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This week I bring you Sarah who left my school last year after nine years in Budapest to move with her family to Lima. It was so fun to interview her and get a glimpse into her new life in Peru. She is definitely missed here in Budapest! Where are you now and what are you currently teaching? We live in Lima, Peru. I’m here with my family: My husband is the Middle… 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

For this week’s International Educator Interview, I bring you Andrew who is currently teaching in Hong Kong. Andrew and I briefly taught together in Brooklyn before parting ways on our own international adventures, he to China and me to Beirut. Read on to hear Andrew’s take on life as an international educator. Where are you now and what are you currently teaching? I am teaching 4th grade at ISF Academy in Hong Kong…. Read More

Last month Alexa Hart interviewed me for her website Atlas Sliced. We talked about what it’s like living and teaching in Beirut, including how I got the job, what the benefits are, how to meet people, and of course the number one question I get “Is it safe?” For answers to all these questions and more, check out the interview here. Atlas Sliced is a really great resource if your are thinking… Read More

Tomorrow is the first day back to school for students which makes tonight the first official school night. Eek! Waking up early tomorrow is going to be hard. (We teachers have been back to work for over a week now, but we haven’t had to be to work earlier than 8:30 or 9:00 in the morning). While summer may officially be over for the students (and teachers) of Lebanon, fall is not… Read More

Although we’ve passed the mid-June mark, temperatures have finally made it into the 90s on a regular basis, and I’ve been to the beach on more than one occasion, it’s not quite summer for those of us who work at a certain school in Beirut. (Of course, I’m not at all jealous our friends at a neighboring school who are on flights home and away as I type. ) Today marks the… Read More