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Bayan Gardens School Saudi Arabia 3/28 evaluation 3 
Teachers either resigned, pulled runners or were terminated because they weren’t subordinate enough…
Hay Al Sharooq International School Oman 3/28 evaluation 2 
The school is a very beautiful and “have” lovely children and teaching staff…
Netherlands International School Jakarta Indonesia 3/28 evaluation 2 
After repeated warnings the principal has just been fired…
Sinarmas World Academy Indonesia 3/28 evaluation 35
The IB handed her a report with a staggering list of 43 things things…
International School Benghazi Libya 3/28 evaluation 5
Country is not stable enough…
Colegio de Ingleterra – The English School Colombia 3/27 evaluation 11 
The best advice I ever received…
Cochabamba Cooperative School Bolivia 3/27 evaluation 6 
I came down with 8 international hires and only 3 of us could stand to hold out for the entire 2-year contract..
Heritage International School Egypt 3/27 evaluation 2
Staff can never be right about a matter of behavior or assessment because parents will just threaten…
Paul Fulce 3/26 First time reviewed on ISR
Benjamin Franklin International School Spain
Gyeongnam International Foreign School Korea 3/26 evaluation 9
The good points & the not so good points…
Heritage International School Egypt 3/26 First time reviewed on ISR   
Village School Guatemala 3/26 First time reviewed on ISR   
John Plommer 3/25 First time reviewed on ISR
The British School Caracas Venezuela
Betsy Hanselmann 3/25 (report 2)
International School Ulaanbaatar
Tomm Elliott 3/25 (report 5)
International School Turin Italy
Sally Holloway 3/25 First time reviewed on ISR
KIS International School Thailand
Judith Droter 3/25 First time reviewed on ISR
English Modern School Qatar
Heritage Private School Cyprus 3/25 First time reviewed on ISR  
English Modern School Doha Qatar 3/25 evaluation 11 
Classes packed like sardines. I had 27 students in a class meant for 15. Desks all the way up to the board…
International School Aamby India 3/21 evaluation 13
Waited 3 months for visa extension- without being able to leave the country during monsoon summer holiday…
Colegio Albania Colombia 3/21 evaluation 2
It wasn’t all I was promised…
Munich International School Germany 3/21 evaluation 6 
No clear channels for dealing with behavioral issues…
Yew Chung International School Hong Kong 3/21 evaluation 3 
Hong Kong is an awesome place to live and there is plenty to do for all tastes…
Ayeyarwaddy International School Myanmar 3/21 evaluation 5 
I read some of the negative reviews and can hardly believe that they’re describing the same school…
Maha Teema 3/20 (report 2)
Al Maha Academy for Girls
Annie Thomson 3/20 (report 2)
Renaissance International School Vietnam
Terry Creissen 3/20 (report 3)
British School Warsaw Poland
Paul Findlay 3/20 First time reviewed on ISR 
Tianjin Rego International School China
Al Maha Academy for Girls Qatar 3/20 evaluation 9 
It’s late March. Alas, staff have yet to be told if their contracts are being renewed…
International School Aamby India 3/20 evaluation 12
Rumours about school are baseless. School has capacity to take care of all staff and students under its care…
British School Bahrain 3/20 evaluation 2
The craziest thing is everybody not offered contracts have been presented with confidentiality agreements…
Bridget Justen 3/19 First time reviewed on ISR
Greenfield Community School Dubai
International School Aamby India 3/19 evaluation 11
“Action & Adventurous activities happens in order to stay fit”…
Glenelg School Abu Dhabi UAE 3/19 evaluation 23
I have spent thousands of dollars bringing myself, and later, resources out here only to regret every cent spent…
Gyeongnam International Foreign School 3/19 evaluation 8 
Questionalbe contract decisions reflecting a Korean business perspective Westerners see as dishonest…
Changzhou Trina International School China 3/18 First time reviewed on ISR  
Sacred Heart Japan 3/18 evaluation 7
Too many teachers who have been there too long…
British School Warsaw Poland 3/18 First time reviewed on ISR
Cui Xiao Jing 3/17 First time reviewed on ISR 
Tianjin Rego International School China
Katie Jones 3/17
Dyatmika School Bali Indonesia
American International School Kingston Jamaica 3/17
Director threatens ISR with legal action…
Antigua International School Guatemala 3/17 First time reviewed on ISR 
Al Maha Academy for Girls Qatar 3/17 evaluation 8 
Grades are given to keep the peace…
Gibson Youth Academy Ethiopia 3/17 First time reviewed on ISR 
Qingdao Amerasia International School China 3/17 evaluation 2 
A wonderful small, but growing school… 
Dipont Education China 3/14 evaluation 15
I do apologise for sounding like a recruiter; I’m just a teacher…
Al Maha Academy for Girls Qatar 3/14 evaluation 7
It was billed as a feedback session but in reality, it was just a lot of complaints and accusations from the CEO.
