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Working abroad and not married

Discussion in 'Teaching abroad' started by ROSO28, Nov 26, 2015.

  1. ROSO28

    ROSO28 New commenter


    This is my first time posting in this forum so please forgive me if the answer is elsewhere although I have spent a while reading previous posts and I can't find my answer.

    My partner and I have decided to look to move abroad. A friend of mine has moved to Brunei to teach and has recommended it hugely. We have a 4 year old child and are currently unmarried. Is this a big problem?

    Is it a requirement to teach in Asia/Brunei etc to be married? We are engaged atm I might add.
    Does anyone have any experience teaching in these places and not being married?

    many thanks x
  2. Principal-Skinner

    Principal-Skinner Occasional commenter

    Yes. Get married before interview or you're likely to miss out.
  3. jpgreenwood

    jpgreenwood Occasional commenter

    Commenting on "Asia/Brunei" is difficult. There are countries in Asia where it would be problematic (Principal-Skinner is right that Brunei is one of them) but there are many more where it wouldn't be.
  4. the hippo

    the hippo Lead commenter Community helper

    Yep, Brunei is a no-no if you have not tied the knot. When Mrs H and I were in Doha, we would sometimes read of unmarried ladies in the pudding club who had to get on an aeroplane rather quickly, in order to avoid being sent to prison.
  5. stopwatch

    stopwatch Lead commenter

    Do the deed, get married and be done with it!
    agbak likes this.

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