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USA: Family, Children & Education

If you’ll be moving to the US with your family, then you have additional things to worry about on top of the move itself, like schools and child care. In this section, we have articles on child care, schools, international schools, universities, marriage, pets, and languages in the US.

Even if you are not bringing your family with you to the US, you may end of getting married there, or maybe you are already planning your wedding. Each state in the US has different legal requirements for getting married, so it’s important to do your research ahead of time. If you or your spouse-to-be are non-US citizens, make sure to find out in advance what visa you will need to apply for so that you can both live together in the United States after your wedding.

Childcare and Education

Childcare in the United States can be prohibitively expensive. Our article covers the different types of childcare available, from daycare centers to nannies. If you have school age children, you’ll have to decide between public schools, private schools, boarding schools, and international schools. Each comes with its own pros and cons, and different schools will be right for different expat families. If you move frequently from country to country, enrolling your children in an international school may be the best option. On the other hand, public schools in the US are free, and often quite good, so your family budget will also help determine your choice.

American Colleges and Universities

If you or your children want to study in the United States, you should consider your choice wisely, especially as the cost of tuition is so high. There are many different possibilities, from community colleges right on up to Ivy League institutions like Harvard and Yale. There are also many public and private colleges and universities that fall in between. Our article guides you through the system of higher education in the US, and has tips on how to choose the university and degree program which best fit your needs.

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