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Afaf El-Gemayel 10/31 First time reviewed on ISR
Al-Ghanim Bilingual School Salwa Kuwait
Jeff Wormstaff 10/31 First time reviewed on ISR
International School Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam
International School Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam 10/31 evaluation 9 
According to Vietnam labor law we didn’t even have a contract. I could either sign the new contract or leave…
International School Benghaz Libya 10/31 First time reviewed on ISR
Make sure ALL your concerns are answered before accepting. Be prepared for a very tough experience…
TEDA International School Tianjin (IST) 10/31 evaluation 7 
A very busy school where teachers work hard to offer the best well rounded education for their students…
Sean Murphy 10/30 First time reviewed on ISR
Istanbul International Community School Turkey
American School of Yaounde Cameroon 10/30 evaluation 2 
At the teacher complex we have gone weeks without running water & must contend with generator issues…
Colegio Internacional Puerto La Cruz Venezuela 10/30 evaluation 5 
We’re thankful to the board & admin for their commitment to building great work conditions…
Lincoln American International School Argentina 10/30 evaluation 5 
Great place to visit. I highly recommend it. You just might not want to live here or teach at this school…
Paul Petit 10/29 First time reviewed on ISR
Colegio Internacional Puerto La Cruz Venezuela
Mike Martell 10/29 First time reviewed on ISR
Colegio Internacional Puerto La Cruz Venezuela
International School Dakar Senegal 10/29 evaluation 8 
Virtually all school leaders left in June 2012. New school leaders came into an unfinished new building…
Escola Americana de Campinas Brazil 10/29 evaluation 2 
The cost of living in Campinas & Sao Paulo is highest in the country. Do not expect to save money unless…
Dubai American Scientific School UAE 10/29 evaluation 9 
My only interest is responding to evaluation 8…
International British School Alexandria Egypt 10/29 evaluation 9 
The negative attitude of some of my colleagues is destroying our efforts…
Sri KDU International School Malaysia 10/26 First time reviewed on ISR
Ajial Bilingual School Kuwait 10/26 First time reviewed on ISR
Mont’ Kiara International School Malaysia 10/26 evaluation 14 
Excellent, hard working teachers & great students…
International British School Alexandria Egypt 10/26 evaluation 8 
During the revolution zero help offered to staff…
Kathleen Slocombe 10/25 First time reviewed on ISR
Bavarian International School Germany
Westminster International School Italy 10/25 evaluation 3 
The school has a great parent community…
Greengates School Mexico City 10/25 evaluation 7
There are fantastic aspects to Greengates; students who are top class & many friendly, professional teachers…
American International School Hong Kong 10/25 evaluation 4 
The little kids had a library but middle and high have no books. Research by students is all copy & paste…
Al Bayan Bilingual School Kuwait 10/25 evaluation 14 
Not really a school for new teachers nor a place for older teachers who want to ease in to retirement years…
Jim Laney 10/24 First time reviewed on ISR
Internat’l Community Sch. Addis Ababa Ethiopia
Paul Sheppard 10/24 First time reviewed on ISR
American School of Yaounde Cameroon
Bromsgrove International School Thailand 10/24 evaluation 5 
There was an air of indifference among many of the students that I found irritating…
Al Hada International School Saudi Arabia 10/24 evaluation 3 
School continues to lack updated teaching materials & technology. Students pooled their own money…
Bahrain Bayan School Bahrain 10/24 evaluation 4
It remains to be seen who will succeed? The Director & Secondary Principal, or the parents & students?
