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Expat Education, Expat Family Life

First Day of School in Spain – A Family Expat Story

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

Expat Family Life

Why Move Abroad — Our Family Expat Story

Hi, I’m Jackie Baxa. Welcome to Family Move Abroad -- Inspiration and Information to Move Your Family to a Foreign Country. My husband, Dave, and I had always dreamed of living in a foreign country with our children while they were still children. In August 2016, our sons then ages 9 and 13, we stepped… Continue reading Why Move Abroad — Our Family Expat Story

Residence Visas, Spanish Non Lucrative Visa

Our Epic Journey to Get a Spanish Non Lucrative Visa

The Spanish Non Lucrative Residence Visa I knew it was possible for Americans to legally live in Spain for a year. I just didn't know that the visa we needed was called the Spanish non lucrative residence visa. It took me over a month to figure that out. It would take several more to figure… Continue reading Our Epic Journey to Get a Spanish Non Lucrative Visa

Culture Shock, Expat Family Life, Expat Tips

How to Cope with Culture Shock – An Expert’s Guide

Moving to a foreign country may be one of the greatest adventures you ever pursue. Yet the excitement and planning of your international adventure can mask a much darker side of your move abroad -- the emotional toll of culture shock. What is culture shock and why does it occur? Culture shock refers to the… Continue reading How to Cope with Culture Shock – An Expert’s Guide