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Leadership jobs

Leadership jobs Below are the key leadership jobs open at the moment. All require previous relevant Principal/Vice Principal experience, as per our standards HERE.  If you are interested please contact...
Date: 16th Jun 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: 3

Anda's Top Location Picks in China

You might be looking to switch up your routine or you may have heard about the savings potential, either way, you are now one of many international teachers looking to relocate to China for their next big career move. Moving to China, however, is no small feat – it is a huge country...
Date: 11th May 2017 Comments: 1

A Glimpse of Expat Life in China

Put simply, I love China, it is a country that has so much to offer, amazing food, wonderful sights, incredible career opportunities, interesting people and most of all it gives you the chance to experience a culture and country like no other. I moved to China in 2010, planning to say for six...
Date: 10th May 2017 Comments: None

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

Their Way is the Highway

Few people do well in life when they try to live by the credo “My Way or the Highway.” And, arguably, doing “well” by this precept could include only parochial or narrow experience. Those who, instead, choose a life rich with experience and learning will take...
Date: 25th Nov 2016 Comments: 5

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

Attest-what? Simplifying the attestation process

You were interviewed and have been successfully hired to teach in an international school, CONGRATULATIONS! But, before you finish dishing out high fives and start planning your going away party, your school sends you a list of required documents. This seems easy enough: diplomas,...
Date: 19th Oct 2016 Comments: 2

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

Breaking Contracts - How & Why to Avoid It

When searching for a teaching job overseas, it's difficult to know who to trust or what to believe. While there are very reputable schools in the international market, there are others that will not hesitate to falsely  advertise or renege on contractual obligations after...
Date: 2nd Sep 2016 Comments: 1

Jumping on a plane 5 minutes before class starts

Summer is waving its goodbyes, children are getting ready to return to their school desks and mornings are getting chillier. This is an exciting time for many teachers who are about to start their international teaching contracts abroad. These teachers are on their way to completing induction...
Date: 1st Sep 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

My top 5 hilights of travel in China

Every so often, Edvectus likes to have a theme week; one where we can really focus on a particular country we recruit to. We spend a week talking about the culture, fascinating facts and the professional opportunities available for teachers. This week it is ‘China week’. Talking...
Date: 15th Jun 2016 Comments: None

Getting more flexible

I was awoken every morning last week by the sun coming up at 5am. I have mixed feelings about this. On one hand it’s a sure sign that summer is almost here in England –we get more than 16 hrs of daylight at times, which makes me happy. On the other hand, I hate waking up at...
Date: 1st Jun 2016 Comments: None

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

What's beautiful to you? How living abroad might change your viewpoint

For the past 2 weeks I’ve been travelling visiting clients in Asia. I started out in Abu Dhabi with the Oil Company schools, the IB schools group in Abu Dhabi, and the Abu Dhabi Education Council government schools, and then it was on to Beijing for school visits and an international...
Date: 18th Mar 2016 Comments: None
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