News: Explore Life Teaching Overseas in Austria at ISC! - Mar 5, 2016
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Explore Life Teaching Overseas in Austria at ISC!

Want to take a 21st century approach to learning, with a focus on international mindedness and intercultural understanding? Your opportunity is knocking! Now that the International School Carinthia (ISC) has registered with Search Associates, you might be tempted to explore an overseas teaching position in Austria! ISC is located in gorgeous Velden am Woerthersee in central Carinthia, Austria, a small municipality of approximately 5,000 residents nearby the largest lake in the region. If you are new to the area, the Carinthian International Club (CIC) is recommended, to allow you to meet local and international families in the region, orient yourself to life in Carinthia and get involved in a variety of local and regional activities.

Launched at the start of the 2013 school year, ISC began serving Grades 1-4, with the plan to add one grade level each year, up to Grade 12. The school is pursuing authorization as an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, to provide all three levels of the program in tandem with the Austrian curriculum. ISC is also pursuing accreditation from several other prestigious agencies. Though Christian values are at the heart of ISC ' s character education program, the school is open to all students regardless of faith, religion, or non-religious background. Students will learn about global religious traditions while exploring their own spirituality. Currently, the majority of the 130 K-8 students are Austrian, but the remaining 30% represent 24 other nationalities. Students are overseen by a teaching staff of 21, half of whom are Austrian and half who hail from the U.K. and N. America.

Director James Brightman commented,

"'Developing bright futures one child at a time...' That's our vision, and International School Carinthia keeps it in focus by offering an IB student-centered curriculum based on 21st century approaches to learning. Currently in our third year, ISC is an IB PYP Candidate School seeking authorization in autumn 2016. We have 130 students in grades 1-6 and will expand to offer grade 7 in 2016-17 with projected enrollment of 180 students. In 2022, we look forward to celebrating our first IB Diploma graduates. If you are inspired by our mission and love teaching, please consider growing with us and apply for a teaching vacancy."

To gain access to the International School of Carinthia's full profile on Search Associates, including information on the salary, benefits package, and all open positions, candidates can apply for membership by clicking here. Candidates already registered can easily access the school profile directly through their dashboard.

Please Note:  The information presented about this school was valid on the date published. This information will change, and the most up-to-date information can be found on the school profile.


Did You Know…?

Senior Associate Bridget McNamer holds an M.A. in international relations and economics from The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.