Ways to make extra money (tutoring, after-school activities, etc.).
"No, the school does not allow teachers to work other jobs."
Recent things that the school has taken on (i.e. new curriculum, specific professional development, etc.).
"NIST opened their new building called the HUB a year ago. And it\'s literally become a hub for PD in Asia. NIST brings in professional development providers, trainers, speakers, etc and people come from all over Asia to attend. Also many organizations rent the facilities for trainings. So NIST teachers get many opportunities for great P..."
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Details about the staff housing or the housing allowance. If there is no housing allowance, how much are rent costs and utilities?
"Housing is provided free, furnished. The school provides new teachers with a welcome pack of things to get started with. The utilities are paid for in full."
Sample travel airfares from host city airport to destinations nearby.
"I purchased a flight to get to beirut in Feb. 2012. I got it for a really "cheap" price of 1700 DKK. Overalll though it is quite expensive to travel out of CPH, this is because of the very high taxes here. So, no 60 euros flights here, as they don't seem to exist."
San Jose, Costa Rica
Details about new teacher orientation.
"New teacher orientation is not the most helpful. The people running the orientation attempt to give too much information and most is not what the new teacher actually needs. "
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?
"At times they hire qualified people. "
Information about benefits for teachers with dependents. Describe the childcare in the area.
"The schools will pay 50% of the tuition for teachers' children to attend the school."
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 school is currently located near between the Osterport and Nordhavn metro stations, very convenient. Best to get there by bike though as it is like a five minute walk from the S-train stations that I mentioned. "
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 from various parts of the US, Mexico Canada and other countries. All staff hold degrees in their field and most hold advanced degrees."
How have certain things improved since you started working there?
"Teacher morale seems better this year than last year, mainly due to us feeling a slight bit more informed."
Detailed info about flight, shipping and settling-in allowances. Any other benefits (e.g. free lunches, etc.)?
"Annual flight or a voucher in the amount for your annual flight given to spend in the company's travel agency.
On arrival settling in allowance, one extra bad on arrival. Re-embursement of attestation costs on production of reciepts.
Details about the current teacher appraisal process.
"The school believes in hire and fire policy - in past it had hired teachers illegal social visit visa for work and fired without any reasons."