Survey: Decision Making in the “New Normal”

As a direct result of COVID-19, International Educators are finding themselves jobless. For those still employed, or anticipating a move to a new school, the future remains uncertain. It’s little wonder many of us are feeling isolated, uninformed, and unsure what the future holds for our careers.

With the goal to provide a clear picture of the sweeping consequences COVID-19 is having on International Educators, ISR invites YOU to take a comprehensive Survey, the results of which should provide valuable information expected to assist International Educators in making career-impacting decisions.

Your participation, and that of colleagues scattered around the globe, will be mutually beneficial. Survey results display in real time so check back often for up-to-date information. ISR is All About International Educators Keeping Each Other Informed.

Part 1:
For Teachers at International Schools when COVID-19 Struck

Part 2:
For all Teachers Moving to a New School

Part 3: Visa Issues

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7 thoughts on “Survey: Decision Making in the “New Normal”

  1. The American International School of Mozambique has been HORRIBLE with communication. My wife and I are stuck in limbo. They have not responded for almost TWO months. They have told us that we cannot sign with another school. Screw that! We are looking elsewhere.


    1. As far as I know, only taxes and death are certainties. What’s you’re point?


  2. A lot of parents with businesses in South Asia cannot afford fees this year and no fees=no income so faculty have been reduced. This will be across the board.


  3. I agree with the statement above that enrollment will drop and that the 2021-22 school year will be much scarier than 2020-21. In my opinion, many would-be international teachers will decide to teach in their own home country rather than face the many unknowns in the international teaching world.


    1. I am one of them. I was fortunate enough to get hired back on in my old district in Texas. Not ideal, but far more secure for the foreseeable future.


  4. Being a school in China, we do not know if our new hires can get visas to come in before the new school year. We also realize if they can get visas, they will still have to do 14 day quarantines when arriving, so it is stressful for everyone in the community not knowing what July/August will look like.

    We have told our returning staff and new hires we will honor contracts.

    I think what a lot of people need to think about is what the 2021-2022 school year will look like as many people hired this year with 2 year contracts might be told after a year enrollment cannot support their position. Enrollments will go down across the globe in International Schools as a result of this, which will make job hunting a lot harder.

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