The International Experience

 

International School Awards, 2019

Nominations for the International School of the Year open until 25th September

International schools throughout the world will be celebrated this school year at the first ever International School Awards evening, to be hosted in London by ISC Research. The awards have grown from the the popular British International School Awards, and are now open to all English-medium, K-12 international schools.

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International evolution

2017 – 18: an evolving market

The growth in international education in 2017 – 2018 has, once again, been fast moving and substantial. Many new international schools opened and student enrolment increased globally by 7%. Several countries and sub-regions are experiencing notable change right now. Continued growth brings new opportunities for teachers, investors and schools looking to build international partnerships, writes Richard Gaskell of ISC Research

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Connecting internationally

Having spent six years teaching at a leading international school in South-East Asia, Matt Tighe was delighted to be appointed International Link Coordinator at Farlingaye High School in the UK. A central focus of his work now is developing an international mind-set that is both meaningful and practical for a school in semi-rural Suffolk.

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Step to Pre-school

Meeting a need in Ho Chi Minh City

Expatriate life can be challenging with a young family. Having worked in Ho Chi Minh City for two years as an International teacher, then spending the following three years as a full-time mum and occasional supply (substitute) teacher, Jessica Gosling knew the learning needs of her own young family were not being met locally. In the tradition of other international teaching pioneers, she took the initiative and decided to do something about it herself.

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Empowerment and education

The Naiyobi Women’s Project

Born and raised in northern California, environmental educator Kim Laizer has recently been working on a new project with Massai women in Tanzania’s Ngorongoro Conservation Area. This article is the first of two highlighting her story and collaborative efforts to provide education, training, and development opportunities for Maasai women in Naiyobi, Tanzania. 

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Talking Turkey

Beyond the Headlines

News headlines – especially in the era of “breaking news” and social media profoundly affect our decisions about where we choose to work in an international context. Cyrus Carter who lives and works in Istanbul reflects on this age old issue, and explains why he is choosing to stay in Turkey.  

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Rolling Home!

Tales of the sea, PART 1

What’s a young family to do? Travel of course! In the first of three articles, the intrepid Catherine Lorenzen tells how she got caught up in the whole business of international education as a nurse, married to a marine engineer, with three children in tow. Part 1 of her adventures takes us from revolutionary Iran to Yemen and on to Jakarta, where the family learn to sail. 

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Life after teaching

From Principal to Balinese ‘Basil Fawlty’!

David Knott retired from the role of Principal at Bangkok Patana School in 2012, after 12 happy years. Whilst he knew he would miss his colleagues, students and their parents, he was looking forward to the absence of the 05.00 alarm call or the frustrations that often accompanied the role. Was now the time to try something new? David takes up the story.

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The missing three years

Relocating overseas is one thing. Coming home another

Living overseas and travelling can, at times, be exhilarating, fascinating, confusing or even daunting, but at all times it has a vibrancy that may be difficult to replicate when one returns ‘home’. Brianna Hill Kastler gives her personal perspective on going back to her homeland of Colorado after three years in Asia.

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New blood invigorates Foreign Administrators and Retirees Tournament of Sport

Old Principals die hard; newcomers have a blast

Forget the Olympics. This is where international teachers want to play.  In 2016, five new golfers helped the XXIInd iteration of the Foreign Administrators and Retirees Tournament of Sports (the acronym is probably fairly obvious to you?) to a robust 20 golfer tournament, held at the Country Club of New Hampshire in July, reports Gail Schoppert.

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International schools pass 8,000 mark

The featured image shows Hong Kong International School’s  spectacular new campus in the Tai Tam area of Hong Kong Island: the current expansion of international education means not only more schools  being started, but established schools like HKIS (founded in 1966), growing and building new, state of the art facilities. Anne Keeling explains why growth in the international sector shows no sign of slowing down. 

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