I'm a first year teacher at an international school in Vietnam. The challenges I'm finding here, are not the same challenges that teachers typically find in the Western world, nor the ones I came across during my student teaching in the US. Here we have no set curriculum, we have a school that can afford resources and materials, but an administration that does not believe we need anything but 15 year old books (because they have been using them this long without a problem, why change?). We have parents that are wealthy and want to start a PTA but the administration won't allow it because they don't want to hear what others have to say.
I'm thoroughly enjoying my new experiences with all of its difficulties. Everything in Vietnam is difficult and it makes for a very interesting life! :)