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Are expats a different breed? Why do we expatriate?

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2803117556_0283268b7f Whilst doing some more reading up on living in Vietnam I came across this fantastic blog called Dreaming of Hanoi. The blogger concerned is an expatriate by culture. A so-called third culture kid (3ck). 3ck’s are generally children who have spent a substantial time living in a culture different from their birth culture. Whilst I wouldn’t classify myself as a 3ck I certainly did experience growing up in two distinct cultures and have lived long enough in another two distinct cultures to have taken on some of that 3ck feeling of knowing and feeling comfortable in more than one culture.

What I loved so much about “Dreaming of Hanoi’s” blog was this section where she links this feeling of cultural rootlessness to phrenology (the pseudo and long since discredited “science” of determining personality traits by the bumps on our heads).

 

Perhaps, as the doctor in Heart of Darkness believes, the truth lies in phrenology: should we measure expat skulls to find some peculiarity that activates the urgency to expatriate? ( and will I ever succeed in writing a single expat-related post without referencing this novella?):

“‘Ever any madness in your family?’” asks the doctor as he takes calipers to the cranium of Marlow, our fictional counterpart. “‘I have a little theory which you messieurs who go out there must help me to prove.’”

This post made me laugh out loud. I identified with a lot of it but mostly I was taken with the idea of my head being felt up, a la Marlow, to find evidence of 3ck madness.

The original post can be found at http://preyanka.com/2007/07/expat-theory.html

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October 25, 2008 at 2:21 pm

What do I expect from my new life in Saigon?

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Saigon Street Scene

 

 

Before I head off for another overseas sojourn it’d be a nice idea to document what I’m expecting to find and what I’m looking forward to. That way, down the track, I can review my expectations against a future reality. Most of what I’m expecting is based upon what life was like when I lived in Indonesia.

I’m expecting;

  • The very poor and the very rich
  • A political system that exists largely in the background
  • The only people who talk about the Vietnam/American War are tourists and tour guides
  • The city is polluted but the people are fastidiously clean
  • The food is great but I’ll quickly have to learn how to say “hold the coriander” (that’s cilantro for American readers of the blog). Coriander leaf’s a pet hate of mine – strange I know because I really like Asian food in general.
  • The school I teach at will be undergoing so much change as it expands that life there will not get dull
  • The staff I work with will be a mixed bag, mostly cool and interesting but, no doubt, the occasional off-centre one i.e. just like any other place I’ve worked at
  • Life will not be dull as I struggle to cope with language, food, new workplace and new friends
  • The local girls will be pretty but language difficulties will make for stilted dates.
  • Getting any paperwork done will be arduous and painful

I’m looking forward to;

  • The chaos
  • The smell
  • The life lived on the streets
  • The huge variety of interesting people, both expat and local, that I’ll meet
  • The travel
  • The food
  • Learning new things
  • Learning to ride a scooter on Saigon’s streets
  • Learning to pronounce a few Vietnamese words

What I’m not looking forward to;

  • Leaving family and friends
  • Giving up my kewl car (described by friends variously as, wanky yuppie car, pious, or pretentious prius)
  • Giving up my great apartment and the local neighbourhood
  • Leaving the school I work at and the people I work with (I’m unsure if I will ever find a workplace as fun and as interesting to work at)

 

 

 

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October 25, 2008 at 1:04 pm

Trying to learn Vietnamese – I need a new mouth

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Seeing as I’m moving to Saigon in January I thought I’d try and learn a few words of Vietnamese. With that in mind I’ve obtained a couple of language tapes to play in the car on the way to work. Well, not so much tapes as mp3 files playing through my ipod ….but you know what I mean.

I never thought Vietnamese would be a cinch. I knew it was a tonal language and, not being able to hold or recreate a tune to save my life I knew I would struggle. I did think however think I’d have a shot at pronouncing some words or recognising some sounds. Perhaps I’d even recognise an occasional word they’d borrowed from the French. I speak a smattering of a few other languages. OK I lie, not so much a smattering as an ability to order a beer in several languages but one thing I have noticed is that I can recognise the occasional Spanish, German or French word as being similar to words I know in English.

Well the old adage of the more you know the less you know certainly came true about 30 seconds into the Vietnamese tape. First of all there are six tones – two tones would be enough to confound me, six tones sends me into paroxysms as my mind fails to differentiate a rising tone from a falling tone. Instead my befuddled mind deals with the rising tone by having my head rise as I speak the word and deals with falling tones by having my head disappear into my neck. Thirty seconds into the tape and I know I’m in trouble. A madly wobbling head is unlikely to be interpreted by Vietnamese speakers as an attempt to come to terms with tones. I suspect that they’d be rather disconcerted by my discombobulated nodding.

Tones aside, the first words sounded vaguely familiar, something about apologising which, to me sounded like sin loy. I can sin and loy with the best of them I thought. Ha! …here’s some advice ….never get cocky……Sixty seconds into the tape and I’ve no idea what’s going on. Shortly after feeling confident about being able to apologise to everyone in Vietnam I began to hear words that were nothing like what I was familiar with. There were some throat clearing guttural sounds, some words that seemed only half spoken and more than a number of nasal, sinus challenging sounds. I haven’t a chance. There’s no way my mouth can make those sounds. I remember hearing story, perhaps apocryphal, about Korean speakers having the underside of their tongues operated on so they could pronounce English words. How they explained the fact that people born of Korean descent in English speaking countries had no pronunciation difficulties I don’t know but I finally understood why they thought their mouths needed operating on. I need a Vietnamese mouth operation. Without it I’m not going to be able to speak a word of Vietnamese, apart from apologising which, come to think of it, may just come in useful. Imagine me in Saigon – pasty skin, sweating, weird head bobbing movements, pronouncing Vietnamese words atonally and as if I have a mouth full of gravel. Funny – yes. Helpful to a prolonged stay in Vietnam – no.

Oh. Did I tell you the tape is based on a speaker in Hanoi?  I’m going to Saigon. It seems there’s a major difference between the forms of Vietnamese spoken in the North and the South of Vietnam. So much for my sin loi – I won’t even be able to apologise for my bastardisation of their language.

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October 22, 2008 at 5:02 pm

Different strokes for different folks: Noisy staffrooms

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Remember that 80’s sitcom different strokes? At the time I didn’t know it but the series was named after the line in the song Everyday People “diff’rent strokes for diff’rent folks”. 

What’s that got to do with teaching? Well, it came to mind while I was reading this post in Expat Teacher in Thailand. Now I really enjoy this blog about a Science Teacher going about his business of teaching in Thailand. In this particular post though he mentions how he dislikes being the roving science teacher who goes from class to class and then goes onto to say how he finds it difficult to work in the staff office area, which he calls it the “orifice” 😉 This got me thinking about how different we can be when it comes to what we enjoy about our workplaces.

I currently roam from classroom to classroom. I’m relatively new to the teaching game and have never had my “own” classroom but I quite like moving around. I talk to students while moving through the corridors and have the occasional laugh about something silly going on. I enjoy the mad chaos that occurs between lessons. I don’t think I’d like my own classroom. Perhaps it’s because, for many years, I had my own office and now I enjoy not having an office or my own classroom.

As to the “orifice”  – well, I love a noisy staffroom. I’m sure I contribute to the noise but I think (or I’d like to think) a noisy staffroom is indicative of good staff morale. Come to think of it, perhaps I just think that because it helps me to justify the noise I make, while colleagues work quietly in the background seething and gnashing their teeth hoping I have to go to class soon 😉

 

I could bore you with some business studies behavioural management theories and their link to morale and productivity but instead I’ll just tell you that I like being distracted by others. I like the jokes, the laughs, the professional discussions, the unprofessional discussions, the conviviality and the sense of camraderie. That doesn’t mean I’m right though … it’s just that a noisy staffroom suits me. Different strokes for different folks.

