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Discussion in 'Teaching abroad' started by MissLHE, Dec 13, 2018.

  1. MissLHE

    MissLHE New commenter

    Anyone have any insights / experience of what to expect of an international school in Hanoi? Have visited Vietnam before and really liked Hanoi in particular. I'm looking at a non-teaching post in particular (a pastoral role, although I am a qualified teacher and the post mentions that this is an advantage as they'd like someone who could also possibly teach PSE).

    Sorry to bring 'that ol' chesnut' up again, but what should you be expecting from salaries etc too?
  2. MissLHE

    MissLHE New commenter

    Oops, really should learn to proof-read, I meant 'chestnut'...!
  3. makhnovite

    makhnovite Established commenter

    As always it depends which one. The little one on Kim Ma is a bit of a sh1t show run by a cheerful drunk for a local company. Having said that I spent two very pleasant years there with no one bothering me. The one further out of town with no connections to the UN whatsoever is a decent place, although a bit American in style. The two or three smaller ones that have sprung up in recent years are struggling for numbers as the expat population in Ha Noi is not really big enough to support so many schools. What is happening is that they are becoming language schools rather than international schools.

    Whatever you decide Ha Noi is an interesting place and very different to the rather homogenous Asian cities like; HK, Singapore, Guangzhou etc.

    As for packages I can not really say as I left some years ago, but the first two I mentioned pay a decent rate and the cost of living is pretty low. And of course Vietnam is a great place for travel and a good hub for visiting other countries, although Vietnam airlines and Ha Noi airport are pretty dreadful.
  4. dumbbells66

    dumbbells66 Lead commenter

    The new airport is great....the old one was terrible. Its now the domestic terminal

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