Welcome to the ExPat Educator.
A year ago my wife and I made the move from North Central Wisconsin to a suburb of Zürich, Switzerland. My wife had the opportunity to move with a new company, and I gave up a long career in education to follow. The move has certainly had its share of highs and lows. Our adventure started on a down note, as she moved in June, and I followed three months later, after selling our house. (Which was another disappointing adventure by the way.) We were able to do some traveling at first, so that was great, we got to experience a new culture, and begin to learn a new language. Then the Corona Virus hit. Things came to a standstill!
Switzerland and Europe are slowly starting to open back up, so we have been able to do a little traveling around Switzerland, and we have our first outside Switzerland trip planned for September of 2020.
I am hoping this blog will serve two purposes. The first will be as a catharsis for me. I am going to write about the struggles as we move and settle in to live in Switzerland. I will also write of the adventures we have since we hope to be able to take most of our vacations and travel to different places in Europe. The second purpose is educate. Having spent 16 years helping educate students in Wisconsin, I want to learn a lot of the Swiss education system. I hope to share that knowledge with people back in the US, and hopefully share my knowledge of the US system with educators in Switzerland.
Thanks for joining my journey. I hope you find it as entertaining and educational as I know I will.