The Family Sabbatical Handbook: The Budget Guide To Living Abroad With Your Family

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What's it like living in another country? People have been fascinated by the topic for millennia, accounting for best sellers from Herodotus to Mayle and Mayes. While many readers are satisfied with a vicarious experience, a growing number want to live it for themselves. Elisa Bernick offers readers the book she wished she'd had when she and her husband and children were planning their 18-month family sabbatical.

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Silver Award in the Family & Relationships category of ForeWord magazine's 2007 Book of the Year Awards

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TAKE A BREAK. EXPLORE THE WORLD. DISCOVER YOUR FAMILY. For generations, the academic world has embraced the idea of the sabbatical, an extended period of time off during which scholars are free from the responsibilities of teaching and work, free to travel, free to indulge their curiosity, free to recharge their creative batteries. Families deserve a similar break, and a growing number are taking it. NOW IT'S YOUR TURN! We leased our house and used the monthly income, along with savings, to live without working for 18 months abroad with our kids. We didn't know a soul in the city we moved to. We couldn't speak the language. We weren't sure our money would last. And we'd never traveled with our children for longer than a two-week vacation. But we decided to leave everything else up to chance and see where the adventure took us. Quite honestly, it's one of the best decisions our family ever made.-Elisa Bernick, author of The Family Sabbatical Handbook

LET ELISA AND 15 OTHER FAMILIES WHO LIVED IN EUROPE, CHINA, AND SOUTH AMERICA SHOW YOU . . . The ten most important reasons to live abroad with your kids. Why this is a realistic goal, not just a dream. How to meet the psychological and financial challenges and win! How to arrange schooling, find housing, and learn the language. How to negotiate your reentry into the world you left behind.

This is not only an excellent handbook; it's also an affecting story of the rewards that accrue to parents with the imagination and courage to change their lives as well as the lives of their children. Perhaps forever.-Rudy Maxa, Contributing Editor, National Geographic Traveler, and star of the PBS series Smart Travels

If there is anything about living abroad with children that Bernick hasn't covered, I certainly didn't find it.-Janice Macdonald, author and travel writer

Every American parent should read this book.-Dan Buettner, explorer, travel journalist, and founder of Quest Network

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