 

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October 17, 2008 at 4:50 pm

International Schools in Asia – salary survey

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I found this particular survey Dave’s ESL forums and thought it worthwhile to repost. The poster had this to say about the information. From what I can deduce the poster worked at a school in Ho Chi Minh City. I have posted the information exactly as I found it (except for a little reformatting) and cannot verify its authenticity.

“This was a quite expensive commissioned survey ($5,000USD) ordered by my previous school for HR purposes. All data were obtained directly from each school, as a member of the relevant international school association.

I should have added that this info was obtained in Aug 2007 so salaries may have grown in the year since, given the inflation in Asia. I would add 5 – 20% to these salaries to get the current picture.

Also, the term “cases” means the various salary levels (BA + Cert, MA + Cert, years of experience, etc.) within a school. You will see that the same schools are repeated for each case.”

The direct link to the post I got this from is http://forums.eslcafe.com/job/viewtopic.php?t=65046&sid=3bb9fe9e4fb747d87973c9e19e638ce4

 

Post updated: 22 February, 2009 (Edit: to make table easier to read)

 

see lower down on this page for the table of salaries.

 

Feel free to comment on the salaries you see or if you have further information I’d be happy to add it to this post. I know one of our key considerations will always be salary and it is sometimes quite difficult to find out salary information prior to interview.  This particular blog post gets many visitors so feel free to help out your fellow teachers by commenting on the salaries in this post (plain wrong, outdated, better salaries elsewhere, good salaries but the school sucks etc). 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  School Enrollment Salary O.L. Allowance Bonus Tax Adjustment Other Cash Benefits Subtotal Tax Net Cash Converted Net Cash 
Case 1 Singapore American School 2927 $26,442.44 $8,954.05 $1,322.40 $858.47 $0.00 $37,577.37 $1,851.25 $35,726.12 $30,239.34
Case 1 Hong Kong International School 2650 $32,772.62 $1,310.91 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $34,083.53 $4,915.96 $29,167.57 $22,755.81
Case 1 Jakarta International School 2529 $30,248.00 $3,225.00 $0.00 $0.00 $5,000.00 $38,473.00 $0.00 $38,473.00 $35,015.06
Case 1 Taipei American School 2176 $29,290.01 $2,050.29 $0.00 $0.00 $4,592.66 $35,932.96 $2,748.86 $33,184.10 $26,860.38
Case 1 International School Bangkok 1785 $37,915.00 $0.00 $0.00 $1,753.00 $1,500.00 $41,168.00 $5,389.00 $35,779.00 $36,417.40
Case 1 Shanghai American School 1546 $28,600.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $2,305.30 $30,905.30 $0.00 $30,905.30 $26,214.10
Case 1 ASIJ 1490 $47,733.77 $10,636.15 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $58,369.93 $8,750.65 $49,619.27 $36,469.26
Case 1 International School of Beijing-Shunyi 1385 $31,353.00 $0.00 $0.00 $8,329.00 $3,135.00 $42,817.00 $8,329.00 $34,488.00 $29,180.87
Case 1 Seoul Foreign School 1276 $30,293.28 $0.00 $2,000.00 $0.00 $2,412.83 $34,706.11 $0.00 $34,706.11 $28,348.27
Case 1 The International School of Kuala Lumpur 1200 $21,295.79 $4,259.21 $0.00 $3,194.47 $1,446.05 $30,195.53 $5,581.32 $24,614.21 $24,258.12
Case 1 Seoul International School 981 $25,336.60 $0.00 $600.00 $0.00 $2,149.50 $28,086.10 $0.00 $28,086.10 $22,940.99
Case 1 Morrison Academy 829 $13,297.21 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $13,297.21 $673.65 $12,623.56 $10,217.96
Case 1 Canadian Academy 739 $29,007.70 $0.00 $0.00 $0.01 $0.00 $29,007.70 $0.00 $29,007.70 $21,649.49
Case 1 International School Ho CHi Minh City 655 $22,676.00 $0.00 $0.00 $5,289.00 $900.00 $28,865.00 $5,289.00 $23,576.00 $23,564.78
Case 1 International Christian School Seoul 639 $12,413.87 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $540.78 $12,954.65 $0.00 $12,954.65 $10,581.48
Case 1 Western Academy of Beijing 582 $32,003.00 $0.00 $0.00 $8,001.00 $0.00 $40,004.00 $8,001.00 $32,003.00 $27,078.27
Case 1 International School Singapore 491 $22,105.32 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $3,315.80 $25,421.12 $1,422.58 $23,998.54 $20,312.88
Case 1 United Nations International School of Hanoi 429 $26,300.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $26,300.00 $0.00 $26,300.00 $26,287.48
Case 1 Nishimachi International School 426 $45,812.82 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $45,812.82 $8,246.24 $37,566.58 $27,610.75
Case 1 American International School of Guangzhou 425 $26,398.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $4,325.00 $30,723.00 $0.00 $30,723.00 $29,717.76
Case 1 International School of Phnom Penh 330 $23,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $1,500.00 $24,500.00 $0.00 $24,500.00 $25,745.16
Case 1 North Jakarta International School 304 $24,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $1,200.00 $25,200.00 $5,745.00 $19,455.00 $17,706.39
Case 1 TEDA Interantional School, Tianjin 255 $29,203.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $2,233.00 $31,436.00 $5,172.00 $26,264.00 $22,222.41
Case 1 Kaohsiung American School 254 $27,928.00 $3,072.00 $0.00 $0.00 $1,448.12 $32,448.12 $0.00 $32,448.12 $26,264.66
Case 1 Bali International School 249 $24,500.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $400.00 $24,900.00 $0.00 $24,900.00 $22,662.00
Case 1 Osaka Intl School 239 $42,705.77 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $805.77 $43,511.54 $9,395.27 $34,116.27 $25,462.20
Case 1 Concordia International School Shanghai 223 $29,120.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $29,120.00 $4,121.00 $24,999.00 $21,204.34
Case 1 Surabaya International School 218 $25,946.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $25,946.00 $0.00 $25,946.00 $23,613.99
Case 1 Fukuoka International School 207 $27,235.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $27,235.00 $0.00 $27,235.00 $20,326.46
Case 1 Hokkaido International School 178 $25,140.00 $0.00 $0.00 $483.46 $1,257.00 $26,880.46 $2,417.31 $24,463.16 $18,911.52
Case 1 Vientiane International School 158 $21,860.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $21,860.00 $0.00 $21,860.00 $21,849.59
Case 1 Brent International School Subic Bay 155 $3,443.95 $15,900.00 $0.00 $611.86 $765.32 $20,721.13 $611.86 $20,109.27 $21,837.52
Case 1 American Pacific International School 150 $18,422.30 $0.00 $921.11 $0.00 $0.00 $19,343.41 $2,763.34 $16,580.07 $16,875.90
Case 1 Kyoto International School 65 $26,608.18 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $805.77 $27,413.95 $1,486.16 $25,927.79 $20,043.77
Case 1 Makassar International School 22 $25,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $1,250.00 $26,250.00 $7,800.00 $18,450.00 $16,791.72
Case 2 Singapore American School 2927 $36,235.94 $8,954.05 $3,623.59 $2,758.97 $0.00 $51,572.56 $2,717.56 $48,855.00 $41,351.90
Case 2 Hong Kong International School 2650 $42,332.68 $3,386.58 $2,468.50 $0.00 $3,500.00 $51,687.77 $6,720.34 $44,967.42 $35,082.45
Case 2 Jakarta International School 2529 $41,396.00 $3,225.00 $0.00 $0.00 $2,000.00 $46,621.00 $12,801.00 $33,820.00 $30,780.27
Case 2 Taipei American School 2176 $36,019.71 $2,521.37 $0.00 $0.00 $9,249.85 $47,790.94 $3,656.00 $44,134.93 $35,724.38
