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I'm teaching for my first year in Europe and I'm loving it, but I know I'll eventually want to move. I've heard people talking about transfers, but I've noticed my EAS application appears locked and I can't edit my preferred countries. Also, I don't know how it works since most European locations are two year assignments. I realize Europe usually is lowly ranked in the transfer rounds, but I figure I might as well give it a shot.

How do transfers work and how to I edit my application to possibly be able to transfer?
haha There is a separate application for the transfer program. Generally speaking, now that you are in you won't be doing much with your EAS.

The union petitions for the transfer round every year and so it might look a bit different from year to year. All of the information from this year is located here:

http://www.dodea.edu/offices/...See More
ATeacher Be prepared to wait 10+ years to get a transfer. I've been trying to get a transfer for 8 years (5 times at A+). Over 700 people are trying to transfer this year and DoDEA is granting about 150.
anotherteacher Thanks to both of you! Yes, I realize it's highly unlikely I'd get a transfer anytime soon. I'm just happy to be teaching with DoDDS in the first place. However, it's good to know the process and who knows when the opportunity might come up for someone with my specific certs.
haha Or not. We got one of our top choices the first time we tried (and were far down from A+). It all depends on your certification, where you want to go. where people are wanting to get out of and more than a bit of a luck. As long as you are happy where you are then the transfer round is a nice possibility of change every year. And who knows? They ma...See More


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