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Re: [teacherartexchange] Finding Art Teaching abroad


From: Peggy Woolsey (eoolspeg_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sun Feb 20 2011 - 03:19:58 PST

Add Korea to the list of ageist hiring practices.

On 20-Feb-11, at 12:35 PM, <> wrote:

> Melissa's message reminded me of something--Search's database
> includes info about age limits for getting work visas (many
> countries have restrictions). Some are very low (less than 55)--
> for instance, Brunei, Tanzania, Netherlands. If you would be
> turning 60, say, during your contract (contracts are usually for two
> years), the school will probably not be able to hire you.
> Also, if you don't have Skype, get it (and have a Webcam on your
> computer) so you can interview with schools.
> Maggie
> ---- Melissa Enderle wrote:
>> Maggie has given some good advice.This is my 11th year teaching
>> overseas - 3rd in India. Recruiting fairs (and recruiting in
>> general) is going on right now, with many of the major fairs having
>> taken place in January and Feb. You will have already missed a
>> number of opportunities, so if you are truly interested in a
>> position for next year, get right on it! Having traveled overseas
>> before is a definite plus - they want to know youíre not going to
>> hightail it out of there on the first instance of challenges,
>> culture shock, etc. Flexibility is key not only to being happy in a
>> job & new country, but also in finding a job. Know what things are
>> important to you - for me, safety, freedoms as a female, and
>> cultural opportunities are important.
>> There are some countries that have hiring restrictions at 60 and
>> above. I donít recall seeing any lower than that. Salary might be
>> less than what youíre making currently, but you also must consider
>> benefits (i.e. housing, utilities, airfare) and cost of living. In
>> some countries, you can save well over half of your salary, while
>> others you nearly have to dip into savings to teach- particularly
>> so in Western European schools.
>> All the best, and if you have further questions, feel free to
>> contact me.
>> Melissa
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