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Welcome to teaching around the world!

Did you know there are thousands of international schools in hundreds of countries from one end of the globe to the other? These are K-12 schools where you can teach your subject in English, where you can immerse yourself in the diversity the world has to offer, and teach with others from many different cultural backgrounds.

Come and explore the different regions of the world through the lens of an international educator. We encourage you to expand your geographic perspective and consider teaching in regions that you may never have even considered. All have outstanding international schools and opportunities for career growth. From desert climates to tropical rainforests, from urban life to coastal towns, the possibilities are endless. Whether you prefer a small and intimate school setting or a bustling environment with a sprawling campus, your next job is waiting for you!

Enjoy the journey!

International School News from All Regions

National Distinguished Principals 2021 on 04-Aug-21
USA

Daniel A. Kerr, David Callaway, and Veronica Kaypaghian, were selected as the three International School educators for the 2021 National Distinguished Principals Award.

TIE’s Editorial Committee Welcomes Two New members on 04-Aug-21
USA

Doline Ndorimana and Joel Jr Llaban join The International Educator’s editorial committee.

Pioneer “Sidecar Summit” Brings Vision of Women in Leadership to Life on 04-Aug-21
USA

The Sidecar Summit, a gathering of adventurous women leaders in preK-12 education.

Finding Myself Through Language Barrier on 04-Aug-21
Luxembourg

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

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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Teaching Overseas: Are you Qualified?
Teachers who are looking for a change of pace, or just feel like they are getting into a dull routine, might want to consider teaching overseas. Many teachers wonder if they are qualified because they may never have worked, taught, or even traveled abroad, and concerns about language requirements consistently surface. ...

Teaching Overseas – Does Age Matter?
According to a recent survey released by The International Educator (TIE), which asked about hiring restrictions at international schools, over 65% of the 176 school heads interviewed reported that their school’s host country does not have age restrictions for issuing a work visa. Of the 28% of respondents who did report restrictions by their host country, the mandatory cut-off was almost equally split between ages 60 and 65. ...

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