Case 2 International School Bangkok 1785 $48,506.00 $0.00 $0.00 $1,753.00 $1,500.00 $51,759.00 $8,215.00 $43,544.00 $44,320.95
Case 2 Shanghai American School 1546 $37,000.00 $0.00 $4,000.00 $0.00 $2,747.30 $43,747.30 $0.00 $43,747.30 $37,106.78
Case 2 ASIJ 1490 $59,288.51 $10,636.15 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $69,924.66 $13,980.10 $55,944.56 $41,118.23
Case 2 International School of Beijing-Shunyi 1385 $44,480.00 $0.00 $2,224.00 $15,582.00 $4,448.00 $66,734.00 $15,582.00 $51,152.00 $43,280.55
Case 2 Seoul Foreign School 1276 $35,653.28 $0.00 $2,500.00 $7,967.71 $2,412.83 $48,533.81 $7,967.71 $40,566.11 $33,134.77
Case 2 The International School of Kuala Lumpur 1200 $28,020.79 $5,604.21 $0.00 $4,203.16 $1,842.37 $39,670.53 $8,139.47 $31,531.05 $31,074.89
Case 2 Seoul International School 981 $29,091.77 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $2,149.50 $31,241.27 $0.00 $31,241.27 $25,518.16
Case 2 Morrison Academy 829 $16,372.56 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $16,372.56 $820.09 $15,552.46 $12,588.72
Case 2 Canadian Academy 739 $41,190.93 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $41,190.93 $0.01 $41,190.92 $30,742.27
Case 2 International School Ho CHi Minh City 655 $31,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $8,083.00 $900.00 $39,983.00 $8,083.00 $31,900.00 $31,884.81
Case 2 International Christian School Seoul 639 $14,126.48 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $907.76 $15,034.24 $0.00 $15,034.24 $12,280.11
Case 2 Western Academy of Beijing 582 $41,568.00 $0.00 $0.00 $10,392.00 $0.00 $51,960.00 $10,392.00 $41,568.00 $35,171.37
Case 2 International School Singapore 491 $32,738.26 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $4,910.74 $37,649.00 $0.07 $37,648.93 $31,866.85
Case 2 United Nations International School of Hanoi 429 $33,500.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $33,500.00 $0.00 $33,500.00 $33,484.05
Case 2 Nishimachi International School 426 $54,631.16 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $54,631.16 $9,833.61 $44,797.55 $32,925.38
Case 2 American International School of Guangzhou 425 $36,128.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $5,919.00 $42,047.00 $3,613.00 $38,434.00 $37,176.46
Case 2 International School of Phnom Penh 330 $26,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $26,000.00 $0.00 $26,000.00 $27,321.39
Case 2 North Jakarta International School 304 $29,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $1,200.00 $30,200.00 $6,495.00 $23,705.00 $21,574.41
Case 2 TEDA Interantional School, Tianjin 255 $39,967.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $2,233.00 $42,200.00 $8,733.00 $33,467.00 $28,316.98
Case 2 Kaohsiung American School 254 $29,869.00 $3,286.00 $0.00 $0.00 $1,448.12 $34,603.12 $0.00 $34,603.12 $28,008.99
Case 2 Bali International School 249 $27,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $400.00 $27,400.00 $0.00 $27,400.00 $24,937.30
Case 2 Osaka Intl School 239 $49,151.93 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $805.77 $49,957.70 $10,813.42 $39,144.27 $29,214.78
Case 2 Concordia International School Shanghai 223 $37,620.00 $0.00 $0.00 $426.00 $0.00 $38,046.00 $6,069.00 $31,977.00 $27,123.13
Case 2 Surabaya International School 218 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Case 2 Fukuoka International School 207 $34,084.04 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $34,084.04 $0.00 $34,084.04 $25,438.15
Case 2 Hokkaido International School 178 $31,328.31 $0.00 $0.00 $483.46 $0.00 $31,811.77 $2,820.19 $28,991.58 $22,412.27
Case 2 Vientiane International School 158 $28,547.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $28,547.00 $0.00 $28,547.00 $28,533.41
Case 2 Brent International School Subic Bay 155 $5,161.93 $15,900.00 $1,000.00 $1,050.32 $908.48 $24,020.74 $1,050.32 $22,970.41 $24,944.56
Case 2 American Pacific International School 150 $21,256.50 $0.00 $1,062.82 $0.00 $0.00 $22,319.32 $0.00 $22,319.32 $22,717.56
Case 2 Kyoto International School 65 $31,628.77 $0.00 $632.57 $0.00 $805.77 $33,067.10 $1,801.38 $31,265.73 $24,170.32
Case 2 Makassar International School 22 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Case 3 Singapore American School 2927 $40,433.15 $8,954.05 $4,043.32 $2,973.87 $0.00 $56,404.39 $3,436.68 $52,967.71 $44,832.99
Case 3 Hong Kong International School 2650 $54,504.27 $4,360.31 $2,510.02 $0.00 $3,500.00 $64,874.60 $8,552.16 $56,322.44 $43,941.35
Case 3 Jakarta International School 2529 $44,774.00 $3,225.00 $0.00 $0.00 $2,000.00 $49,999.00 $14,131.00 $35,868.00 $32,644.20
Case 3 Taipei American School 2176 $36,019.71 $2,521.37 $0.00 $0.00 $11,885.86 $50,426.95 $3,857.66 $46,569.29 $37,694.83
Case 3 International School Bangkok 1785 $53,626.00 $0.00 $0.00 $1,753.00 $1,500.00 $56,879.00 $9,747.00 $47,132.00 $47,972.97
Case 3 Shanghai American School 1546 $39,100.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $2,858.00 $41,958.00 $0.00 $41,958.00 $35,589.08
Case 3 ASIJ 1490 $75,484.47 $10,636.15 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $86,120.62 $17,219.29 $68,901.33 $50,641.22
Case 3 International School of Beijing-Shunyi 1385 $50,080.00 $0.00 $2,504.00 $19,050.00 $5,008.00 $76,642.00 $19,050.00 $57,592.00 $48,729.55
Case 3 Seoul Foreign School 1276 $42,353.28 $0.00 $2,500.00 $13,999.35 $2,412.83 $61,265.46 $13,999.35 $47,266.11 $38,607.39
Case 3 The International School of Kuala Lumpur 1200 $33,064.47 $6,612.89 $0.00 $4,959.74 $2,149.47 $46,786.58 $10,061.05 $36,725.53 $36,194.22
Case 3 Seoul International School 981 $30,053.90 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $2,149.50 $32,203.40 $0.00 $32,203.40 $26,304.04
Case 3 Morrison Academy 829 $16,372.56 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $16,372.56 $820.09 $15,552.46 $12,588.72
Case 3 Canadian Academy 739 $57,628.62 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $57,628.62 $0.00 $57,628.62 $43,010.31
Case 3 International School Ho CHi Minh City 655 $32,099.00 $0.00 $0.00 $8,488.00 $900.00 $41,487.00 $8,488.00 $32,999.00 $32,983.29
Case 3 International Christian School Seoul 639 $12,332.32 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $540.78 $12,873.10 $0.00 $12,873.10 $10,514.86
Case 3 Western Academy of Beijing 582 $46,264.00 $0.00 $0.00 $11,566.00 $0.00 $57,830.00 $11,566.00 $46,264.00 $39,144.74
Case 3 International School Singapore 491 $34,976.78 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $5,246.52 $40,223.29 $0.08 $40,223.21 $34,045.77
Case 3 United Nations International School of Hanoi 429 $33,500.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $33,500.00 $0.00 $33,500.00 $33,484.05
Case 3 Nishimachi International School 426 $70,121.27 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $70,121.27 $12,621.83 $57,499.44 $42,261.04
Case 3 American International School of Guangzhou 425 $43,955.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $7,202.00 $51,157.00 $0.00 $51,157.00 $49,483.17
Case 3 International School of Phnom Penh 330 $34,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $34,000.00 $0.00 $34,000.00 $35,727.97
Case 3 North Jakarta International School 304 $32,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $1,200.00 $33,200.00 $6,945.00 $26,255.00 $23,895.21
