We continue to share our valuable school visits in this week’s blog. Our team at Teacherhorizons have a thorough understanding of what makes a school desirable from a teacher’s perspective. We travel to our schools and check in with the quality and environment of the place often so that we can share this wealth of… Read more »Read more »
Posts with category: Middle East
The new school year is around the corner. Whether it’s only fairly recently that you’ve begun to think about a career change or it’s been on the cards for ages, there’s still time to find some amazing teaching opportunities abroad – starting now! With these last minute placements it’s essential that you get in touch… Read more »Read more »
Iraq is a sometimes overlooked teaching destination which has seen more than its fair share of conflict for many years. This didn’t deter international teacher Chris Jamison, who decided to make Kurdistan his home. What is it like, and is it safe for expats? We asked Chris a few questions about his experience so far.Read more »
Azerbaijan might be a somewhat unconventional teaching location, but according to international teacher and seasoned expat Elaine Crawford, it’s a safe and comfortable place to work with plenty of advantages. We asked her a few questions to get the lowdown on teaching in Baku.Read more »
Baku with its tree lined streets and café culture has been likened to Paris. On summer evenings the squares are thronged with people enjoying the cooler air, sitting by fountains, sipping drinks or just strolling.
Mosques and minarets dot the landscape and the call to prayer sounds above the traffic roar.Read more »
Probably not the first country that springs to mind when you decide to leave the safety and comfort of home for an adventure! At the time I joined Teacherhorizons the news was awash with footage of Iraq under attack as the ISIS fighters moved from city to city.
Erbil, the city I now call home, was being surrounded and it looked like it was going to be the next victory for the fighters, just as I was preparing to move there.Read more »
Visiting potential partner schools and meeting with Heads face-to-face is a crucial element of how Teacherhorizons operates.
Planning these visits tends to go something along the lines of “…where should we go next? Singapore, Hong Kong, Dubai, Cape Town, Hanoi, Sri Lanka, Madrid, Amsterdam?”Read more »
So, why did I skip the country and teach overseas?
I needed air! I needed a change. I had been in the same area for 17 years and felt suffocated, although I enjoyed my job and felt wanted and appreciated at the same time.Read more »