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Questions/safety concerns in regards to moving to Kuwait

 
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sassyauburn



Joined: 17 Jan 2006
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Location: Salem, Oregon

PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2006 5:23 am    Post subject: Questions/safety concerns in regards to moving to Kuwait Reply with quote

Hi,

I'm in the process of applying for a teaching position at a private american school in Kuwait and am doing my own homework to see if this is the right career move for me. I've observed that most everyone on this site is honest with their opinions and well-informed so I'm hoping that you can help me out. Smile

I'm a single parent of a young teen and am wondering how safe it is to bring her to an area with the kind of turmoil Kuwiat and surrounding countries have been experiencing. How do other parents feel?

I'm also from American and you hear so much hype in the media about being targets that you don't know what to believe. Do other Americans feel threatened? What precautions do you take?

Thanks for taking the time to help me become better informed. Very Happy

Sincerely,

Sassyauburn
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veiledsentiments



Joined: 20 Feb 2003
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Location: USA

PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2006 3:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sassyauburn,

Thus far any attacks of foreigners in Kuwait have been have men obviously connected to the US military (and most of them have been near the base). But this type of thing is naturally random and unpredictable. It would not keep me from going, though taking a child is another issue.

I would be a bit more concerned about the location of Kuwait if the US decided to attack Iran. All bets are off in that situation... it would be a disaster for all of us.

Be sure to check out the school thoroughly before accepting. Some of them are quite ghastly as employers. If many Americans are sending their kids to the school, it is probably fine - if the only thing American is the name... beware... Try to communicate with current and past teachers...

VS
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