The Present Perfect


Since I started telling people that I accepted a job in Budapest back in February, I have been met with many a blank stare from people who had no idea where it was located (Europe). Based on my own experience, I can only imagine what Ebby went through telling his friends and family that he was moving to Baku in Azerbaijan. I admit, I had to look it up myself (It’s east of… Read More

This week I introduce you to Richard who took his international teaching career back to the U.S. for a five-year stint in Alaska. Soon to make his way back south to warmer climates, this outdoor adventurer is just getting started teaching his way around the world. Where are you now and what are you currently teaching? I am currently in Anchorage, Alaska teaching 6th grade. How does Alaska fit into you international… Read More

In this installment of International Educator Interviews, Corey dishes on how studying abroad led to teaching abroad and what Mexico is really like. (Hint: He likes it so much he’s staying in-country for his next teaching post.) Where are you now and what are you currently teaching? I’m currently in Monterrey, Mexico teaching fourth grade at the American Institute of Monterrey. Is this your first international post or is this one in… Read More

Today’s interview features my dear friend Jodi whom I met during my time in Beirut. Jodi is actually not a teacher, but a school guidance counselor, and thus has a unique perspective on the world of international schools. I’m quite jealous of her current posting in Buenos Aires, Argentina, a place I’d love to visit, if not stay for longer. Where are you now and what are you currently teaching? I’m finishing… Read More

In this week’s interview Andy and Steve talk about life as a globe-trotting teaching couple, balancing ex-pat life with family back home, and how they discovered just how small the international teaching world is. Where are you now and what are you currently teaching? Andy: I am currently teaching grade 6 Humanities at Saigon South International School, in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. My husband, Steve is teaching grade 8 Humanities. I have… Read More

I’ve been highly anticipating Debra’s interview here this week since she is currently teaching in Budapest where I’m headed in just a few short months! I love how passionate she is about Budapest because that’s just how I felt about Beirut. After reading her interview, I can tell that Budapest and I are going to get along just fine. I can’t wait! Where are you now and what are you currently teaching? I… Read More

Welcome back to my series on International Educator Interviews. With just one week to go before I attend my second job fair with Search Associates in Cambridge, Massachusetts, I am really enjoying hearing about the varied experiences of teachers across the world. Today’s interview is with Elizabeth who is currently teaching in Latvia. I was really interested to find out that her first international school teaching post was actually her first time… Read More