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by ILMathTeachr
Fri May 08, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Forum 2. Ask Recruiting Questions, Share Information. What's on Your Mind?
Topic: How competitive would I be?
Replies: 19
Views: 4307

Re: How competitive would I be?

Is Hong Kong out of the question? I know Cantonese is the favored language, but Mandarin seems to be making inroads based on what I saw there last summer.
by ILMathTeachr
Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Director Invited me Out - Help!
Replies: 40
Views: 21083

Re: Director Invited me Out - Help!

Do my eyes deceive me, or did you just suggest a teacher sleep with her director for professional advancement?
by ILMathTeachr
Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Effect of Brexit on WE teaching job market?
Replies: 7
Views: 7584

Effect of Brexit on WE teaching job market?

As an American nosing around and planning for the next phase of my life, hopefully in international teaching, it occurred to me today that with so many school that posting jobs with the warning, "**No VISA is provided for NON EU Passport holders ", is it possible the job market in western Europe ope...
by ILMathTeachr
Mon Jan 20, 2020 1:37 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: In 50s ready to relocate: comparing pension options
Replies: 10
Views: 8318

Re: In 50s ready to relocate: comparing pension options

Also, a quick Google search showed me that most EU nations require you to work for 15 years before you qualify to draw a pension, though it is cumulative, so, for instance, 10 years in France, plus 5 years in Spain would qualify you for the minimum pension, calculated by each country.
by ILMathTeachr
Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:25 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: In 50s ready to relocate: comparing pension options
Replies: 10
Views: 8318

Re: In 50s ready to relocate: comparing pension options

When you're exploring pension systems, you need to be finding out exactly how much service time you need to put in before you "vest." In Illinois, for instance, you must work 10 years before you vest. Your pension is then 2.2% times the number of years of service credit times the average salary over...
by ILMathTeachr
Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Taxation and Teaching in Italy
Replies: 14
Views: 4632

Re: Reply

PsyGuy wrote: > @ILMathTeachr > > two more words --Red Herring--, thats what your teaching angle is. You dont > have to teach in Italy, your spouse is an EU citizen, you can get an EU > passport, and even if you cant you can still reside with your spouse on a > permanent resident basis in the EU, in...
by ILMathTeachr
Sat Oct 06, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Taxation and Teaching in Italy
Replies: 14
Views: 4632

Re: Reply

PsyGuy wrote: > If you have USD$100K/yr extra on the side your not an IT, your retired with > a hobby thats teaching, why bother to do the teaching thing. Two words; HEALTH INSURANCE If I sit at home in the US as a retiree, but under the age of 65, health insurance is over $21K annually to cover mys...
by ILMathTeachr
Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Taxation and Teaching in Italy
Replies: 14
Views: 4632

Re: Reply

PsyGuy wrote: > @ILMathTeachr > > Your US pension is taxable under Italian law if you reside in Italy for 183 > or more days in a year after your two years. Italia considers you an > Italian "resident" under two tests: a life centered in Italy, > or being registered in the population registry as liv...
by ILMathTeachr
Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Taxation and Teaching in Italy
Replies: 14
Views: 4632

Re: Taxation and Teaching in Italy

chiliverde wrote: > Love Italy but just left for this reason. Be prepared to have someone to > support you, or a second income, and absolutely no expectation to save. In the interest of full disclosure, I'll have a generous pension from a public system if/when I attempt to teach in Europe. La dolce ...
by ILMathTeachr
Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Taxation and Teaching in Italy
Replies: 14
Views: 4632

Taxation and Teaching in Italy

My understanding of tax law is that US citizens working abroad are expected to pay income taxes to the US, and that a treaty between Italy and the US ensures US citizens abroad aren't having to pay income taxes to Italy, too. But I keep reading on ISR how salary for year 3 IT's in Italy plummets due...
by ILMathTeachr
Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Downsides of IT
Replies: 33
Views: 12771

Re: Downsides of IT

ILMathTeachr wrote: > But saving $20K annually, > starting at age 26 at a more conservative estimate of 8% return, would make you a > poor in 20 years, Did I get trolled by a mod? I typed 'poor', not poor! <<<EDIT: Confirmed auto-troll: I typed m-i-l-l-i-o-n-a-i-r-e in the quotes! 8-o Anyway, great ...
by ILMathTeachr
Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Downsides of IT
Replies: 33
Views: 12771

Re: Downsides of IT

caesar wrote: > > I've been investing $20-25k per year into a taxable account. The pension issue isn't > that big of a deal to me because if I returned to the States, it would be to work at > an independent school. My state has great public schools, but I like the freedom that > working at an indepe...
by ILMathTeachr
Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Downsides of IT
Replies: 33
Views: 12771

Re: Downsides of IT

I'm curious how well lifelong career IS teachers are able to really save for retirement. In the US, most states have varying levels of pension programs that you are automatically enrolled in. At worst, you have a hybrid system with a modest pension plus a 401K. Different states have different rules,...
by ILMathTeachr
Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Getting an IBO certificate before searching?
Replies: 11
Views: 4219

Re: Getting an IBO certificate before searching?

To be 100% clear, I'm late in my public school career and make enough that none of your $$ amounts are daunting. But the prevailing wisdom seems to be it'd be a wasted motion. I'm curious about getting some clarification by what people mean by tier I, tier 2, and tier 3 schools. Is there a specific ...
by ILMathTeachr
Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Getting an IBO certificate before searching?
Replies: 11
Views: 4219

Getting an IBO certificate before searching?

Is it worth it to get trained in IB prior to hitting the IS job market? That is, would it enhance my chances of getting hired by an IS school? Or would it be meaningless if I have extensive teaching experience (but not in IB classes)? All thoughts appreciated!