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What are some things that you need to buy/pay for when you first arrive at the school that you didn't know about beforehand?

"They don't give you anything."

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Professional development allowance details.

"Non-existent."

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How have certain things improved since you started working there?

"No much change."

International School of Busan

Busan, South Korea

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

" Yearly flights to home of record. 1,000,000 KRW reimbursable Health and Wellness allowance. $750 per year personal professional development allowance. International medical insurance. Baggage allowance at start and end of employment with the school. Retirement payment (once a teacher has worked for at least one year at ISB, for every year ..."

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Has the school met your expectations once you started working there?

"No, the school seems to be in a constant state of transition. With the newest staff being left in a confused state and the longer term staff building "cocoons of safety" to protect them from surprising decisions and mandates."

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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?

"ISB is located in the historic center of Bologna. It is within walking distance of most landmarks and has easy access to public transportation. "

American School of London

London, United Kingdom

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How have certain things improved since you started working there?

"The school is incredibly committed to becoming an anti-racist and anti-bias institution. There are affinity groups for women, LGBT, POC members of F/S. "

Green School Bali

Sibang, Indonesia

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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?

"Expat teachers salaries are now back to their contract levels. "

International School Saigon Pearl

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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

"Covid/mental health - personal reasons."

Monteverde Friends School

Monteverde, Costa Rica

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Locations in the city geared towards the expat lifestyle (grocery stores, bars, etc.).

"Just outside the city center is a very cool coffee shop (famous I may say?) and then next to it was a small grocery store called Whole Foods. The store is great. It has some foreign import products, fresh produce and some nice baked goods. "

NIST International School

Bangkok, Thailand

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

"Just walking around the classrooms today, in the primary school, many of the students were using iPads. For example, one class had groups of three collaboratively writing a story related to their unit."

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

"The school has done a lot of international hiring lately, getting great people who have experience in a number of international schools. This is a change from the past and is much needed. The feel is getting better!"