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Students Create Book to Celebrate Their Community

lizLetterPhoto1.jpgLast fall as I was preparing for my first trip to visit Independent Schools Riau (ISR), an ISS managed school in Pekanbaru, Indonesia, I got a few tour books on Indonesia out of the library. I couldn’t find more than a paragraph about Pekanbaru in any of the tour books and none of the paragraphs were particularly encouraging.

It turns out that the students at ISR had seen the same books, and didn’t think they had done justice to the community they had come to call home. With the 8th graders serving as editors and every other grade contributing information on the area, the ISR students created a Lovely Planet Tour Book about Pekanbaru, featuring the history, food, fauna, flora, culture, and animals of the region.

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ISS News

Update on Child Protection in International Schools

Read the latest article by Keith Cincotta, ISS Director of School Services and Senior Liaison to the International Task Force on Child Protection (ITFCP).

The International Task Force on Child Protection has partnered with the world-renowned International Center for Missing and Exploited Children (ICMEC) to provide resources on how to prevent and respond to child abuse, neglect and sexual exploitation wherever you are in the world. The ICMEC Education Portal resource provides open source tools for educators worldwide.  Visit the ICMEC education portal »


Exciting New ISS Initiative with Lehigh University

ISS and Lehigh University’s College of Education are pleased to announce a joint initiative to provide graduate courses to administrators, teachers, and counselors at ISS schools worldwide! Through this joint partnership, ISS and Lehigh’s College of Education will begin offering courses in their Educational Leadership and International Counseling programs starting in 2018. Read the announcement »

New Head of School at American English Academy

American English Academy (AEA) Board of Trustees and ISS are pleased to announce the appointment of Dominique Velociter as Head of School/International Program Principal. Learn more about Dominique.

Global Recruitment


October 14 iFair®

Thank you to all the schools and candidates who joined us for a very successful iFair®! We connected our 150 attendees with over 470 chats, and saw recruiters representing schools from South Korea to Slovenia. What a way to kick off the recruiting season!

Read about it on the team's blog!

Join us for the second iFair®of the season!

On November 18th, international school recruiters will be logging on for this season's first recruiting event -- are you ready to meet them? The ISS online iFair® is the most flexible, convenient, and streamlined way to kick off your job hunt! If you're ready to put your best foot forward into this recruiting season, sign up now and begin the registration process.

Webinar: Taking Your Teaching Career Overseas

In this September 27 webinar, Laura Light and Dana Zarrello lead the dive into the world of international education! They explore everything from the types of schools out there in the world, to the qualifications needed to apply.


Professional Learning

Leading successful change in schools

John Burns, ISS Chief Innovation Officer

Whether you’re introducing learning portfolios, deploying a 1:1 device program or shifting to a new curricular framework the challenge is inherently the same. How do you ensure the initiative is not only successfully implemented but also sustained in the longer term?

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Comfort Zones

Tosca Killoran, Level 5 Director

We’ve all seen the memes on social media cajoling us to make innovative magic happen by getting out of our teaching comfort zones. But the truth is getting out of your routine as a teacher takes time to tinker, play, and explore creatively so that you feel comfortable infusing new practice into your everyday routine.
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ISS Communities

We love our ISS online community! Thanks for opening up your world to us through social. Here are some highlights from this month.



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