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Are there any Portuguese International Schools in Munich?

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Submitted by Nilceli on Sun, 06/03/2018 - 23:04
Destination: Munich


My family and I are planning a move from Brazil to Munich. I'm looking for information about International Schools in Munich for my Portuguese-speaking child. She is 12 years old and speaks no English. Are there any schools in the area that would be able to take her?

Thanks for your help!



Can you change employers without reapplying for a work permit in Spain?

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Submitted by saswat619 on Sun, 06/03/2018 - 13:23
Destination: Barcelona


I looking for some specific information related to changing employers in Spain. I have been working in Spain with a valid residence permit for around 2 years, and this permit is specific to ICT transfer from my current employer in India.

However, I have recently been offered a new job here in Spain. I want to know whether there will be any issue if using my current work permit, or if I will have to apply for a new one.

Will I be free to practise my religion in Saudi Arabia?

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Submitted by tevenbly on Sat, 06/02/2018 - 13:21
Destination: Jeddah

I am considering a job transfer to Jeddah. I'm a devout Catholic.  I understand that I'll be moving to  Muslim country and cannot openly practice my faith.  Is it possible to watch daily mass via YouTube or read my bible via internet or do they have these sites restricted?  How do ex pats practice their faith in hiding without coming foul of religious police? 

Do I need to apply in advance to get a visa for Argentina?

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Submitted by JackyCarr on Sat, 06/02/2018 - 08:41
Destination: Argentina

Hello, I have really been wanting to move to Argentina to live with my boyfriend but I don't know what procedures to do to get a visa to be able to live there. Do I get the visa before going to Argentina or am I allowed to get the visa when I'm there? Please, I really am looking for help. Where, and how can I get a visa to go live with him? Please help, and thank you.

Do you need a work permit to ship your belongings to Vietnam?

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Submitted by ryba73 on Fri, 06/01/2018 - 07:41
Destination: Ho Chi Minh City

I lived in Bangkok for a number of years where I had a professional job and where I met my Vietnamese wife.  I have moved to Vietnam and live in the house that my wife owns and now want to move my possessions from Thailand to Vietnam and into our house here.  I have contacted an international relocation company about this and their response was to tell me that I must have a work permit to be able to move any shipment into the country. 

What salary can an expat in the Philippines expect?

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Submitted by Shwez on Fri, 06/01/2018 - 04:08
Destination: Philippines

With a family of 3 and only 1 person working and a kid going to school what is the best wage to be expected for an expat in Philippines?

Also if anyone of you can give the cost of living details, school fees, car expenses, accommodation, taxes, saving details that would help.

Comparison with Indian salary would help.

Will I have to pay import duties on gifts in Kenya?

Destination: Nairobi

My friend needs a laptop to continue her studies at University in Nairobi. Because she has been a steady "pen-pal", I wanted to send her a laptop from here in the USA to Nairobi. As it is a gift and not commerce, will she be charged import fees? 

Will it be easy for my family and I to adjust to life in Colombia if we only speak limited Spanish?

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Submitted by Smith on Mon, 04/16/2018 - 08:00
Destination: Colombia
Hi. My wife and I are considering moving our family to Bogotá, Colombia. I took Spanish classes in high school, but my wife and kids don't speak the language at all. Will this make it harder for them to adapt to life there? Thanks.

What should my salary expectations be as an individual contributor for a bank in Dubai?

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Submitted by amarsafy on Mon, 04/02/2018 - 15:14
Destination: Dubai
Hello Everyone, I'm expecting an offer in a bank in Dubai, it's an individual contributor job but ranked the same level as a manager position. I'm British/Egyptian working in Egypt and I wonder how much should I expect as a salary package please? Kind regards Aly

Question on Deportation from UAE - How to find Information on Ban from UAE?

Destination: Dubai
Hi Meagan, Hope you are well. My friend was deported last week (25 March 2018) from Dubai. He was working in a super market as a helper or trolley boy under for the last 11 years , recently he has started selling food which he prepares from his room at evening to earn some extra income. Unfortunately there was a CID caught him selling food and took him to emigration center jail in Aweer.

Can I homeschool my child in Kuala Lumpur?

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Submitted by Motherof2 on Thu, 03/29/2018 - 08:32
Destination: Kuala Lumpur
Is there a Homeschooling network in Kuala Lumpur? My son has specific learning challenges that are not being met by the international school system but I haven't considered homeschooling before. We're considering a move to KL and would be based near to Kota damansara are there opportunities for kids to socialise outside school i.e. Homeschooling clubs, scouts, climbing or computer clubs. I'm afraid that he isn't sporty either so misses out on these type of opportunities. Thanks

Are there any international schools in Kuala Lumpur that offer additional learning support for students?