Andrew Corcoran 10/23 First time reviewed on ISR
American School in Taichung Taiwan
Rob Mockrish 10/23 First time reviewed on ISR
Cairo American College Egypt
Kolej Tuanku Ja’afar Malaysia 10/23 evaluation 2
Students are fantastic, they work hard and there are currently few disciplinary issues…
Gulf English School Kuwait 10/23 evaluation 7
In Primary there’s a great bunch of dedicated professionals led by an experienced, hard-working Head…
Greengates School Mexico City 10/23 evaluation 6
The fact that the teacher’s association has now been dissolved suggests the school is… 
Paula Baxter 10/22 First time reviewed on ISR
Munich International School Germany
Dubai American Scientific School UAE 10/22 evaluation 8 
Human Development Authority of Dubai (KHDA) has graded this school unsatisfactory in every category…
American School Kuwait 10/22 evaluation 29
Not a lot to do in Kuwait. One year is lots, but contract is 2. Not a bad place to get a start on your international…
American International School Bamako Mali 10/22 evaluation 3 
Absolute pleasure to work here. Students are creative, lively, kids who care for each other & respect…
Shanghai Rego International School China 10/22 evaluation 10 
Work there? Well yes, if you want time in Shanghai go for it!…
Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools Kazakhstan 10/22 evaluation 6 
It’s not for everyone, but I will be encouraging my friends to apply at the next intake…
John Jalsevac 10/19 (report 2)
Canadian International School Hong Kong
Qatar Canadian School Qatar 10/19 evaluation 9
Doha is a quiet place and there’s not much to do, the social scene/drinking scene is the only thing to do…
American School Foundation Guadalajara Mexico 10/19 evaluation 5 
Friendly staff members – beautiful campus/community – lovely housing – fun culture…
Canadian International School Hong Kong 10/19 evaluation 6 
For a school of this caliber, it is appalling the conduct and power of the administration…
Toni Boush 10/18 First time reviewed on ISR
Ruamrudee International School Thailand
Braeburn School Kenya 10/18 evaluation 2
The adequacy of the salary depends very much on who you were. A 20 something backpacker… 
Dasman Model School Kuwait 10/18 evaluation 36
I can not relate to any of the previous messages…
International School Bochum Germany 10/18 evaluation 2 
Looks like great place to learn. Offers reflective, peaceful environment, well-suited for a child’s growth…
The British School Kuwait 10/18 evaluation 9
28 students + teacher + desks, chairs and cupboards in a 6mx5m room… Sardines have more space… 
George Dolesch 10/17 (report 4)
Anglo American School Moscow
Deborah Chisholm 10/17 First time reviewed on ISR
Mont’ Kiara International School Kuala Lumpur
British School of Egypt 10/17 evaluation 5
I read these reviews and decided to make up my own mind….
Craig Monaghan 10/16 (report 2)
Cairo English School Egypt
Bryan Nixon 10/16 (report 5)
Bavarian Intern’l School Germany
Bavarian Intern’l School Germany 10/16 evaluation 2 
School broke contract before I arrived. Left me unemployed! See my web site for letter from school & details …
Cairo English School Egypt 10/16 evaluation 10
I only arrived at CES in August. I think it’s important to tell other teachers about our experiences…  
Qatar Academy Doha Qatar 10/15 evaluation 15
Some staff are putting their children into other schools in the city. The school will pay for this option…
Cambridge School Doha Qatar 10/15 evaluation 8
I just kept my head down and got on with the job. Some teachers were fined for various minor offences such as…
Yew Chung International School Shanghai China 10/12 evaluation 31 
May not be a top tier school yet but it’s a great school to have lots of great teaching experiences…
American International School Mozambique 10/12 evaluation 4 
By and large, I enjoyed my time at AISM. There is great diversity in the student body and the students….
Dasman Model School Kuwait 10/12 evaluation 35
If you are thinking about joining Dasman I do recommend that you do some unbiased research on the school… 
Dasman Model School Kuwait 10/12 evaluation 34
I am a new teacher at this school in the HS Department. I have seen nothing but support from the admin…
Jeff Walker 10/11 First time reviewed on ISR
Gyeongnam International Foreign School Korea
Dasman Model School Kuwait 10/11 evaluation 33
The school holds on to passport for months which did not sit well as we were planning our escape!…
Al Maha Academy Qatar 10/11 evaluation 16 
I have to agree with almost all the comments about the school that were submitted previously…
Cairo American College Egypt 10/11 evaluation 9
Ex-director required teachers to sign away all contractual rights before they could be evacuated…
Vera Al-Mutawa 10/10 First time reviewed on ISR
British School Kuwait
Brian Matthews 10/10 (report 9)
American Internat’l School Riyadh Saudi Arabia
Renaissance International School Vietnam 10/10 evaluation 15 
Biggest asset is its fantastic student body and respect afforded to you by them…
Dominican International School Taipei Taiwan 10/10 evaluation 3 
Local hire only. Yearly contracts: 1st year 10 mo. 2nd year 11 mo. 3rd year 12 mo.
Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools Kazakhstan 10/10 evaluation 5 
If you need to fight for the benefits in your contract, such as flights home, and if accommodations…   
Sekolah Ciputra Indonesia 10/9 evaluation 4
Awesome Teaching staff, most tolerant & receptive people in the world. Get to know the real Indonesia…
Renaissance International School Vietnam 10/9 evaluation 14 
Change this year has been significant with strong leadership from the top, coordinated curriculum…
Greengates School Mexico City 10/9 evaluation 5
Best option in Mexico city. Package includes rent, yearly flight to UK, private medical insurance…
Melissa Newman 10/8 First time reviewed on ISR 
Australian International Scvhool, Bangladesh
Deborah Chisholm 10/8 First time reviewed on ISR
Mont’ Kiara International School Kuala Lumpur
Radhika Sinha 10/8 First time reviewed on ISR
Aditya Birla World Academy India
Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools Kazakhstan 10/8 evaluation 4 
Sorry review 3 person – review 2 was written by a normal teacher here (me!) who has given it a chance..
Luanda International School Angola 10/8 evaluation 31 
This school has taught me a lot about the feudal nature of international schools…
American International School Mozambique 10/8 evaluation 3 
If your priorities are to get out of a huge, polluted city and work in a smaller school with great kids…
Berlin British School Germany 10/5 First time reviewed on ISR
Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools Kazakhstan 10/5 evaluation 3
I interviewed for this school recently and was offered a post…
Aditya Birla World Academy India 10/5 First time reviewed on ISR
Natalie Durdle 10/5 First time reviewed on ISR
Doha College Qatar
Al Khor International School Qatar 10/5 evaluation 30
Hierarchy in Qatar based on religion, ethnicity, profession etc. & replicated at the school in some ways…
Joe Sawyer 10/4 First time reviewed on ISR
Doha College Qatar
Ikki Ashraf 10/4 First time reviewed on ISR
Jeddah Prep and Grammar School
Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools Kazakhstan 10/4 evaluation 2
School is part of a new project. You should not work here if you are not prepared to help development…
Al Khor International School Qatar 10/4 evaluation 29
Dasman Model School Kuwait 10/4 evaluation 32
I would be called an “old timer” teacher working at Dasman. Average length of staff at is one year…  
International School Dhaka Bangladesh 10/4 evaluation 14 
School has a good idea what IB is about & sends all teachers to PD once every two years…
Rena Murkin 10/3 (report 8)
Western Academy of Beijing China
John Gates 10/3 First time reviewed on ISR
Walworth Barbar American Intern’l School Israel
Western Academy Beijing China 10/3 evaluation 18
I enjoyed my years at the school – but I relished the China experience more than I liked the school…
American International School Riyadh Saudi Arabia 10/3 evaluation 23 
An excellent school in terms of its teachers, students, support staff, and resources…
Colegio Roosevelt Lima Peru 10/3 evaluation 10
Administration is top notch. Bring best practice ideas from some of the better schools around the globe…
International British School Alexandria Egypt 10/2 evaluations 6 & 7 by Admin.
Our standards are high – this may be the reason the most recent comment is so negative…
The British School Kuwait 10/2 evaluation 8
Owner is called Chief Executive & Principal the Operations Manager– are they running a factory?…
Des Hurst 10/1 (report 3)
Tokyo International School Japan
Shanghai American School China Puxi Campus 10/1 evaluation 18 
The important lesson for the board is they need to find the real leadership SAS desperately deserves…
The British School Kuwait 10/1 evaluation 7
Once you express any dissatisfaction, you are made to feel completely unwelcome until you actually…
Shanghai American School China Puxi Campus 10/1 evaluation 17
I believe it’s safe for future prospects to again consider joining a very fine educational establishment…
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