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by mamava
Tue Mar 30, 2021 2:15 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: TV with luggage
Replies: 13
Views: 1781

Re: TV with luggage

Definitely not a TV expert, but some countries use PAL and some use SECAM signals, so some TVs from some countries won't work in others. We had a big TV that was a great deal where we lived, but we couldn't bring it back to our house in the US because of this.
by mamava
Thu Mar 25, 2021 10:02 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Curious about trailing spouse careers
Replies: 6
Views: 1253

Re: Curious about trailing spouse careers

It would depend on the country and if the spouse can get a work visa. Additionally, the language of the country might be a barrier. Some trailing spouses work as subs/coaches/tutors at the school or volunteer at the school or another organization (again, the language might be an issue). I have not k...
by mamava
Wed Feb 17, 2021 8:06 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Is it too late to begin?
Replies: 11
Views: 2792

Re: Is it too late to begin?

"I've heard that it is quite difficult to get decent teaching positions in your 50's and nearly impossible in your 60s (for those countries that even allow you to work past 60). Is this true? In my later teaching years would we be any more competitive because we are a teaching couple and she would s...
by mamava
Tue Feb 09, 2021 2:30 pm
Forum: Forum 2. Ask Recruiting Questions, Share Information. What's on Your Mind?
Topic: Teaching in Italian International Schools
Replies: 5
Views: 1881

Re: Teaching in Italian International Schools

The pay is quite low. After a couple of years, taxes kick in and your salary may not cover your expenses. Some schools don't offer housing benefits or annual flights. The places where the schools may be located and/or where you can afford to live are not the tourist areas that we see when we we visi...
by mamava
Tue Feb 02, 2021 10:37 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Teaching Abroad and Home Ownership
Replies: 13
Views: 2701

Re: Teaching Abroad and Home Ownership

sid wrote: > Think long and hard before going down this road. If you don't have > the money to pay the mortgage, whether or not you have a job or tenants, > this could be a costly mistake. I would echo this. As good as it's been for us. when we sold our first home, we bought the 2nd so no mortgage. ...
by mamava
Wed Jan 27, 2021 11:10 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Teaching Abroad and Home Ownership
Replies: 13
Views: 2701

Re: Teaching Abroad and Home Ownership

We love it. We kept our single family home for 11 years and rented it out. We had a good friend act as our contact and she did a checkup on the house every 3 months for repairs, etc. The leases turned over in the summer so we were able to get new tenants ourselves as needed. We could see the house s...
by mamava
Sun Dec 13, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Is it too late to begin?
Replies: 11
Views: 2792

Re: Reply

PsyGuy wrote: > @seouljaboi > > > 3) Sure there are, but those kids are school aged, they attend the IS. > There are ITs with kids who arent school aged but leadership know that a > newborn is going to require absences by a parent when stuff happens. Even > if it doesnt happen, they dont know it won...
by mamava
Wed Dec 09, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: The dilemma, take the bait?
Replies: 7
Views: 2229

Re: The dilemma, take the bait?

sid wrote: > You’ve got to do an honest self assessment. > If you’re weak on paper and strong in reality, they’ll keep you. If you’re > just not the greatest with kids and deadlines and paperwork and attendance > and collegial planning and and and... then you’ll be gone. I agree. Are you willing to ...
by mamava
Sat Dec 05, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Schools that pay in local and foreign currency
Replies: 11
Views: 2468

Re: Response

PsyGuy wrote: > Its common in an IE contract or as policy to be paid a portion of your > salary in a stable currency such as USD/CAD/GBP/AUD/EUR. It's good to check that carefully. In every country I've taught in, we've been paid in local currency, but for the previous 2 schools, the currency valuat...
by mamava
Tue Dec 01, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Forum 2. Ask Recruiting Questions, Share Information. What's on Your Mind?
Topic: Second Interview Tips
Replies: 1
Views: 1305

Re: Second Interview Tips

It depends. If you are interviewing with a different person on the 2nd interview, I often ask questions pertaining to that person job. So if I was interviewed by the Curriculum director, I'd target questions about that. If it's the head of school, I would might ask some questions about financial hea...
by mamava
Mon Nov 16, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: VPN For China
Replies: 6
Views: 1654

Re: VPN For China

We used Strong VPN when we were there and after. Good customer service! Now we're using Express VPN.
by mamava
Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: How to apply as a teaching couple
Replies: 5
Views: 1366

Re: How to apply as a teaching couple

cbadnc wrote: > Thanks so much! Can you suggest websites/experts that could assist us with > our CVs and Cover Letters? Hopefully, others can. For my CVs, I google searched for examples from educators. For our cover letters, again I googled, but it's a LOT of writing, rewriting, and refining so it h...
by mamava
Thu Oct 22, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: How to apply as a teaching couple
Replies: 5
Views: 1366

Re: How to apply as a teaching couple

We both submit cover letters and CVs for the jobs we want. The format and content of our cover letters is similar, but the wording and tone is each our own. We both indicate that we are applying as a couple and give each other's names and the positions our spouse is applying for. It's been successfu...
by mamava
Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: ISS Job Fair Review
Replies: 8
Views: 2058

Re: Reply

PsyGuy wrote: > @kellysensei > > There isnt. IE is going to get to really see this year just what practical > value agencies and servicers bring to recruitment and what the value add of > fairs really is. I agree. The last 2 schools I've worked for make a huge push to get as much hiring done before ...
by mamava
Fri Oct 02, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: GRC
Replies: 17
Views: 4625

Re: GRC

Illiane_Blues wrote: > indogal wrote: > > I believe you need to have worked at > > another one of the GRC schools in order to register. > > I don't think this is true, but not 100% sure. > I've heard it before, but I've also heard of someone working at a non-GRC school that > registered with GRC and...