar 3/26 evaluation 20
It’s getting expensive and way too crowded, but I can see what people liked about Yangon…
Michael Adams 3/26 (report 4)
Colegio Jorge Washington / Colombia
Emirates National School Al Ain UAE 3/26 evaluation 27 
This school cannot improve because of the poor quality of the administrators. They are not leaders…
Dasman Model School Kuwait 3/26 evaluation 41
Like any school it has it’s good points and it’s rough spots. However, the good far outweighed the bad…
Al Khor International School Qatar 3/25 evaluation 32
We lost so many good staff over the last 18 months…
English Modern School Qatar 3/25 evaluation 2
I decided to terminate my contract because I could not cope with students…
Thai-Chinese International School Bangplee Thailand 3/25 evaluation 33 
It is a good school that I enjoyed teaching at, but…
American School Kuwait 3/25 evaluation 36
Teachers have left other local schools that pay more to work at ASK…
Al-Bayan Bilingual School Kuwait 3/22 evaluation 18
Kids were very friendly & always offering to help me out. The teachers were for the most part very professional…
Leipzig International School Germany 3/22 evaluation 3
St. Dominic’s International School Portugal 3/22 evaluation 14 
And once again, the “men” win…
Naseem International School Bahrain 3/22 evaluation 14
American School Kuwait 3/22 evaluation 35
I will be honest. I have not worked a day in my life at this school…
Chris Mantz 3/21 (report 7)
British School Manila Philippines
Majuro Cooperative School Marshall Islands 3/21 First time reviewed on ISR
Students and parents come to your homes to drop of assignments or complain…
Dubai American Scientific School UAE 3/21 evaluation 14 
KHDA suspended the education permit of DASS. The Labor department is investigating…
Glen Radojkovich 3/20 (report 2)
Branksome Hall Asia South Korea
Dubai American Scientific School UAE 3/19 evaluation 13 
School is being closed down at the end of June 2013 because of 8 years of violations…
Jodi Mulder 3/18 First time reviewed on ISR
American Academcy Casablanca
Sofia Camacho 3/18 First time reviewed on ISR
Colegio Britanico Cartagena Colombia
Shanghai Community International School China 3/18 evaluation 25 
I heard only the few non-renewed teachers found it compelling to write something on this site…
Gulf English School Kuwait 3/18 evaluation 19
The school has always had the very same issues to deal with as they do now…
Gyeonggi Suwon International School Korea 3/18 evaluation 5 
Overall, it is a great place to work with the positives out weighing the negatives…
Colegio Britanico de Cartagena Colombia 3/18 evaluation 2
The buildings are in poor condition, last year the sports building fell down…
Ettie Zilber 3/15 (report 3)
Beijing BISS International School
Danielle Fredericks 3/15 First time reviewed on ISR
Beijing BISS International School
Australian International School Indonesia 3/15 evaluation 2 
Certainly worth considering if you want to live in an exciting city and work in a great school…
British School in Baku Azerbaijan 3/15 evaluation 4 
One staff member dismissed 3 weeks before end of academic year and lost all entitlements, about $16000…
Cap Cana Heritage School Dominican Republic 3/15 First time reviewed on ISR
Administration tends to hire many first-year teachers in their early 20s…
International School Helsinki Finland 3/15 evaluation 10 
How is it that after all the reporting to “external agencies and legal authorities” nothing has changed?…
Dan Polta 3/14 First time reviewed on ISR
Colegio Maya de Guatemala
Steve Hupp 3/14 First time reviewed on ISR
Colegio Maya de Guatemala
Gulf English School Kuwait 3/14 evaluation 18
Here’s the bottom line for anyone who reads these reviews before considering a job…
Concordia International School China 3/14 
evaluation 5 School is very well funded, students getting a stellar education, teachers are generally experienced…
International School Zanzibar Tanzania 3/14 First time reviewed on ISR
Crime is rampant, particularly burglary and muggings. This is exacerbated by the daily power outages…
CfBT Project Brunei Darussalam 3/13 evaluation 3
Despite all teachers working for CfBT signing the same contract, working conditions & expectations vary…
International Bilingual School Hsinchu Taiwan 3/13 evaluation 3 
Teachers have to pay their own substitutes. So getting sick can be a little expensive…
Paul Sheppard 3/12 (report 3)
American School of Yaounde Cameroon
Michael Saffewhich 3/12 First time reviewed on ISR
Bilkent International School Turkey
Kaye Gustafson 3/12 First time reviewed on ISR
Antwerp International School Belgium
Gulf English School Qatar 3/12 evaluation 30
What are you going to do now, call me in for a meeting? Bring it on…
Colegio Maya Guatemala 3/12 evaluation 8 
I’ve never seen a more dedicated and hard-working staff than the one at this school…
Australian International School Indonesia 3/12 First time reviewed on ISR
Salaries are very good for the cost of living. Teaching staff is very qualified, dedicated and friendly…
Gulf English School Kuwait 3/8evaluation 17 
Really sad to hear what has happened to the school. things were starting to unravel when I was there…
Future Pioneers International School Oman 3/11 First time reviewed on ISR  
No clear disciplinary policies and parents have the major say…
Peter Kenny 3/11 (report 2)
Branksome Hall Asia Korea
Michael Adams 3/8 (report 3)
Colegio Jorge Washington Colombia
Angela Fink 3/8 First time reviewed on ISR  
Glenelg School Abu Dhabi UAE
Shanghai Community International School China 3/8 evaluation 24
Calendar never set & things get piled on last minute. Poor communication causes great stress on staff…
Gulf English School Kuwait 3/8evaluation 16
Days after the last school review for GES was written the Director, Hana Kahale, was fired and the school is…
Access International Academy Ningbo China 3/8 evaluation 21
British School Manila Philippines 3/7 evaluation 2
Overall, a warm school in a city that surprised me with its charm…
Gulf English School Qatar 3/7 evaluation 29
Do you remember picking up the phone to get me a one way ticket home? I do…
SEV Izmir Turkey 3/7 evaluations 7 & 8
As a professional, please note also that this review website should be taken with a grain of salt… 
Colegio Britanico de Cartagena Colombia 3/6 First time reviewed on ISR
There is the national curriculum for England/Wales period, the IB period, Mcrel period and…
Xi’an Hi-Tech International School China 3/6 evaluation 2 
On the positive side students are generally pretty good. Many have significantly limited English skills..
Gulf English School Kuwait 3/6 evaluation 15
Staff haven’t been paid their February salaries yet, and nobody knows if such payment will ever take place…
Emily Sargent Beasely 3/5 First time reviewed on ISR
Walworth Barbar American Intern’l Sch. Israel
Wesgreen International Private School UAE 3/5 evaluation 4 
School does not provide exercise equipment at the gym. On a positive note, location of staff accomodation…
Dasman Model School Kuwait 3/5 evaluation 40
“The inmates run the asylum”…
Aditya Birla World Academy India 3/1 evaluation 2
Founding Principal, Primary Principal and IB Head were experienced and committed, but alas…
St. Timothy’s School Maryland USA 3/1 evaluation 2
Located in a quiet community with the recent addition of a new academic building. However, the budgets…
Branksome Hall Asia, Korea 3/1 evaluation 3
Yes, the school won a national architectural award but functionality for actually teaching didn’t seem to be…
Glenelg School Abu Dhabi UAE 3/1 evaluation 18
School becoming more “American”. If this is a good or bad thing remains to be seen…
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