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Teaching in mauritius... Advice needed

Discussion in 'Teaching abroad' started by nickiwalker15, Aug 31, 2015.

  1. Hi. I am a secondary school science teacher (chemistry specialism) who has been teaching for four years and currently completing my NPQML qualification.

    my husband and I are looking to move overseas and teach abroad..myself science and my husband TEFL qualified but could also work insurance.

    we have done some research and visited the island and looked at various locations. We were wondering if anyone had any advice or information about living and teaching in Mauritius for us as a young couple looking to move out to the island in the next year please?

    any information we would greatly appreciate.

    Thank you.
     
  2. selbelle

    selbelle New commenter

    Hello Nicki, I am a UK based teacher but my parent s are from Mauritius so I know the island fairly well. The people tend to be friendly and helpful and local/street food is cheap. The main public transport are buses and I would advise you to get/rent a car. If you want to be by the beach, the best ones are in the north of the island. However, some people prefer to live on the plateau where it is slightly cooler (vacoas,curepipe). I am aware there are a few international schools but I believe you might have to take a salary cut to work in Mauritius (please check, I'm not 100% on this) but lifestyle might be cheaper too.I haven't taught there but I think the kids would be easier to teach/discipline than the UK. Most people are bilingual (english and french) and speak broken french as the local dialect.
     

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