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Recently Updated School Profiles #19: Dhahran Ahliyya Schools, Al Ghanim Bilingual School and Mef Int’l School Istanbul

Members of International School Community have written some new and informative comments on the following schools:

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21 Jan  Dhahran Ahliyya Schools (36 new comments)      Dammam, Saudi Arabia:

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One of the new comments in the school information section: “DAS does have high expectations of its teaching staff. The school is working hard to make the shift to a dual language program and it expects the teachers to participate fully in its efforts. Most of these efforts take place during school hours although, like in good schools everywhere, teachers do take work home to prepare lessons and grade papers. Most teachers have preparation time for approximately one-third to one-half of their time in school. Some of that time is taken up by meetings in the department and everyone has a few assignments of yard duty per week…”

20 Jan  Al Ghanim Bilingual School (15 new comments)      Salwa, Kuwait:

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One of the new comments in the benefits information section: “Although I recommend staying away from this school, if you are even considering working there, make sure that you get the following before making a final decision: 1. A copy of the contract. 2. A copy of the staff manual. If it’s the same staff manual that I received, you’ll find a list of things teachers should not do and the consequences including the number of days pay that will be lost. 3. Your assignment and schedule in writing. (There were teachers who were told that they would be doing one thing, and when they arrived they were told that they would be doing something else.) …”

14 Jan  Mef Int’l School Istanbul (27 new comments)      Istanbul, Turkey:

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One of the new comments in the benefits information section: “A flight every 2 years and at end of contract. 600 USD shipping at beginning and end of contract. Receipts at beginning but not needed when leaving. Free breakfast, lunch and snack…”

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Recently Updated School Profiles #18: Kodaikanal International School, Future-Harvard International Kindergarten, & American School of Ulaanbaatar

Members of International School Community have written some new and informative comments on the following schools:



16 Oct  Kodaikanal International School (8 new comments)      Kodaikanal, India:

One of the new comments in the school information section: “As KIS is a residential school you could be assigned duties and responsibilities, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities, in addition to the area of your primary focus. All Professional Staff (Teachers) are expected to chaperone/supervise; 3 evening student activities per semester, 1 camping weekend at Poondi campsite, a week-long field trip during field trip week…”

14 Oct  Future-Harvard International Kindergarten (9 new comments)      Dalian, China:

One of the new comments in the benefits information section: “Regular teachers get 8000 RMB a month (one year contract), team leaders get 18000 RMB a month (two year contracts)…”

13 Oct  American School of Ulaanbaatar  (8 new comments)      Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia:

One of the new comments in the school information section: “Age restriction is 50 years old basically, the Mongolian Ministry of Foreign Affairs is reluctant to issue a work permit to teachers who are over the age of 55. Most short listed candidates will be contacted by telephone and email. The school prefers to interview candidates with teaching certification from Ontario. New teachers usually start around 20 August. 2 year contracts are offered…”

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Recently Updated School Profiles #17: Total Learning Academy, Medan Int’l School and Bayan Gardens School

Members of International School Community have written some new and informative comments on the following schools:


13 Aug  Total Learning Academy (6 new comments)      Yangon, Myanmar
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One of the new comments in the benefits information section: “Teachers are living in either a shared house or in some cases apartment style living closest to the branch you will be working at…”

12 Aug  Medan International School Sumatra (5 new comments)      Medan, Indonesia :

One of the new comments in the school information section: “All the support staff, including the office manager, secretary, accounts clerk, teacher aides, drivers, cleaning and maintenance staff, are Indonesians. So much of the personal school business is handled by Indonesians, who might speak English very well or not at all…”

11 Aug  Bayan Gardens School, Al Khobar (10 new comments)      Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia :

One of the new comments in the city information section: “There is a large western expatriate community living here, so there are store to meet their needs here, usually in the various malls around town which have European and North American shops…”

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Recently Updated School Profiles #16: QSI Int’l School of Sarajevo, American Int’l School of Niamey & Misr American College

Members of International School Community have written some new and informative comments on the following schools:


14 Jun  QSI International School of Sarajevo (8 new comments)      Sarajevo, Bosnia
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One of the new comments: “There are about 22 teachers on staff. Many of the current staff hold advanced degrees. A large percentage is from the USA, then there are also teachers from other countries too. Average stay for staff members is three years. There is about the same number of men and women teachers.”

13 Jun  American International School of Niamey  (9 new comments)    Niamey, Niger :

One of the new comments: “The current houses that the teachers live in are within a 15 minute bike ride or walk from school and accommodations are large and fully furnished…”

10 Jun  Misr American College (34 new comments)      Cairo, Egypt :

One of the new comments: “My workload here was fabulous but some teachers were overworked. It was not consistent. I had 18 hours of classes per week and others had 32 of 45. Not sure how they figured out who had what but it was inconsistent. When I left, my job was split between two Egyptian teachers and is no longer an expat position. Make sure the contract has, in writing, what you can expect regarding your face time with students…”

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Recently Updated School Profiles #15: NanKe Int’l Experimental H.S., Institute of Applied Technology & Horizon Japan Int’l School

Members of International School Community have written some new and informative comments on the following schools:


30 Apr  Institute of Applied Technology (Abu Dhabi) (8 new comments)
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One of the new comments: “There are around 40% host country teachers that work here. The other 60% are 1/2 from USA and 1/2 from UK…”

29 Apr  Horizon Japan International School (9 new comments) :

One of the new comments: “They offer Visa procurement assistance. Teachers get subsidized public transportation…”

28 Apr  NanKe International Experimental H.S. (14 new comments) :

One of the new comments: “The first contract is for 2 years and then the subsequent contracts are 1 year each. Must have a teaching certificate in the field of teaching. Age restriction is 65 years old. Candidates must have a teaching certificate from US, Canada, or UK. The school prefers to hire single teachers…”

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Recently Updated School Profiles #14: Wuxi Taihu Int’l School, Shanghai United Int’l School & Int’l School of Paris

Members of International School Community have written some new and informative comments on the following schools:


30 Mar
  Wuxi Taihu International School (9 new comments)
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One of the new comments: “10% gratuity at end of 2 years; you get paid for your unused sick/personal leave as well….”

29 Mar  Shanghai United International School (9 new comments):

One of the new comments: “The school is located at Minhang District, Shanghai. It is 20 minutes taxi drive from our school to the downtown…”

29 Mar  International School of Paris (9 new comments):

One of the new comments: “10% contribution is what the school gives to your retirement plan…”

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Recently Updated School Profiles #13: Regent Int’l School, American Community School at Beirut, and Int’l School Hannover

Members of International School Community have written some new and informative comments on the following schools:

18 Feb  American Community School at Beirut (6 new comments):

One of the new comments: “The locals speak Lebanese Arabic, many know French as well, and some know English. Not all taxi drivers know English, but some do and at a very acceptable level…”

18 Feb  Regent International School  (8 new comments):

One of the new comments: “You get paid in United Arab Emirates Dirhams. No taxes. Monthly salaries for new teachers can range from $2900 to $3500.”

18 Feb  International School Hannover Region (12 new comments):

One of the new comments: “Most of the teachers live close to the school. The school is easy to reach both by public transport and by car. The tram stops are only a short distance away, with trams and buses running at regular intervals…”

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