October 2017

 Students Create Book to Celebrate Their Community

Liz Duffy, ISS President

Last 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.

Read Liz's full article

Video Highlight

Webinar: Taking Your Teaching Career Overseas

In this September 27 webinar, Laura Light and Dana Zarrello led 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.


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.