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How is the school calendar? Is there ample vacation time?

"Seisen has a long summer holiday and less breaks during the year."

InterAmerican Academy Guayaquil

Guayaquil, Ecuador

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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?

"The InterAmerican Academy is located on a beautiful campus in the Puerto Azul sector of Guayaquil. "

Copenhagen International School

Copenhagen, Denmark

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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?

"The new metro is set to finally finish September 2019. Once this is finished, I think the journey to school will get much easier for a number of teachers and families. The school is in a really cool location, but the area around the school is still heavily under construction. Once all the work is finished, the Nordhavn area will actually be quit..."

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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?

"They are trying to get new staff every time but not actively seeking. The classes are covered by other teachers if they lose any staff at all."

Colegio Los Nogales Bogota

Bogota, Colombia

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How is the school calendar? Is there ample vacation time?

"Holiday is spread through the year with Christmas and Summer the main holidays. One week for Easter and a few days in October. "

Dubai International Academy

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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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?

"DIA is located in Emirates Hills, Dubai. It can be easily reached from the Sheikh Zayed Road (between interchanges 4 & 5), Emirates Road, and Al Khail Road."

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Are there many teachers that travel during the holidays? Where are they going?

"Yes, it's very easy to fly in and out of Beirut. Most go to Turkey, Jordan, Cyprus, Greece, Egypt, Eastern and Western Europe."

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In general, why are people staying at or leaving this school?

"A new HOS begins in 2019/20. Some on the current staff did not have their contracts renewed. There was no review done of those people's work at the school to warrant this act. As such, the 'new direction' of the school has been framed. Some find this new culture to be a reason for leaving. "

Hoi An International School

Hoi An, Vietnam

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What insider information would you give to a teacher considering working at this school?

"Have savings and a backup plan. Make sure your teaching assignment is included in your contract and insist on signing before you arrive."

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Details about the staff housing or the housing allowance. If there is no housing allowance, how much are rent costs and utilities?

"The staff apartments are located on the crest of the hill. Some of the apartments are also partially or fully air-conditioned. They vary in size from one-bedroom, one-bath to three-bedroom, two-bath. The water from the tap is safe to drink. Maintenance is done by the school and all fees are paid through one's school account"

Victoria Shanghai Academy

Hong Kong, China

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

"Lunches at the school are slightly subsidized for teachers but can add up depending on which meals you want. The canteen has a salad bar."

Al-Oruba International Schools

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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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 nationalities of teachers at O.I.S: Egyptians, Americans, Canadians, Palestinians, Indians, Philippines, Syrians, Sudanese, British, Yemenis, and Saudis."