Teaching abroad can be exciting and rewarding. So, how to get started if you are looking for a non-DODS school?

  • Subscribe to TIEonline ( to find out about jobs. You can submit through them, or contact the school directly.
  • Subscribe to International School Reviews ( to find reviews about schools. The site won't necessarily reveal the great schools, but it will reveal schools with serious problems. And there are a few.
  • If you are really serious, plan on spending some money to attend a recruiting fair unless you land a job before hand. The main U.S. fairs are sponsored by International School Services ( and Search Associates ( If you have a hankering to teach in Latin America, plan on attending the AASSA fair in early December in Atlanta= (

And, naturally, you'll find many more resources online as you search. As a start, the U.S. Department of State Office of Overseas Schools also has information on teaching at, and on some schools at

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