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The International Teacher
A Guide to Teaching Overseas
Bruce E. Pohlmann, Ph.D.
2014-2015 School Year

Table of Contents
Table of Contents..................................................................................................................... 2
Section 1................................................................................................................................... 12
The Basics of International Education: The Process of Finding a Job..................12
..................................................................................................................................................... 12 Chapter 1: The International Teacher.................................................................................... 13 Chapter 2: Finding the Fit........................................................................................................... 17 Chapter 3: Writing a Cover Letter............................................................................................ 20 Chapter 4: Job Fairs...................................................................................................................... 23 Chapter 5: Interviews.................................................................................................................. 25 Chapter 6: Professional Development.................................................................................... 27
Section 2................................................................................................................................... 30 International Education Organizations: The Portals to the Profession.......................30 Chapter 7: University of Northern Iowa Overseas Placement Service for Educators ............................................................................................................................................................ 31 Chapter 8: Search Associates .................................................................................................... 33 Chapter 9: International Schools Services............................................................................ 35 Chapter 10: East Asia Regional Council of Overseas Schools - EARCOS ...................... 37 Chapter 11: International Baccalaureate Organization ................................................... 39 Chapter 12: Quality Schools International............................................................................ 41 Chapter 13: Oasis International Schools............................................................................... 43 Chapter 14: Teacher Recruitment International................................................................ 44 Chapter 15: International Supply Teachers......................................................................... 46 Chapter 16: The Council of International Schools.............................................................. 48
Section 3................................................................................................................................... 49
International School Reviews: Finding the Fit for You............................................. 49 Chapter 17: Abu Dhabi ............................................................................................................... 50 The American Community School of Abu Dhabi ........................................................................... 50 Raha International School....................................................................................................................... 52 Chapter 18: Afghanistan............................................................................................................. 54 The International School of Kabul....................................................................................................... 54 Chapter 19: Albania .................................................................................................................... 56 Memorial International School of Tirana ......................................................................................... 56 Chapter 20: Angola ...................................................................................................................... 59 Luanda International School ................................................................................................................. 59 Chapter 21: Antigua ................................................................................................................... 62 Island Academy International School................................................................................................. 62 Chapter 22: Argentina................................................................................................................. 64 Lincoln International – Asociacion Escuelas Lincoln .................................................................. 64 Chapter 23: Aruba........................................................................................................................ 67 The International School Of Arubaonline......................................................................................... 67 Chapter 24: Austria...................................................................................................................... 70
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American International School – Salzburg....................................................................................... 70 American International School, Vienna............................................................................................. 71 Danube International School Vienna.................................................................................................. 73 Vienna International School................................................................................................................... 74 Chapter 25: Azerbaijan............................................................................................................... 76 The International School of Azerbaijan............................................................................................. 76 Chapter 26: The Bahamas ......................................................................................................... 78 Lucaya International School................................................................................................................... 78 Lyford Cay International School........................................................................................................... 79 St. Andrew’s School.................................................................................................................................... 80 Chapter 27: Bahrain ................................................................................................................... 82 Riffa Views International School.......................................................................................................... 82 Chapter 28: Bangladesh.............................................................................................................. 84 American International School Dhaka............................................................................................... 84 International School of Dhaka............................................................................................................... 86 Chapter 29: Belgium .................................................................................................................. 88 Antwerp International School............................................................................................................... 88 The British International School of Brussels................................................................................... 90 The International School of Brussels.................................................................................................. 90 Chapter 30: Bolivia ..................................................................................................................... 93 The American Cooperative School of La Paz, Bolivia.................................................................... 93 The American International School of Bolivia................................................................................ 94 Santa Cruz Cooperative School.............................................................................................................. 95 Chapter 31: Brazil ........................................................................................................................ 97 The American School of Belo Horizonte............................................................................................ 97 American School of Brasilia.................................................................................................................... 98 American School of Rio de Janeiro.................................................................................................... 100 Escola Americana de Campinas.......................................................................................................... 101 Graded – The American School of São Paulo (Escola Graduada de Sao Paulo)...............102 The International School of Curitiba................................................................................................ 104 Pan American School of Bahia............................................................................................................ 105 Pan American School of Porto Alegre.............................................................................................. 107 School of the Nations.............................................................................................................................. 108 Chapter 32: Brunei .................................................................................................................... 