Teaching in Milan – my first impressions

Published on 7th March, 2019 by Wendy Hartrey. Published in For Candidates / TIC News

What is it like to teach abroad? Just three weeks after moving from the UK to Italy to teach at the International School of Milan, drama teacher Kate Roberts wrote this blog about her very first impressions of teaching overseas, and of living and working in Italy:

“I decided to teach at an international school because I wanted to move abroad. I wanted a new cultural experience, and to have a break from the UK teaching environment. A post teaching drama rarely comes up, so I jumped at the chance!

I’m really enjoying living in Milan, and teaching at the school. I’ve settled in well, and it’s great boarding as the school has excellent facilities and a lovely space. I’m already learning a lot and gaining experience working with a new methodology and curriculum; the International Baccalaureate (IB).

While I’m here I’m learning the local Italian language and about culture first-hand. I’m also a fan of the food! So far, the people in Milan have been very open and friendly.

I’ve taught overseas many times before, and enjoy the challenges that come with each role. This time the challenge was stepping into someone else’s shoes; I’ve had to quickly learn new IT systems.

From this experience, I’m learning how to live in a truly international community. It’s great to work alongside students and teachers from around the world, all with different perspectives.”

TIC Recruitment helped Kate to find her position teaching at the International School of Milan. If you are interested in teaching internationally, register with TIC here for free. It’s quick and easy and gives you access to many international school jobs in reputable, accredited international schools, some that are not advertised anywhere else.

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Wendy Hartrey