I taught in Cairo from 2000-2004 and am anxious to get back. Am totally aware that the current situation is far different from when I left, but I've got an adventurous spirit and am fortunate to have a support network of former colleagues still living in Egypt. I applied to two schools last year - just before the revolution - and by mid-March, both decided to hold off on hiring new teachers until they had a better idea of the impact the political situation would have on enrolment. In the end, one had to let several teachers go and the other hired locally - but not until August. Any ideas as to what hiring practice will be like this year? I see a few schools have already posted jobs, but it seems a bit quiet, no?