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After Australia, Europe is the smallest continent in the world, but the third most populous representing over 8% of the world’s population. Despite its small land area compared to other continents, Europe has had outsized influence in global history and world affairs. In fact, Europe was once the epicenter of Western civilization and has exerted political, economic and cultural influence on the rest of the world for centuries.

Perhaps no other continent conjures up more iconic landmarks than Europe – from the Eiffel tower in Paris to the Tower Bridge in London – many of these images are indelibly etched in our minds and imagination. Whether you dream of exploring the majestic castles of Bavaria or the ancient ruins of Athens and Rome, all of these destinations are home to some of the world’s oldest and most established international schools.

Europe has consistently been ranked the most popular tourist destination in the world and it should come as no surprise that Europe is also a top destination for first-time international teachers. For those who are new to expat living, Europe feels like the most familiar and safest choice for their first foray into international teaching.

There are many benefits to teaching in Europe, but you may find that due to its popularity, and the laws of supply and demand, this dynamic is reflected in the compensation packages offered to international hires compared to other regions.

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Finding Myself Through Language Barrier on 04-Aug-21

Grade 12 student, Dana: "Moving to a new place and learning a new language helped me become the best version of myself."

Solutions for the Future of International School Education on 04-Aug-21
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What skillsets are essential to today’s international school teachers? These and many more questions were addressed at the Edruptors Conference which was hosted online by ISC Research in July.

Dr. Arnie Bieber, Head of the International School of Prague, on Leading Innovation on 04-Aug-21
Czech Republic

Arnie Bieber, Director of the International School of Prague, shares his ideas and experiences in embedding a strong mission and a solid strategy in schools, leading innovation, and learning for the 21st century. Inspire, engage, empower.

Book Selections: Whiteness Accountability Group for International Educators on 06-Jul-21

We are white international educators showing up to do the work of whiteness accountability as one piece of anti-racism progress. Join us for summer reading and discussion!

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Vickie Swann on 01-Jul-19

Editor Meadow Hilley talks with Vicki Swan, a Middle School Principal in Panama City, Panama. Before moving into a leadership role, Vickie taught middle school science for 10 years. Originally from Birmingham, Alabama, her previous appointments brought her to Hungary and Vietnam.

Mohammad Saleh on 28-Jul-19

Editor Meadow Hilley talks with Mohammad Saleh, who teaches IBDP Biology and Chemistry in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He has also taught in Lebanon, where he’s originally from. Mohammad began his international teaching career in Jeddah seven years ago.

Shannon Keane on 28-Jul-19

Editor Meadow Hilley talks with Shannon Keane, a Grade 2 Teacher, Team Leader, and Social Studies Subject Leader K–5. Currently working in Brazil, Shannon’s previous position brought her to Qatar. She has been in international education for eight years.
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