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Expat Report Review of AISD in Dhaka, Bangladesh was published
Review-of-AISD
How would you describe the facilities at this school? What extra-curricular activities are available?
The school have the ok facility. The space is not that big and some modernization could be done. The quality of staff working with kids is way much higher than the level of facilities and that makes the place so good. (Continue)
Expat Report Dating and Marriage in Dhaka, Bangladesh was published
Dating-and-Marriage-in-Dhaka
What would be the best advice you could give someone with your relationship status that lives in your country of residence? Any other thoughts?
Well, here in Dhaka, the man i met is stunning & great in terms of thoughts & understanding me as a woman. Also, I guess (maybe could be part of muslim culture) people here know how to respect women with warm & cordial behavior. I feel like I found the love of my life & pretty happy about it. (Continue)
A reader commented on the Expat Report Review of Australian International School in Dhaka, Bangladesh
Review-of-Australian International School
How would you describe the facilities at this school? What extra-curricular activities are available?
There are three campuses which are houses that have been converted to school rooms which is common. Campus 1 has a large play area and an above ground pool. There is an after school program with many choices two days a week. Campus 2 and 3 have swimming off campus. Two days a week PE classes are offered. International schools compete with each other in sports. (Continue)
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Teachers are not qualified to teach the curriculum offered, the vast majority are Bangladeshi without teaching qualifications. International school in name only fees are third highest in Dhaka and facilities very poor.
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Expat Report Culture Shock in Dhaka, Bangladesh was published
Culture-Shock-in-Dhaka
Do you have any advice or thoughts about culture shock you would like to share?
Learn some basics of the local language before arriving, accept that you are the odd one out and therefore it is you that needs to change not the locals. Try not to compare with the west or nothing will make sense. (Continue)
Expat Report Culture Shock in Dhaka, Bangladesh was published
Culture-Shock-in-Dhaka
Do you have any advice or thoughts about culture shock you would like to share?
inshallah means "if god (allah) willing it will be done accordingly or it will happen" there is reference constantly in a country where fate and eventuality very much depended on god in the average man's psychic. This is by no means negative as Bangladeshis probably need more of our guidance and understanding of their country than we may think they need.

Indeed man will not be master of his own fate in this country where corruption, political power wrestling and cyclones and other natural disaster dictates majority of the people's welfare.

My 4 years living in Bangladesh and travelling through the country itself has humbled me a lot. the country and its people are burdened with immense difficulties which makes an average day living incredibly tough viewing from the expat's end.

Be ready to know that "I am on my way" means your Bangladeshi contact has not set out to meet you but on his way to set out, not on the way in the journey, and get ready for crippling 3 hr traffic jams making once a day one meeting common.

Be wary of lady beggars who present small basket jute containers having snakes in them to "extort" more money from you, advice is not to open windows to beggars or to buy any thing, at least not from expat's window. If one really wishes to assist the begging children or buy the cheap books etc, it is better to ask the local bengali driver to speak and bargain and give the money on yr behalf than to open your own side of the car window.

It is also not advisable to give syndicate lady beggars carrying babies evidenced in perpetually "sleeping babies" (doped I believed ). However, it's very great feeling to help children who are selling sweets, stickers, books and flowers, to further their own lives. These i will give generously not ask for change.

It is common in hot seasons April to July that there will be sweltering heat and frequent electricity cuts and electricity rationing rendering expat dependent totally on diesel generators if you need to keep cool from the extreme heat. Expats are advised to ensure the apartment they staying in to have own well-maintained auto kick-in electricity generators.

Water for expats not to be boiled from tap. It is advisable to use bottled water to cook and boil for drinks for expats as our stomach may not be able to take in the local tap water.

Finally ladies to dress conservatively. There are extremist-thinking people who may find exposure of too much skin not acceptable. generally the country feels secular though i must say. (Continue)

Expat Report Review of Singapore School Kinderland in Dhaka, Bangladesh was published
Review-of-Singapore School Kinderland
What advice would you give to someone considering enrolling their child in this school?
Look for the fees and compare it with others (Continue)
Expat Report Review of EFID French International School in Dhaka, Bangladesh was published
Review-of-EFID French International School
How would you describe the facilities at this school? What extra-curricular activities are available?
Quite nice building, well maintained, with 2 playgrounds with trees and a football field. Secure area (diplomatic). (Continue)
sbragg2001 commented on the Expat Report Review of Grace International School in Dhaka, Bangladesh
Review-of-Grace International School
How would you describe the facilities at this school? What extra-curricular activities are available?
The teaching staff are the schools biggest asset. The facilities are adequate allowing for a high quality, child centered education.

Extra curricular activities include soccer, netball, tag rugby, Bengali dance, music tution and various forms of Arts and crafts. (Continue)

sbragg2001 replied most recently with:
Grace International school takes students who's parents work for missionaries first. If you work in the private sector do not get your hopes up for placement at this school. Our children were wait listed at Grace for 3 years...never got in.
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Expat Report Review of American International School/Dhaka in Dhaka, Bangladesh was published
Review-of-American International School/Dhaka
How would you describe the facilities at this school? What extra-curricular activities are available?
The school offers a wonderful facility. It has three seperate areas for elementary, middle and high school classes. There is a covered 25 meter pool, three gymnasiums a rock climbing wall and a large field for field sports.

There is an after school activities program for pre-k through middle school.

The school is member of the SAISA program. (Continue)

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