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Does anyone have any boarding school recommendations in Norway or Denmark?

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Submitted by llg on Fri, 11/01/2019 - 16:53
Destination: Norway

My daughter is in in 9th grade (age 14-15) in California. We are looking for a boarding school in Scandinavia that has courses in English as she only speaks English and French fluently- No Danish. Does anyone have any recommendations?

What schooling options are available in New Zealand for a child with special needs?

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Submitted by Smith on Thu, 10/31/2019 - 13:42
Destination: New Zealand

Hi all. My family and I are hoping to relocate to NZ in the new year from South Africa. I have two kids. My youngest has some learning difficulties and I have been homeschooling her as public school here wasn't a viable option. What options are available in New Zealand for her? Is homeschooling still possible?

Austrian Residency Questions

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Submitted by markpgh on Wed, 10/30/2019 - 09:11
Destination: Austria

Hello and thank you in advance for your response(s). My wife and I are planning on retiring and moving to Austria from the USA in June 2020. We have been to the Austrian Embassy website for instructions on the procedures and most information we have reviewed makes sense. We are still not clear on which application we are to fill out - We are planning on staying at least 2 years and likely much longer. Are we filling out an application for temporary residence or long term residence?

Are the Irish good friends?

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Submitted by sunnyshine on Wed, 10/30/2019 - 04:05
Destination: Ireland


I've recently read the interviews of expats in Ireland, and they're all very positive, but some of Joanna's comments concerned me. She wrote/said:
"Dubliners are very friendly on the outside, but rarely share their real feelings and thoughts. I have a feeling they sometimes tend to look down on or be a bit patronising towards immigrants."
Do you agree with this, in Dublin or the whole island? This is a major concern for me because I would not want to live somewhere where I couldn't make meaningful relationships and/or where I didn't feel welcome/wanted.

Can my child join an international school at the start of the second term in Riyadh?

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Submitted by mabusafieh24 on Mon, 10/28/2019 - 15:31
Destination: Saudi Arabia

Hi, I am planning to go to Riyadh for a new job in January 2020. Can my children join an international school at the start of the second term? Has anybody had the same experience? Thank you. M Abu Safieh

What can I expect when moving to London from New York?

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Submitted by efegoods on Wed, 10/23/2019 - 02:40
Destination: London

I work in technology in a top tier US bank. I have been offered a potential opportunity to move to London. I currently reside in NJ and work in New York City. I am married with two kid (6 & 3). We also own a house in NJ. Looking for advice from expats with similar experience to advice on salary negotiation, tax consideration for UK and US, overall rental costs for a two bedroom and other considerations. I am trying to get an idea what I should I expect so I can better negotiate with HR. I currently make USD $150K and our US mortgage is USD 3k.

What is the difference between the healthcare systems in Canada and South Korea?

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Submitted by jaewon0501 on Tue, 10/22/2019 - 04:30
Destination: Asia-Pacific

Hello, I am a Korean immigrant living in Canada. I was curious about what makes Korean medication cheaper compared to Canadian medication. When I was younger, I remember my parents paying less than 10000 won for my medication but living in Canada with insurance, I pay $100. So, it left me with curiosity. We are comparing two different medications here but I've realized that medication is so much more expensive here in Canada.

Which city in Saudi Arabia is best to live in?

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Submitted by Jonny on Mon, 10/21/2019 - 08:27
Destination: Saudi Arabia

I was recently offered a job in Saudi Arabia. The company has offices in both Riyadh and Jeddah. Which of these cities is better for an expat to settle in? How do they compare when it comes to public transport, healthcare and schools? Hoping someone can advise.

US college after Italian middle and high it doable??

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Submitted by AcuMamma on Sun, 10/20/2019 - 05:37
Destination: Italy

I would very much appreciate the input of anybody that has experience in this matter. I want to move back to Italy after 25 years in the States. My children were born in the States and have been going to school here, so they would attend middle and high school In Italy. Eventually they may want to come back to the US to go to college, and I am wondering if it would be a problem that they don’t come from the US school system.

Are there state bilingual schools in Frankfurt?