Case 3 TEDA Interantional School, Tianjin 255 $43,228.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $2,233.00 $45,461.00 $9,820.00 $35,641.00 $30,156.44
Case 3 Kaohsiung American School 254 $33,638.00 $3,700.00 $0.00 $0.00 $1,448.12 $38,786.12 $0.00 $38,786.12 $31,394.86
Case 3 Bali International School 249 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Case 3 Osaka Intl School 239 $58,821.16 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $805.77 $59,626.93 $12,940.66 $46,686.27 $34,843.65
Case 3 Concordia International School Shanghai 223 $42,005.00 $0.00 $0.00 $1,011.00 $0.00 $43,016.00 $7,312.00 $35,704.00 $30,284.40
Case 3 Surabaya International School 218 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Case 3 Fukuoka International School 207 $34,084.04 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $34,084.04 $0.00 $34,084.04 $25,438.15
Case 3 Hokkaido International School 178 $36,743.08 $0.00 $0.00 $483.46 $0.00 $37,226.54 $3,625.96 $33,600.58 $25,975.31
Case 3 Vientiane International School 158 $34,298.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $34,298.00 $0.00 $34,298.00 $34,281.67
Case 3 Brent International School Subic Bay 155 $7,174.89 $15,900.00 $1,000.00 $1,654.21 $1,076.23 $26,805.33 $1,654.21 $25,151.12 $27,312.69
Case 3 American Pacific International School 150 $24,090.69 $0.00 $1,204.53 $0.00 $0.00 $25,295.23 $3,613.60 $21,681.62 $22,068.49
Case 3 Kyoto International School 65 $34,912.24 $0.00 $698.24 $0.00 $805.77 $36,416.24 $2,023.77 $34,392.47 $26,587.49
Case 3 Makassar International School 22 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Case 4 Singapore American School 2927 $28,121.33 $8,954.05 $1,406.35 $946.89 $0.00 $39,428.62 $1,968.77 $37,459.85 $31,706.81
Case 4 Hong Kong International School 2650 $37,390.24 $2,991.19 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $40,381.43 $5,608.53 $34,772.90 $27,128.94
Case 4 Jakarta International School 2529 $34,002.00 $3,225.00 $0.00 $0.00 $5,000.00 $42,227.00 $0.00 $42,227.00 $38,431.66
Case 4 Taipei American School 2176 $32,558.72 $2,279.12 $0.00 $0.00 $5,105.22 $39,943.06 $3,055.63 $36,887.43 $29,857.99
Case 4 International School Bangkok 1785 $41,571.00 $0.00 $0.00 $1,753.00 $1,500.00 $44,824.00 $6,320.00 $38,504.00 $39,191.02
Case 4 Shanghai American School 1546 $31,500.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $2,458.00 $33,958.00 $0.00 $33,958.00 $28,803.43
Case 4 ASIJ 1490 $51,601.47 $10,636.15 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $62,237.62 $9,330.81 $52,906.81 $38,885.54
Case 4 International School of Beijing-Shunyi 1385 $32,853.00 $0.00 $0.00 $8,952.00 $3,285.00 $45,090.00 $8,952.00 $36,138.00 $30,576.96
Case 4 Seoul Foreign School 1276 $29,903.28 $2,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $2,412.83 $34,316.11 $0.00 $34,316.11 $28,029.71
Case 4 The International School of Kuala Lumpur 1200 $25,078.68 $5,015.79 $0.00 $3,761.84 $1,686.84 $35,543.16 $7,025.26 $28,517.89 $28,105.33
Case 4 Seoul International School 981 $26,587.83 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $2,149.50 $28,737.34 $0.00 $28,737.34 $23,472.92
Case 4 Morrison Academy 829 $13,648.68 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $13,648.68 $673.65 $12,975.03 $10,502.45
Case 4 Canadian Academy 739 $30,651.46 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $30,651.46 $0.00 $30,651.46 $22,876.29
Case 4 International School Ho CHi Minh City 655 $22,676.00 $0.00 $0.00 $5,289.00 $900.00 $28,865.00 $5,289.00 $23,576.00 $23,564.78
Case 4 International Christian School Seoul 639 $12,658.53 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $540.78 $13,199.31 $0.00 $13,199.31 $10,781.32
Case 4 Western Academy of Beijing 582 $32,003.00 $0.00 $0.00 $8,001.00 $0.00 $40,004.00 $8,001.00 $32,003.00 $27,078.27
Case 4 International School Singapore 491 $22,944.76 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $3,441.71 $26,386.48 $0.06 $26,386.42 $22,334.03
Case 4 United Nations International School of Hanoi 429 $27,300.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $27,300.00 $0.00 $27,300.00 $27,287.00
Case 4 Nishimachi International School 426 $47,079.49 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $47,079.49 $8,474.31 $38,605.18 $28,374.10
Case 4 American International School of Guangzhou 425 $28,800.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $4,718.00 $33,518.00 $0.00 $33,518.00 $32,421.31
Case 4 International School of Phnom Penh 330 $23,750.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $23,750.00 $0.00 $23,750.00 $24,957.04
Case 4 North Jakarta International School 304 $26,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $1,200.00 $27,200.00 $6,045.00 $21,155.00 $19,253.60
Case 4 TEDA Interantional School, Tianjin 255 $31,366.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $2,233.00 $33,599.00 $5,713.00 $27,886.00 $23,594.81
Case 4 Kaohsiung American School 254 $29,869.00 $3,286.00 $0.00 $0.00 $1,448.12 $34,603.12 $0.00 $34,603.12 $28,008.99
Case 4 Bali International School 249 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Case 4 Osaka Intl School 239 $46,331.74 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $805.77 $47,137.50 $10,192.98 $36,944.52 $27,573.03
Case 4 Concordia International School Shanghai 223 $33,225.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $33,225.00 $4,942.00 $28,283.00 $23,989.85
Case 4 Surabaya International School 218 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Case 4 Fukuoka International School 207 $29,652.31 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $29,652.31 $0.00 $29,652.31 $22,130.59
Case 4 Hokkaido International School 178 $26,106.93 $0.00 $0.00 $483.46 $0.00 $26,590.39 $2,618.75 $23,971.64 $18,531.54
Case 4 Vientiane International School 158 $22,963.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $22,963.00 $0.00 $22,963.00 $22,952.07
Case 4 Brent International School Subic Bay 155 $3,443.95 $15,900.00 $0.00 $611.86 $765.32 $20,721.13 $611.86 $20,109.27 $21,837.52
Case 4 American Pacific International School 150 $18,989.14 $0.00 $949.46 $0.00 $0.00 $19,938.59 $2,848.37 $17,090.22 $17,395.16
Case 4 Kyoto International School 65 $26,608.18 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $805.77 $27,413.95 $1,486.16 $25,927.79 $20,043.77
Case 4 Makassar International School 22 $22,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $1,100.00 $23,100.00 $5,200.00 $17,900.00 $16,291.16
Case 5 Singapore American School 2927 $37,914.82 $8,954.05 $3,791.48 $2,845.15 $0.00 $53,505.51 $2,843.47 $50,662.04 $42,881.42
Case 5 Hong Kong International School 2650 $47,242.20 $3,779.41 $3,458.00 $0.00 $3,500.00 $57,979.60 $7,609.58 $50,370.02 $39,297.42
Case 5 Jakarta International School 2529 $46,532.00 $3,225.00 $0.00 $0.00 $2,000.00 $51,757.00 $14,824.00 $36,933.00 $33,613.48
Case 5 Taipei American School 2176 $40,634.37 $2,844.40 $0.00 $0.00 $10,434.91 $53,913.69 $4,124.39 $49,789.29 $40,301.22
Case 5 International School Bangkok 1785 $53,820.00 $0.00 $0.00 $1,753.00 $1,500.00 $57,073.00 $9,805.00 $47,268.00 $48,111.39
Case 5 Shanghai American School 1546 $40,300.00 $0.00 $4,000.00 $0.00 $2,920.00 $47,220.00 $0.00 $47,220.00 $40,052.35
Case 5 ASIJ 1490 $63,107.85 $10,636.15 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $73,744.01 $14,745.58 $58,998.43 $43,362.77
Case 5 International School of Beijing-Shunyi 1385 $45,980.00 $0.00 $2,299.00 $16,511.00 $4,598.00 $69,388.00 $16,511.00 $52,877.00 $44,740.11
