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Because it is Christ-centered, and I love to be able to share God’s love and His word with the people I work with.
I work here because I get to teach students from so many backgrounds about the love and grace of God. I get to have a meaningful and deep conversation with them about their faith and eternity.
I went to an international school as a student and valued the cohesive community, the multicultural makeup of people, and even the balance between maintaining tradition and trying new things.
I want to prepare a generation of healthy, globally mobile students to be grounded and secure in the love of Christ. I love getting to see all the students during the day. Even though I work in High School, I still get to see the Elementary and Middle School students during the day.
The best parts of my day are getting to interact with families of students before and after school. I also love MS SAT where I can get to know my small group of middle schoolers and enjoy games and discussions with them.
Interacting with students and learning with colleagues. And getting to see my own kids throughout the day.
I love getting to see all the students during the day. Even though I work in High School, I still see the Elementary and Middle School students during the day.
Greeting kids in the morning, making them smile throughout the lessons, and eating lunch with colleagues.
As someone who worked in government schools in the UK, I appreciate the fact that I can teach my subject within a Biblical worldview context.
I love the great diversity of staff and students that I encounter in a day. It helps me to grow my own cultural intelligence as I care for others.
A supportive community, friendly colleagues, and lovely students.
My presence and contributions are valued, I am fostered in my desire for excellence, and encouraged in a loving community.
Dalat is a like-minded community, actively seeking to follow God’s leading, missional in nature, seeking to improve as an institution, and I actually get paid!
My colleagues have become lifelong friends.
My colleagues are awesome and amazing and generous and just a great set of friends. It takes time to find your friends and build relationships, but it’s so worth it.
Warm, friendly, and encouraging.
Everyone is welcoming and helpful. They genuinely care about you.
For the most part, people assume the best of each other. Most seem to value the diversity of backgrounds and viewpoints, and my interactions go beyond just functional/work-related conversations. It is possible to engage on more personal, spiritual, and holistic levels. We care for each other’s well-being.
The students here are the best. They are happy to be here and always so polite. I have so many mentoring relationships with students and it is wonderful.
We have the best students in the world. They are curious, funny, enthusiastic, smart, and hardworking. They’re great in classes and on sports team and in mentoring relationships.
Students feel at home to come and visit even after they move on to the next grade.
My relationship with students is easy because I get to enjoy all the “special” things outside of academics with them- sports, Bible small groups, SATs, etc.
Most students want to learn, are willing to reflect on the privileges of attending a school like Dalat, are willing to engage in the classroom, want to have fun, and are thankful. Honestly, they’re the best.
The day is busy and full sometimes, it feels overwhelming to get everything accomplished.
At times, it can be tricky to balance the workload. There’s not a lot of wiggle room in the daily schedule, so meetings, extra responsibilities, or when something comes up can start to add up really quickly. It can be quite a juggling act to find a sustainable balance.
As a cross-divisional teacher, it sometimes is hard for me to spend an equal amount of time with my colleagues. Especially when you can’t be in all the divisional meetings at one time. And you feel left out sometimes when you need to choose one divisional meeting to go to.
Staff turnover due to mostly unpreventable reasons (personal/family needs being a big one).
I love the cost and ease of getting dinners for the family with our busy schedule!
Penang is the easiest place in the world to live! We have all the basics like drinkable water, fast and easy wifi, reliable electricity, and a relatively low cost of living. People are kind and welcoming. We have amazing food of all kinds. We can buy basically anything we want in terms of groceries and clothing and household items.. We’re close to lots of other great locations around SE Asia.
The climate is amazing, with warm temps year round and a wonderful rainy season.
The food! And how easy it is to find and access all the amenities I need. It is truly the easiest place I’ve ever lived (6 countries and counting).
It’s a long way from our family in the States.
Traffic can make life uncomfortable. Good thing that most of us live very close to work and don’t have to travel across town very often.
The humid weather.
There are no seasons. It is always summer.
Our apartment is wonderful. It is quiet, and there is a huge pool. We live close enough to walk to school and many nearby restaurants.
I chose a house that fits my family’s needs. Living in Tanjung Bungah is the best place to live in Penang.
Three-bedroom apartment with an amazing tropical island view!
Condo living. Beautiful view. Fully furnished.
We are really happy with the 3-bedroom apartment that we live in. A good amount of space for our family of 4 and a nice view too.
The medical care in Penang is excellent and affordable.
Although I haven’t used it much, I find getting my prescriptions easy, and seeing a doctor at the clinic is quick and convenient.
Excellent! We have never had an issue with medical care. The doctors are well qualified and the facilities are good.
Our medical care feels far more accessible and affordable than it does in the US. Doctors are excellent, and there are a variety of really good hospitals.
The medical care here is wonderful. It’s so nice to be able to visit specialists without an appointment and be seen the same day for a fraction of the price of the same care in the United States.
We live modestly but have what we need for our monthly expenses. Things like travel and buying a car have needed extra funds from our savings.
It is sufficient for all my daily needs and even have a little extra for treats and activities.
You will definitely not get rich on the salary from Dalat, but you for sure can live very comfortably and enjoy many activities and trips on the salary.
You just have to change your lifestyle and expectations. Everything is so much cheaper than in the west, and you learn how to live differently. If you are willing to adjust your lifestyle then it is pretty easy. The hardest thing is getting back home, and Dalat helps with those tickets. It is also difficult to go back home on holiday and live off a Dalat salary. So, you have to save a little extra for those holidays. It is doable, but you just have to be mindful of how you spend your money.
I have two boys and another on the way and a stay-at-home wife. I’m living on the salary that’s provided.