110 International School Brunei................................................................................................................. 110 Chapter 33: Bulgaria ......................................................................................................... 112 Anglo-American School of Sofia......................................................................................................... 112 Chapter 34: Burkina Faso ...................................................................................................... 114 The International School of Ouagadougou .................................................................................. 114 Chapter 35: Cambodia.............................................................................................................. 116 The International School of Phnom Penh (ISPP) ........................................................................116 Northbridge International School Cambodia................................................................................ 118 Chapter 36: Cameroon ............................................................................................................. 120 American School of Douala.................................................................................................................. 120 American School of Yaounde, Cameroon........................................................................................ 121 Chapter 37: Cayman Islands .................................................................................................. 124 Cayman International School.............................................................................................................. 124 Chapter 38: Chile ...................................................................................................................... 126 Nido de Aguilas International School of Chile.............................................................................. 126 Chapter 39: China....................................................................................................................... 128
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American International School of Guangzhou.............................................................................. 128 Australian International School Hong Kong.................................................................................. 130 Beijing BISS International School...................................................................................................... 131 The British School of Guangzhou....................................................................................................... 133 British School of Nanjing....................................................................................................................... 134 Changsha WES Academy....................................................................................................................... 135 Chengdu Meishi International School.............................................................................................. 136 Concordia International School Shanghai ..................................................................................... 138 Dulwich College Suzhou........................................................................................................................ 140 Hong Kong Academy............................................................................................................................... 141 Hong Kong International School ....................................................................................................... 142 International School of Beijing........................................................................................................... 144 The International School of Macao .................................................................................................. 146 The International School of Tianjin.................................................................................................. 147 Nanjing International School............................................................................................................... 149 Qingdao International School Shandong (QISS).......................................................................... 151 Shanghai American School .................................................................................................................. 153 Shekou International School............................................................................................................... 155 Suzhou Singapore International School.......................................................................................... 156 Western Academy of Beijing ............................................................................................................... 158 Xiamen International School............................................................................................................... 160 Chapter 40: Colombia................................................................................................................ 162 Colegio Nueva Granada.......................................................................................................................... 162 The Columbus School............................................................................................................................. 163 Colegio Karl C. Parrish........................................................................................................................... 165 Chapter 41: Congo, Democratic Republic of the ............................................................... 167 The American School of Kinshasa..................................................................................................... 167 Chapter 42: Costa Rica .......................................................................................................... 169 The British School of Costa Rica......................................................................................................... 169 Country Day School................................................................................................................................. 170 Chapter 43: Cote d'Ivoire ........................................................................................................ 172 International Community School of Abidjan................................................................................. 172 Chapter 44: Croatia ................................................................................................................... 174 American International School of Zagreb....................................................................................... 174 Chapter 45: Cuba ...................................................................................................................... 176 International School of Havana.......................................................................................................... 176 Chapter 46: Curacao ................................................................................................................ 178 International School of Curacao......................................................................................................... 178 Chapter 47: Cyprus .................................................................................................................. 180 The American International School Cyprus ................................................................................. 180 Chapter 48: Czech Republic ................................................................................................... 182 International School of Prague........................................................................................................... 182 Chapter 49: Denmark .............................................................................................................. 184 Copenhagen International School..................................................................................................... 184 Chapter 50: Dominican Republic .......................................................................................... 186 Carol Morgan School............................................................................................................................... 186 Chapter 51: Dubai...................................................................................................................... 189 American School of Dubai ................................................................................................................... 189 Dubai American Academy.................................................................................................................... 191 GEMS World Academy............................................................................................................................ 192
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Universal American School.................................................................................................................. 193 Chapter 52: Ecuador................................................................................................................. 195
