I have recently decided to go and teach abroad and have sent in several applications. In most cases I get a favourable initial response but as soon as some schools realise my ethnic background, they show no interest at all. A message I got from one head teacher (in Africa) who was kind enough to call me back was: you are brilliant and would have loved to have you on my team, but the owners of the school would really prefer a Caucasian teacher. I work in UK and have always been offered jobs on all interviews bar one despite my African origins . I have had a similar complaint from a friend from China who, after several failed applications, was offered a job there but at local rates despite having been teaching in UK for 12 years. Should I give up my dream of teaching in an international school outside of Europe? (I was offered a job before in Mainland Europe in what is usually seen as a racist country). I was advised not to try the Middle East as they generally consider even their darker counterparts as second class citizens hence they wouldn't want their children taught by one. True or myth? Thanks for all the anticipated info and views.