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Leipzig International School

Leipzig, Germany

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Describe the different aspects of the school building and the school grounds. Also, describe the surrounding area around the campus.

"School is on 2 campuses. The primary and secondary are in a renovated building. The Early childhood centre is about 10 minutes away in a new building. "

Grange School Santiago

Santiago, Chile

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Languages of the host city and the level of English spoken there.

"You will need to speak Spanish or learn fast to live here."

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Details about new teacher orientation.

"There are two parts to new teacher orientation. One part is a required trip to the US for unpaid 2 week missionary training. And then the comment below is accurate. For teachings coming from anywhere but the US it's a horrible system. Expect to pay for a flight the school won't if you currently live overseas. "

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Describe the different aspects of the school building and the school grounds. Also, describe the surrounding area around the campus.

"The school is located on the outskirts of Guatemala City. The campus is on a steep site that goes uphill from the carpark at the bottom to the elementary school at the top. There is a lovely nature-scape play area, primarily for use by the elementary school, at the top of the campus. There are also plans in place for a new "Innovation Hu..."

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

"Very well dispersed holiday time. "

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

"Yes, expectations are clearly high, there's no "easy day" here. However, even though there's a lot to do, support from the head of section is also provided."

Cheongna Dalton School

Incheon, South Korea

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Professional development allowance details.

"Last year I had about $500. This year, due to COVID and budget cuts, all returning faculty had their PD budgets cut. If you had any money left over, you could use that, but you won't get any more. Incoming faculty were allowed to keep their PD budgets. "

Surabaya Intercultural School

Surabaya, Indonesia

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What does the school do to create a harmonious state of well-being and high morale amongst its staff?

"Being that expat teacjhers are half-way around the world, the school is conscious to provide many social activities and gatherings for staff members."

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

"Lower primary has access to iPads as well as Chromebooks."

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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.

"Savings are almost nil with the salary as well as compensation currently."

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

"The school provides a shipping allowance, it is paid in cubic metres (15-35). In USD, the new teachers get a settling-in allowance (2500 for singles, up to 6000 for teaching couples) month's salary."

Cairo American College

Cairo, Egypt

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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?

"You need a bachelors degree and at least two years of teaching experience."