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Why Writing International School Reviews is Important


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Here at International Educators, we're always looking for people to review the international schools where they have worked at or are currently working. And there's a good reason – these reviews are the most vital part of our community, and are our top priority.

The truth is that there are hundreds of international schools out there, and some are much better than others. We've all heard stories about well-known nightmare schools with terrible administrations and working conditions.

People need to know about the problems with these schools before they move to another country and get stuck in a contract that will do nothing but make them miserable.

On the other hand, there are also lesser-known schools that are well run, great to work at, and actively help their teachers grow in their profession. It's important to help get the word out about these schools so they can attract new, highly qualified professionals.

That said, at the end of the day, the reviews are not simply a matter of whether a school is awful or great. Most international schools fall somewhere in the middle. What matters is whether a school is going to be a good fit for a given person.

This is where reviews really matter – because they paint a picture of the experience of teaching at that educational institution. What is important to one educator might be trivial to another.

Some are mostly concerned about being able to save money. Others are motivated by the ability to travel to interesting places during their time off. Total academic freedom may be the most important thing to you. For someone else, having a nice, clean beach near campus might be considerably more important.

The reviews submitted to our community give educators and potential educators a snapshot so they can apply to a school with their eyes wide open.

In fact, it's the only way people can find out which schools to apply to and which to avoid. Most schools promise to be all things to all people, and you can't really trust what the administration tells you before you get there.

Nobody wants to end up thousands of miles from home, in an environment they can't stand, working for people they are not comfortable with.

Every time someone writes a review, it helps protect other people from that type of experience. And, at the end of the day, helping each other out is what our forums are all about!

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