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Opportunities for teaching overseas - what's out there?

Scattered throughout the world are hundreds of international schools interested in employing American, Canadian and British-trained teachers and administrators.This network employs approximately 35,000 professionals and serves close to 350,000 students. About 220 of these schools are run under the auspices of the United States Department of Defense. Around 200 are associated with the United States Department of State and the remainder are autonomous institutions, sponsored by a variety of different groups.

Curriculum varies from school to school and reflects the needs of the student body. Some schools offer a typical American or British program. If the school has a high number of host-county students enrolled, courses are often offered in both English and the host country language. Others offer both American and British tracks.

A growing number of schools are making the International Baccalaureate (IB) available for talented, university-bound students and some institutions have developed their own unique educational program, culled from a variety of sources.

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