Originally Posted by mikeyhanson
I moved from U.S. to Germany, and I would say that, depending on where you're thinking of heading, you should have work ironed out first. Here, for example, it would likely be more difficult for someone to establish themselves based on their temporary status in the country, so the road could be a lot longer.
But if you come with a job lined up, chances are paperwork, legal stuff, would go somewhat easier.
A lot of people do things like offer private tutoring to people wanting to learn english as a second language as a way to make money while they go through the immigration process.
But a lot depends on where you're going.
Thanks for the tips. We would definitely have jobs before we went anywhere. We are looking at international schools, which hire months before the school year starts. (We are thinking about the 2013-2014 school year.) Supposedly they take care of most of the legal/paperwork for the new hires.
Really, I'm wondering about the pros and cons of the experience. We have a young daughter, so that factors into the equation as well.