Maybe you can help?
Recently singled from a partner with zero wanderlust, I’ve decided it’s high time to go International. Yes! I have asked myself the big question: Is my motive to pursue a career in International education a form of simply running away, or am I consciously making a move towards a bright new horizon?
After much soul searching, I’ve concluded it’s the latter. I’m ready but do feel that I need some advice on schools and locations.
To start with, I eliminated from consideration those countries notorious for systematically suppressing women with, for example, prohibitions on or discouragement of dancing, drinking, driving and traveling solo. It just seems some parts of the world have a ban on enjoying life in general, you know? For me that pretty much means avoiding the whole of the Middle East. I also deleted from my list: Turkey, Morocco, India, Egypt, Colombia and other places where men have a documented reputation for groping, incessant catcalls, and even following single woman back to homes and hotels.
Jumping into a new relationship holds no interest for me at the moment. On the other hand, I would like to have a social life that extends beyond my immediate colleagues. Parts of the world where I always have to be on high alert obviously do not appeal to me. Could I be wrong about my impressions of these areas of the world? Or, have I been accurately forewarned?
If you would be so kind as to include my comments in one of your newsletters and ask readers to recommend schools and areas of the world which are suitable for a single woman, I would be much appreciative, as will other women in my position, I’m sure.
Best Regards to the staff at ISR,
ISR asks: Based on personal experience and/or observation, which schools/locations would you recommend for a single, female teacher?
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