Case 5 Seoul Foreign School 1276 $36,643.28 $0.00 $2,500.00 $7,658.62 $2,412.83 $49,214.73 $7,658.62 $41,556.11 $33,943.41
Case 5 The International School of Kuala Lumpur 1200 $32,924.47 $6,585.00 $0.00 $4,938.68 $2,148.68 $46,596.84 $10,009.74 $36,587.11 $36,057.80
Case 5 Seoul International School 981 $30,343.50 $0.00 $1,200.00 $0.00 $2,149.50 $33,693.00 $0.00 $33,693.00 $27,520.75
Case 5 Morrison Academy 829 $16,372.56 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $16,372.56 $820.09 $15,552.46 $12,588.72
Case 5 Canadian Academy 739 $43,124.77 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $43,124.77 $0.00 $43,124.77 $32,185.57
Case 5 International School Ho CHi Minh City 655 $31,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $8,083.00 $900.00 $39,983.00 $8,083.00 $31,900.00 $31,884.81
Case 5 International Christian School Seoul 639 $14,371.14 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $907.76 $15,278.90 $0.00 $15,278.90 $12,479.95
Case 5 Western Academy of Beijing 582 $41,568.00 $0.00 $0.00 $10,392.00 $0.00 $51,960.00 $10,392.00 $41,568.00 $35,171.37
Case 5 International School Singapore 491 $33,857.52 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $5,078.63 $38,936.15 $0.00 $38,936.15 $32,956.38
Case 5 United Nations International School of Hanoi 429 $34,500.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $34,500.00 $0.00 $34,500.00 $34,483.58
Case 5 Nishimachi International School 426 $55,888.16 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $55,888.16 $10,056.00 $45,832.16 $33,685.80
Case 5 American International School of Guangzhou 425 $39,415.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $6,458.00 $45,873.00 $3,942.00 $41,931.00 $40,559.04
Case 5 International School of Phnom Penh 330 $29,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $29,000.00 $0.00 $29,000.00 $30,473.86
Case 5 North Jakarta International School 304 $31,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $1,200.00 $32,200.00 $6,795.00 $25,405.00 $23,121.61
Case 5 TEDA Interantional School, Tianjin 255 $42,927.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $2,233.00 $45,160.00 $9,720.00 $35,440.00 $29,986.37
Case 5 Kaohsiung American School 254 $31,697.00 $3,487.00 $0.00 $0.00 $1,448.12 $36,632.12 $0.00 $36,632.12 $29,651.34
Case 5 Bali International School 249 $28,500.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $400.00 $28,900.00 $0.00 $28,900.00 $26,302.48
Case 5 Osaka Intl School 239 $52,777.89 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $805.77 $53,583.66 $11,611.14 $41,972.52 $31,325.61
Case 5 Concordia International School Shanghai 223 $42,005.00 $0.00 $0.00 $1,011.00 $0.00 $43,016.00 $7,312.00 $35,704.00 $30,284.40
Case 5 Surabaya International School 218 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Case 5 Fukuoka International School 207 $36,984.81 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $36,984.81 $0.00 $36,984.81 $27,603.10
Case 5 Hokkaido International School 178 $32,295.23 $0.00 $0.00 $483.46 $0.00 $32,778.70 $3,223.08 $29,555.62 $22,848.30
Case 5 Vientiane International School 158 $29,671.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $29,671.00 $0.00 $29,671.00 $29,656.88
Case 5 Brent International School Subic Bay 155 $5,161.93 $15,900.00 $1,000.00 $1,050.32 $908.48 $24,020.74 $1,050.32 $22,970.41 $24,944.56
Case 5 American Pacific International School 150 $21,823.33 $0.00 $1,091.17 $0.00 $0.00 $22,914.50 $3,273.50 $19,641.00 $19,991.45
Case 5 Kyoto International School 65 $31,628.77 $0.00 $632.57 $0.00 $805.77 $33,067.10 $1,801.38 $31,265.73 $24,170.32
Case 5 Makassar International School 22 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Case 6 Singapore American School 2927 $47,148.69 $8,954.05 $4,714.87 $3,338.74 $0.00 $64,156.36 $4,007.50 $60,148.86 $50,911.27
Case 6 Hong Kong International School 2650 $59,530.38 $4,762.37 $2,510.02 $0.00 $3,500.00 $70,302.77 $9,306.02 $60,996.75 $47,588.13
Case 6 Jakarta International School 2529 $50,329.00 $3,225.00 $0.00 $0.00 $2,000.00 $55,554.00 $16,319.00 $39,235.00 $35,708.58
Case 6 Taipei American School 2176 $40,634.37 $2,844.40 $0.00 $0.00 $13,363.81 $56,842.59 $4,348.45 $52,494.13 $42,490.61
Case 6 International School Bangkok 1785 $65,554.00 $0.00 $0.00 $1,753.00 $1,500.00 $68,807.00 $13,316.00 $55,491.00 $56,481.11
Case 6 Shanghai American School 1546 $42,500.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $3,036.00 $45,536.00 $0.00 $45,536.00 $38,623.97
Case 6 ASIJ 1490 $79,255.47 $10,636.15 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $89,891.62 $17,976.71 $71,914.91 $52,856.15
Case 6 International School of Beijing-Shunyi 1385 $51,580.00 $0.00 $2,579.00 $19,978.00 $5,158.00 $79,295.00 $19,978.00 $59,317.00 $50,189.10
Case 6 Seoul Foreign School 1276 $43,303.28 $0.00 $2,500.00 $14,289.68 $2,412.83 $62,505.78 $14,289.68 $48,216.11 $39,383.36
Case 6 The International School of Kuala Lumpur 1200 $38,808.68 $7,761.84 $0.00 $5,821.32 $2,502.89 $54,894.74 $12,250.26 $42,644.47 $42,027.54
Case 6 Seoul International School 981 $31,309.06 $0.00 $1,200.00 $0.00 $2,149.50 $34,658.56 $0.00 $34,658.56 $28,309.43
Case 6 Morrison Academy 829 $16,372.56 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $16,372.56 $820.09 $15,552.46 $12,588.72
Case 6 Canadian Academy 739 $57,628.62 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $57,628.62 $0.00 $57,628.62 $43,010.31
Case 6 International School Ho CHi Minh City 655 $32,099.00 $0.00 $0.00 $8,488.00 $900.00 $41,487.00 $8,488.00 $32,999.00 $32,983.29
Case 6 International Christian School Seoul 639 $12,576.98 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $540.78 $13,117.75 $0.00 $13,117.75 $10,714.70
Case 6 Western Academy of Beijing 582 $46,264.00 $0.00 $0.00 $11,566.00 $0.00 $57,830.00 $11,566.00 $46,264.00 $39,144.74
Case 6 International School Singapore 491 $34,976.78 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $5,246.52 $40,223.29 $5,036.66 $35,186.64 $29,782.71
Case 6 United Nations International School of Hanoi 429 $35,400.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $35,400.00 $0.00 $35,400.00 $35,383.15
Case 6 Nishimachi International School 426 $70,118.05 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $70,118.05 $12,621.83 $57,496.22 $42,258.67
Case 6 American International School of Guangzhou 425 $47,954.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $7,856.00 $55,810.00 $0.00 $55,810.00 $53,983.93
Case 6 International School of Phnom Penh 330 $34,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $34,000.00 $0.00 $34,000.00 $35,727.97
Case 6 North Jakarta International School 304 $32,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $1,200.00 $33,200.00 $6,945.00 $26,255.00 $23,895.21
Case 6 TEDA Interantional School, Tianjin 255 $46,430.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $2,233.00 $48,663.00 $10,887.00 $37,776.00 $31,962.90
Case 6 Kaohsiung American School 254 $35,696.00 $3,927.00 $0.00 $0.00 $1,448.12 $41,071.12 $0.00 $41,071.12 $33,244.42
Case 6 Bali International School 249 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Case 6 Osaka Intl School 239 $62,447.12 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $805.77 $63,252.89 $13,738.37 $49,514.52 $36,954.47
Case 6 Concordia International School Shanghai 223 $47,315.00 $0.00 $0.00 $1,720.00 $0.00 $49,035.00 $8,817.00 $40,218.00 $34,113.20
