April 27, 2015

Still hoping...

 I just thoght I would give an update as to where we are at the moment for our moving to Switzerland. We are still hopeful...though some days, I must admit, I feel defeated...

We half hardheartedly applied to some schools this year (for August 2015)...not really making it a main priority for this year due to us having a new baby and also wanting to get some money saved up.

We have been feeling defeated due to the fact that teaching jobs (supply work to begin with) is beyond hard to come by here in Ontario at the moment. Pretty much all international schools in Switzerland want at least 3 years full time teaching experience on your resume to even be considered. It is beyond discouraging. We have been racking our brains on how to get the teaching experience that Justin needs. We are toying around with the idea of moving to the Yukon for a few years. We have done some research and found out that they actually hire full time teachers...the pay is excellent and the area is gorgeous.We did re-think London again to get the teaching experience since they also hire you on full time, but again, money was the main issue. If we weren't a family of four, it would work, but with kids, it just doesn't. The Yukon seems to have a lot of amazing opportunities, both professionally and for family life (lots of new hobbies etc). Housing seems to be really expensive (more than some of the places we looked at for Switzerland!), but it evens out with the pay.

We just want to keep moving forward to our goal of moving to Switzerland, and for that to happen, Justin needs full time teaching experience. If we do end up in the Yukon next year, we will embrace it for as long as we have to....it seems like a beautiful stepping stone to our main goal.
It is exciting to have a possible new adventure on the horizon. We shall see what happens :)

Or maybe we will win a million dollars and be able to move to Switzerland without having to have work lined up already? ;) 


  1. So good to hear from you, Sabine! My husband has hinted at starting to play the lottery. The Yukon sounds amazing, actually. I saw some breathtaking photos of the Yukon in National Geographic magazine last year that I used in my Montessori geography folders! :) Thinking lots of positive thoughts for you and your family!

    1. Thanks Amanda! You too! My fingers are crossed for your family as well :)
      I hope all is going well with the Montessori degree and I hope you were able to get some answers from that lady in Switzerland about job opportunities!

  2. The Yukon does sound amazing! Keeping my fingers crossed for you!


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