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Where We Work


Caribbean

Bahamas
Expat Population:
Unknown, but the total population is 400,000.
Currency:
Bahamian Dollar (BSD)
Climate:
Always hot & sunny. Temperature ranging from 25 °C (Jan) to 31/32 °C (Jul/Aug).
Time Zone:
GMT -5:00
Requirements to obtain visa:
Bachelor's Degree in the relevant subject area from an accredited institution and Teacher's Certificate, Post-graduate Diploma or Diploma in Education. A minimum of five years post-qualification experience.
Salary
The salary range of the post is $25,200 - $34,300 (Bahamian Dollars) per annum in the scale of S12A.
Different Packages that schools/places offer:
Relocation costs and healthcare offered.
Best suited for:
Globe trotters! People wanting international experience but low financial gains.
Fun Fact:
The Bahamian dollar is equal to the US dollar. Rate is 1:1. Do not touch the fruit at the market, you’ll get a good telling off!
Cayman Islands
Currency:
Cayman Islands Dollar (KYD)
Climate:
Jan 28 °C – Jul/Aug 32 °C
Time Zone:
GMT -5:00
Expat Population:
20% of population (total population is approx. 53,440).
Requirements to obtain visa:
At least 6 months left on British passport (American, Australian, Canadian and other EU), single and multiple entry visas are available. Can obtain single-entry visa: three months; multiple-entry visa: one, two or three years. British embassies charge £115 for receiving, handling and forwarding visa applications for British Overseas Territories.
Salary
Subject to salary scale. Average teaching: £3472pm tax free.
Different Packages that schools/places offer:
Relocation costs and healthcare offered.
Cultural Differences and events to partake in:
In January is the Cayman cookout, in May there is the Cayman Carnival Batabano, and in November it’s Pirates week.
Best suited for:
Those looking for a tax free lifestyle.
Fun Fact:
There are no casinos on the island, and life expectancy is 81 years old!

Europe

Denmark
Currency:
Danish Krone (DKK)
Climate:
Mild winters and cool summers.
Time Zone:
GMT +01:00
Requirements to obtain visa:
UK citizens don’t need a visa.
Salary
Salaries range from a minimum of 16,000 Danish krone (£1850) - max 19,000 (£2200).
Different Packages that schools/places offer:
On occasion schools will offer expat packages such as accommodation and healthcare.
Cultural Differences:
Their culture is more relaxed and has a slower pace.
Fun Fact:
The UN World Happiness Report has rated Danes as the happiest people on earth two years in a row.
Germany
Currency:
Euro (EUR)
Climate:
Moderate and has generally no long periods of cold or hot weather. They are characterized by warm summers and mild cloudy winters. Temperatures ranging from -5°C (Jan) to 25°C (Jul/Aug).
Time Zone:
GMT +01:00
Expat Population:
0.5% expat population (total population is 82 million)
Requirements to obtain visa:
No visa requirements should you hold an EU passport.
Salary
2800 EUR/month (subject to German tax).
General Packages schools offer:
Schools offer relocation allowance and sometimes short-term help with accommodation upon arrival.
Cultural Differences:
Those looking to immerse themselves in local culture and quality of life.
Fun Fact:
Berlin's Zoologischer Garten is the largest zoo in the world.
Italy
Currency:
Euro (EUR)
Climate:
Mediterranean Climate. Hot & dry summers, cool wet winters. Temperatures ranging from 2°C (Jan) to 30°C (Jul/Aug).
Time Zone:
GMT +01:00
Expat Population:
6% expat population (total population is 60 million).
Requirements to obtain visa:
No visa requirements should you hold an EU passport.
Salary
2800 EUR/month (subject to German tax).
General Packages schools offer:
Schools offer relocation allowance and sometimes short-term help with accommodation upon arrival.
Cultural Differences:
Those looking to immerse themselves in local culture and quality of life.
Fun Fact:
In Italy, there is a submerged bronze statue of Jesus Christ that is 2.5 metres tall.
Russia
Currency:
Russian Ruble (RUB)
Climate:
In general, Russia can be described as a continental influenced climate with warm to hot, dry summers and extremely cold winters. Temperatures can be as low as -30°C with very heavy snowfall.
Time Zone:
GMT +03:00
Requirements to obtain visa:
No Visa needed for European citizens.
Salary
Average salary around £32,000.
Different Packages schools/places offer:
Accommodation, annual return flights & healthcare are generally included.
Cultural Differences:
Russian people are very direct in their communication.
Best suited for:
Someone who wants to remain within Europe but still receive a substantial salary.
Fun Fact:
Russia has the world’s biggest McDonald’s.
Spain
Currency:
Euros (EUR)
Climate:
There are three different climate zones in Spain, due to its large size. Visitors can generally expect a Mediterranean climate, characterized by hot, dry summers and mild, rainy winters.
Time Zone:
GMT +01:00
Expat Population:
Massive British migration to Spain has resulted in it being one of the largest British expat populations.
Requirements to obtain visa:
No Visa needed for European citizens.
Salary
Average £22, 000- 24,000.
Different Packages schools/places offer:
Spain typically offers low salaries and no expat packages.
Cultural Differences & events to partake in:
There are celebrations and festivals in Spain all year.
Best suited for:
For a lifestyle choice and very family friendly.
Fun Fact:
Nudity is legal in Spain.
Sweden
Currency:
Swedish Krona (SEK)
Climate:
Sweden has very mild weather.
Time Zone:
GMT +01:00
Requirements to obtain visa:
No Visa needed for European citizens.
Salary
Ranging between £24,000-£26,000.
Different Packages schools/places offer:
Normally European countries will only offer salary. However, occasionally they will pay for accommodation and healthcare.
Cultural Differences:
Swedish way of living is more relaxed.
Best suited for:
Someone who is looking for lifestyle aspects.
Fun Fact:
89% of people in Sweden speak English. The official twitter account of @sweden is given to a random citizen every week to manage.
Ukraine
Currency:
Ukrainian Hryvnia (UAH)
Climate:
The climate is dry and continental influenced with warm, dry summers and fairly severe winters. January is the coldest month with daytime temperatures usually around 0°C.
Time Zone:
GMT +02:00
Requirements to obtain visa:
No Visa needed for European citizens.
Salary
An average salary can range from £26,000- 30,000.
Different Packages schools/places offer:
Normally European countries will only offer salary. However, occasionally they will pay for accommodation and healthcare.
Cultural Differences:
Manners are a big part of Ukranian culture.
Best suited for:
Ukraine is a lifestyle choice. The cost of living is low and is family friendly.
Fun Fact:
Ukraine has the world’s longest escalator that is 4 minutes long at the Arsenalna metro station.

