Making the the decision to move to Spain for a year was easy. My husband and I had spoken of living in a foreign country with our children when I was pregnant with our first child. Yet our sons were 7 and 12 the first time we got them to Europe. That’s when it hit… Continue reading How To Move to Spain from the US as a Family – Our Expat Story
Considering an overseas move with children? Grab a copy of Expat Education: An Expat’s Guide to Choosing a School Overseas by Carole Hallett Mobbs. Wherever you're at on your expat journey, this book will help you understand the many education related concerns of moving your child to a foreign country. Expat Education -- The Kinds… Continue reading Expat Education: An Expat’s Guide to Choosing a School Overseas
Our biggest mistakes moving to Spain from the US as a family. I’d never moved kids to Spain before. In fact, I'd never moved to or lived in any foreign country before. Truly, I thought I’d researched everything. Far more went wrong than right. These are our 10 biggest mistakes moving our family to Spain… Continue reading Our 10 Biggest Mistakes Moving to Spain – And What We’d Do Differently Next Time
Just as with adults, children moving abroad experience a sense of loss and period of adjustment. Loosely termed culture shock, each child or teen’s adaptation process will be unique to them. Understanding the variables that play a role in your child's transition after moving abroad can help you set your family up for success.
I thought dropping off my kids for their first day of kindergarten was scary. It was nothing compared to parenting them through their first day as American expats going to school in Spain. The curriculum at the Colegio San Francisco de Paula in Seville is completely bilingual. Half the core classes are taught in English,… Continue reading First Day of School in Spain – A Family Expat Story