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justenanderson



Joined: 10 Apr 2009
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Location: Herradura, Costa Rica

PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2009 11:56 am    Post subject: International Schools in CR Reply with quote

Hello,
I am planning on moving down to Costa Rica next summer to teach and, because I am a licensed high school Business/Computer teacher who'll have 2 years experience, I'd really like to teach in an international school. I have heard the pay in CR is low compared to other LA countries, but that life is better in other ways, is this true?

Are there a lot of international schools in CR? Do many of them offer visa assistance?

Any additional tips you'd like to pass along?

Thank in advance!
Justen Very Happy
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yankeechemist



Joined: 27 Apr 2007
Posts: 50

PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 6:42 pm    Post subject: Re: International Schools in CR Reply with quote

[quote="justenanderson"]Hello,
I am planning on moving down to Costa Rica next summer to teach and, because I am a licensed high school Business/Computer teacher who'll have 2 years experience, I'd really like to teach in an international school. I have heard the pay in CR is low compared to other LA countries, but that life is better in other ways, is this true?

Are there a lot of international schools in CR? Do many of them offer visa assistance?

Any additional tips you'd like to pass along?

Thank in advance!
Justen Very Happy[/quote]


I have been there on vacation and would like to teach also. Basically, I would suggest you save up 12k to supplement and then enjoy!
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OleLarssen



Joined: 26 Apr 2006
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

International schools:

- Country Day School
- Washington School
- Falcon School (?)

There's a couple of others that I can't remember the name of right now, and probably more that I don't know about; small schools around the San Jose area. There are also several, including a Montessori school, in other parts of the country (Jacó, for example).
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justenanderson



Joined: 10 Apr 2009
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Location: Herradura, Costa Rica

PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 12:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the info. OleLarson: Do you agree that I should save up 12k to supplement? I live a modest lifestyle and my fiance and I both plan to work full-time-ish, will we be good on money in CR?
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OleLarssen



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 5:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Honestly I'm not the right person to say, simply because "you Americans" have such different ways of doing things than Norwegians. I would say you need a few thousand to pay deposit, rent and food for a couple of months and you're good to go. It really depends on what kind of stuff you expect when you come down here - how much do you want to pay in rent, are you going to buy a car, what kind of jobs are you looking for and how fast can you get them... ?
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justenanderson



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Location: Herradura, Costa Rica

PostPosted: Wed Aug 18, 2010 2:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FYI: My fiance and I both landed jobs teaching at Falcon International School in Herradura. Let me know if you would like any info.
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Vorbourg



Joined: 28 Aug 2010
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 5:22 pm    Post subject: Costa Rico Reply with quote

rico costa the best years of any persons life ...teaching...no savings, perhaps debt...but ooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh very good.

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karoly



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2012 3:31 pm    Post subject: Falcom Reply with quote

Justen. How was working at Falcon?
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