Asia

China
Currency:
Chinese Yuan Renminbi (CNY)
Climate:
The climate varies from region to region. In the northeast the summers are hot and dry and the winters are very cold. The north and central regions have frequent bouts of rain coupled with hot summers and cold winters.
Time Zone:
GMT +8:00
Expat Population:
Really varies with each province.
Requirements to obtain visa:
Minimum two years teaching experience for international schools. Teaching degrees are preferable.
Salary
Varies according to the cost of living in each province. Teaching salaries can range from £24,000 – £45,000.
Different Packages that schools/places offer:
Schools offer flights, accommodation or accommodation allowance, international medical care & tuition for children.
Cultural Differences and events to partake in:
Chinese new year, Mid-Autumn Festival & Lantern Festival are all great public holidays to participate in.
Best suited for:
Teachers looking for adventure and a completely different culture!
Fun Fact:
China will be home to 21 of the world's tallest 50 skyscrapers by 2020.
Hong Kong
Currency:
Hong Kong Dollar (HKD)
Climate:
Hong Kong has a monsoon-influenced subtropical climate. It is mild for more than half the year. There are mild, dry winters and hot, humid, and wet summers. Average temperatures ranging from 16-30°C.
Time Zone:
GMT +08:00
Expat Population:
4.24% expat population (total population is 7.1million).
Requirements to obtain visa:
Minimum two years teaching experience for international schools. Teaching degree preferable.
Salary
HK$22,985 - HK$48,400 (approx. $3,000-$6,500).
Different Packages that schools/places offer:
Schools offer flights, accommodation or accommodation allowance, international medical care & tuition for children.
Cultural Differences and events to partake in:
Chinese New Year and the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival.
Best suited for:
Those looking for an upbeat, cosmopolitan lifestyle.
Fun Fact:
Hong Kong has more Rolls Royce’s per person than any other city in the world.
Japan
Currency:
Japanese Yen (JPY)
Climate:
Japan is generally temperate, with four distinct seasons: Winter (Dec to Feb) is quite dry and sunny along the Pacific coast and the temperatures rarely drop below 0°C.
Time Zone:
GMT +09:00
Expat Population:
1.5% expat population as of 2013 (total population is 127 million)
Requirements to obtain visa:
A minimum two years teaching experience for international schools. Teaching degree preferable.
Salary
Salaries can vary between £30,000 and £60,000.
Different Packages that schools/places offer:
Schools offer flights, accommodation or accommodation allowance, international medical care & tuition for children.
Cultural Differences and events to partake in:
Cherry Blossom Festival, Obon (Annual Buddist Event to commemorate the family’s ancestors).
Fun Fact:
Sleeping on the job is acceptable in Japan.
Macau
Currency:
Macanese Pataca (MOP)
Climate:
Macau has a humid subtropical climate.
Time Zone:
GMT +08:00
Expat Population:
Unknown, but the total population is 600,000.
Requirements to obtain visa:
A minimum two years teaching experience for international schools. Teaching degree preferable.
Salary
HK$22,985 - HK$48,400 (approx. $3,000-$6,500).
Different Packages that schools/places offer:
Schools offer flights, accommodation or accommodation allowance, international medical care & tuition for children.
Cultural Differences and events to partake in:
Chinese New Year, A-Ma Festival.
Fun Fact:
It is the only place in China where gambling is allowed. Portuguese egg tarts are Macau's most famous and popular local snack.
Singapore
Currency:
Singapore Dollar (SGD)
Climate:
Tropical rainforest climate with 80% humidity. Generally no seasons with constant temperatures of 25°C to 30°C and an abundance of rainfall.
Time Zone:
GMT +8:00
Expat Population:
Approximately 25% expat population (total population is 5.6 million).
Requirements to gain visa:
Must report to Ministry of Manpower (MOM) for employment passes, Bachelors in taught subject, up-to-date Police Check, and a minimum of two years teaching experience.
Salary
Low tax salaries. Approximately £25000 per Annum.
Packages
Most schools in the country tend to offer full expat package: flights, furnished accommodation, medical insurance, and subsidised tuition for dependents.
Cultural Differences:
A variety of different nationalities and races including: Malay, Chinese, Indian, and Caucasian. Most people speak English, the pace of life is very fast, and there is a law against jaywalking.
Best suited for:
The city is more suited for younger people. Older residents and families tend to move to the woodland areas.
Fun Fact:
Singapore is made up of 63 tiny islands and most of them are uninhabited. Singapore is the second most densely populated country in the world after Monaco.
South Korea
Currency:
South Korean Won (KRW)
Climate:
South Korea is temperate, with four very distinct seasons. South Korea has a continental climate characterised by very cold, dry winters and very hot, humid summers.
Time Zone:
GMT +09:00
Expat Population:
3.5% expat population (total population is 50 million).
Requirements to obtain visa:
Minimum two years teaching experience for international schools. Teaching degree preferable.
Salary
Expect a salary around $50,000.
Different Packages that schools/places offer:
Schools offer flights, accommodation or accommodation allowance, international medical care & tuition for children.
Cultural Differences and events to partake in:
Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving), Boryeong Mud Festival, Lantern Festival, Seoul International Fireworks Festival.
Fun Fact:
46% of South Korea’s population have an identical surname (Kim).