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Submitted by Motherof2 on Thu, 03/29/2018 - 08:21
Destination: Kuala Lumpur
Are there international schools close to Kota damansara that have learning support over and above the normal ESL support? My son is currently in the British system but I'd consider other curriculums to have the right support. Thanks

Is it easy to make friends in Italy?

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Submitted by Euroguy on Tue, 03/27/2018 - 23:53
Destination: Italy
I have been living in New Zealand for 16 years and since I am European I would like to live in Italy especially since I feel so socially isolated in New Zealand because its so difficult to make friends with Kiwis. Sad to say but I've given up in New Zealand. I have tried my utmost and I speak English like an Irishman so the language is not a problem but I can't make any Kiwi friends of the same sex - Kiwi mates. Its just making me sad. The reason I would like to live in ITaly is that I speak the language well.

How do I find a reliable relocation company in Bangkok?

Destination: Bangkok
Hi all, I'm about to relocate to Bangkok soon, and I was wondering if someone could suggest a reliable moving company in Thailand. I saw there's a lot of companies there, but it's not easy to know which one I should choose lol. Would appreciate a valuable feedback from someone who had a positive experience with a moving company there :D Thanks a lot

Can I bring my dogs with me to live in Buenos Aires?

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Submitted by Smith on Tue, 03/20/2018 - 12:12
Destination: Buenos Aires
Hi. I've been offered a job in Buenos Aires and I'm planning to relocate to Argentina in a few months. I have some concerns about the move, specifically about taking my pets with me. I have two rescue dogs, one small (about 8kg) and one medium-large (about 30kg). Can I transport them by plane? Does Argentina have any specific laws about bringing dogs into the country that could make this difficult? If anyone has done this before and could give me some tips I would really appreciate it. 

Is cycling in Budapest safe?

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Submitted by taylor1 on Tue, 03/20/2018 - 09:16
Destination: Budapest
Hi all, 

I'm thinking about moving to Budapest and I love cycling wherever I need to go. 

I've heard that cycling is popular there, but smoking is popular and that doesn't make it safe. 

So my questions are: 
How safe is cycling in Budapest? 
What's the road culture like? 
Are there bike lanes? 
Also, how is cycling in winter? 

Thanks in advance.

Can anyone share their experiences of moving to South Korea?

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Submitted by syfine on Mon, 03/19/2018 - 04:34
Destination: South Korea
I've recently thought about moving to Korea, and even more recently decided I'm very serious about making a reality, and would prefer moving before I'm 22 (currently a freshman in college) so I can still be somewhat young while I'm there. I've done research on a lot of pages so far, but there are a few (probably stupid) questions I needed answered. (I'll already have finished learning Korean by the time I move there)

Is the El Raval area of Barcelona safe?

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Submitted by Anya on Mon, 03/19/2018 - 00:00
Destination: Barcelona
Hi. I'm looking to move to Barcelona with my family and I've noticed that rentals seem a bit cheaper in the El Raval neighbourhood. Can anyone explain why this is? Is it a safe area to move my family to? We are looking for somewhere family friendly, good value and preferably quite close to the city centre. Thanks, Anya

Teaching as an Expat in Saudia Arabia - do teachers wear a hijab? Are there Islamic and Arabic Studies in international schools?

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Submitted by acarten on Sun, 03/18/2018 - 19:35
Destination: Saudi Arabia
Hello to everyone, My husband and I are hoping to secure a contract and work in Saudi Arabia, and we have questions that we hope you can answer: 1) We are both Muslims and noticed that in the American International Schools, it looks as religious classes and Arabic classes are not taught everywhere. 2) I have also noticed that in the American Schools, female teachers and students do not wear the hijab. 3) In these schools, I have the feeling that there are no prayer times and Jummah on Friday for Teachers and students? Am I wrong?

Are there any implications for living/working in Dubai as a single unmarried parent?

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Submitted by 7776asher on Thu, 03/15/2018 - 20:39
Destination: Dubai
I am a UK based primary school teacher hoping to teach at an international school in Dubai. I have one child and wondered if being a single parent would hinder my prospects in any way. If I were to be offered a job in a school, do schools generally pay full tuition fees for your child as part of a benefit package? What else would I need to consider? How difficult is it to obtain a job at an international school in Dubai, I have about 18 months teaching experience, I hold a PGCE with QTS. I am in my early 40's. Any advice or information would be great. Thanks AD

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