Discussion List - Relocation

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Taking a job in an international school is not as simple as changing schools at home. You are starting two new ‘jobs’ at the same time – one as a teacher in a new school and one as an expatriate abroad. No wonder it can seem so overwhelming at times.  <h2...
Date: 14th Jul 2017 Comments: None

3 Factors that affect your finances abroad

3 hidden factors that affect your earnings abroad   One of the main reasons teachers work abroad is to save money. But I find that teachers who have not yet worked abroad sometimes lack the knowledge to fully evaluate one job against another and so they fall back on...
Date: 2nd Jun 2017 Comments: 5

Schlepping around the universe

Schlepping around the universe. Apologies for the delay in posting. I’ve been travelling for all but 2 of the past 6 weeks.  Since my last newsletter I’ve been to see clients in Hong Kong, Shenzhen China, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, and the UAE (Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and...
Date: 4th May 2017 Comments: 1

Calculations

In a corner of the Scottish lowlands in the quaint town of Wigtown there is a studio apartment named The Open Book that is let out for only £28 a night on Air BnB (<a...
Date: 7th Mar 2017 Comments: 4

What city is 76% cheaper to live than London?

  Can you guess what International City is 76% cheaper to live in than London? According to Expatisan, the cost of living index, its Cairo that  is that much cheaper to live...
Date: 18th Nov 2016 Comments: 2

4 Considerations for Teaching Overseas in January

So you’ve been thinking about teaching overseas for a while and you’ve finally decided that you definitely want to do it. Now you’ve decided, you want it to happen right now, if you wait any...
Date: 5th Nov 2016 Comments: 9

Wise or Grumpy- Neil looks back

I started to write my autobiography; six years later it is still a work in progress. Author’s block, long working days, a busy family life, old age, a waning enthusiasm, or the realization that it will never spotlight me in literary circles beyond a workshop session with a group of Year...
Date: 13th Oct 2016 Comments: 2

Taking the plunge to teach in Moscow - Clara's story

Three years ago, I decided that I was in need of an adventure. Having just completed my B.Ed I was eager to begin teaching full time. Ireland had too many teachers and not enough jobs. Piles of paperwork and the prospect of relentless rejection were my worst nightmare.  I was open to...
Date: 12th Aug 2016 Comments: None

Advice from an international teacher

This is an exerpt from a blog called 'Landing Gear Down' written by Matt Preston. Matt and his wife are British teachers who embarked on their life abroad with their twins 2 years ago. You can read about their adventures on Matt's blog <a...
Date: 5th Jul 2016 Comments: None

My life is a journey and it took me to China

In 2008 I packed up and left my country with a one way ticket to China. I had no idea what to expect and had not done much research about the city I was about to move to. I had reached a point in my life where I needed to change something and landing a job at a kindergarten in Shaanxi...
Date: 22nd Jun 2016 Comments: 1

Teaching in Kuwait

Kuwait Week Every now and then we like to have a bit of fun at Edvectus (while still doing our jobs) and we have dubbed next week Kuwait Week. We all feel that Kuwait languishes in the shadow of its more famous Gulf neighbours Abu Dhabi and Dubai, yet for teachers...
Date: 5th May 2016 Comments: 22

Flatpack: Don't panic when moving abroad

The decision to move abroad can sometimes take minutes, or it can take years. But the act of moving abroad usually takes months.  The preparation needed to move abroad should not be underestimated, nor should it be feared. I was reminded of this rollercoaster of emotions this weekend....
Date: 1st Dec 2015 Comments: None

Flatpack

The decision to move abroad can sometimes take minutes, or it can take years. But the act of moving abroad usually takes months.  The preparation needed to move abroad should not be underestimated, nor should it be feared. I was reminded of this rollercoaster of emotions this weekend....
Date: 24th Nov 2015 Comments: 1

7 Things to Pack when Teaching Abroad

We’ve all packed for holidays and most of us have moved house at one point or another at least once. But moving internationally to an international school job requires a different type of packing that sits right between the two. Here's a list of 7 things you might want to bring with...
Date: 22nd Jun 2015 Comments: None

Where in the world should I teach?

When teachers are looking for a job at home, it's relatively simple - you generally know when schools hire, where they advertise and what they look for. You can drive by the school and get an idea of the neighborhood and the commute. You might even know someone who is at the school so you...
Date: 16th Dec 2014 Comments: 17

Police Checks and the International Teacher

Police Checks and the International Teacher Protecting children from harm is the job of every parent and teacher, and recent cases of child protection...
Date: 22nd Sep 2014 Comments: 1

En Francais

There has been an ongoing debate in the UK about the teaching of foreign languages. On one hand the government has funded and...
Date: 8th Sep 2014 Comments: None

What personality is best for teaching abroad?

Do you have the right personality to teach abroad? In Germany, a one-a rmed cyclist was fined 25 euro for breaking road safety...
Date: 16th Jul 2014 Comments: 21
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