Ok! If there’s one piece of advice I can give to any of you before you apply to teach at a public school in the UAE, it is this: it takes time. You will be waiting months not weeks to get on that plane. So be prepared. Patience is most definitely a virtue in this game.
You will scream, you will cry, you will question yourself and your decisions, you will look for ways out, you will change your mind, maybe two or three times, maybe more, you will panic, and you will do it all over again.
I wanted to write a post on this as a lot of people have asked me about it since I came here. I know how it feels being left in the dark as you go through it from beginning to end. Not knowing if, or when, the departure date will ever arrive. And I know a lot of you are in the same position now or may be in the same position sometime in the future.
So, I’ve decided to include a timeline of events from the moment I first applied. It’s something I wish I would have known when I started the whole process. Continue reading “Teaching at a Public School in UAE: A timeline of the application process”