BECOME A MEMBER! Sign up for TIE services now and start your international school career


Welcome to Africa!

I am Dr. Peter Bateman, Executive Director of the Association of International Schools in Africa (AISA), and I am thrilled to acquaint you with our organization's vital work.

Africa, the world's second-largest continent, boasts 54 countries and over 2,000 spoken languages, testifying to the rich ethnic, cultural, and geographic diversity of this magnificent region. From Morocco to Mozambique, our member schools are nestled within bustling coastal cities and the serene savannahs of East and Central Africa. If you've dreamed of experiencing renowned landmarks, the enchantment of wildlife, the diversity of food and culture, or the warmest of welcomes, we invite you to join us in Africa.

For over five decades, AISA has been devoted to the development and delivery of strategic programmes supporting professional growth, good governance, strategic thinking, and wellbeing in our member schools across the continent.

In line with our commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice (DEIJ), we've strived to create a global community that respects and values individual differences. We believe these are essential components to our mission, and we are committed to fostering an inclusive culture in our schools where everyone feels valued and respected.

Our member schools are diverse, each reflecting the unique nature of the communities they serve. All teach in English, and while some schools are large with over 1,000 students, others are more intimate with fewer than 100 students. They may be non-profit or proprietary, religiously affiliated, or secular. Curricula also vary, with American, British, IB, or a blend of these being offered by our member schools. Regardless of size or affiliation, we provide a forum for educators to connect with and learn from each other.

As we look to the future, the 2023/24 school year will mark a significant milestone for me personally as I will be stepping down as Executive Director of AISA in June 2024. I am delighted to pass the baton to my esteemed colleague, Elizabeth Imende, whom I know will continue to uphold and expand our noble mission.

It has been an incredible journey, and while I still have a year to go, I am deeply grateful to have had the privilege to serve in this role. I wish Elizabeth, and AISA as a whole, every success as they continue to shape the future of international education in Africa, and I look forward to seeing the exciting developments that lie ahead under Elizabeth's capable leadership. As we transition in the coming 12 months, please join me in welcoming and supporting Elizabeth in her new role.

AISA ensures that school leaders, educators, and co-professionals are always learning and growing, creating a productive school environment brimming with fresh ideas and practices to inspire students to focus and flourish as they prepare to become global citizens. So come and join us as an educator in an AISA member school and experience firsthand the transformative power of education in Africa.

Peter Bateman
Executive Director

International School News from Africa

African Peace Makers: Forging Stability and Harmony on 19-Jul-24

An exploration of the invaluable contributions of African peace makers in promoting peace, resolving conflicts, and inspiring future generations…

Backward Design on 19-Jun-24

It is critical to know where you, as teachers, are headed to ensure that an effective plan is in place to guide your students to the destination…

Discovering My Educator Purpose Through Podcasting on 05-Jun-24

I’m going to keep on amplifying the stories of my fellow international educators and disrupt the status quo through these airwaves, one episode at a time…

Unpacking the Complexity of a Simple Question, Where Are You From? on 05-Jun-24

One country, one passport cannot define who we are. Explore a deeper understanding of the implications of an often asked question…

Stories from the field ...

A University Counselor’s Perspective on 10-Apr-24

The world of teaching, leading, and counseling has become more complex and more challenging…

Live the Culture on 17-Jul-24

Join us as we delve into the stories of these inspiring educators and gain a deeper understanding of the transformative power of education across borders...

Adjust Your Lens on 19-Jun-24

Join us as we delve into the stories of these inspiring educators and gain a deeper understanding of the transformative power of education across borders…

Connect to People From All Over the World on 05-Jun-24

Join us as we delve into the stories of these inspiring educators and gain a deeper understanding of the transformative power of education across borders…
Share your story ...

Recent Appointments

shadrack kyalo

eastlands nobility academy

Melanie Vrba

International School of Tanganyika

Henry Abbey

International School of Dakar
Head of Innovation and Technology

Gregory Moncada

Harare International School



Teach in Asia



Teach in Africa


Middle East

Teach in the Middle East


European Union

Teach in Europe


Teaching Abroad - What you need to know

Making the Most of the Experience: A Reflection on Recruiting Fairs
With another school recruiting season almost in the rear-view mirror, it is worthwhile reflecting on what went well and what could be improved… ...

Exploring the Job Search: A One Minute Survey
Help us measure how our industry is evolving and what job seeking may look like in the future… ...

In Your Own Backyard: Keeping Relevance Post-Hiring Season
Now that the hiring season is almost coming to a close, we can re-group and re-think how our current faculty and staff are faring in our school environments… ...

Should I Stay or Should I Go? Considerations Before Signing a New Contract
You’ve updated your CV, attended the job fair, and you’re ready to sign on the dotted line… ...

A Recruiter's Interview Toolbox
During the interview process, there are some approaches we may want to hold on to, some we need to avoid doing, and others we may want to move towards… ...

Do You Have the DEIJ Support You Need During Recruitment Season?
Ideas and thoughts that might help educators of color as they navigate recruitment season in the international school system… ...

Have a Question or need help?

We're available to answer any questions you may have and we also provide complete account support. Have any questions? Get in touch.

+1 508-790-1990 [email protected]