Local school for language excellence

Carole Hallett MobbsLanguage, Local school, Personal stories, School options7 Comments

The word school spelled out in blocks

Kate moved from the UK to Switzerland in July 2007. The boys were eight and six and had just finished years 3 and 1 respectively in the UK. They went into an international school for the first year, until July 2008. Then they transferred into local school at ages nine and seven. They are now in their 6th year here, and their 5th year of local schooling.

Expat interview with Carole

Carole Hallett MobbsCarole's blog, Personal stories0 Comments

Carole Hallett Mobbs and her daughter

A British expat in Germany I was invited to be interviewed for ExpatsBlog.com. Here are my late-night answers after a rather hectic weekend…! Carole Hallett Mobbs moved from Britain to Tokyo, Japan in 2006 when their daughter was five years old and now currently lives in Berlin, Germany. Carole is … Read More

An expat child, grown up

Carole Hallett MobbsExpat Kids, Personal stories6 Comments

Clara as a child in the sea in the Phillipines

An ex-expat child As you pack your child’s suitcase for yet another overseas posting, start looking for a second, third or even fourth school for them and lay awake at night worrying about how they will fit in with a new set of friends, it might be reassuring to hear … Read More

Expect the unexpected

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Cartoon woman looking shocked looking at a computer

Plan for the unexpected Following on from this post about planning and packing for our first international relocation… As mentioned previously, I’d planned the packing of our possessions very thoroughly. But you can’t plan for what happens after the goods have left your home. We arrived in Tokyo on 22nd … Read More