Experiencing the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Experiencing the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

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● Teaching Location: Jouf, Tabuk and Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia ● Type of Teaching Job: Universities and Private Language Institute ● Student Age Group: Young Adults and Adults ● Monthly Salary: 12,000 SAR (~3,200 USD) ● Monthly Rent: 0 (Provided) ● Living Arrangement: Shared villas/flat ● Monthly Savings: 2,700 USD ● Contract Bonuses: Airfare, End of contract bonus β‹― By Taiwanda BasonΒ β‹― Like all places, Saudi Arabia has its favorable and unfavorable points. Most people in Saudi and outside of Saudi believe that Americans will have a hard time because of the stark contrast between its culture and the West. However, I think because of my desire to see what life was like in other countries outside of America, I was the ideal candidate to go because I wasn't…
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The Pros and Cons of Teaching English in the UAE

The Pros and Cons of Teaching English in the UAE

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● Location: Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates ● Type of Teaching Job: Public School: Abu Dhabi Education Council; Al Dhama’a School for Boys ● Student Age Group: Teenagers (10th grade) ● Monthly Salary: Monthly salary of 14,692 dirhams (~$4,000 USD), plus end of service bonus (EOS) bonus of a month’s pay for each year worked ● Monthly Rent: A 2 or 3-bedroom flat was included in my pay package. Otherwise rent is approximately 65-70K dirhams annually for a similar 3-bedroom flat. ● Living Arrangement: Private apartment ● Monthly Savings: Approximately 3,700-4,400 dirhams ($1,000~$1,200 USD) ● Contract Bonuses: Round-trip airfare for whole family, severance bonus of one month’s pay for every year worked β‹― By Shon RandΒ β‹― Living in the United Arab Emirates for three years was a bit…
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