A Letter from Ladygirl
Congratulations on your retirement!
I'm sorry I am just replying. I am still learning how the details of the forum, etc.
Yes, I have seen many of your posts in fact! I have been doing a lot of research on teaching abroad.
In talking to my husband, we are probably going to wait 5 years to teach abroad. The reason being the county we teach in will pay for 60% of our health insurance if we wait 5 years to retire with 20 years in Virginia. One has to have their health insurance! We are thinking of teaching for 10 years and then returning to the states as we own a farm here.
I have noticed that some prefer the International American Schools over the British schools. Why is this? Does one have to have IB training to teach in an IB school? I noticed at the International School of Warsaw they hired a teacher who has taught about 30 years in the states, so I see that age is not always a factor. Yeah! It looks like some of the schools will pay for your visa, what have you experienced? Where did you teach in Romania?
The countries we are considering are Poland, Hungary, Romania and Luxembourg. We would also consider Thailand.
I did read part of your blog! Bulgaria is beautiful!