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Describe school's location in relation to the city center and to the teacher's housing. How do staff get to school before and after school?

"Bangkok is, at the moment, a bit of a rats nest owing to infrastructure improvements to both overland and underground railways. It has always been a better idea to leave early to get anywhere in Bangkok, one should now probably say earlier!"

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What types of budgets do classroom teachers/departments get?

"Generous. "

American School of Barcelona

Barcelona, Spain

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Detailed info about flight, shipping and settling-in allowances. Any other benefits (e.g. free lunches, etc.)?

"All teachers and staff get free lunch at ASB, we eat in the lunchroom where they children eat as well. Usually there are extra meals for just the teachers, but many times we just eat the same food as the students. It is important to note that the current school board currently wants to take this benefit away from school staff."

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Popular travel websites to buy plane tickets or tours that are popular for expats living in the city and/or country.

"As usual, skyscanner is recommended. Check airline websites too - BKK Smile, Vietjet, Bangkok Airlines all fly from Suvarnabhumi."

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Describe school's location in relation to the city center and to the teacher's housing. How do staff get to school before and after school?

"Many teachers live on campus. Getting to the city center takes about an hour by bus and subway but isn’t particularly difficult - just time consuming."

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Describe your experience bringing pets.

"Pets are not allowed since it is a boarding school"

Seoul International School

Seoul, South Korea

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Describe language abilities of students at this school and what is the "common language spoken in the hallways"? Is there one dominate culture group?

"The students are all Korean. Overall, their English is really good. Their home language is either in Korean or English."

Taipei European School

Taipei, Taiwan

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What types of accreditation does this school have? When is the accreditation up for renewal? Any religious affiliations?

"The German Section of TES is accredited an official German School abroad accredited by the "Zentralstelle für das Auslandsschulwesen" (ZfA). TES German Section is also part of the "Weltverband deutscher Auslandsschulen" (WDA)."

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Places to travel to outside the city by bus or train.

"Luxor"

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Average amount of money that is left to be saved.

"Myanmar is INCREDIBLY INEXPENSIVE. Very very low cost of living. Almost everyone can save a substantial amount of money unless they are incredibly wasteful.

Teachers can, and do, max out their 401k retirement at $1500 a month. That's saving $1500 a month into the 401k = $18,000 a year."

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Describe proximity of major airport hubs to the city center and give sample taxi, train, subway and/or bus fares to get there.

"Shenzhen Airport - 30-50 minute taxi ride (can take subway too) for about $6.50 USD. Hong Kong Airport - usually about an hour to get there from Shenzhen - ferry direct for about $40 USD or can take taxi, private car, or HK Metro."

KPIS International School

Bangkok, Thailand

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Details about the teaching contract. What important things should prospective teachers know about?

"Make sure you get everything in writing. Especially when dealing with anything related to primary principal. She will say many things orally then deny them when asked about them later. She will be your friend one day and use you to throw under the bus to cover her own faults. "