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The Global Educator Experience

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Are you wondering why people start working at international schools? Or if it’s the right move for you?


We’ve heard a lot of amazing answers, but here are five of our favorites:

Benefits! Many international school contracts provide things like housing, medical insurance, shipping allowance, air transportation, tax benefits, free tuition, and utilities, making it possible to save far more than a teacher ever could at home!

Adventure! Teaching abroad means exploring a new country, new landscapes, new languages, new food…it’s a whole new world! Plus, international contracts are generally only for two years, so you have the ability to dive into a new part of the world with each new move, or stay put in your new exciting home.

The opportunity to grow! This applies to you and any family you bring along. Living abroad gives children friends from around the world, and a colorful global outlook to strengthen them for the rest of their life.

Job security. As our world becomes more connected than ever, international education is a growing market. Since 2010, we’ve seen more than 40% increase in international schools and a 45% increase in the number of teaching staff.

And of course, the teaching! Being an educator in an international classroom gives you a chance to teach a smaller class size with more flexibility. Become an educational innovator while transforming a unique group of young thinkers and leaders.

We’re a little biased, but ultimately, we think people decide to teach overseas because the experience is awesome!

Your reasons may be different, especially if you’re an English teacher with your heart set on Greece or a physics teacher dreaming about Bali, but we hope this list inspires you to learn more about the teaching opportunities! Did we miss yours? Send it to us here!

We’ve been placing teachers abroad since 1955, and today, we love our mission more than ever. Let us help you make a world of difference in classrooms all around the world!

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"My dream of teaching in an international school has come true and it would not have been possible without your support and personal touch. I have to give credit where credit is due and I can’t express how happy I am that I went with ISS. You guys ROCK!"

Erin Pedder, Learning Support Teacher

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Research shows that even self-described "saavy" travelers experience some symptoms of culture shock when living and working in a new country for an extended period of time. Learn about dealing with culture shock with helpful hints from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center: understanding how feelings of frustration, loneliness, etc. might manifest, and knowing what you are experiencing is part of a common experience when in a different culture.

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ITM is a new on-line magazine for teachers around the world who want to take full advantage of their time working in international schools. ITM keeps you in touch with the latest news about jobs, ideas for the classroom and the inside story about what to do and where to go when teaching overseas.

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