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

"WASC is coming for a midterm review this year, as well as a check in from IB DP."

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Detailed info about lifestyles: singles vs. couples, gay vs. straight, nightlife vs. quiet and big city vs nature.

"Within the school, dating among the teachers are not allowed and if caught they will be firing one or both parties."

Beacon Academy (Indonesia)

Jakarta, Indonesia

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Describe what kinds of teachers work here (local vs. expat, nationality, qualifications [or lack there of], etc.) and staff turnover rate.

"There are a mix of local teachers, Asian teachers and expat. "

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Professional development allowance details.

"No Professional Development at this school. "

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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 school is on the western edge of Frankfurt going towards the airport."

Daegu International School

Daegu, South Korea

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Sample prices for food, transportation, average hourly rates for a housekeeper, etc.

"Much cheaper than Seoul. Transportation is about Us$1 for the metro. "

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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?

"The Secondary students rarely speak English outside of class (and sometimes not even in class). The lower Elementary students speak mostly English to each other. However, the level of English that they speak to each other is not that great. For many students, English is their 3rd language after Myanmar and Chinese."

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What types of budgets do classroom teachers/departments get?

"It depends on the school. In the middle school, you can ask for things, but you may not get what you need. In the secondary school, you are hard pressed to get paper clips. "

Seoul Foreign School

Seoul, South Korea

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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?

"depends on years of experience, master´s etc. but the pay is great and you can decide to get paid in Korean Won, part Won part home currency or all home currency. I know some non-Americans had to open American accounts to get paid. And you have to pay attention to your account because it was often unclear exactly what you´d gotten paid for..."

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

"Provide opportunities for every individual to excel in his/her chosen field; Academics, Sports or Performing arts. Build a robust and vibrant community of Students, Faculty & Staff across ethnicity, religion, region or language."

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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?

"Urban, yes, but a 40 minute subway ride from other westerners. "

Green School Bali

Sibang, Indonesia

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Details about new teacher orientation.

"Changing... Onboarding this year (2017) was online and began in May. Very thorough. Not a lot of new teacher orientation after that. "