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Best time to retire from Sweden?

Any online schools, overseas insurance etc.

vicky7
post 28.Nov.2012, 09:53 AM
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Hi,

Just moved to Sweden with the kids and my swedish wife. The free education for the kids and healthcare for us is a good incentive to stay on for the moment. Naturally there are greener pastures we'd like to move on to but not many places offers such great perks. Are there any overseas swedish schools which have free education until high school? I've heard there are free swedish online schools/colleges? Does swedish insurance cover healthcare visits overseas? Maybe we'd like to eventually split our time between sweden and another place since we work from home anyway. Any tips appreciated.
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skogsbo
post 28.Nov.2012, 09:57 AM
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Norway, Finland perhaps? wink.gif

Why leave if your kids are mid education?
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vicky7
post 28.Nov.2012, 10:14 AM
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That's why im asking if anybody knows of free overseas swedish schools or if the kids can study online at some swedish school.
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skogsbo
post 28.Nov.2012, 10:28 AM
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QUOTE (vicky7 @ 28.Nov.2012, 10:14 AM) *
if the kids can study online at some swedish school.

I doubt it exists, but sounds like a lonely life without friends for them, no school mates?
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Puffin
post 28.Nov.2012, 12:49 PM
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There are Swedish schools in some places - London for example
http://www.swedishschool.org.uk/
There is a list of the addresses of other Swedish schools on the left side of this page
http://www.skolverket.se/forskola-och-skol...a_utlandsskolor

There are also several other alternatives
http://www.skolverket.se/forskola-och-skola/utbildning-utomlands/svensk_undervisning_i_utlandet

There are distance courses
Sofia distance has grundskola
http://www.sofiadistans.nu/

Or Värmdö distans has gymnasiet
http://www.varmdodistans.se/

There is also so called "kompletterande" Swedish education where school associations are financed by Skolverket to run Swedish classes on the side of children attending ordinary state or international schools in other countries
http://www.skolverket.se/forskola-och-skol...r_kolforeningar

There is also the Swedish section of the Europa school - primarily for EU employees' children
http://www.skolverket.se/forskola-och-skol...paskolor-1.9742
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Puffin
post 28.Nov.2012, 12:50 PM
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QUOTE (skogsbo @ 28.Nov.2012, 10:28 AM) *
I doubt it exists, but sounds like a lonely life without friends for them, no school mates?

Of course it exists! What do you think the children of diplomats/multinational employees do?
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Hisingen
post 28.Nov.2012, 01:40 PM
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Location: Västra Götaland
Joined: 5.Jul.2012

No disrespect there, Puffin, but surely that is true but with restrictions. I.e. the location of the embassies, consulates and companies. Turn it round the other way - how many English schools are there outside Stockholm or Göteborg? At a guess it is similar abroad, from Sweden that is.
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skogsbo
post 28.Nov.2012, 04:29 PM
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QUOTE (Puffin @ 28.Nov.2012, 12:50 PM) *
Of course it exists! What do you think the children of diplomats/multinational employees do?

I suspect a lot of embassy staff who work in many global countries during the course of their career, the same for big CEOs and the like, probably use private schools, mainly English speaking? I've seen lots of private 'english school' in many capital cities around the globe, but no Swedish ones, but then I wasn't looking for them either.

I don't doubt they may be some place that are call themselves Swedish, but how many teach in Swedish or follow the syllabus?

Can't see how it's very good for the kids, with a tidal flow of friends come and go, major transition for their kids, all for the same of satisfying the parents whims?
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