Despite its small size, the diverse cultures and geographies of Suriname make it a unique and extraordinary destination for teaching abroad. On the one hand, Suriname is a modern, bustling city with a vibrant culture and nightlife in the capital, Paramaribo. But a bit south of the city you can find untamed jungles and wildlife ripe for exploring on your days off work.

The vast majority of schools instruct classes in Dutch, since Suriname was a Dutch colony until it gained independence in 1975. The current state of schools is quite poor. There is a drastic difference in quality of schools, with the urban areas having decent access to infrastructure, supplies, etc. while the interior regions have less of such resources. Teachers often do not show up to classes and the number of teachers is dwindling.

Average Monthly Salary
It is hard to say what a typical salary is, though they are notoriously low. Check with the particular school for more specific information.
Average Monthly Cost Of Living
US $500
Peak Hiring Times
All year round but mainly September
Visa Requirements
To get a working permit for Suriname, your employer will have to file certain forms, so be sure to enquire about this. You will have to submit various documents, too, including passport photos, permits, and possibly other items. Your passport will need to be valid for six months from the start of your stay.
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