Best and Worst School Benefit Packages

September 26, 2009

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The realization that you can’t dine out because your school salary is too small in relation to  the local economy can be, at best, depressing—even more so if you’re putting in long hot days in overcrowded classrooms with no air conditioning or wifi and seriously lacking adequate teaching materials.

On the other hand, many international educators live like royalty, perhaps enjoying a maid, a nanny or cook, a driver, finely furnished housing, comprehensive health insurance, a complimentary car and strong savings and travel potential. Yes, many such schools do still exist in today’s worldwide economic downturn. All you have to do is find them! Read the rest of this entry »


Alternative Lifestyles

September 19, 2009

holding-hands5416721 If you’re a teacher living a life style whch is anything except the usual ‘married with children’, this blog may be for you. Single parents, Gay and Lesbian teachers, and teachers with a non-teaching dependent may experience unique opportunities or terrible hardships in finding jobs and settling into a new overseas life.

Alternative Lifestyles Overseas provides a place where International Teachers living alternative lifestyles can ask questions, share experiences, support, tips and advice on landing a job.

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Overseas and Over-50: Ask a Question, Share Experiences, Advice and Support

September 9, 2009

over-50-2512686International Educators aging on the circuit report it’s becoming increasingly difficult to land positions. Age-related visa limits, health insurance restrictions, schools that hire less experienced teachers to cut costs and a variety of other unforseen obstacles are factors affecting aging international educators.  Here’s the place to  share experiences, advice, support and ask questions on being Overseas and Over-50.  Also see our Visa/Age/Country Chart.