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What is it like to teach and live in Brunei?

We interviewed some of our teachers about what life in Brunei is like both inside and outside the classroom. Here you will learn more about what a typical working day is like, first impressions of Brunei, challenges, what resources are available and some words of advice.

Q&A Interviews

Derek Fleming

English Language Teacher

 I live in a very remote area and really enjoy the peace and beauty. I also like the people here who are uniformly friendly, polite and welcoming.

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Helen D'Bouk

English Language Teacher

  It’s a relaxing place within a beautiful natural environment: the greenery, vegetation, jungle, rivers and sea.

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Tania Jo Murphy

English Language Teacher - Secondary

Everything! I first came to Brunei for what I was convinced would be a “2 year experience”, but even after 18 years I have no intention of leaving anytime soon.

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Tracy Wilson

English Language Teacher

 The people, the food, the lifestyle. The people are friendly and accommodating, they are just as curious about your culture as you are of theirs.

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Trevor Clements

Secondary Teacher

 The people are polite and friendly. It is a relaxed pace of life surrounded by beautiful tropical nature.

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