Academia Cotopaxi, American International School ................................................................. 195 The American School of Quito (Fundacion Colegio Americano Quito)...............................196 InterAmerican Academy....................................................................................................................... 198 Chapter 53: Egypt....................................................................................................................... 200 The American International School of Egypt................................................................................ 200 The British International School Cairo............................................................................................ 201 Cairo American College......................................................................................................................... 203 Cairo English School............................................................................................................................... 204 Modern English School Cairo.............................................................................................................. 205 Schutz American School........................................................................................................................ 206 Chapter 54: El Salvador ........................................................................................................ 209 Colegio Internacional de San Salvador (International School of San Salvador)..............209 Escuela Americana.................................................................................................................................. 210 Chapter 55: Eritrea.................................................................................................................... 212 Asmara International Community School...................................................................................... 212 Chapter 56: Estonia .................................................................................................................. 214 International School of Estonia.......................................................................................................... 214 Chapter 57: Ethiopia ................................................................................................................ 216 International Community School Addis Ababa............................................................................ 216 Chapter 58: Fiji .................................................................................................................... 218 International School Suva..................................................................................................................... 218 Chapter 59: Finland ................................................................................................................. 220 The International School of Helsinki................................................................................................ 220 Chapter 60: France .................................................................................................................. 222 American School of Paris...................................................................................................................... 222 International School of Lyon............................................................................................................... 223 International School of Nice................................................................................................................ 224 The International School of Paris...................................................................................................... 225 Chapter 61: Germany .............................................................................................................. 227 Bavarian International School ........................................................................................................... 227 Bonn International School ................................................................................................................... 228 Dresden International School............................................................................................................. 230 Frankfurt International School........................................................................................................... 231 International School of Dusseldorf................................................................................................... 233 International School of Hamburg...................................................................................................... 235 International School of Stuttgart...................................................................................................... 236 The John F. Kennedy School................................................................................................................. 237 Munich International School............................................................................................................... 238 Chapter 62: Ghana ..................................................................................................................... 240 Lincoln Community School.................................................................................................................. 240 Chapter 63: Greece..................................................................................................................... 242 The American Community School of Athens................................................................................. 242 Pinewood: The American International School of Thessaloniki........................................... 243 Chapter 64: Guam ..................................................................................................................... 245 St. John’s School........................................................................................................................................ 245 Chapter 65: Guatemala ............................................................................................................ 247 American School of Guatemala........................................................................................................... 247 Colegio Interamericano......................................................................................................................... 248
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Colegio Maya – the American International School of Guatemala........................................ 250 Chapter 66: Haiti ...................................................................................................................... 252
Union School ............................................................................................................................................. 252 Chapter 67: Honduras ............................................................................................................ 254
The American School of Tegucigalpa................................................................................................ 254 Escuela Internacional Sampedrana.................................................................................................. 255 Mazapan School........................................................................................................................................ 256 Chapter 68: Hungary ............................................................................................................... 258 The American International School of Budapest......................................................................... 258 Chapter 69: India........................................................................................................................ 261 The American Embassy School, New Delhi .................................................................................. 261 American International School – Chennai ................................................................................... 263 The American School of Bombay....................................................................................................... 264 The British School, New Delhi............................................................................................................. 266 Canadian International School Bangalore...................................................................................... 267 International School of Hyderabad................................................................................................... 269 Kodaikanal International School........................................................................................................ 270 Chapter 70:Indonesia .......................................................................................................... 273 Asian International School, Bali......................................................................................................... 273 Bali International School ...................................................................................................................... 274 Bandung International School ........................................................................................................... 275 British International School Jakarta................................................................................................. 276 Canggu Community School.................................................................................................................. 277 Global Jaya International School ...................................................................................................... 278 The International School of Bogor.................................................................................................... 280 Jakarta International School ............................................................................................................... 281 Medan International School................................................................................................................. 282 Mt. Zaagkam International School.................................................................................................... 283 New Zealand International School ................................................................................................. 285 North Jakarta International School................................................................................................... 