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How do the school's benefits compare to other international schools in the area/city?

"This is definitely one of the few top tier schools in the country."

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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?

"A real mix of teachers, Australian, English, Turkish, Norwegian, Bosnian, American, Italian, Spanish teachers are in the school. If you have a valid teaching degree, you can work in Norway."

International Schools Group

Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia

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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?

"The school goes to the UNI fair. Candidates need a minimum of a Bachelor Degree, valid teaching cert/license, >=2 yrs teaching experience. There is a age restriction for getting a visa here."

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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?

"No tax deductions, and you usually get a yearly raise depending on performance and other criteria "

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

"Getting more and more European most things are available"

Metropolitan School Frankfurt

Frankfurt, Germany

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Professional development allowance details.

"If you are an IB teacher, you will get more PD opportunities. "

Copenhagen International School

Copenhagen, Denmark

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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?

"As in recent years, the school has done their fair share of hiring new staff in May. This year they are doing the same for a few positions. I have seen panels of up to six people doing skype interviews for these positions."

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In general, describe the demeanor of the students.

"The kids are generally eager and happy to be at school. They have a strong sense of school pride and help each other in many ways."

International School of Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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

"At least one extra-curricular activity is required of all contracted teachers (stipend included depending on the level of activity)"

Saigon South International School

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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

"New faculty report in early August and finish school in mid-June. The holidays include a one-week autumn break, a three-week New Year vacation, and a week of spring vacation. There are 180 student-contact days and 10 professional development days."

Tarsus American College

Mersin, Turkey

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Average amount of money that is left to be saved. Describe the survivability for a family of four on one salary.

"A single person can save $1000-$1500 monthly."

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

"A huge MAC ICT room which PYP has no access to, it is only for secondary and exams."