Turmoil in The Islamic World

September 20, 2012

..Massive protests cause turmoil for expat teachers
..throughout Islamic world:

“Fury over an anti-Islam film spread across the Muslim world last week. At least four people — all protesters — were killed and dozens were wounded in the demonstrations in more than 20 countries from the Middle East to Southeast Asia. Most were peaceful but they turned violent in several nations, presenting challenges for the leaders who came to power in the Arab Spring.

Protesters set fire to the American School adjacent to the embassy compound and prevented firefighters from approaching it. U.S. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said the school in Tunis was badly damaged and is now ‘unusable.”

How are you, your family and school administration faring in these troubling times? Is your school sending teachers home or out of the country? How are local people, such as your home neighbors, reacting to you as a foreigner? What changes have become necessary for additional security? Is there some way we, your colleagues, can help? Please add your comments below.


Expats in Political Hot Spots

December 25, 2010

Any place in the world can turn into a political Hot Spot overnight. To facilitate sharing information on various Hot Spots around the world, ISR created a Blog category titled  Expats in Political Hot Spots. Currently, you’ll find Blogs covering Libya, Bahrain, Pakistan, Tunisia, Mexico and Egypt. We invite teachers and expats in these locations to take advantage of this new Blog venue. Scroll down to find Blogs covering Bahrain, Mexico, Tunisia, Pakistan, and Egypt open for your questions and comments.

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Mexico: Current Teacher Status / Job Seeker Advice

December 24, 2010

Not many years ago Mexico was a tranquil, peaceful country. Today it is riddled with kidnappings and murders as a result of violent drug wars. What is it like to teach and live in Mexico in 2011?


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Libya: Current Teacher Status / Job Seeker Advice

December 23, 2010

The crackdown in  Libya is the most brutal repression of the anti-government protests that began with uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt.  One  day after commandos and foreign mercenaries loyal to Moammar Gadhafi attacked demonstrators with assault rifles, these forces fired machine-guns at mourners participating in a funeral march for anti-government protesters in the city of Benghazi. Libya hosts International Schools that employ teachers from around the world. If you have information to share about our colleagues in Libya, please post it here.

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Egypt: Current Teacher Status / Job Seeker Advice

December 22, 2010

Hundreds of our colleagues work in more than 25 international and American schools throughout Egypt.  If you were in Egypt during the protests, here’s a place to share your experience with colleagues. Additionally, are schools endangering their foreign hire staff by asking them to return to Egypt?  How does the future look for recently hired teachers who will be arriving for the 2011/2012 academic year?

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Bahrain: Current Teacher Status / Job Seeker Advice

December 21, 2010

Feb 17: In a pre-dawn attack, Bahrain exploded into brutal conflict between club-wielding riot police and anti government protesters sleeping in Pearl Square. The capital was later shut down and military check points set up. Do you have  information to share?

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Tunisia: Current Teacher Status / Job Seeker Advice

December 20, 2010

A State of Emergency was declared on 1/14.  The curfew was lifted on 2/15 but the political situation in Tunisia continues to show rapid and dramatic changes and further unrest is possible. Have any information to share?

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