Case 6 Surabaya International School 218 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Case 6 Fukuoka International School 207 $41,980.58 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $41,980.58 $0.00 $41,980.58 $31,331.62
Case 6 Hokkaido International School 178 $37,710.00 $0.00 $0.00 $483.46 $0.00 $38,193.47 $3,787.12 $34,406.35 $26,598.22
Case 6 Vientiane International School 158 $35,666.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $35,666.00 $0.00 $35,666.00 $35,649.02
Case 6 Brent International School Subic Bay 155 $7,174.89 $15,900.00 $1,000.00 $1,654.21 $1,076.23 $26,805.33 $1,654.21 $25,151.12 $27,312.69
Case 6 American Pacific International School 150 $24,657.53 $0.00 $1,232.88 $0.00 $0.00 $25,890.41 $3,698.63 $22,191.78 $22,587.74
Case 6 Kyoto International School 65 $34,912.24 $0.00 $698.24 $0.00 $805.77 $36,416.24 $2,023.77 $34,392.47 $26,587.49
Case 6 Makassar International School 22 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Case 7 Singapore American School 2927 $32,318.54 $8,954.05 $1,616.21 $1,080.08 $0.00 $43,968.88 $2,262.58 $41,706.31 $35,301.10
Case 7 Hong Kong International School 2650 $41,096.21 $3,287.61 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $44,383.82 $6,164.44 $38,219.38 $29,817.80
Case 7 Jakarta International School 2529 $40,490.00 $3,225.00 $0.00 $0.00 $5,000.00 $48,715.00 $0.00 $48,715.00 $44,336.52
Case 7 Taipei American School 2176 $36,131.86 $2,529.22 $0.00 $0.00 $5,665.46 $44,326.54 $3,390.99 $40,935.55 $33,134.68
Case 7 International School Bangkok 1785 $42,614.00 $0.00 $0.00 $1,753.00 $1,500.00 $45,867.00 $6,586.00 $39,281.00 $39,981.88
Case 7 Shanghai American School 1546 $31,500.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $2,458.00 $33,958.00 $0.00 $33,958.00 $28,803.43
Case 7 ASIJ 1490 $52,133.27 $10,636.15 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $62,769.43 $9,411.39 $53,358.04 $39,217.19
Case 7 International School of Beijing-Shunyi 1385 $33,853.00 $0.00 $0.00 $9,423.00 $3,385.00 $46,661.00 $9,423.00 $37,238.00 $31,507.69
Case 7 Seoul Foreign School 1276 $30,853.28 $0.00 $2,000.00 $0.00 $2,412.83 $35,266.11 $0.00 $35,266.11 $28,805.68
Case 7 The International School of Kuala Lumpur 1200 $26,900.00 $5,380.00 $0.00 $4,035.00 $1,781.58 $38,096.58 $7,714.74 $30,381.84 $29,942.31
Case 7 Seoul International School 981 $29,478.64 $0.00 $1,200.00 $0.00 $2,149.50 $32,828.14 $0.00 $32,828.14 $26,814.33
Case 7 Morrison Academy 829 $13,648.68 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $13,648.68 $673.65 $12,975.03 $10,502.45
Case 7 Canadian Academy 739 $32,295.23 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $32,295.23 $0.00 $32,295.23 $24,103.10
Case 7 International School Ho CHi Minh City 655 $22,676.00 $0.00 $0.00 $5,289.00 $900.00 $28,865.00 $5,289.00 $23,576.00 $23,564.78
Case 7 International Christian School Seoul 639 $13,310.95 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $540.78 $13,851.73 $0.00 $13,851.73 $11,314.22
Case 7 Western Academy of Beijing 582 $32,003.00 $0.00 $0.00 $8,001.00 $0.00 $40,004.00 $8,001.00 $32,003.00 $27,078.27
Case 7 International School Singapore 491 $22,944.76 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $3,441.71 $26,386.48 $0.07 $26,386.41 $22,334.02
Case 7 United Nations International School of Hanoi 429 $27,300.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $27,300.00 $0.00 $27,300.00 $27,287.00
Case 7 Nishimachi International School 426 $48,336.49 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $48,336.49 $8,700.57 $39,635.92 $29,131.68
Case 7 American International School of Guangzhou 425 $31,150.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $5,103.00 $36,253.00 $0.00 $36,253.00 $35,066.82
Case 7 International School of Phnom Penh 330 $23,750.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $23,750.00 $0.00 $23,750.00 $24,957.04
Case 7 North Jakarta International School 304 $27,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $1,200.00 $28,200.00 $6,195.00 $22,005.00 $20,027.20
Case 7 TEDA Interantional School, Tianjin 255 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Case 7 Kaohsiung American School 254 $31,076.00 $3,418.00 $0.00 $0.00 $1,448.12 $35,942.12 $0.00 $35,942.12 $29,092.83
Case 7 Bali International School 249 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Case 7 Osaka Intl School 239 $49,957.70 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $805.77 $50,763.47 $10,990.69 $39,772.77 $29,683.85
Case 7 Concordia International School Shanghai 223 $36,520.00 $0.00 $0.00 $280.00 $0.00 $36,800.00 $5,758.00 $31,042.00 $26,330.05
Case 7 Surabaya International School 218 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Case 7 Fukuoka International School 207 $32,311.35 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $32,311.35 $0.00 $32,311.35 $24,115.12
Case 7 Hokkaido International School 178 $28,427.54 $0.00 $0.00 $483.46 $0.00 $28,911.00 $2,820.19 $26,090.81 $20,169.79
Case 7 Vientiane International School 158 $22,963.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $22,963.00 $0.00 $22,963.00 $22,952.07
Case 7 Brent International School Subic Bay 155 $3,443.95 $15,900.00 $0.00 $611.86 $765.32 $20,721.13 $611.86 $20,109.27 $21,837.52
Case 7 American Pacific International School 150 $19,130.85 $0.00 $956.54 $0.00 $0.00 $20,087.39 $2,869.63 $17,217.76 $17,524.97
Case 7 Kyoto International School 65 $26,608.18 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $805.77 $27,413.95 $1,486.16 $25,927.79 $20,043.77
Case 7 Makassar International School 22 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Case 8 Singapore American School 2927 $42,112.04 $8,954.05 $4,211.20 $2,973.87 $0.00 $58,251.16 $3,368.96 $54,882.20 $46,453.45
Case 8 Hong Kong International School 2650 $51,986.54 $4,158.90 $2,516.48 $0.00 $3,500.00 $62,161.92 $8,175.62 $53,986.30 $42,118.75
Case 8 Jakarta International School 2529 $55,413.00 $3,225.00 $0.00 $0.00 $2,000.00 $60,638.00 $18,320.00 $42,318.00 $38,514.48
Case 8 Taipei American School 2176 $45,104.84 $3,157.33 $0.00 $0.00 $11,582.92 $59,845.09 $4,578.14 $55,266.95 $44,735.03
Case 8 International School Bangkok 1785 $55,336.00 $0.00 $0.00 $1,753.00 $1,500.00 $58,589.00 $10,259.00 $48,330.00 $49,192.34
Case 8 Shanghai American School 1546 $40,300.00 $0.00 $4,000.00 $0.00 $2,920.00 $47,220.00 $0.00 $47,220.00 $40,052.35
Case 8 ASIJ 1490 $66,927.20 $10,636.15 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $77,563.35 $15,511.06 $62,052.29 $45,607.30
Case 8 International School of Beijing-Shunyi 1385 $29,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $29,000.00 $0.00 $29,000.00 $24,537.38
Case 8 Seoul Foreign School 1276 $37,553.28 $0.00 $2,500.00 $8,354.18 $2,412.83 $50,820.29 $8,354.18 $42,466.11 $34,686.71
Case 8 The International School of Kuala Lumpur 1200 $34,745.79 $6,949.21 $0.00 $5,211.84 $2,243.95 $49,150.79 $10,699.21 $38,451.58 $37,895.30
Case 8 Seoul International School 981 $33,233.81 $0.00 $1,200.00 $0.00 $2,149.50 $36,583.31 $0.00 $36,583.31 $29,881.59
Case 8 Morrison Academy 829 $16,372.56 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $16,372.56 $820.09 $15,552.46 $12,588.72
Case 8 Canadian Academy 739 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Case 8 International School Ho CHi Minh City 655 $46,980.00 $0.00 $2,349.00 $17,130.00 $4,698.00 $71,157.00 $17,130.00 $54,027.00 $54,001.28