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Submitted by Miriam2411 on Thu, 10/17/2019 - 10:50
Destination: Frankfurt

Hi :) I am planning to relocate to Frankfurt with my 3 children (ages 9,5,5). They are currently enrolled in a British international school. I am questioning the options of state bilingual schools as schooling support is not included in my relocation. Can you help with a list of bilingual schools in Frankfurt?

How can I find financial services jobs in Qatar or Dubai?

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Submitted by AnnMarie on Tue, 10/15/2019 - 19:19
Destination: Qatar

Hi I currently work as a financial services contractor in the UK and am considering looking for similar work in Qatar or Dubai. Can anyone suggest an agency or company to contact for information or vacancies. I tried searching from the UK but a\m worried about scam companies. Thanks Ann-Marie

Are appliances included in apartment rental in Abu Dhabi?

Destination: Abu Dhabi

Hi, I will be moving to Abu Dhabi soon and when checking different apartments for rent, the pictures from the kitchen area shows no fridge, kitchen, washing machine, dishwasher. Do you know if the appliances are included or do you have to buy them? Can anyone advise on this? Thanks

Should I take malaria medication before moving to Mozambique?

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Submitted by Smith on Fri, 10/11/2019 - 12:21
Destination: Mozambique


I am leaving on a two-month business trip to Mozambique in Africa early next year. Should I worry about malaria in the country? Are there ways to prevent malaria without taking medicine? What will the weather be like that time of year? Thanks.

My Malaysian EP has expired – I never joined the company – do I need tax papers to get another job?

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Submitted by subhashkal on Thu, 10/10/2019 - 17:06
Destination: Malaysia

Hi everyone! Just joined this community…I would be immensely grateful for some tips regarding the rather unique situation I face and online searches yield no outcomes! I just love KL and have visited numerous times. I got an offer to work for a high school in KL in early 2017, got the VDR and arrived in KL in August 2017. To my chagrin, the school had very poor enrollments, faculty were all trying to search for other jobs and the school was obviously going thru a tough patch. I obtained the employment pass and was told to go back to India and would be called when things improve!!!

Can I immigrate to Norway or Sweden on a student visa?

Destination: Norway

I have been working as a marketing coordinator for 9 years in Saudi Arabia. I'm comparing immigrating to SWEDEN VS NORWAY. The condition of immigrating is almost identical such as you can obtain a study visa and after it has expired, I can apply for a residency visa .

My question is can I apply for a tourist visa for both Norway and Sweden and after I arrive go search for a job ? And how can I check for college expenses online? Can I take my wife and son?

Thank you for reading

Can I live in Czech Republic but work remotely in another country?

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Submitted by thedaveh1982 on Wed, 10/09/2019 - 04:35
Destination: Czech Republic

I am currently looking to move to Prague with my partner. I am working in UK at the moment in a job which allows me to work remotely. When moving to Czech Republic is it possible for me to keep the job i currently have or do I have to look for a job in CZ.

If I can keep the job and work remotely in CZ what would I have to do in terms of government/taxes/applying for certain things?


What happens if I get sick in Argentina without medical insurance?

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Submitted by GlobalNomad on Tue, 10/08/2019 - 07:30
Destination: Argentina


I recently arrived in Argentina and am not feeling well. I do not have medical insurance, but am afraid that I may need to go see a doctor one of these days. Will I be able to go to a hospital or a doctor's office? Is medical care in Argentina expensive?

What options do we have for accommodation in Saudi Arabia?

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Submitted by Anya on Mon, 10/07/2019 - 13:42
Destination: Saudi Arabia

Hi all, we just found out my husband got accepted for a job in Saudi Arabia. We don't have all of the details of the contract yet but I am pretty nervous. What living options do Westerners have in this country? What are the safest options? What steps can we take to get safe accommodation? Looking forward to any responses. 

Can I work when on a D visa in Norway?

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Submitted by kazi on Fri, 10/04/2019 - 12:26
Destination: Norway

I got a D visa for Norway without a job offer. I applied for the visa to do business. 

I received a visa letter without any restriction. There is no mentioned that I can do business while on this visa. 

My question is, can I work while on that visa? Or can I only do business? Will I have any problems reapplying after 3 years?


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