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Tony Breese 11/30 First time reviewed on ISR
International School Tanganyika Tanzania
International School Tanganyika Tanzania 11/30 evaluation 6 
I have enjoyed my time here both at work, traveling around Tanzania and further in South-East Africa… 
GEMS World Academy Singapore 11/30 evaluation 2 
I enjoy the teachers I work with but I would agree morale is low… 
Qatar Academy Al Wakra Qatar 11/30 evaluation 5
I was warned by several people to not work at QAW. I didn’t listen, which was a big mistake… 
Huamao International School China 11/30 evaluation 6 
There are many good things about this school but unfortunately the negatives often outweigh the positives… 
Terry Factor 11/27 First time reviewed on ISR
Vision International School Qatar
Garden International School Thailand 11/27 evaluation 7 
I went to work every day with a smile on my face. I highly recommend this school if money is not a matter…
Taipei School Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam 11/26 First time reviewed on ISR
LIWA International School UAE 11/26 evaluation 6
He once described leading teachers as akin to dealing with puppies…
Shanghai Community International School China 11/24 evaluation 33 
This has truly been a lovely and exciting place to work…
Vision International School Qatar 11/25 evaluation 2
I’ve decided to create a list of 25 reasons this school is not what it seems…
Canadian International School Kunshan China 11/24 evaluation 12 
It has been suggested that due to my lack of international experience, I don’t know what I’m doing… 
Shanghai Community International School China 11/24 evaluation 32 
In spite of budget and staff cuts, if you are hired the school will provide for you reasonably well…
International School Tianjin China 11/24 evaluation 10 
There is something here that makes me feel pressured & inadequate and a little depressed… 
Whiteplains British School Abuja Nigeria 11/24 evaluation 3 
I’m still getting over working here…
Tashkent International School Uzbekistan 11/24 evaluation 6 
Administration has clear vision of what they hope to achieve, I feel personally & professionally supported…
The World Academy Saudi Arabia 11/24 evaluation 2 
They spend $$$ on flowers, food & parties for VIP’s (who often don’t show) but don’t provide supplies…
Maria Gebrial 11/23 First time reviewed on ISR
Khartoum International Community School
Graeme Chisholm 11/23 First time reviewed on ISR
Riverside School Prague Czech Republic
Jumeria Baccalaureate School UAE 11/23 First time reviewed on ISR
Shanghai Community International School Hangzhou 11/23 evaluation 31 
I have decided not to return next year. The reasons are varied but are mostly due to…
Dukhan English School Doha Qatar 11/23 evaluation 6 
The school is house in portacabins with one main building used for assemblies and pe…
Anglo Colombiano Colombia 11/23 evaluation 2
HR deducted $50 from each of their final payment to pay for 2 jig saw games that had two pieces missing… 
British School Bahrain 11/23 evaluation 8 
The school will not apply for a teacher’s visa for you…
Vilnius International School Lithuania 11/23 evaluation 2 
You couldn’t ask for a more picturesque setting to live. While the salary is low, it’s still possible to save 10K…
Jackie Barnwell 11/20 (report 3)
American Creativity Academy Kuwait
Vision International School Qatar 11/20 First time reviewed on ISR
Suzhou Singapore International School China 11/20 evaluation 57
I loved my time here. Yes – there is good and bad in every school…
International School Krakow Poland 11/20 evaluation 3
I would consider the terrible pay, cost of living in Krakow, & the fact that you’d have to deal with…
Khalil Ahmed 11/19 First time reviewed on ISR
British School Bahrain
Emirates International School Meadows UAE 11/19 First time reviewed on ISR
American Creativity Academy Kuwait 11/19 evaluation 31
If you like taking taxis, dirt, and drama then this is the place for you…
Jackie Barnwell 11/19 (report 2)
American Creativity Academy Kuwait
Rebecca Zipprich 11/18 First time reviewed on ISR 
Hongqiao Rainbow Bridge Internationall School China
International Academy Amman Jordan 11/18 evaluation 30 
Very top-down & about as far as can be imagined from anything like an ‘international’ school…
American Embassy School India 11/18 evaluation 8
Board took unprecedented, unexplained action and terminated a renowned educational leader…
James Pilton 11/17 (report 2)
QSI International School of Chengdu
Kim Green 11/17 (report 2)
International School Dhaka Bangladesh
Aga Khan Academy Nairobi Kenya 11/17 evaluation 5 
The fact that they lost their entire art department speaks volumes to the dreadful treatment of teachers… 
Guangzhou Nanhu International School China 11/17 evaluation 13 
GNIS has awesome students, hit and miss administrators, but the big stumbling block is the Board… 
Columbus School Medellin Colombia 11/17 evaluation 8 
The school is interested in improvement and has a plan in place… 
Escuela Internacional de Sampedrana Honduras 11/16 evaluation 22 
We will stay for the two year contract but some things would have to change to consider staying longer…
