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Best International Teaching Websites

K-12 and University School Jobs Abroad

The International Educator (TIE)
International Career Opportunities
The International Educator (TIE) is a private nonprofit organization dedicated to serving International Schools all over the world by helping them find qualified teachers. TIE links thousands of English-speaking teachers to worldwide opportunities in over 400 American Overseas and International Schools around the world. TIE does this through a comprehensive online service and a newspaper issued 5 times throughout the year.

Salaries and savings opportunities vary, but most schools provide travel, rental and health care benefits. Please visit our website to explore these opportunities.

K-12 Teaching at International Schools

Teaching in international K-12 schools usually requires teaching certification.

Fulbright Teacher Exchange: US State Department, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Teaching exchanges (reciprocal) for currently employed K-12 teachers.

International Schools Services is a service that allows applicants for overseas teaching positions in private American international schools are able to interview in the states at one of ISS’s U.S.-based International Recruitment Centers. Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree, two years of current K-12 teaching experience, and in most cases teaching certification.,Teaching Jobs Overseas. A site which requires membership, it nonetheless provides some interesting resources and articles on finding work teaching overseas, along with a plethora of job listings worldwide.

Search Associates tries to match qualified teachers and interns (who must be university graduates) with vacancies in international schools worldwide via its website and also teacher / recruiter job fairs held in Kuala Lumpur, Sydney, Dubai, London, Toronto, Massachusetts, California and others between January and July. There is a registration fee.

University of Northern Iowa’s Overseas Placement Service for Educators is a university-sponsored service organizes an annual job fair for certified teachers for international K-12 English language schools and publishes information about these schools.

U.S. Department of State, Office of Overseas Schools describes English-language K-12 schools abroad, opportunities for teaching abroad, and provides links to relevant organizations.

UNI Overseas Placement Service for Educators at the University of Northern Iowa Career Center. The UNI Overseas Placement Service for Educators connects international K-12 schools with certified educators year round. Services offered include the UNI Overseas Recruiting Fair, credential and referral services, and related publications. UNI is the original international fair for educators. No placement fees.

University of Michigan, International Center’s Overseas Opportunities Office provides excellent resources of K-12 teaching resources.

University Teaching at International Schools

Teaching at the university level usually requires a Ph.D. or a professional degree, though there are some options available for advanced graduate students.

Chronicle of Higher Education. For academicians the Chronicle is the best source of job listings. Much of site accessible only to subscribers. Also check with discipline-specific professional associations.

Council of International Schools. U.K. Office. CIS is a not-for-profit association and a good resource for international education. They also provide teacher and administrative recruitment services. There is no fee charged to candidates, either for registering with CIS or for securing a new appointment through their services.

Fulbright Scholar Program, Grants for U.S. Faculty and Professionals, Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES). Overseas teaching and research positions for those qualified to teach or to do research in universities, as well as study tours for international education administrators.


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