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International Schools Group

Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia

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Describe the different aspects of the school building and the school grounds. Also, describe the surrounding area around the campus.

"Facilities at Dhahran campus are inconsistent. Some buildings are old and have rats. Water does not always work. Other buildings are much newer. "

Copenhagen International School

Copenhagen, Denmark

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Health insurance and medical benefits. Describe your experiences using these benefits and going to the local hospitals.

"You automatically get the Danish National health care, which is pretty good. Though dental and prescriptions are NOT covered."

Country Day School

San Jose, Costa Rica

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

"The Middle State Association and Ministry of Education of Costa Rica. The school is a non-sectarian school."

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Tell about your experiences in the local grocery stores. What can you get or cannot get? Which ones are your favorites.

"If you are willing to pay for it, you can find pretty much anything in the grocery stores. "

Copenhagen International School

Copenhagen, Denmark

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Sample activities that you can do around the city? Including ones that you can do with a family (children)?

"There are many things you can do with your family here. Walking around the city is one of them, there is a pedestrian-only street in the downtown area. There are many shows that come to Copenhagen that are geared for children to also enjoy. Just this Friday there is an acrobatic show going on that many teachers and their families are going to."

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Recent things that the school has taken on (i.e. new curriculum, specific professional development, etc.).

"The IBDP is just three years old- school is still adjusting to how to best prepare students for the IB. "

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Name some special things about this school that makes it unique.

"Each teacher is required to be in possession of an IPad 2 to use at school and the school will cover 50% of the total cost so that you can go and get one if you don't have one already, for new teachers."

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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?

"There are very few if any international students here. The common language in the hallway though is English"

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Average monthly salary after taxes and in what currency (explain taxation situation). How often do you get paid throughout the year?

"$3500 is the average monthly salary for teachers here. 0 taxes are paid. The salaries are in USD."

Singapore American School

Singapore, Singapore

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What is the most challenging/difficult part of living in the city?

"SG is a tiny island. It is easy to max out all of your favorites and feel like there is nothing new under the sun. The exception to this is if your social life is centered in food or bar culture--there are ALWAYS new places popping up. "

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Describe the technologies available at the school and how people are/are not using them.

"Students in early childhood and primary school have access to tablets to use in their classroom. The school has an excellent wifi setup, and it is stable. "

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What does the school do to create a harmonious state of well-being and high morale amongst its staff?

"The school has a health and wellness program where a lot of teachers connect and exercise together. Also, the PTO regularly hosts cocktail events after school. Plus there are scheduled tours and cultural events. "