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How much should a teacher expect to spend, out of pocket, to relocate to an overseas teaching assignment? Europe? Asia? How much of this expense can a teacher expect to be reimbursed for? My husband and I are both teachers...no kids...no pets. Assuming we were both offered jobs...how much should we expect to spend relocating?
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bneidigk Thank you so much for this detailed response. It is very much appreciated, especially the bit about the chances of my husband and I both being hired together...and the small chances for that opportunity. I am a general ed 5th grade thru 12th grade English /Social Studies (there is probably a huge over-stock of this type of educator) but my husband ...See More
Oct 17
haha No problem. The SPED for will definitely help him individually. The combinations for you will help individually. No combination will really help a couple get hired at exactly the same time, at exactly the same complex. DoDEA just doesn't consider teaching couples in the same way as int'l schools do (i.e. look at applicants and consider their candid...See More
RJ Just FYI it is very difficult for teacher's souses to get hired. Does it happen? Yes, but there are many others that have priority, e.G military spouses and veterans. To rub even more salt in the wound, sometimes they will hire conus hires over people that are already there.
haha Experiences differ apparently. We've seen that the vast majority of teacher's spouses get hired (in Europe and in Japan). Many right away, some within a couple of years. My understanding/experience (and what my admin have told me) is also is that family preference for a DoDEA spouse is on equal footing with military spouse preference.

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Oct 18
Mary I agree with all that is mentioned above. I also agree that trying to get the social studies position is less likely. On the other hand, living overseas with housing paid for and the pay increase most people get will make it possible financially for you to both be happy on one income. Para and subbing positions may be available for the spouse not h...See More


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