286 Sekolah Buin Batu.................................................................................................................................... 288 Sekolah Ciputra......................................................................................................................................... 289 Semarang International School.......................................................................................................... 290 Sinarmas World Academy ................................................................................................................... 292 Surabaya International School............................................................................................................ 293 Yogyakarta International School........................................................................................................ 294 Chapter 71: Israel .................................................................................................................... 296 Walworth Barbour American International School................................................................... 296 Chapter 72: Italy ....................................................................................................................... 298 Ambrit Rome International School................................................................................................... 298 American Overseas School of Rome................................................................................................. 299 The American School of Milan............................................................................................................ 301 The International School of Como..................................................................................................... 302 International School of Florence........................................................................................................ 303 The International School in Genoa.................................................................................................... 305 The International School of Trieste.................................................................................................. 306 The International School of Turin..................................................................................................... 308 Marymount International School Rome.......................................................................................... 309 Rome International School................................................................................................................... 310 Chapter 73: Jamaica ................................................................................................................. 312
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American International School of Kingston.................................................................................. 312 Chapter 74: Japan ..................................................................................................................... 314
The American School in Japan............................................................................................................ 314 Canadian Academy.................................................................................................................................. 316 Fukuoka International School............................................................................................................. 318 Hiroshima International School......................................................................................................... 320 Hokkaido International School........................................................................................................... 321 Nagoya International School............................................................................................................... 323 Osaka International School.................................................................................................................. 325 Yokohama International School......................................................................................................... 326 Chapter 75: Jordan..................................................................................................................... 328 The American Community School in Amman............................................................................... 328 The International Academy – Amman............................................................................................. 329 Chapter 76: Kazakhstan ......................................................................................................... 331 Dostyk American International School........................................................................................... 331 Chapter 77: Kenya ................................................................................................................... 333 The International School of Kenya.................................................................................................... 333 Chapter 78: Kosova ................................................................................................................. 336 American School of Kosova.................................................................................................................. 336 Chapter 79: Kuwait .................................................................................................................. 338 The American International School of Kuwait............................................................................. 338 The American School of Kuwait......................................................................................................... 340 Chapter 80: Laos......................................................................................................................... 342 Vientiane International School........................................................................................................... 342 Chapter 81: Latvia .................................................................................................................... 344 The International School of Latvia.................................................................................................... 344 Chapter 82: Lebanon ............................................................................................................... 346 The American Community School at Beirut.................................................................................. 346 Chapter 83: Lesotho .................................................................................................................. 349 American International School of Lesotho.................................................................................... 349 Chapter 84: Liberia .................................................................................................................. 351 The American International School of Monrovia........................................................................ 351 Chapter 85: Libya ..................................................................................................................... 353 The American School of Tripoli.......................................................................................................... 353 Chapter 86: Lithuania ............................................................................................................. 355 The American International School of Vilnius.............................................................................. 355 Chapter 87: Luxembourg ....................................................................................................... 357 International School of Luxembourg................................................................................................ 357 Chapter 88: Madagascar ......................................................................................................... 360 American School of Antananarivo..................................................................................................... 360 Chapter 89: Malaysia................................................................................................................. 362 The British International School Kuala Lumpur.......................................................................... 362 Garden International School................................................................................................................ 363 The International School of Kuala Lumpur .................................................................................. 364 Mont’Kiara International School........................................................................................................ 366 Chapter 90: Marshall Islands ................................................................................................ 368 Majuro Cooperative School.................................................................................................................. 368 Chapter 91: Mali ....................................................................................................................... 370 American International School of Bamako.................................................................................... 370 Chapter 92: Mauritania ........................................................................................................... 372
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American International School of Nouakchott............................................................................. 372 Chapter 93: Mexico ................................................................................................................ 374
