How to Get a Teaching Job in an International School: From Registering with a Recruiting Agency to Attending a Job Fair

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Admit it. You’d love to live and work overseas. You’re passionate about teaching and just adore that grade 5 class of yours, but you’re not inspired anymore and you often find yourself daydreaming about living in an exotic desert land, a tropical paradise or a chic European city. Perhaps you want to take a sabbatical from your current teaching job or maybe you’ve recently retired but aren’t quite ready to stop working. Or maybe you’re a new teacher with little or no experience, and you’d like to combine teaching with traveling. Believe it or not, it IS possible. It’s not all glamour and glory and it’s a lot of hard work, but it is possible. If you have teaching qualifications from the U.S., Canada, the UK, Ireland, Australia or New Zealand, you could teach in an international school. If you are from another English-speaking country, such as India or South Africa, it is also possible.

I have worked in international education since 1993 and have taught high school English or been a librarian in local (Colombian, Czech), British, American and international schools overseas. There are hundreds of these and other such schools all over the world, and more open every year.

Typically, international schools prefer teachers to have at least two years teaching experience, but many schools will hire new teachers. If you have a partner and he or she is also a teacher, your chances of each of you getting a job in a good school may be even be higher as international school recruiters like to hire couples.

Below are some tips for how to go about landing a job in an international school:

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