v2012.03 – 3 March, 2012:
We have had a surge of new members on International School Community this past month taking us over the 300 mark. With 67 new members joining, we are now at a total of 326 members! It is so interesting to look at the range of members that we have so far: veteran international school teachers, teachers new to the international school community, teachers who are thinking about getting into our community, retired international school teachers, international school parents, international school directors, etc. All premium members are able to send unlimited private messages to other members on our website to contact for information and also to network with if you have questions about what life at a specific international school he/she is currently working at or has worked at in the past.
Go ahead then and send a private message to one of our members that is currently living in one of the many different cities around the world represented on our website. International School Community’s current members work at or have worked at over 115 international schools! Check out which schools here and start networking today!
Our 320+ members have now also submitted over 3300+ comments and information on our 1120+ international school profile pages. To celebrate these recent milestones, you can now get 50% off of your next membership subscription by using this coupon code: MARCH3241. With the discount, you can renew your premium subscription for as little as 5 USD! Just go to your My Account page and click on “renew your subscription”. This offer will expire on 17 March, 2012.
Premium members also have unlimited access to our 1126 international school profile pages. On each school profile page there are 4 separate comment and information submission sections: School information, Benefits information, City information and Travel information.
There are many international schools profile pages getting updated all the time. In the international school community, it is important we share what we know to help others make better informed decisions when looking for employment at an international school.
Thanks again for everyone’s support! For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, enjoy the beginning of spring!
From the staff at International School Community.
Recently updated schools with new comments and information:
“Age limit for hiring is 60. Often restrictions for non-EU dependents. This school posts vacancies on the Search website…”
·03 Mar The American International School – Salzburg (9 new comments)
“The school is located in the southern part of Salzburg very near the city’s greenbelt in a semi-rural setting but only 10 minutes from the city center…”
· 03 Mar Highlands International School (11 new comments)
La Paz, Bolivia
“Hiring a maid is quite common here in La Paz and very inexpensive. The extra help can be nice, especially if you have a family…”· 01 Mar Hampton International School (13 new comments)
“Because the school is very small, all teachers have more than one additional duty – right now, this tends to be a sore point among teaching staff but as numbers grow…”
· 29 Feb Escuela International de Sampedrana (6 new comments)
San Pedro Sula, Honduras
“The school pays teachers in USD. With 3.5 percent taxes taken out , the monthly salary is around 1850 US…”
Recent blog entries:
· TEN COMMANDMENTS OF RELOCATING OVERSEAS: #9 – Maintain a sense of humor, but most importantly be ready to laugh at yourself.
“When you are living abroad, there are moments when the locals are looking at you strangely. You might be thinking that they are making fun of you, being rude, or just plain staring at you. Most of the time though they usually don’t have an unkind intention towards you. The initial reaction is to…”
· Great resource: ISAT – International Schools Association of Thailand
“If your dream is to work at an international school in Thailand, the ISAT website can be a great resource for you…”
· International schools that were founded in 1947 (New York, Cali, Medellin, Rome, and Sao Paolo)
“The United Nations International School (UNIS) was established in 1947 by a group of United Nations Parents to provide an international education for their children, while preserving their diverse cultural heritages. What began as a nursery school for 20 children quickly grew, adding…”
· Overview of an int’l school #4 – Makuhari International School
“At MIS, at present, around 60% of our children are Japanese returnee children, the other 40% are either dual nationality or foreign children…”
· The Wonderful World of Int’l School Hiring Fairs: Lesson #6 – “Remember to research.”
“When interviewing at an international school recruitment fair, it is indeed a difficult task to be 100% knowledgeable about each international school you interview with. You do some final researching the night/morning before the interview, but…”
· Comments and information about hiring policies on International School Community #3
“The school goes through Search Associates. Teachers must have appropriate degree for teaching the subject of major concentration and by under 65 years of age. They are willing to hire interns for certain positions…”
Recently added schools:
Requested schools to have members leave comments on:
- Baku International School
- International School Hannover Region
- Seoul Foreign School
(Seoul, South Korea)
- Horizon School Dubai
(Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
- Dasman Model School
(Kuwait City, Kuwait)
Discussion Topic: Things I (an international school teacher) Have Not Done in a Year“After living abroad for so many years, I have forgotten all the things that you don’t do anymore. We used to have a different life, didn’t we? But now that you are living abroad, many of your routines have changed. Being that these changes have now become your new routines, you tend to forget about the things you used to do!Inspired by this blog entry by the Kirby Family, Things I Have Not Done in a Year, we invite our readers and members to discuss their list of things that they haven’t done in a year (or more for that matter).
Highlighted blogs of international teachers:
This international school teacher’s insight about moving back to your home country after teaching and living in Hong Kong is something we can all relate to:“I think I wouldn’t be completely honest if I said I was happy to be moving back to Canada. There are many things I am looking forward to about going back, foremost among them, being closer to our family, but there are many things I am going to really miss about Hong Kong, especially my job. In early June I included an article in one of my posts that I wrote in 2005 about what I will miss about Hong Kong. I’ve learned there…”* If you are an international school teacher and would like your blog highlighted on International School Community contact us here.
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- 28 Tips for Selecting an Int'l School (8)
- 7 International Teaching Predictions for 2012 (7)
- 9 Lessons Learned Regarding Int'l School Hiring Fairs (10)
- Blogs of International Teachers (28)
- Discussion Topics (25)
- Great Link (14)
- Great Resource (24)
- Highlighted Articles (33)
- Highlighted Year for Int'l Schools (17)
- Hiring Policies at Int'l Schools (7)
- Information for Members (33)
- IS Community Milestones (11)
- IS Community Newsletter (22)
- ISCommunity Features (3)
- Member Spotlights (21)
- New Teacher Orientation Must-Haves (8)
- Overview of an Int'l School (5)
- Recently Updated School Profiles (19)
- Salaries at Int'l Schools (7)
- School Profile Searches (9)
- Surveys (22)
- Teachers International Consultancy (TIC) (14)
- Ten Commandments of Relocating Overseas (10)
- Traveling Around (9)
- Video Highlight (18)
Top Posts & Pages
- Our Blog has moved! The new and improved International School Community website and blog has arrived!
- Blogs of international school teachers: “Gary and Sally: About international teaching”
- Great resource: Want to work at an international school in the UAE?
- Schools Listed on IS Community
- About IS Community
- Video Highlight: Living in Dubai and its International Schools
- Recently Updated School Profiles #16: QSI Int'l School of Sarajevo, American Int'l School of Niamey & Misr American College
- Recently Updated School Profiles #18: Kodaikanal International School, Future-Harvard International Kindergarten, & American School of Ulaanbaatar
- Teachers International Consultancy: International School Teachers from UK and USA Support Education Reform in Kazakhstan
- Kazakhstan Attracts Teachers Looking for Career Development