My wife has been invited to do a residency in Spain in Spring of 2013. We just found out and are beginning our preparations. We have a son who will be in 9th grade at that time and need to sort out education, a good place to live that provides a great experience for he and I while my wife performs her academic and research duties. We've been told Valencia is good place, that Barcelona is great but expensive -and at present thats about as much as we know. We lived in the UK in the early 90's with regular visits to the Camargue near Arles and are excited about the prospect of exploring Spain! Any and all practical advice is welcome!