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A reader commented on the Expat Report Review of American School of Milan in Milan, Italy
Review-of-American School of Milan
How would you describe the facilities at this school? What extra-curricular activities are available?
Great facilities with eight acres of playing fields, 23,000 volume library, wireless internet, gymnasium, tennis courts, large cafeteria/performance hall. (Continue)
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I agree. This school is great!
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A reader commented on the Expat Report Living in Milan, Italy
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What activities, clubs and organizations would you recommend to newcomers to help them meet others?
The Benvenuto Club, Professional Women's Association, Democrats Abroad, American Business Group and many other organizations as well as activities created for the expat community listed in EasyMilano, a bi-weekly free publication for the English speaking community here. (Continue)
zanzara62 replied most recently with:
I grew up in Italy so I don't have a problem with the language plus I'm a dual citizen so I won't have a problem with red tape, as far as finding work. I just got an ESL certificate to teach English and I thought I might as well look in Milan first because, let's face it, that's where the money is. Can you give me a list of the best schools in Milan for English teaching jobs???
zanzara62 replied recently with:
Good luck!!! It's the most expensive city in Italy, but the fashion jobs are mostly up north, in Milan. Plan to work in Milan, and maybe you can live in the Lake area; maybe you'll hook up with George Clooney!!!!!
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A reader commented on the Expat Report Review of The American School of Milan in Milan , Italy
Review-of-The American School of Milan
How would you describe the facilities at this school? What extra-curricular activities are available?
Good extra-curricular activities run by the teachers. They choose - so it changes every year but some have been cooking, soccer, piano and tennis. (Continue)
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ASM no longer has a multiage program and academics are considered by far the best of all the international schools here in Milan. The school has a fabulous new facility with a huge focus now on excellence at all levels.
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I think this is the "truest" post I have read so far. We have been attending ASM, and at times, feel that only the teachers have our best interest in mind. I feel the director, especially, is more concerned about his bonus at the end of the year. He is not approachable at all. I am sure others feel differently, but again, it's how much money you bring to the table. I suppose I was just brought up to believe education is what is important. There are many decisions being made without the children's best interest in mind. Many decisions are made by individuals who don't even have degrees. My child was in a classroom where he was the ONLY native English speaker. I feel there was quite a bit of struggle and boredom due to that. There is a lot of bullying at the school that is not addressed by the proper individuals. I could go on and on.
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Expat Report Review of American School of Milan in Milan, Italy was published
Review-of-American School of Milan
How would you describe the facilities at this school? What extra-curricular activities are available?
I have seen all the school in Milan and this is by far the best. They have 9 acres of grounds, a fantastic gym and library. Unbeatable on the International school circuit here in the city. They are currently contructing new science labs, classrooms and a new gymnasium. This is going make the facility exceptional by 2009. (Continue)
Expat Report Review of American School of Milan in Milan, Italy was published
Review-of-American School of Milan
How would you describe the facilities at this school? What extra-curricular activities are available?
Facilities continue to improve each year and are at quite an excellent standard compared to many other schools- extracurricular activities vary from film making and photography to soccer and volleyball (Continue)
Expat Report Info about Partyamo in Milan, Italy was published
Info-about-Milan
Describe your group.
Partyamo is THE Place for international People to meet in Milan! You can meet lively and positive new buds from all over the world whilst enjoying many different activities. (Continue)
Service apartments give you more space, more privacy and at a cheaper rate, available from one night to one year.
Expat Report Info about Edinburgh University Alumni Association of Italy in Milan, Italy was published
Info-about-Milan
Describe your group.
All alumni of the University of Edinburgh (i.e. graduates and anyone else who has studied or taught there) living in Italy are automatically members of the EUAAI. There are known to be around 316 people matching these characteristics. The association is totally informal (without by-laws, officers or membership fees) and is intended to be purely social in nature, organising trips and get-togethers all over the country. (Continue)
Expat Report Expat Banking in Milan, Italy was published
Expat-Banking-in-Milan
What advice would you offer others about banking abroad?
Compared to the UK, banking costs are very high, and use of automated transactions is very undeveloped. There are charges for cards and to receive statements. There are even very high charges to RECEIVE deposits from overseas, even if in Euros! Internet banking is also new, but we found Rasbank, which has some very competitive charges and using internet banking helps overcome the traditional Italian queues and solves many language problems. (Continue)

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