Transitions & Relocation

Relocating to Qatar should be an exciting time for any family, but the ongoing success of that transition frequently depends on the support and welcome from the new community. We are proud to have a Transitions Programme designed to ensure our new families settle into their new lives. The ISL Transition Team ensures the continuity and development of the programme.

 

All members of the ISL community, including the school administration, teachers, students and the Parent Student Association, play an integral role in the transitions process. Important parts of the Transitions process include an Orientation Day, Buddy systems, Coffee Mornings and regular workshops looking at living in Qatar, identity and culture and moving on.

"At ISL Qatar our family found a home away from home. Our daughters were immediately welcomed by the ISL Qatar community and a customized integration program was waiting for them. The school friendly environment really helped our kids adaption and their well being, which is a great relief as parents."

-ISL Qatar Parent

Please see our Tips for Relocating Families leaflet for a helpful start to your Transition.

Parent Workshops

Welcome: The Way Forward: Entering Transition
October 2020
Third Culture Kids: Identity and Culture
March 2021
Living in Qatar Doesn’t Have to Be Hard  
January 2021
Moving on or Staying? How have we changed?
June 2021
 
 

Neighbourhoods

The school is situated north of Doha, near the Umm Salal Muhammad exit of the Al Shamal Road. It is an easy reverse commute from most of Doha’s most popular neighbourhoods.

Popular neighbourhoods include the following:

Umm Salal Mohammed
Located near the ISL Qatar Campus, this area features parks, cycling areas, and one of the biggest malls in Qatar, Doha Festival City.
West Bay Lagoon
Located on the Corniche, this area consists of high-rise towers, villas, and compounds with good hotels and access to shopping areas.
The Pearl- Qatar
The world-renowned Pearl is the only place where non-Qataris may purchase property. With high-rise residential buildings, prestigious restaurants and shops and Riviera-style living, the Pearl is a landmark of Doha.
Zig Zag Towers
These landmark twin towers have on-site parking, restaurants, sports facilities including an Olympic-sized swimming pool, spa facilities and fitness centre and is attached to the Lagoona shopping mall.
Al Rayyan
Located near Vilaggio, Al Rayyan is made up of villas and compounds with swimming pools, fitness centre and a clubhouse.
Al Gharaffa
This area is composed of compounds and villas, conveniently located near the football stadium.

ISL Qatar Visitors' Guide

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