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Hi,

I am planning to move with my family to Dubai from New Jersey. I have 2 kids, age 14 and 11 and I am wondering if its a good idea to explore the possibility of enrolling them in an American syllabus school or an IB syllabus school. Would love to get any help on this.

I would also appreciate any help on the location where I should look for a house. Ideally I would like to rent atleast a 4 bedroom villa.

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There are several stickies at the top of the main page about schools and renting apartments, which will also have information about villas.

Or do a general search through the threads. A lot of good advice to help you.

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There are several stickies at the top of the main page about schools and renting apartments, which will also have information about villas.

Or do a general search through the threads. A lot of good advice to help you.

Good luck.
Thanks, I have been doing some research and it looks like the 2 best American syllabus schools are American School of Dubai and Dubai American Acedemy. There seems to be a waiting list at the schools, and I am in touch with both the schools. Just wanted to know if anyone had reviews about Dubai American Academy.

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Hi MVN,
I am in a very similar situation as you - based in NJ for last 15 years, originally from India and planning on moving to Dubai in October. I also have 2 kids 13 and 9 years old. Would love to hear how it has worked so far for you and if you have any advise for me. My office is in DAIC (Dubai intl academic city) and am looking at Arabian ranches, silicon oasis or motor city as potential areas to live. Thinking about Dubai American acade,y, gems Wellington and modern high as possible schools. Any advise would be greatly appreciated.
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are you likely to be travelling more - beyond Dubai?
Is this the start of a wider adventure for your kids?
If so, i'd recommend IB. It is widely accepted.
If not, and you / they are likely to return to the US, then maybe stay in the US system, and don't rock the boat.
THe older kids are, the harder it is to switch curricula, as the further on you are in education, the less common ground between syllabuses.
 
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