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Teaching in Kenya/Tanzania

Discussion in 'Teaching abroad' started by aimeesadenia, Feb 3, 2016.

  1. aimeesadenia

    aimeesadenia New commenter

    Can anyone help?

    I have had a job interview for a job in Ashuru Tanzania and I have two next week - one in Nairobi and one in Mombasa.
    My initial excitement has been replaced by absolute fear! Although not one to usually listen to internet reviews, I have read some absolutely scathing things about the schools and am now terrified.

    My current job is pretty peachy at present (for an English school), but have always dreamed of living in Africa and thought this would be an exciting thing....now not so sure! And am I being silly giving up a relatively nice job to go and work in an African international school?

    Likewise people seem to suggest that the workload is excessive....I'm trying to get away from that!

    If anyone can help, I would be most grateful!!

  2. migratingbird

    migratingbird Occasional commenter

    Hi! Well done on getting three interviews, you must be thrilled! I lived in Kenya up until recently and am happy to discuss the pros and cons via "conversation". I'll send you a message now - you'll find it by clicking on your green circle (or avatar) in the top right corner of the screen. Kenya is amazing and frustrating all at the same time but I wouldn't change my experiences there for the world :)
  3. the hippo

    the hippo Lead commenter Community helper

    It is more than a few years ago, when I was a much younger hippopotamus, that Mrs H and I spent two amazing years in Kenya. Yes, it is not the safest of places and the money was pretty awful. So what? It was great and we will treasure the memories for the rest of our lives.
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  4. DarthVader1234

    DarthVader1234 New commenter

    Have sent you a PM aimeesadenia.
  5. ceviche

    ceviche New commenter

    See my post in the other thread about Arusha, and you can PM me as well if you want.
  6. gaganija

    gaganija New commenter

    could anyone please send me any details about a well know prep school there? Life as a single mum - is it safe?
  7. KolleyKibber

    KolleyKibber New commenter

    I'm currently in Arusha, Tanzania though I am leaving after four years. I have loved every minute of it, there's loads going on and the weather is fantastic. I've always found the place safe and friendly, though there are certain areas you wouldn't go to at night. I could say the same about my hometown of Hartlepool! Which school is the interview for? Dead President or the apple? If you want any more information, feel free to PM me.
  8. chris_wood

    chris_wood New commenter

    Anyone know about the school on the outskirts of Nairobi. Boarding and not too far from a shopping mall: looks like a castle??? Any idea of salary???

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