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Homeschooling in Brussels

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Submitted by Sucap1 on Tue, 07/30/2019 - 16:19
Destination: Brussels

Hi there, I'm possibly relocating to Brussels in January 2020 with my family, my husband has been offered a 4 year contract with his work with the Perm Rep. My daughter is due to start secondary school this year and isn't guaranteed a place at one of the European schools in Brussels for this school year. I'm wondering would homeschooling be an option until she gets a place? Does anyone know or have experience of this?

The schools are currently on holidays so I cannot speak to anyone to see if she has a chance of getting a place.

Thanks for any advice/suggestions.


Is basra safe for expats

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Submitted by Kaif on Tue, 07/30/2019 - 12:38
Destination: Iraq

Hi all

I have been offered a job to work for an oil and gas company in basra. I want to know whether basra is safe for expats to work. How about the law and order situation now. Please guide me as I'm in a dilemma whether to take up the job or not due to the security and safety issues 

Saudi Visa Number

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Submitted by znoordien88 on Mon, 07/29/2019 - 07:46
Destination: Saudi Arabia

Hi there, 

I am a South African citizen who accepted a job in Riyadh. I am due to leave my country in about 3 weeks time. I am travelling with a group of individuals who are going to the same place of employments. This past week our visa agent sent us an update of the processing of our documents. 

I noticed that my visa number is the same as another applicant travelling with me, while the rest of the group has different visa numbers. 

Insight needed on moving to Vietnam

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Submitted by qudora on Sat, 07/27/2019 - 14:42
Destination: Ho Chi Minh City

Hi there, I’m considering moving to Vietnam next year. Im an American EFL teacher with 10+ years of higher education teaching experience in Saudi Arabia. I have a BA in English Lit from the US and my TEFL certification. Being a single mom of 3 daughters, 13, 10 & 6 I would appreciate any information, insight and advice on what to expect with living, job opportunities, schooling, cost and anything else I may encounter with a move there

Moving from Ontario to Montreal

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Submitted by SusanJ on Fri, 07/26/2019 - 16:23
Destination: Montreal

Hi -

We are Canadian passport holders and have spent the last five years in the UK where our seven year old did all her schooling. We moved to Toronto in 2019 and my daughter did her Year 1 at a public school here. We are planning to move to Montreal in September 2020 and I would like to know if my daughter would be eligible for entry into an English Public school?


Public and Private schools for 8th Grader in Poland

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Submitted by amits_poland on Wed, 07/24/2019 - 09:40
Destination: Poland

I am looking for a public or private school for my daughter who will pursue 8th grade in the next academic session starting september 2019 -2020. I can not afford the heavy school fees of the international schools. We are open to learn polish language with some support initially.

Any help in this regard will be highly appreciated.

Changing visa from H-1(working holiday) to student or working visa

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Submitted by imanict123 on Wed, 07/17/2019 - 17:11
Destination: South Korea


I am going to South Korea on an H-1 visa for 18 months in September. In the event that I decide that I want to study at a Korean University, or that I'm offered a job opportunity within this period of time, is it possible to change my H-1 visa to a student or working visa? Even if I have to come back to America for a visa run, that's fine; I just want to know if it's possible to get a switch. While I'm excited to go to Korea on a Working Holiday, 18 months is a long time, so I want to be open to other opportunities that may arise during my stay. 

Criteria and salary for fitness trainer in Budapest?

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Submitted by NKLuwang on Sun, 07/14/2019 - 18:43
Destination: Budapest

It is a query seeking for jobs regarding IFBB (International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness) certified personal fitness trainer in any of the reputed Gyms in Budapest as an non-European. What exactly are the criteria, salary structure and fundamental requirements etc... Thanks. 

Working in the creative industry in Oslo

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Submitted by nannapaske on Sun, 07/14/2019 - 16:35
Destination: Oslo


I'm planning to move to Oslo next year, but I'm having a little trouble estimating what I would get paid as an Art Director at an advertising agency? I'm finding it hard to look at jobs as it seems they don't really use that title there. 

Could anyone tell me a little about the creative industry in Oslo, including freelancing? Also, is there a specific recruiter to use for the creative industry? 

Hope you can help!

How much annual salary am I eligible for?

Destination: Oman

last One and a half years(18 months I have been working with a company and they going to cancel my visa because of no new project. 1st-year annual leave salary is not yet paid. now completed 18 months. last 30th Jun I finished my work. Now how much annual salary is I am eligible for?

for example if 300 OMR is my basics salary

Seeking info regarding London schools, mid-year admission and family friendly neighborhood!

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Submitted by palvash on Sat, 07/13/2019 - 21:36
Destination: London

Hi everyone

My family is taking a sabbatical to London starting Jan. 2020 - May/June 2020. My husband will be working close to London Business School. My 9 year old daughter will be in third grade when we arrive.

I am looking for the following information:

-family friendly neighborhoods (names please?) with good Govt. schools (names please?) - ideally within 30 min from LBS but open to maximum of 45 min commute.

-Are 6 months rental easy to find? Approximate cost of rental (2 bedroom)

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