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Saigon South International School

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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Describe what kinds of teachers work here (local vs. expat, qualifications [or lack there of], etc.) and staff turnover rate. Is there a native English speaker or nationality requirement? Is it LGBT friendly country/school?

"You have to be certified to teach at this school. 95% plus have a masters degree. The school helps teachers to get further education."

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Pension plan details.

"No Pension plan"

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What types of sports programs and activities does the school offer?

"the school offers almost all the sports activities as well as co curricular and extra curricular activities all through the year."

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Describe the technologies available at the school and how people are/are not using them.

"Students in secondary school bring their own devices to school. In Elementary there are sets of Chromebooks and also iPads."

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Sample prices for food, transportation, average hourly rates for a housekeeper, etc.

"You can pay 2-3 EUR for a nice falafel, but if you go to a normal restaurant expect to pay 10-12 EUR. The nice Thai restaurant would cost you more like 16-20 EUR. The tram ticket (which covers you for 90 minutes) costs 2.5 EUR."

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Where did the school take you in the city when you first arrived? What were some staff outings/party locations?

"The Beer Garden of course!"

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What types of accreditation does this school have? When is the accreditation up for renewal? Any religious affiliations?

"The school is now MYP certified."

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Sample activities that you can do around the city? Including ones that you can do with a family (children)?

" Gardens by the Bay, Sentosa Island and the Shopping malls often have playgrounds or even water parks in/on them. "

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Average monthly salary after taxes and in what currency (explain taxation situation). How often do you get paid throughout the year?

"Salary is without taxes taken out and is paid in RMB. You can make around 23000 RMB a month."

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Describe the different aspects of the school building and the school grounds. Also, describe the surrounding area around the campus.

"In September 2004, the school moved to a new purpose-built campus located on 9.2 hectares in the Tay Ho District. The campus includes a science block for Middle/High School, separate music and art rooms, a canteen, a library, four playing fields, a swimming pool, movement and fitness rooms, basketball courts and separate play areas and courtyard..."

George Washington Academy

Casablanca, Morocco

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Places to travel to outside the city by bus or train.

"Buying in advance with Ryan Air can get a very cheap flight to europe, though you'll probably pay more for a PCR test than a ticket (but that is par for the course nowadays)"

Bandung Independent School

Kota Bandung, Indonesia

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What types of sports programs and activities does the school offer?

"IISSAC(Indonesian International Small School Activity Conference) Football, Basketball, Swimming, Badminton, etc. Musical drama. MUN. School Trip.
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