Schutz American School Egypt 11/16 evaluation 10 
The school is a fantastic place to work & live for individuals, families and couples…
Aldar Academies UAE 11/16 evaluation 3
I have been working here for a short period of time, I regret my decision to move my family here…
Debbie Coomber 11/16 (report 2)
Khartoum International Community School Sudan
Jeff Duckett 11/16 First time reviewed on ISR 
Khartoum International Community School Sudan
El Gouna International School Egypt 11/13 evaluation 11 
Now, staff morale is zero and everyone is dreading losing our head of primary… 
International School Bologna Italy 11/13 evaluation 3 
Although you will get support from leadership on educational changes, in the end nothing will get done…
American School Kuwait 11/13 evaluation 47 
Didn’t feel supported. School ordered new books but failed to order teachers edition…
Singapore International School Hong Kong 11/12 evaluation 14 
This school does not a have teacher pay scale, every teacher is on a different amount…
United World College Costa Rica 11/12 evaluation 2
The overwhelming majority of my experience here was meaningful and rewarding… 
Woodstock International School India 11/12 evaluation 2 Rubric Only
Kim Green 11/11 First time reviewed on ISR
International School Dhaka Bangladesh
American International School – West Campus Egypt 11/11 evaluation 9 
To be a teacher that survives at AIS West is to “do it for the kids”…
Albanian College Durres Albania 11/11 evaluation 6 
I’m speechless. It is not even a week since the last review appeared and it is already out of date… 
Yew Wah International Education School Guangzhou China 11/11 First time reviewed on ISR
Kristine Stamps-Jerabek 11/10 (report 2)
Korea International School Jeju Campus
Gyeongnam International Foreign School Korea 11/10 evaluation 13 
School puts a lot of effort into building a school community…
American School Torreon Mexico 11/10 evaluation 22 
The town and school both get better every year…
Western International School Shanghai China 11/10 First time reviewed on ISR
Luanda International School Angola 11/10 evaluation 34
While it is true that the school is facing difficulty, it remains a very strong IB school…
Kevin Baker 11/9 (report 4)
Busan International Foreign School Korea
Bernard Allsopp 11/9 First time reviewed on ISR
SSFBC On Course Schools China
Aldar Academies United Arab Emirates 11/9 evaluation 2 
I am very happy working at Aldar Academies – it is an exciting, vibrant place…
Dulwich College Beijing China 11/9 evaluation 2 
Resources are good, the school has an enrichment fund and the students are on 1-to-1 laptops…
Canadian International School Kunshan China 11/9 evaluation 11 
A revolving door of staff with reported various personal and professional reasons for breaking contract…
Lara Manasfi 11/6 First time reviewed on ISR
American International School Dhaka Bangladesh
Gyeongnam International Foreign School Korea 11/6 evaluation 12 
It is a very comfortable place to spend 2-4 years and I will never regreat my time there…
American International School Dhaka Bangladesh 11/6 evaluation 16
Every effort is given to make sure you’re settling in & your needs are met to set you up for success…
British School Ulaanbaatar Mongolia 11/5 evaluation 2 
Don’t be fooled by the flashy website and recruitment video…
Wee Haur Pek 11/5 (report 5)
Singapore International School Hong Kong
Singapore International School Hong Kong 11/4 evaluation 13 
I’m saddened to report that this is an appalling school, with the epicentre of the problems being…
Wuxi Taihu International School China 11/4 evaluation 2 
This is a testimony to the power of the ISR website! Within a short period of time after the previous review…
Khartoum International Community School Sudan 11/4 evaluation 18 
Disappointment is probably the one word I would use to describe my time at KICS…
Schutz American School Egypt 11/4 evaluation 9 
I have decided to stay on for at least another year. Here are my Top Ten reasons why…
Albanian College Durres Albania 11/4 evaluation 5 
Everything you’ve read about bad management at international schools either already exists here… 
Kevin Foyle 11/3 (report 3)
Nord Anglia International School Shanghai China
Debbie Coomber 11/3 First time reviewed on ISR 
Khartoum Internationall Community School Sudan
Nigel Winnard 11/3 (report 4)
Khartoum International Community School Sudan
John Zurfluh 11/3 (report 4)
Anglo-American School Moscow Russia
Victoria International School Sharjah UAE 11/3 evaluation 6 
To call itself an international school is inaccurate… 
The International School Azerbaijan 11/2 evaluation 14 
The facilities are sub-standard, might be copied from a juvenile detention center in deepest, darkest Siberia…
Dipont Education China 11/2 evaluation 20 
Teachers have two bosses: a western set & Chinese set who over-manage & work at cross purposes…
Riverside School Czech Republic 11/2 evaluation 2 
Compared to other schools the perks are non-existent…
Peter Daish 11/2 First time reviewed on ISR 
Riverside School Czech Republic
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