Middle East

Bahrain
Expat Population:
60% expat population (total population is 1.2 million).
Currency:
Bahraini Dinar (BHD)
Climate:
Dry, subtropical desert climate. Temperatures ranging from 14°C (Jan) to 35°C (Jul/Aug).
Time Zone:
GMT +03:00
Requirements to obtain visa:
Minimum two years teaching experience.
Salary
Tax free salaries start at 1800/month
Different Packages that schools/places offer:
Most schools offer fully furnished accommodation, flights (entry, exit, and annual return), international health care, and personal development.
Best suited for:
All (women are not allowed to support their husbands on dependant’s visa).
Fun Fact:
A mysterious 400 year old Mesquite tree, named the “Tree of Life”, attracts thousands of tourists each year in Bahrain as it stands alone in the desert with no clear water source.
Kuwait
Currency:
Kuwaiti Dinar (KWD)
Climate:
Hot & dry climate, temperatures range from 7°C (Jan) to 45 °C (Jul/Aug).
Time Zone:
GMT +3:00
Expat Population:
70% expat population (total population is 4.1 million).
Requirements to obtain visa:
1-2 years of teaching experience and a regional teaching license or certificate.
Salary
Salaries are tax free generally starting at around £2200/month.
General Packages that schools offer:
Most schools offer fully furnished accommodation, flights (entry, exit, and annual return), international health care, and personal development.
Cultural Differences and events to partake in:
The country observes all Muslim holidays including Ramadan and Eid.
Best suited for:
Single teachers &families
Fun Fact:
The national bird of Kuwait is the falcon, and you can find this symbol everywhere in Kuwait.
Oman
Currency:
Omani Rial (OMR)
Climate:
Dry, subtropical desert climate. Temperatures ranging from 15°C (Jan) to 40 °C (Jul/Aug).
Time Zone:
GMT +4:00
Expat Population:
50% expat population (total population is 4.4 million).
Requirements to obtain visa:
Minimum two years teaching experience.
Salary
Tax free salaries start at 1800/month.
General Packages that schools offer:
Most schools offer fully furnished accommodation, flights (entry, exit, and annual return), international health care, and personal development.
Cultural Differences and events to partake in:
The country observes all Muslim holidays including Ramadan and Eid.
Best suited for:
All (not suitable for non-married couples).
Fun Fact:
The area of Oman’s human history is estimated to go back at least 106,000 years, making it one of the oldest areas of human-inhabitation in the world.
Qatar
Currency:
Qatari Riyal (QAR)
Climate:
Dry, subtropical desert climate. Temperatures ranging from 14°C (Jan) to 40°C (Jul/Aug).
Time Zone:
GMT +3:00
Expat Population:
88% expat population (total population is 1.8 million).
Requirements to gain visa:
Minimum two years teaching post-degree.
Salary
Salaries are tax free generally start at 2200/month.
General Packages schools offer:
Most schools offer fully furnished accommodation, flights (entry, exit, and annual return), international health care, and personal development.
Cultural Differences and events to partake in:
The country observes all Muslim holidays including Ramadan and Eid.
Best suited for:
All
Fun Fact:
Weekends in Qatar are Friday and Saturday, with more shops being closed on Friday morning until the Jum’ah afternoon prayer.
Saudi Arabia
Currency:
Saudi Riyal (SAR)
Climate:
Temperatures ranging from 10°C (Jan) to 45°C (Jul/Aug).
Time Zone:
GMT +3:00
Expat Population:
35% expat population (total population is 31 million).
Requirements to obtain visa:
Two years teaching experience including a Bachelor’s in the taught subject.
Salary
Tax free salaries start at 2200/month.
General Packages that schools offer:
Most schools offer fully furnished accommodation, flights (entry, exit, and annual return), international health care, and personal development.
Cultural Differences and events to partake in:
The country observes all Muslim holidays including Ramadan and Eid.
Best suited for:
Those looking for an adventure and a different cultural experience (not suitable for non-married couples).
Fun Fact:
Saudi Arabia is home to Islam’s holiest pilgrimage sites; Mecca and Medina.
UAE- Dubai & Abu Dhabi
Currency:
Emirati Dirham (AED)
Climate:
Generally hot and sunny. Temperature ranging from 14 °C (Jan) to 50 °C (Jul/Aug).
Time Zone:
GMT +4:00
Expat Population:
90% expat population in Dubai, 80% in Abu Dhabi (total population is 9.2 million).
Requirements to obtain visa:
Bachelor degree in taught subject and a minimum two years teaching post-degree.
Salary
Schools in this country offer tax-free packages. Salaries depend on the school but usually start at around £2000/month.
Different Packages schools/places offer:
Most schools offer fully furnished accommodation, flights (entry, exit, and annual return), international health care, and personal development.
Cultural Differences and events to partake in:
The country observes all Muslim holidays including Ramadan and Eid.
Best suited for:
Single teachers, small families, and those travelling alone.
Fun Fact:
Dubai’s Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world at a height of 2,722 feet.

What we offer to our


Clients

At Jambo Education International, we understand that for clients there are greater risks associated with hiring from abroad and therefore it is crucial that candidates are the perfect fit. You need a teacher that is not only specialist for the role, but one that is also able to understand local customs and the importance of integrating with the culture.

This is why we offer personalised recruitment solutions for each client, taking a proactive approach in finding a qualified, suitable teacher who is prepared to take on the challenges of working abroad.

With this in mind, we act as a central point of communication between both client and candidate, guiding both parties through from initial contact, to interview, and then to placement.

We source candidates who are not only enthusiastic to undertake the role, but also the new lifestyle and culture in which they will be living. This ensures that both the client and candidate will be equally satisfied with the placement, with the needs of both parties being met.

Candidates

We understand that working abroad is an exciting, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for candidates to experience a totally new way of life whilst enhancing the rewarding aspects of teaching.

We will aid you in finding the perfect role by providing a personal and fully confidential service that suits your needs. We provide highly trained consultants who are specialists in your market area and want to communicate with you to find the best options for you.

We also appreciate that the idea of working abroad and stepping into an unknown culture can be daunting, which is why we are here to help you every step of the way; whether it’s finding the perfect role, help with visas, or guiding you through the international recruitment process.

Our main focus is finding the right placement that is suitable for your teaching abilities and ensuring that you are as comfortable as possible in your new environment. Our service is personalised to your needs, with a point person to aid you on the adventure of a lifetime and the rewarding teaching opportunities that lie there.

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