Case 8 International Christian School Seoul 639 $15,023.56 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $907.76 $15,931.32 $0.00 $15,931.32 $13,012.85
Case 8 Western Academy of Beijing 582 $41,568.00 $0.00 $0.00 $10,392.00 $0.00 $51,960.00 $10,392.00 $41,568.00 $35,171.37
Case 8 International School Singapore 491 $17,348.48 $0.00 $0.00 $4,523.48 $503.67 $22,375.62 $4,523.48 $17,852.15 $15,110.43
Case 8 United Nations International School of Hanoi 429 $34,500.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $34,500.00 $0.00 $34,500.00 $34,483.58
Case 8 Nishimachi International School 426 $57,154.83 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $57,154.83 $10,287.87 $46,866.96 $34,446.36
Case 8 American International School of Guangzhou 425 $42,631.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $6,984.00 $49,615.00 $4,263.00 $45,352.00 $43,868.11
Case 8 International School of Phnom Penh 330 $60,500.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $9,075.00 $69,575.00 $7,800.00 $61,775.00 $64,914.58
Case 8 North Jakarta International School 304 $32,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $1,200.00 $33,200.00 $6,945.00 $26,255.00 $23,895.21
Case 8 TEDA Interantional School, Tianjin 255 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Case 8 Kaohsiung American School 254 $32,978.00 $3,628.00 $0.00 $0.00 $1,448.12 $38,054.12 $0.00 $38,054.12 $30,802.35
Case 8 Bali International School 249 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Case 8 Osaka Intl School 239 $56,403.85 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $805.77 $57,209.62 $12,408.85 $44,800.77 $33,436.43
Case 8 Concordia International School Shanghai 223 $46,195.00 $0.00 $0.00 $1,570.00 $0.00 $47,765.00 $8,499.00 $39,266.00 $33,305.71
Case 8 Surabaya International School 218 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Case 8 Fukuoka International School 207 $39,885.58 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $39,885.58 $0.00 $39,885.58 $29,768.04
Case 8 Hokkaido International School 178 $33,262.16 $0.00 $0.00 $483.46 $0.00 $33,745.62 $3,303.65 $30,441.96 $23,533.50
Case 8 Vientiane International School 158 $29,671.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $29,671.00 $0.00 $29,671.00 $29,656.88
Case 8 Brent International School Subic Bay 155 $5,161.93 $15,900.00 $1,000.00 $1,050.32 $908.48 $24,020.74 $1,050.32 $22,970.41 $24,944.56
Case 8 American Pacific International School 150 $21,965.04 $0.00 $1,098.25 $0.00 $0.00 $23,063.30 $3,294.76 $19,768.54 $20,121.27
Case 8 Kyoto International School 65 $31,628.77 $0.00 $632.57 $0.00 $805.77 $33,067.10 $1,801.38 $31,265.73 $24,170.32
Case 8 Makassar International School 22 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Case 9 Singapore American School 2927 $51,345.91 $8,954.05 $5,134.59 $3,422.69 $0.00 $68,857.24 $4,365.10 $64,492.14 $54,587.51
Case 9 Hong Kong International School 2650 $63,298.38 $5,063.78 $2,515.96 $0.00 $3,500.00 $74,378.13 $9,872.18 $64,505.95 $50,325.92
Case 9 Jakarta International School 2529 $59,934.00 $3,225.00 $0.00 $0.00 $2,000.00 $65,159.00 $20,100.00 $45,059.00 $41,009.12
Case 9 Taipei American School 2176 $45,104.84 $3,157.33 $0.00 $0.00 $15,097.61 $63,359.77 $4,847.01 $58,512.76 $47,362.30
Case 9 International School Bangkok 1785 $71,665.00 $0.00 $0.00 $1,753.00 $1,500.00 $74,918.00 $15,144.00 $59,774.00 $60,840.54
Case 9 Shanghai American School 1546 $42,500.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $3,036.00 $45,536.00 $0.00 $45,536.00 $38,623.97
Case 9 ASIJ 1490 $83,026.47 $11,200.19 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $94,226.66 $18,838.89 $75,387.78 $55,408.64
Case 9 International School of Beijing-Shunyi 1385 $52,580.00 $0.00 $2,629.00 $20,598.00 $5,258.00 $81,065.00 $20,598.00 $60,467.00 $51,162.13
Case 9 Seoul Foreign School 1276 $44,253.28 $0.00 $2,500.00 $14,580.00 $2,412.83 $63,746.11 $14,580.00 $49,166.11 $40,159.33
Case 9 The International School of Kuala Lumpur 1200 $40,630.26 $8,126.05 $0.00 $6,094.47 $2,605.53 $57,456.32 $13,020.79 $44,435.53 $43,792.68
Case 9 Seoul International School 981 $34,198.72 $0.00 $1,200.00 $0.00 $2,149.50 $37,548.23 $0.00 $37,548.23 $30,669.74
Case 9 Morrison Academy 829 $16,372.56 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $16,372.56 $761.51 $15,611.04 $12,636.13
Case 9 Canadian Academy 739 $57,628.62 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $57,628.62 $0.00 $57,628.62 $43,010.31
Case 9 International School Ho CHi Minh City 655 $32,099.00 $0.00 $0.00 $8,488.00 $900.00 $41,487.00 $8,488.00 $32,999.00 $32,983.29
Case 9 International Christian School Seoul 639 $13,229.40 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $540.78 $13,770.18 $0.00 $13,770.18 $11,247.61
Case 9 Western Academy of Beijing 582 $46,264.00 $0.00 $0.00 $11,566.00 $0.00 $57,830.00 $11,566.00 $46,264.00 $39,144.74
Case 9 International School Singapore 491 $34,976.78 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $5,246.52 $40,223.29 $0.08 $40,223.21 $34,045.77
Case 9 United Nations International School of Hanoi 429 $35,400.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $35,400.00 $0.00 $35,400.00 $35,383.15
Case 9 Nishimachi International School 426 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Case 9 American International School of Guangzhou 425 $51,868.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $8,498.00 $60,366.00 $0.00 $60,366.00 $58,390.86
Case 9 International School of Phnom Penh 330 $34,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $34,000.00 $0.00 $34,000.00 $35,727.97
Case 9 North Jakarta International School 304 $32,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $1,200.00 $33,200.00 $6,945.00 $26,255.00 $23,895.21
Case 9 TEDA Interantional School, Tianjin 255 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Case 9 Kaohsiung American School 254 $37,139.00 $4,085.00 $0.00 $0.00 $1,448.12 $42,672.12 $0.00 $42,672.12 $34,540.33
Case 9 Bali International School 249 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Case 9 Osaka Intl School 239 $66,073.08 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $805.77 $66,878.85 $14,536.08 $52,342.77 $39,065.30
Case 9 Concordia International School Shanghai 223 $50,665.00 $0.00 $0.00 $2,166.00 $0.00 $52,831.00 $9,766.00 $43,065.00 $36,528.05
Case 9 Surabaya International School 218 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Case 9 Fukuoka International School 207 $45,123.08 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $45,123.08 $0.00 $45,123.08 $33,676.98
Case 9 Hokkaido International School 178 $38,676.93 $0.00 $0.00 $483.46 $0.00 $39,160.39 $3,867.69 $35,292.70 $27,283.42
Case 9 Vientiane International School 158 $35,666.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $35,666.00 $0.00 $35,666.00 $35,649.02
Case 9 Brent International School Subic Bay 155 $7,174.89 $15,900.00 $1,000.00 $1,654.21 $1,076.23 $26,805.33 $1,654.21 $25,151.12 $27,312.69
Case 9 American Pacific International School 150 $24,799.24 $0.00 $1,239.96 $0.00 $0.00 $26,039.21 $3,719.89 $22,319.32 $22,717.56
Case 9 Kyoto International School 65 $34,912.24 $0.00 $698.24 $0.00 $805.77 $36,416.24 $2,023.77 $34,392.47 $26,587.49
Case 9 Makassar International School 22 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
                       

