I teach. I teach the English. Lindsay posted that we are in Qatar because of my job. We realized that after getting a Master's in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Langauges), and as a mono-income family, we could live in the US and be somewhat financially-challenged, or we could venture overseas and make enough to provide for the family and our future. That's just the breaks of this field. So, I accepted a job at Qatar University.
At QU, all of the students are Arabs, which most often means they are Muslim - yes, there are Arab Christians. Most are from Qatar, but there are a few others from various Arab nations. After matriculation, some are still at a low level of English. So, they enter the Foundation Program, where I teach. After passing through the Foundation Program - usually two years (or testing out of it early) - students work on their regular programs of study where the medium of instruction is English or Arabic. All of the student body is divided into two campuses: men's and women's; I teach women, level 2. We work on reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills that they need in order to be successful students in their regular university programs.
This is a great opportunity for me to develop professionally and gain experience. We have been - and will continue to be - blessed with many great benefits and opportunities. Also, so far, this is a great place. Who knows? We could see ourselves living overseas for only a short while (my contract is initially for three years) or for many years.