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
I’d never moved kids to Spain before. Or any other country. I thought I’d researched everything. Much went wrong. Here's our 10 biggest mistakes we made moving our family to Spain, and what we'd do differently next time. Mistake number 1: We didn’t come straight to Seville, the setting for our year in Spain. Everyone… Continue reading Our 10 Biggest Mistakes Moving Our Family 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
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