Collecting Everything Due You in the UAE

May 31, 2009

money-bag1800487There have been a series of incidents where schools postponed paying teachers their final pay and severance until the last day of school. In fact, some schools even hold-off until teachers have returned to their country of origin to transfer funds. This practice has lead some teachers to never receive their money. In other words, the school stalls until it’s too late for teachers to have any recourse.  Read complete article .

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Will Skype.com Replace Recruiting Fairs?

May 31, 2009

The word we’re getting is the tide may be turning on how international schools find and hire teachers. Many teachers report they avoided the fairs this year and relied on Skype.com to interview and land positions in advance of the fairs. Consequently, Read the rest of this entry »


How Do You Plan for Retirement While Teaching Overseas?

May 31, 2009

Spending a career in international schools can be incredibly fulfilling. You get to be the teacher that you want to be — students are enthusiastic, keen — you have the resources and the time to prep properly. My concern is, Read the rest of this entry »


When Do Circumstances Overide Contracts?

May 18, 2009

Posted May 20/09

Dear ISR:  I am an American teacher working in X– (withheld for privacy).  I am under contract for next year and I signed this contract over six months ago. But many things have changed since then – not the least, my nervous system and ability to overlook headlines like “X–, One of the Most Dangerous Countries in the World”. Read the rest of this entry »


Selective Medicals in Kuwait

May 17, 2009

Posted May 20/09

Dear ISR:

It is that time of the year again for me:  MEDICALS!!!! In Kuwait, yearly testing for HIV, TB, Malaria, Hepatitis B & C is required for only some nationalities, while others go only once and will only go again if they change their employer (sponsor).

Discrimination is practiced on a BIG scale here.  So if you do not hold a British or American passport, Read the rest of this entry »


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