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Making a World of Difference

Since 1955, ISS has been the nonprofit leader in international education. We provide comprehensive, customized, student-centered services to schools and educators and are committed to creating and supporting world-class schools across the globe that educate students to be thoughtful, imaginative leaders.

Events

16th Annual Mary Anne Haas Women's Symposium

June 17-19, 2018 • Princeton, NJ USA​

We're pleased to welcome nearly thirty women leaders from around the world to this year's symposium. Follow us on twitter @ISSCommunity or #ISSWomenLead for highlights from the event.

Events

Atlanta, GA
December 9 - 11, 2018
 

Events

Bangkok, Thailand
January 4 - 7, 2019
 

Events

San Francisco, CA
February 7 - 10, 2019
 

Videos
  • What is Level 5?

  • International School of Dongguan's Outdoor Learning Environment

  • Nansha College Preparatory Academy Jazz Band

  • Yangon International School: Annual Help Portrait Event

  • Yangon International School: Kindergarten 100th Day Service Learning Project

  • The American School Foundation of Guadalajara, A.C.

  • NCPA Science Experiment

  • Vision International School, Qatar

  • Cayman International School

  • Shekou International School: Deep Dive Into Learning Innovation

  • Riffa Views International School

  • International Schools Services: Creating Quality Connections

  • Student Centered Learning at International School of Aruba

  • American School of Warsaw Design Center

  • What Happens at Level 5

  • Shekou International School: Why use a school hashtag?

  • ISS Warehouse Team Presents: Life of a Box

  • Graffiti & Street Art 2017 at Level 5

  • American School Foundation of Monterrey

Global educator experience

Julie O'Donohue: China, Azerbaijan, and on to lead in Latvia »

"There is no experience quite like it. You will find out just how spectacular our world is. The longer I live and teach overseas, the longer I want to continue doing it."

Frances Takemoto: Chasing her dream from Japan to Thailand »

"I believe that her experience teaching internationally gave her the skills to excellently model how to foster a respectful classroom climate that supported every learner, despite the challenge of all of our differences." 

Melissa Kennedy: The time is right to pursue her overseas dream »

"I am a 53-year-old guidance counselor in Texas, and now that my children are grown and supporting themselves, the time is finally right for me to pursue my dream of living and working overseas!"  

Yurena Soriano Lopez: From Spain to the UK, US, and now China! »

"I come from an island in Spain that is almost like paradise, and a lot of people don't understand why I moved...sometimes I don't understand either, but I guess my thirst for adventure, exploring the world and leaving my comfort zone is stronger."

Alex Marroquin: Taking the teach abroad leap to Germany »

"Give it a shot and don’t limit yourself. Most teachers believe teaching English is the only opportunity to work abroad when it isn’t. You can build a career in teaching while exploring the world."

Brett Bracalenti: A career overseas (with no plans of turning back!) »

"​From the pay to the experiences, both travelling and professionally, it’s very hard to beat. At the right school, you can feel like all the teaching resources are available to you, the world is at your fingertips..."

Gina Lappé: Ready to teach, learn, and hike in South Korea »

"We both feel like that there are just too many exciting adventures available all over the world to stay in one place."

Ellen Johnston: Austria, Taiwan, Nigeria, Guinea, and on to Turkey »

"I hope to make room for unexpected places less traveled. I trust that there is more to the news story than what is reported in the news."

Stephen Castagneto: A New Journey into Education after Years of Travel »

Stephen took the scenic route on his way to discovering his passion for international education: from photography in France to freelance work with the New York Times, Stephen eventually landed in Asia to teach at the International School of Myanmar. 
  

Brenda Faz: Finding her Professional Dream in Brazil »

Korea, Thailand, Dubai, Myanmar and now Brazil -- Brenda Faz is ready for a new adventure and a new continent!

Beckett Haight : Teaching in Mexico City »

Get to know Beckett and his inspiration for teaching all around the world. 

Meet Adriana James: Bringing Energy and Enthusiam to her Passion for Education »

With unmatched enthusiam, Adriana James' relays her experience at a San Francisco IRC that ultimately led her to her current position in Mexico City. 

Melissa Leach: Colorado to The Cayman Islands »

Melissa is a behavior interventionist who grew up overseas, and is now following the call back abroad

Mary Rossi: Living her dream in Dubai »

Mary Rossi shares her motivation for becoming an educator in Dubai, as well as helpful tips for those trying to follow their own dreams in international education.  

Scott and Susanne Herrington: Canada, the Middle East, and Back »

The Herringtons share their thoughts on the international journey, raising kids abroad, and being back in Canada after 24 years in the Middle East

Chante Greene, Part 2: We're in China! »

From playdates to pandas, the Greene family is enjoying their new chapter in China

John Godwin: Reflections on an International Career »

When you've been an educator for 44 years, you have some great stories to reflect on. John Godwin definitely does!

Melissa and Frank Shaffer: Why stay put in one place? »

Melissa and Frank love adventure, teaching, and their pets. They are bringing all of those to Pakistan this school year!

Alejandra: 7 years, 4 international schools, and ready for more »

China, India, South Korea: Alejandra has touched classrooms around the world, and she's ready for more!

Matthew Davis: Following his dreams to Europe »

Meet Matthew Davis, a teacher who traveled to Europe, fell in love, and is headed to teach in Albania now!

Chante Greene: A Life Changed »

Chante Greene had two dreams: to teach, and to travel the world. This February at our San Francisco job fair, she set out on a new adventure.

Peter Hennigar: An Apple Distinguished Educator »

Shekou International School (an ISS School) teacher Peter Hennigar has been accepted into the Apple Distinguished Educator program!

Cecil Mack: Fostering creativity and critical thinking in China »

Meet Cecil Mack, Technology Integration Specialist at the International School of Dongguan (China).

Creativity & Innovation

Killer Assumptions

Tosca Killoran, Level 5 Director

Don’t Dis my Ability

Tosca Killoran, Level 5 Director

Creating change when change is hard

Tosca Killoran, Level 5 Director

Parent Partnerships in Creativity

Tosca Killoran, Level 5 Director

Getting out of our Teaching Comfort Zones

Tosca Killoran, Level 5 Director

Leading Successful Change in Schools

John Burns, ISS Chief Innovation Officer

Making Pictures with Purpose

Tosca Killoran, Level 5 Director

School Management  

ISS is the premiere organization for creating and managing international schools. In our 60 year history we have established over 100 schools on six continents.

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Check out all of our events and conferences | 2018/19 conference dates: Atlanta, GA, USA (December 9-11, 2018)  •   Bangkok, Thailand (January 4-7, 2019)  •   San Francisco, CA, USA (February 7-10, 2019) |