The American School Foundation A.C.............................................................................................. 374 American School Foundation of Monterrey................................................................................... 376 American School of Puerto Vallarta.................................................................................................. 377 Colegio Americano de Torreon (The American School of Torreón).....................................379 The International American School of Cancun............................................................................. 380 John F. Kennedy School, The American School of Queretaro.................................................. 381 Chapter 94: Mongolia................................................................................................................ 383 International School of Ulaanbaatar................................................................................................ 383 Chapter 95: Morocco ............................................................................................................... 385 The American School of Marrakesh.................................................................................................. 385 American School of Tangier................................................................................................................. 386 Casablanca American School............................................................................................................... 387 George Washington Academy............................................................................................................. 389 Rabat American School.......................................................................................................................... 390 Chapter 96: Mozambique......................................................................................................... 392 American International School of Mozambique.......................................................................... 392 Chapter 97: Myanmar ............................................................................................................. 394 International School of Yangon.......................................................................................................... 394 Yangon International School ............................................................................................................ 395 Chapter 98: Nepal ............................................................................................................... 397 The British School Kathmandu........................................................................................................... 397 Lincoln School........................................................................................................................................... 398 Chapter 99: The Netherlands ................................................................................................ 400 The American International School of Rotterdam...................................................................... 400 The American School of The Hague.................................................................................................. 401 The International School of Amsterdam......................................................................................... 403 Chapter 100: Nicaragua .......................................................................................................... 406 American Nicaraguan School.............................................................................................................. 406 Chapter 101: Nigeria ............................................................................................................... 408 American International School of Abuja......................................................................................... 408 The American International School of Lagos................................................................................ 409 Ibadan International School................................................................................................................ 411 Chapter 102: Norway .............................................................................................................. 413 The British International School of Stavanger............................................................................. 413 International School of Bergen........................................................................................................... 414 The International School of Stavanger............................................................................................ 415 Chapter 103: Oman ................................................................................................................... 417 Al Batinah International School......................................................................................................... 417 The American-British Academy......................................................................................................... 418 The American International School of Muscat ............................................................................ 419 Chapter 104: Pakistan .............................................................................................................. 422 The International School of Islamabad........................................................................................... 422 Karachi American School...................................................................................................................... 424 Lahore American School ...................................................................................................................... 426 Chapter 105: Panama ............................................................................................................... 430 The International School of Panama................................................................................................ 430 Chapter 106: Paraguay ........................................................................................................... 432 The American School of Asuncion..................................................................................................... 432
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Chapter 107: Peru .................................................................................................................... 434 Colegio F.D. Roosevelt (The American School of Lima)............................................................. 434
Chapter 108: Puerto Rico ....................................................................................................... 436 Baldwin School of Puerto Rico............................................................................................................ 436
Chapter 109: Philippines ....................................................................................................... 437 Cebu International School ................................................................................................................... 437 International School Manila................................................................................................................. 438 The King's School Manila...................................................................................................................... 440
Chapter 110: Poland ............................................................................................................... 442 The American School of Warsaw....................................................................................................... 442 The British School Warsaw.................................................................................................................. 444 The International American School of Warsaw........................................................................... 445
Chapter 111: Portugal............................................................................................................... 447 Carlucci American International School of Lisbon..................................................................... 447
Chapter 112: Qatar ................................................................................................................... 450 American School of Doha...................................................................................................................... 450 Qatar Academy.......................................................................................................................................... 452
Chapter 113: Romania.............................................................................................................. 454 American International School of Bucharest................................................................................ 454 International British School of Bucharest...................................................................................... 456
Chapter 114: Rwanda................................................................................................................ 457 The International School of Kigali..................................................................................................... 457
Chapter 115: Russia ............................................................................................................... 459 The Anglo-American School of Moscow.......................................................................................... 459 The Anglo-American School of St. Petersburg.............................................................................. 461
Chapter 116: Saudi Arabia....................................................................................................... 462 American International School of Jeddah ...................................................................................... 462 American International School- Riyadh.......................................................................................... 463
