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International Teaching Vacancies, Joyjobs

Wanted: teachers from various countries!

Sample: Berlin Brandenburg International School

Country (number of teachers):

USA (53)

UK (27)

Germany (19)

Australia (5)

Canada (8)

New Zealand (4)

Russia (3)

The Netherlands (3)

France (3)

Hungary (2)

Spain (2)

Austria (2)

Indonesia (1)

Namibia (1)

Portugal (1)

Latvia (1)

Ukraine (1)

Switzerland (1)

Japan (1)

Italy (1)


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The Wonderful World of International Teaching

Teachers, administrators, librarians, guidance counselors, and other educators have a battery of options to turn to.

The amazing thing about being an educator is that you can live and work almost anywhere in the world. No other occupation comes even close to the multitude of opportunities that teachers have!

Some of your choices are: American, British, Canadian and independent international schools, US Dept. of Defense Schools, Christian schools, corporate / company schools, foreign private and public schools.
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Most International Schools are PreK-12/ K-12 private entities. They serve the needs of the expatriate, business and diplomatic communities in their countries.

A typical international school will have teachers from a dozen nationalities!

The international schools are located in virtually every country, some big cities have several international schools of various flavors and caliber (American or British international, IB World Schools, etc.)

Usually, these schools employ a North American or UK curriculum, sometimes a blend of the two; with the IBO programmes being the most popular in the recent years.

In addition there are US Department of Defense School (DoDEA) in 14 foreign countries. The DoDEA also recruits many support personnel ― secretaries, office workers, technicians. The British Ministry of Defense (MOD) also operates a network of overseas schools. Since no Canadian overseas bases exist any more, all Canadian international schools are private.

What subject areas are in demand?

Educators are needed in most subject areas and all grade levels:


People who want to teach English also have a wide range of options, including private language schools and English academies, summer schools, private tutoring, etc.

Generally, if you are a certified teacher (administrator, psychologist, librarian, etc.) you will have more options and better contracts. Your best strategy will be to research schools (not countries!) and target specific employers of your choice.

When you research a potential employer, pay attention to the following:

Curriculum Type: For example, if your qualifications and experience are related to the US school system, a school that employs a British National Curriculum (NC) will not be your best option.

Fortunately, most international schools have switched to the IB curriculum, which eliminates most differences. Once you are hired, the IB training is usually provided by the school.

Accreditation: you will want your prospective school to be accredited by one of the major international organization. Why is it important? Because an accreditation involves a rigorous review of the school over a year or longer. Consequently, the chances that your recruiter operates illegally are diminished greatly. Those who neglect to do their homework are more likely to end up working for a questionable employer under an illegal contract.

Students: the schools that recruit many local students are very different from those who serve the international diplomatic and expatriate communities.

Ownership: most international schools are non-profit organizations governed by an elected School Board. Whatever money they make they spend it on teacher salaries and school development. For-profit proprietary schools may differ, depending on the owner's policies. Some may offer even better conditions than non-profits but it's more common to operate them as commercial ventures.

Size and location: urban or rural

Facilities: campus information, accommodation options, etc.

To sum it up

Rather than researching countries, research schools.
Apply on a global basis.

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