The big good schools there are run like good UK schools - it would be different if you were going to a backwater, but these are very serious institutions. Google them, look up everything about them in ex-pat websites, and try a speculative letter. I don't often suggest this, but in this case I do. Best wishes ___________________________________________________________ TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service. The TES Careers Advice service runs seminars and workshops, one-to-one careers and applications advice, one-to-one interview coaching and an application review service. I do Application and Interview one-to-ones, and also contribute to the Job Application Workshops. We look at application letters, executive summaries and interviews. The next Workshops I'm doing that still have vacancies are on Sunday 13th and Friday 25th February. There is also a specialist Workshop for applications to SLT on Saturday February 19th. Go to https://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storyCode=6060678 for more details of these and other seminars. Look forward to seeing you!