And the waiting begins

I received an email the other day informing me that I have been shortlisted for a possible in person interview with the Qatar Foundations. The interview would be held in Atlanta on Feb 8 and 9.  I should receive notice sometime in the beginning of January confirming or denying.  I have done some reading about Qatar for expats on several websites.  The stories have had some similarities and some differences.  One of the main similarities have been, the discrimination on the Asian expats and the disrespect that the Qatari show them.  Many articles were great.  The one bad article I read was very bad and many people commented in agreement.  The resounding message was “if you’re thinking about moving to Qatar, DON’T”.  Yikes.  I’m a little worried. Hopefully the other two will come thru for me.

I’ve begun my TEFL course.  So far, so good.  I finished 1 unit in 2 days but then couldn’t go any further until my reflection journals are marked.  I guess that means admin has to review them and approve me moving forward.  Being as though it is Christmas and New Year’s break, I doubt I will be able to move forward within the next few days but I hope that is not the case.

Author: phillygirl77

I've lived my whole life in Philadelphia. Daughter of a teacher, I later became one myself. When I heard about teaching overseas, I jumped feet first. Finally told yes, my two boys and I prepared for our new life abroad. Join us on our journey in Qatar!

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