LIFE ABROAD

June 2, 2018

Does "Empadronamiento" sound like a word you'll never be able to pronounce, much less understand how it impacts your child's school choices in Spain? Worry not, we're going to explain it all here. 

Picking up from where we left off in Part 1: The Visa -

Once we had our visas, our flight, our health insurance, housing, and everything else worked out, everything else we had to take care of could only be done once we arrived in Spa...

June 2, 2018

Getting your child registered for school outside of your home country can be a confusing and stressful process. But it's worth it! Here's what we learned in the process. Picking up from Part 2, the Empadronamiento: 

In Barcelona, the school system is a little different than it is in the United States. There are public schools, which are free and paid for by tax dollars just like in the US, and private schools supported by tuiti...

April 1, 2018

If you’re thinking about moving to Spain from the US, chances are you feel more than a little overwhelmed, and completely uncertain of everything you need. You’ll need a visa, sure, but then there’s a NIE? Or do you need a DNI? And we haven’t even gotten to what you’re going to do with your couch, or how to tell your parents they won’t be seeing their grandkids without a 7-hour flight.

I Googled extensively in preparation for o...

March 8, 2018

When you decide to pack up your comfortable life in your home country, and move your family to a foreign country, the reasons might seem obvious to some, and incomprehensible to others. Either way, when you actually do it, you'll find yourself answering one question again, and again: 

"Why?" 

Your response will become something like a business pitch: A one-minute explainer that convinces people that your idea is n...

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