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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?

"Hiring done at job fairs, usually Search."

Victoria Shanghai Academy

Hong Kong, China

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What are the airports like in this city? (arriving, departing, shopping, customs, etc.)

"The Hong Kong International Airport is one of the best in the world. Once you settle and get an ID card, you will be able to go through customs in less than 5 minutes. I am always home around an hour after landing. "

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Places, markets and stores where you can find really good deals.

"Ulus, the old part of the city. Each area in town has a fruit and vegetable market one day a week."

Uptown International School (UIS)

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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How much curriculum development work are you expected to do? (Atlas Rubicon, etc.)

"There is no Atlas here, the curriculum development is very important and visible to everyone for staff and admin in a central computer folder."

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Sample travel airfares from host city airport to destinations nearby.

"Airfares within Turkey can be as low as 50$ with low cost airlines around"

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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?

"There is an age limit for hiring which is 65 years of age."

American School of Dubai

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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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?

"Housing is covered by the school including utilities (water, electricity, A/C). Telephone, TV and internet is paid by the teachers and cost AED 500 per month or more (inclusive). "

Leysin American School

Leysin, Switzerland

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What are the airports like in this city? (arriving, departing, shopping, customs, etc.)

"The Geneva airport is nice, but very small. There aren't many shops really and they are in a really congested area in my opinion. There are only a few restaurants where you can get some food. I find it hard to find a place that has food that I want to eat!"

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Average class size for primary and secondary. Describe any aide support.

"The school says no more than 22, but I never had more than 20. "

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Professional development allowance details.

"IB training is provided by school."

Vienna International School

Vienna, Austria

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Health insurance and medical benefits. Describe your experiences using these benefits and going to the local hospitals.

"Local medical insurance is provided. "

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Describe a funny culture shock moment that you've had recently in this city.

"Walking in the market you will view some outdoor urinals :0 the Dutch will use them! And those of course who have grown accustomed will use them. Cultural shock indeed!"