Teaching abroad can be exciting and rewarding. So, how to get started if you are looking for a non-DODS school?
- Subscribe to TIEonline (http://www.tieonline.com/) to find out about jobs. You can submit through them, or contact the school directly.
- Subscribe to International School Reviews (http://www.internationalschoolsreview.com/) 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 (http://www.iss.edu/) and Search Associates (http://www.search-associates.com/). If you have a hankering to teach in Latin America, plan on attending the AASSA fair in early December in Atlanta= (http://www.aassa.com/).
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 http://www.state.gov/m/a/os/c16899.htm, and on some schools at http://www.state.gov/m/a/os/c1684.htm.
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