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The American School of Kinshasa

Kinshasa, Congo (DRC)

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

"This school is accredited by the Middle States Association. The school is currently in the process of preparing for its renewal. The visit from the team will take place in the fall of 2015."

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Describe the city's weather at different times of the year.

"Hot and humid from August until early November and PERFECT after that!"

British International School (Vietnam)

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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Describe what kinds of teachers work here (local vs. expat, qualifications [or lack there of], etc.) and staff turnover rate. Is there a native English speaker or nationality requirement? Is it LGBT friendly country/school?

"The teachers are mostly British, with Vietnamese, Australian, New Zealand, Irish, Philippine, Chinese, & South African completing the mix."

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Describe the city's weather at different times of the year.

"In March, the weather is usually quite warm and nice, but this March Serbia has been having a "Grandma March" which means it is snowy and cold."

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Name your favorite restaurants, favorite places to go to and favorite things to do in the city.

"Anywhere along the Bosphorus is beautiful. The old city walls. Digging around in the Grand Bazaar. Walking in the back streets of Eminonu. Ortakoy. Bebek. Yenikoy. Emirgan park, especially at tulip time."

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Are the expectations high of teaching staff? Are there extra curricular responsibilities? Describe workload details.

"Our daily class schedule is from 7:30 to 3:00. Teachers stay until 5:00 two afternoons each week. One for a staff meeting, and one afternoon to provide remedial help for students."

Skagerak International School

Sandefjord, Norway

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Describe their hiring policies and procedures. Share your interview experience. Any hiring restrictions? is there a particular curriculum experience required? How about single parents/number of dependents sponsored?

"Candidates need to be certified with a teaching credential. You will also need to provide evidence of a clean police record."

American School of Barcelona

Barcelona, Spain

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

"Once you have your residency card, you are totally covered (within Spain) by the public healthcare system and everything is free."

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Describe what kinds of teachers work here (local vs. expat, qualifications [or lack there of], etc.) and staff turnover rate. Is there a native English speaker or nationality requirement? Is it LGBT friendly country/school?

"There are a combination of local teachers and expat teachers, though the local teachers outnumbers the expat teachers"

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Languages of the host city and the level of English spoken there.

"Many people speak English now, especially the young ones. People are friendly, but it is better to learn basic Chinese to be able to communicate with taxi drivers and other people in general."

American School of Paris

Paris, France

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

"The school just recently finished a multi-year building project that has resulted in the construction of a modern campus. This surprises some visitors who think of a Paris-area school as being housed in an ivy-covered, 19th Century building. The campus is just on the outskirts of Paris. The benefit of this is that it is adjacent to a huge public..."

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Describe what kinds of teachers work here (local vs. expat, qualifications [or lack there of], etc.) and staff turnover rate. Is there a native English speaker or nationality requirement? Is it LGBT friendly country/school?

"Mostly foreign but lately more locals/Turks are being hired."