Schools In Spain – Options For Education

So many people ask us about the kids education in Spain and it is never easy to answer.  You see we can’t speak for all of the schools in Spain, we can only share with you our experience.  We are certain that everyone has different experiences depending on location, type of school and the biggest variable, the students attending.

School in Spain - education options for expats

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Useful Tips When Planning To Move Abroad

When planning to move abroad the vast number of things to do can be a bit daunting.  We have now made several moves, and with each one we have learned new lessons.  It doesn’t matter where you are moving from, or where you are moving to, since many times you need to go through the same motions.  The core of the moving checklist remains the same, with a few subtle differences regarding the location.  We’d love to share with you some lessons we have learned along the way, after moving countries and homes more than times than we care to count.

Useful Tips When Planning to Move Abroad

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Essential Tips To Estimate the Cost of Living

Cost of LivingTwo very popular questions we are asked are “How did you plan your budget?” and “How did you figure out the Cost of Living?”.  These two simple questions can almost paralyze your mind when you are contemplating a move or even a long holiday.  We are going to help you out and make it seem easy! Continue reading

How Can You Afford a Career Break? (Gap Year, Sabbatical, etc)

Time for a Career Break, Gap Year, Sabbatical?This is the question that mystifies most, thus we are regularly asked it in one form or another. Many people don’t like to bring up the subject, especially those we know in the United States. It is socially seen as “impolite” to ask such things, but not in our eyes!  Ask away. Unfortunately, there isn’t a straight forward answer. The best answer I can think of is “We worked very hard, made it a priority, simplified and saved”.

How Can You Afford a Career Break?

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Spain Expat – Getting Settled check list

When you are moving abroad, so much planning and preparation is involved.  It is always handy to have a check list, to be sure you haven’t missed anything.  Once you move abroad, that doesn’t mean the check list stops.  There is even more to do to get settled into your new location.  Here is a sample of our check list of To Do’s once we arrived in Spain: Continue reading