I am researching the k12 education system in Switzerland as a colleague will be moving there in a few months. He just got a really great job there and will be moving the whole family over and it will be quite the change.
My colleague has four children that will need to attend school. They are six, eight, ten and thirteen. He is hoping that they are able to have a good experience and wants them to have a good education.
When he first heard about this job opportunity he was not so sure about it. He was not sure if he wanted to leave his hometown to move across the world. It seemed like a huge step.
He talked to a lot of people about it and decided if he could research the K12 education system in Switzerland it would make him feel better about the move. If he did that, he would learn about what type of country he was going to be taking the kids to.
He also talked it over with me. I told him he should take the job and that I would try to come visit. He worried about it because the kids are getting older but they told him not to worry. That they would be fine and would be able to see friends and family over there.
That made my colleague feel a lot better because he didn’t want his family to think others will ignore them by moving over there. Family is important to everyone. I wanted to make sure he made the right choice regarding the children.
Once I finish all of the research on the k12 education system in Switzerland, he will know exactly what to expect when they get over there. I am glad they moving over the summer and the kids will have a few weeks to get used to it before they will start school. Hopefully that will give them enough time.
I think that they will do just fine with the change although it might take a while to get used to it. They told us that they will be sad to say goodbye to friends but that they are excited about the change. I told them that I might not be able to visit for a while but that eventually I would be able to take a trip and they could see their friends again. This did make them feel a lot better.
I have never been to Switzerland before so all I know is what I have seen in movies. It should be a really interesting experience for everyone. They still have a lot to do to get ready for the big move!