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DISCOVER Middle East

The Middle-East sits at the intersection of three continents – Africa, Asia and Europe which is reflected in the ethnic and cultural diversity of the region. Due to its strategic geopolitical location, valuable resources, and historical, cultural and religious significance, the region is a bustling center for trade, commerce and a major travel destination.

Over 1.5 million students are attending international schools in the region, with 430 new schools opening up in the region in the past five years. The UAE leads the countries in the Middle East in terms of the number of international schools, with over 625 schools attracting teachers to its modern cities of Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

TIE lists hundreds of jobs every year at top international schools across the Mid-East and one of them could be yours!

International School News from Middle East

Brummana High School’s 5th Model United Nations on 27-Apr-21
Lebanon

Students from twenty schools representing six countries across three continents participated in this 5th edition of BHSMUN, demonstrating key skills necessary for a balanced Middle-East region and to lead through very challenging times towards a bright future.

New State-of-the-Art School for Bahrain on 31-Mar-21
Bahrain

American School of Bahrain (ASB), the newest addition to Esol Education’s global family of schools, is situated on an expansive 60,000 square meter, state-of-the-art campus. Located in Riffa, ASB is home to one of the most advanced learning environments on the island

Student Perspective: We Are Not the Same on 15-Mar-21
Israel

Justin is a Senior at the Walworth Barbour American International School in Israel devoting his senior project to examining the means by which foreign students might receive better support at school by taking into account their pedagogical conditioning.

A Worldwide Response to a Desperate Call: Supporters of Brummana High School Inspire Hope on 16-Feb-21
Lebanon

The nearly 150-year-old British Quaker school in Mount Lebanon raised over US$130,000 since August 2020 from 175 donors to support school families with tuition fee payments and for those directly affected by August 4th explosion.

Stories from the field ...

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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