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PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2004 8:26 pm    Post subject: Ittiad University Reply with quote

So...I got another job offer. It's so nice to be wanted. Wink

Has anyone heard of this place?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 10, 2004 5:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi KaChing,

Long time no see!! I guess that is Ittihad University? I think it is in RAK, right? Sorry to be of no help since I haven't encountered anyone who has worked there. Hopefully someone will show up.

What kind of package are they offering?

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 10, 2004 2:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The monthly salary is 5 488 AED, and there are housing and furniture allowances of 16 000 AED each.

Is UAEU the only reputable university in the country?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 10, 2004 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi kaChing,

There are a number of reputable universities in the Emirates, but all of them tend to require an MA. If I recall correctly, you don't have one, do you? I would guess from that low salary offer that you do not.

HCT says on its site that it doesn't require MAs, but most of its teachers have them, and those that don't are people with tons of experience. Over 10 years ago there, with an MA, I was offered a salary double your offer.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 10, 2004 10:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have an M.Ed. and was accepted at UAEU at, like you said, double that Ittihad offer. I was surprised at the discrepancy.

Actually, I'll be heading over there soon, in August. Woo hoo!
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2004 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey kaCHING

Mabruk on going to UAEU. I hope you like it. I have a friend that loves it up in RAK, but I think that I would prefer Al-Ain myself. Smile (especially for double the salary!!)

Do come on and share your experience this coming year when people are here asking what UAEU is like to work for.

Sorry to be so late answering this. I must have just missed it.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2004 11:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So far I've been very, very impressed with UAEU. It's extremely well organised. The website has a 20+ page information guide for new teachers and there's a forum for newbies to post questions. In addition, the university has a mentoring program in which an established teacher is assigned to each newbie. My mentor has already emailed me numerous times with all sorts of helpful advice and information.

Maybe I'll hate it when I get there, but it's making an excellent impression - so far. Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2004 4:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow,

Even I am impressed!! I often think that half of the battle surviving in the Middle East is to not have overly high expectations, pack your sense of humor, and be able to go with the flow.

Oh yes, and to enjoy the 'adventure.' Smile

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2004 1:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's good advice for overseas living in general. Ya gotta be flexible.

One of my relatives (from Canada), while visiting me in Japan, said she wanted it to be the same but different. Shocked Rolling Eyes How do you please someone like that?
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