Teach in the Middle East
For some, the decision to teach in the Middle East is a no brainer. For others the indecision can be their biggest obstacle.
There is a lot of information out there, and sometimes what we see on the internet can be a tad overwhelming. And, let’s face it, the worldwide web is a place where fact and fluff go to mingle. We understand it’s tough to know when you are getting the right info. That is where we can help!
In addition to Australia, Leading Out works with fantastic international schools in Qatar, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Oman. In 2012, Leading Out polled visitors to our site asking what the biggest concerns may be about living and teaching in the Middle East. We weren’t surprised to learn that political and safety concerns were at the top of the list. We completely understand why some would feel that way, and hope to address some of the common misconceptions surrounding this part of the world through Our Blog, Teacher Testimonials, and our FAQ page.
Let us share the good, the bad and the interesting. As educators who have worked abroad, we completely appreciate the idea of sharing as much info as possible with our teachers before they make their move. The decision to teach in the Middle East is not for everyone. You have to know what you are getting into, so you can be sure to make the right career decision.
Testimonial: Teaching in Qatar
“Qatar has not only been one of the best career decisions for me as a new teacher, but has also given me the opportunity to visit places I’d never dreamed of visiting! The large expat community in Qatar also allows people who have strong ties to their home, to meet people from their home country and others! It really is a unique experience to live in Qatar. I have signed on for a third year because I love my job and the great travel opportunities it provides and because I have built strong relationships with friends and co-workers over the last two years.” ~Kendall, Grade 1 Teacher, Qatar