The Family Sabbatical Handbook

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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Journalist Bernick speaks from the firsthand experience of her 18-month sojourn in Mexico with her husband and two children. In her case, "sabbatical" had nothing to do with academia; she and her husband saved money for three years and then quit jobs in the US in order to live abroad, send their kids to Mexican schools, and work on their own writing projects. This compendium offers guidance for those considering similar or not-so-similar endeavors, and it includes practical information for planning and preparation as well as description of feelings and family dynamics (how to get through the rough spots). The resources section includes some books and many websites. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Branford, CT : Intrepid Traveler, [2007]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2007
ISBN: 9781887140690
Branch Call Number: 910.202 BERNI
Characteristics: xviii, 296 pages ; 22 cm


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Sep 22, 2009

Intriguing idea! 18 months in San Miguel, Mexico with a 7 & 2 year old. She breaks down their sabbatical into easy to read parts from an American stand point.


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