Some questions for people who actually live there!
Hi everyone -
My husband, daughter (9 yrs) and I are comtemplating a move somewhere much warmer than our home here in Canada. We're doing a lot of research and question asking on some Caribbean islands, and Aruba was one on our list!
I will shortly be a qualified teacher here in Canada, certified to teach French and English. I have an undergrad degree from a Canadian university, and will have a Master's degree from a US college (graduating in December).
Here are my questions - hoping someone will be able to answer some or all of them!
What are the prospects for teachers in Aruba?
Do they teach teach any French / foreign languages in the schools?
Is it impossible for a Canadian to work in Aruba in this capacity?
Are the private schools expensive to enroll children in?
Are the public schools sub-par or up to par with North American standards? (This is not a derogatory question - just an honest one. In some places I've learned that they aren't.)
Is the cost of living really high or is it manageable?
Thanks... I know that was a lot of questions, but I've found that tracking down people who actually live there is a much better way of getting the 'real scoop'!