Tag: Teaching in the Middle East

The Racism of Teaching Abroad

The Racism of Teaching Abroad

I’ve debated for many YEARS about whether to write this post about racism of teaching abroad. Don’t think that this post was written lightly or with the intention of being clickbait. Even after it was written, I debated many times about whether to publish it.…

Inside the classroom of a public school teacher in the UAE

Inside the classroom of a public school teacher in the UAE

I’ve been at school for the past 4 weeks and since I began teaching, my most requested topic has become, “Panda please write about your school experience! Tell us how you feel now that you have started teaching! What is teaching in Abu Dhabi like?”…

Abu Dhabi Life: The ADEC Housing Debacle

Abu Dhabi Life: The ADEC Housing Debacle

A month ago I was telling my husband, Expat Fox, that I was worried about losing my blog’s following and popularity after moving to Abu Dhabi. However, in a strange twist of fate, the blog has become incredibly popular since I moved to the United…

Touchdown in Abu Dhabi (the 1st few days of an ADEC teacher)

Touchdown in Abu Dhabi (the 1st few days of an ADEC teacher)

For those of my readers who have been living under the proverbial rock, I left Kuwait amidst a flurry of chaos and after a short holiday, packed up my life again in preparation for my new job. I accepted a job with the Abu Dhabi…

What to expect when you want to teach in Abu Dhabi with ADEC?

What to expect when you want to teach in Abu Dhabi with ADEC?

This is a post for people wondering what it is like to obtain a job teaching overseas, for prospective teachers who want to move to Abu Dhabi or for those who are simply curious about my next adventure. The recruitment process with ADEC is a…

Why Expat Panda can’t stay in Kuwait any longer

Why Expat Panda can’t stay in Kuwait any longer

As you read this, I am on a plane bound for South Africa. Kuwait is a few 100 kilometers behind me and if you read on, you will understand why I needed to schedule the publishing of this post only once I was out of Kuwaiti…

Life in Kuwait: Being oppressed as a woman

Life in Kuwait: Being oppressed as a woman

Last week I read a comment on Facebook about how restrictive life must be for women working in the Middle East… we have all read those ignorant comments by people who haven’t set foot in the gulf other than passing through Dubai Airport. I am…

Tan lines and good vibes!

Tan lines and good vibes!

One of the major complaints that expats have here in Kuwait is the lack of things to do. By this, they usually mean a COMPLETE lack of nightclubs and NO alcohol. However, since I am not fond of either things back home (or anywhere else…

How can you just leave AND what about your husband?

How can you just leave AND what about your husband?

People constantly ask me, “How can you just leave?” and “Aren’t you scared?” so in this post, let me be truthful. YES it is always scary to try something new… just because I am excited does not mean that I am not apprehensive. Just so…

Interviewing for teaching positions in the Gulf: the unscripted truth

Interviewing for teaching positions in the Gulf: the unscripted truth

Before   When you register with a recruitment agency, you will have to fill out a heap of documents. Have your CV open on Microsoft Word and get ready to copy & paste! In addition to that, you will need scanned colour copies of all…