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Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools

Want to join a highly supportive and visionary team of education professionals? Ever dreamed of teaching somewhere truly unique? Here’s a teach abroad opportunity that happens to tick both boxes!

Right now, Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools (NIS) in Kazakhstan are looking for a number of physics, chemistry, biology and computer science high school teachers, starting in January 2018. You’ll be teaching gifted and talented high school students with an aptitude for science, math and languages. All NIS students are highly-motivated scholarship recipients.

Sounds pretty awesome, right? But there’s more – besides teaching your chosen subject, you’ll also have the chance to mentor a local Kazakh teacher. You’ll be working to actively further student achievement at your school by sharing best practices around critical thinking and co-curricular activities.

These one-year contracts come with a lucrative monthly salary (which varies depending on whether you’re teaching in a rural or urban school) and stellar benefits, including:

  • Settling-in allowance

  • Flight reimbursement

  • Furnished accommodation and utilities

  • Medical insurance

  • Tuition allowance


Interested? Successful candidates need to meet the following requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • Teaching certificate

  • Three years of teaching experience

  • Major in physics, chemistry or biology

Teaching in Kazakhstan with NIS is the perfect career opportunity for enthusiastic and self-motivated international teachers. By joining the NIS team, you’ll not only to get the chance to mold and educate young minds, you’ll also be making a crucial contribution to Kazakhstan’s ambitious education system reform.

Kazakhstan is also a travel buff’s dream – home to beautiful scenery, a rich history and culture and friendly and welcoming people. Check out Dave and Zora’s story, teachers who were placed with NIS through Teach Away, for more on what it’s like teaching in Kazakhstan.

When you’re done reading, simply click the links below to view and apply for NIS’s vacancies. Good luck with your application!

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