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October 12, 2008 at 10:22 am

Want to teach internationally?

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    Want to teach overseas but not quite sure how to go about it? Thought I’d take the time out to post some tips on how you can go about this seeing as I’ve just been through the process myself. Please note that this post is a little Australian centric as that’s where I’m from. Many of the sites though are international recruitment sites though. Also take into account that although I’ve done a lot of research and spoken to many people who have worked overseas this will be my first overseas teaching position (although not my first overseas job). Thus much of what I say may be wide of the mark – hopefully though it provides some relevant info.

    Firstly let me start by saying that this is about teaching overseas for qualified primary and secondary (high school) teachers. This is not about teaching English in English language schools. For information on teaching in English language schools see Dave’s ESL Cafe.

    Finding the jobs

    It seems that most schools want teachers who have some experience in teaching in their home countries. They usually express this as a minimum of 2 or 3 years experience. Some schools will take NQT’s (Newly Qualified Teachers) but they seem to be schools desperate to find staff or that pay substantially lower wages. Nonetheless I’m assuming they can be a good place to gain experience.

    In trying to find an overseas job there are two main avenues. Going through a recruiter or going direct. I have been to interviews in Australia with both Teacher Recruitment International and Search Associates. Of the two TRI come across as much more personal and friendly. They also seem to be more focused on your particular needs. That said Search Associates seem professional and are much larger and have much larger recruitment fairs (get to those in a second). Search Associates are also more expensive by a few hundred dollars.

    While I met with both of those companies (and may still join both of them in the future) I found my position through plain old slogging on the internet. A Google search of your particular subject area and limited to posting within the last couple of weeks will often find many positions posted on schools websites (go into the Advanced Search part of Google and look for posts in the past month).

    There are also a number of sites that will post positions available for overseas teaching posts. The three key ones are;

  • Council of International Schools

  • Times Educational Supplement (TES) Jobs

  • Teach Anywhere

        Aussie teachers might also like to try this website that lists many independent/catholic/private school jobs as well as a few overseas jobs teachers.on.net

        Pay and Salary Packages

        How long is a piece of string? The pay seems to range from almost nothing (a school I spoke to in the Philippines was offering USD$800 a month) to a very few positions offering perhaps USD$5,000 a month (Hong Kong, I think).

        Overall South America and Africa seem to pay quite poorly. The Middle East pays better (range seems to be about USD$2,000 to USD$3,000 a month) but cost of living is increasing from what teachers on the various forums say. Asia varies but seems to be in the USD$2,000 to USD$3,000 a month range with cost of living varying depending on which Asian country you’re looking at. Europe decent salaries but cost of living is high and thus not a lot of money is left for saving.

        The key however is not the salary. What you need to look at is;

              1. Do you pay tax or does your school pay tax for you – in a lot of packages the tax is paid for you and this often means your take home pay is substantially higher.

              2. Are you offered accommodation or given an allowance sufficient to give you decent accommodation. If not then this should ring alarm bells.

              3. Is medical insurance included? If not steer clear.

              4. Do you have paid flights home for you and your dependents at the beginning and end of your contract (usually 2 years contracts). Most of the better schools will give you flights home every year.

              5. If you have children then schooling should be provided free (note that having more than 2-3 kids can sometimes be a disincentive when schools hire).

              6. Will the school handle all your visa costs and paperwork (if not steer clear)

              7. Do you have any additional benefits e.g.. gym memberships.

                    A decent package leaves you with enough money to travel in the region you’re living and put away some money (or, as in my case, pay for the mortgage back home).

                    A salary of $5,000 in Hong Kong that is not tax free and does not include accommodation may not go as far as a $2,000 salary in Indonesia that is tax free and includes accommodation. A good way to work this all out is to calculate how much you have left every month where you live right now and then calculate how much money you would have left if the country you’re being offered a position in.

                    So when do they recruit?

                    Most International schools work on the Northern Hemisphere school year. They have a short two week break at Christmas and then a 6-8 week break in July/August or June/July. In addition they have a few extra weeks throughout the year. Holidays roughly work out the same as in Australia at between 12-14 weeks. The benefit for Aussies of course is that the middle of the year break is a nice long time to do travelling in the region you’re based in.

                    The school year starting in July means that most schools start to check with current staff in and around December as to whether they’re staying or going. The schools will then post positions on their websites at this time and in January/February. However the main recruitment drive seems to be through recruitment fairs (I have not attended one of these so I am going on information given to me).

                    In Australia both Search Associates and TRI have their fairs in early January. At these fairs International schools will interview candidates and may make offers at this time or after they have attended other recruitment fairs in the world (London and Bangkok recruitment fairs seems to be the main ones).

                    Schools will also post positions that become vacant throughout the year on their websites. This may be a good time to pick up a position as most other international teachers are locked into contracts until June and thus the pool of candidates looking for jobs is likely to be lower.

                    This post is getting a little long winded now. Time to wrap up. The only way to get a job is to keep looking and then apply when you see something that interests you. I’ve got a job in Saigon and that’s what I was particularly looking for but in the process I saw many other positions being advertised. I would refer to the websites listed above on a weekly basis to check for positions becoming available. If you don’t look constantly and apply instantly you’re going to be out of luck.

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                      October 11, 2008 at 2:08 am

                      Saigon: Job Interview

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                      Saigon or is that Sai Gon or even Ho Chi Minh City. It’s all a little confusing. I’m going with Saigon though. Actually I’m not so much going with Saigon as going to Saigon.

                      I’ve just accepted an 18 month contract to go teach Business Studies in Saigon and I’m excited. It’s been a whirlwind of a week. My interview was early this week. Stupidly I’d suggested 3pm as an interview time so I spent the whole day being nervous waiting on the call. It did give me time to do more research. I think I read every relevant forum post on every possible expat website in Vietnam. I also spent hours trawling the TES forums ( a great site for people thinking of teaching overseas) to find out all I could about working in Saigon and about the school I was interviewing for.

                      So 3pm rocks round and I’ve got my list of questions ready. The Principal interviewing is friendly and easy going and even though the line is bad the interview goes ok. I’m not entirely sure I’ve scored a goal though as telephone interviews make it hard to build any rapport or show any of your personality. 

                      Later that day I get an email back, not quite offering me the position, but talking about the salary package. We exchange emails a few time discussing salary expectations and I’m finally made an offer! I’m excited but now I’m also scared. I have two days in which to accept.

                      I spend those days talking to family and friends, weighing up my options. The problem is I’m really happy here in Sydney. I work at a great school, have fantastic colleagues, I’ve moved into a new apartment, have great friends and am all round really enjoying life.  Finally I decide that the opportunity is too good to pass up. The chance of living in another country again is too exciting an adventure. 

                      I print out the school’s contracts, sign them and email them to the Principal letting him know I’ve accepted the offer. 

                      The die has been cast. The Rubicon crossed. I’m going to Saigon in January.

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                      October 11, 2008 at 1:39 am