Considering Teaching in Bolivia and Would Like to Hear from Other Teachers

I am considering teaching in Bolivia at The Santa Cruz Cooperative School. I am interested in hearing from any foreign teachers who have taught or are teaching at this school and your opinions. Also, how do you like Santa Cruz?
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Oct 28, 2011
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Santa Cruz
by: Anonymous

HI,
Thanks so much for the info. I will be attending the AASSA recruiting fair in Dec., and there is a job I am interested in High school) in Santa Cruz. Any other info you (or your daughter) could provide about the school would be great (administration, students, workload etc...)
You say Santa Cruz is a great city to live in if you have a good income. Is the income level of teachers not sufficient?
Thanks!
Linda

Oct 28, 2011
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by: Margie Mindel, English Coord. at St. Thomas School

I knew a teacher who taugh there for a number of years before returning to New Zealand. I know the elementary school principal since we both received our Master's Degree there a number of year ago. My daughter also works there as a teacher's aide since she's completely bilingual. Santa Cruz is a terrific place to live if you have a good income. The weather varies from hot & muggy to occasionally cool when a south wind comes up from Antarctica through Argentina. Food is delicious, prices are less than in the US, although there are supermarkets that import American products.Taxis are much cheaper than in the US, comparatively. There are many touristic places to visit in the country, as well as many handicrafts in wood, clay, textiles, pewter and silver. If you'd like, I can send your request for info. on to my daughter for specifics on SCCS. Were you thinking of elementary or high school?

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