I am investigating the possibility of my wife and I along with 4 kids going to China. My wife and I (and possibly our 19 year old daughter) will seek a teaching role and our other kids (15, 12, 10) would integrate into school. Timing Feb2010 and we would commit to a 2 year period.
That's the grand plan .... is it practical? We reside in Brisbane, Australia.
I have an associate degree in engineering (electronics) and a diploma in management, along with 25 years engineering experience (12 in senior management positions). My wife / daughter only have year 12 education. I have had experience developing and presenting technical training to adults and my wife / daughter experience in preparing and teaching younger children (church activities).
Q1: Is what we are considering practical?
Q2: Where is a good place to start looking to see if there is a school (employer?) willing to take on a family?
Q3: Does anyone have experience with integrating their children into a school in China?
Q4: Is there likely to be accommodation that will fit a large family?
Thanks in advance for any guidance received.