Tianijin Rego International School China 3/13 evaluation 2 
The situation in Shanghai is beyond belief. Also see sister school, Shanghai Rego on the ISR FORUM
International School Bangkok Thailand 3/13 evaluation 5
Super competitive grad school atmosphere. You don’t share or collaborate lest you not look like “the best.”
Al Akhawayn School Ifrane Morocco 3/13 evaluation 8 
If you cannot teach at the School of Ifrane, you cannot teach. It is not a perfect place, but what place is?
Dipont Education China 3/13 evaluation 14
The teacher sought advice from their embassy and has left the country. Government launching investigation…
English Modern School Al Wakra Qatar 3/12 First time reviewed on ISR 
American Creativity Academy Kuwait 3/12 evaluation 29 
The default mode is for the administration to place extra duties on the teacher…
Khartoum International Community School Sudan 3/12 evaluation 9 
I believe the majority of people leaving the school do so because of the oppressive school culture…
Brian Brumsickle 3/11 First time reviewed on ISR
Nansha College Preparatory Academy
Nansha College Preparatory Academy China 3/11 evaluation 3 
Three directors in their first 2 years…
North London Collegiate School Korea 3/11 evaluation 7 
We had a good chuckle in our department office about the previous review…
Dhahran High School Saudi Arabia 3/11 evaluation 2
A lot of perks most of which are monetary. The package really is terrific. The safety of compound living is idea…
Hay Al Sharooq International School 3/10 First time reviewed on ISR
Muscat International School Oman 3/10 evaluation 18
Kids are great, motivated, kind and hard working. The school is shably and classrooms very small… 
Atlantic International Schools Russia 3/10 evaluation 9 
Throughout my ordeal at the school we felt threatened and intimidated…
Magen David Academy Panama 3/10 First time reviewed on ISR
Kongsberg International School Norway 3/7 First time reviewed on ISR   
Al Jazeera Academy Doha Qatar 3/7 evaluation 21
He did nothing but show off his position, his power & money. He told people to shut up & resign very openly…
Shude AP Center Chengdu China 3/7 evaluation 2
It feels really good to come to work everyday here. I am happy, and I am looking forward to next year…
Westwood International School Botswana 3/6 First time reviewed on ISR 
American School Vietnam 3/6 evaluation 9
The owner does work hard and respects the people who work hard for him. He gets a bad rap…
Istanbul International Community School Turkey 3/6 evaluation 13 
Both administrators are forward thinking and have shown a strong commitment to supporting staff…
Anna Prieto 3/5 First time reviewed on ISR
American International School Egypt
Gyeongnam International Foreign School Korea 3/5 evaluation 7
If you are not afraid of a little work, this is a good school for you, too…
Sekolah Ciputra Indonesia 3/5 evaluation 8
Negatives: expat teachers who get on a spiraling downer – yes, we’ve all worked with them…
British International School Cairo Egypt 3/5 evaluation 21 
Don’t let the facade fool you; in pictures and on paper everything looks great…
Cheongna Dalton School Korea 3/5 evaluation 3
You cannot work here if you care about students or have a conscience…  
Branksome Hall Asia, Korea 3/5 evaluation 7
A professional teaching community that I think really does have the interest of the students as their priority…
Greg Rayl 3/4 (report 9)
International School Ulaanbaatar Mongolia
Peter Snow 3/4 First time reviewed on ISR
Cambridge International Centre DaQing No.1
James Helbringer 3/4 First time reviewed on ISR
Beijing International Bilingual Academy China
Andre Nel 3/4 First time reviewed on ISR
British School in Baku Azerbaijan
American Collegiate Institute Turkey 3/4 evaluation 6
You will be told what to do and you must do it. You must fit in/conform, period. Those who cannot are dismissed…
British School in Baku Azerbaijan 3/4 evaluation 7
He changed some staff. This made him unpopular with some “older staff who were not doing much anyway…
Tathva International School Japan 3/3 First time reviewed on ISR 
Early Learning Centre Bangkok Thailand 3/3 evaluation 5 
I worked here for four years, and cried the day i had to leave due to personal reasons… 
Baku Talents Education Complex Azerbaijan 3/3 evaluation 3 
I was surprised, no, astounded to read the comments written on the last post… 
International School London Qatar 3/3 evaluation 11
Please don’t be put off by the negative contributions listed. ISL has potential to be a very, very good school!… 
Colegio Peruano Britanico Peru 3/3 evaluation 5
Lima isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, it has a special place in my heart which was soiled by this school…
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