Chapter 117: Senegal................................................................................................................ 466 The International School of Dakar.................................................................................................... 466
Chapter 118: Serbia ................................................................................................................. 468 International School of Belgrade....................................................................................................... 468
Chapter 119: Seychelles .......................................................................................................... 470 The International School Seychelles................................................................................................. 470
Chapter 120: Sierra Leone .................................................................................................... 472 American International School Freetown...................................................................................... 472
Chapter 121: Singapore ........................................................................................................ 474 Australian International School ........................................................................................................ 474 Canadian International School Singapore ..................................................................................... 475 ISS International School........................................................................................................................ 476 Overseas Family School......................................................................................................................... 477 Singapore American School ................................................................................................................ 478 Tanglin Trust School............................................................................................................................... 481 United World College of South East Asia........................................................................................ 482
Chapter 122: Slovakia ............................................................................................................. 486 The British International School Bratislava.................................................................................. 486
Chapter 123: South Africa ....................................................................................................... 488 American International School of Cape Town.............................................................................. 488 The American International School of Johannesburg................................................................489
Chapter 124: South Korea ..................................................................................................... 492
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Korea International School.................................................................................................................. 492 Seoul Foreign School............................................................................................................................... 494 Seoul International School................................................................................................................... 495 Chapter 125: Spain ................................................................................................................ 498 American School of Barcelona............................................................................................................ 498 American School of Bilbao.................................................................................................................... 499 The American School of Madrid......................................................................................................... 501 American School of Valencia................................................................................................................ 502 Benjamin Franklin International School......................................................................................... 503 The British School of Marbella........................................................................................................... 505 Chapter 126: Sri Lanka............................................................................................................. 507 The Overseas School of Colombo ...................................................................................................... 507 Chapter 127: Sudan .................................................................................................................. 509 Khartoum American School................................................................................................................. 509 Khartoum International Community School................................................................................. 510 Chapter 128: Sweden .............................................................................................................. 513 Stockholm International School......................................................................................................... 513 Chapter 129: Syria...................................................................................................................... 515 Damascus Community School ............................................................................................................ 515 Chapter 130: Taiwan................................................................................................................. 518 American School in Taichung ............................................................................................................. 518 Hsinchu American School .................................................................................................................... 520 Hsinchu International School.............................................................................................................. 522 Taipei American School......................................................................................................................... 523 Chapter 131: Tanzania .......................................................................................................... 526 International School Moshi.................................................................................................................. 526 The International School of Tanganyika......................................................................................... 527 Chapter 132: Thailand.............................................................................................................. 530 American Pacific International School............................................................................................ 530 The American School of Bangkok...................................................................................................... 531 Bangkok Patana School.......................................................................................................................... 532 British International School Phuket................................................................................................. 534 Chiang Mai International School........................................................................................................ 535 The International School Bangkok ................................................................................................... 536 International School Eastern Seaboard........................................................................................... 538 KIS International School........................................................................................................................ 539 Lanna International School Thailand............................................................................................... 540 Nakornpayap International School .................................................................................................. 541 New International School of Thailand............................................................................................. 542 PTIS .............................................................................................................................................................. 544 Ruamrudee International School....................................................................................................... 545 St. John's International School Bangkok......................................................................................... 547 Thai-Chinese International School.................................................................................................... 547 Chapter 133: Togo .................................................................................................................... 549 American International School of Lome......................................................................................... 549 The British School of Lome.................................................................................................................. 550 Chapter 134: Trinidad and Tobago....................................................................................... 552 The International School of Port of Spain ..................................................................................... 552 Chapter 135: Tunisia ............................................................................................................ 554 The American Cooperative School of Tunis................................................................................... 554
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