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carol0324 posted Baltimoreans Retiring Abroad on the Italy forum on September 30, 2014:
Hello, I'm looking for Baltimoreans who have retired abroad for an article I'm writing for the Baltimore Beacon. If you have retired abroad, or are planning to, and would be willing to be interviewed, please email me at carolsorgen@gmail.com. Thank you!
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Pipistrella posted Summer Camp in Siena? on the Italy forum on September 29, 2014:
Hello, does anybody have any info on summer camps for kids in Siena? I have found some online, but many seem to be outside of the city, or for short periods of time. I'm looking for something that lasts most of the summer, and is in Italian, for my two kids, ages 8 and 5. Grazie mille! : )
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janetkid replied to the thread In Trieste on the Italy forum on September 29, 2014:
TheresaIT initially posted:
I arrived in Trieste a week ago tomorrow, exploring the possibility of living here. Would love to meet up, if anyone reading this is in the area. Ciao, Theresa
janetkid replied on September 29, 2014 with:
Thank you, I will
TheresaIT replied on September 29, 2014 with:
I wouldn't know of anything in Venice. There are websites that list apartment rentals. I think one of them is www.subito.it.
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TheresaIT replied to the thread English speaking guide for a short visit to Venice. on the Italy forum:
susanbomba initially posted:
need an English speaking personal guide in Milan, Lake Como and Venice.
TheresaIT replied on September 28, 2014 with:
I have a friend in Venice who is Italian and speaks excellent English. She's not a trained guide, but she knows the area well and is a wonderful person. If you're interested, send me your email and I will put you in touch.
TheresaIT replied on September 28, 2014 with:
I have a friend in Venice who is Italian and speaks excellent English. She's not a trained guide, but she knows the area well and is a wonderful person. If you're interested, send me your email and I will put you in touch.
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TheresaIT replied to the thread Looking for a ride from Trieste to Salzburg on the Italy forum on September 28, 2014:
TheresaIT initially posted:
I am looking for a ride to Salzburg from Triete or Udine next Monday, Oct. 6. If anyone is going, happy to share driving and/or expenses.
TheresaIT replied on September 28, 2014 with:
Thanks. I've been looking there, but, thus far, no one leaving on Monday. I do have an alert set up and will keep an eye out! Thanks again!
dprombaum replied on September 28, 2014 with:
You can find a ride on http://www.blablacar.com/ Dov
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maluza86 replied to the thread Need advice for family relocating to Italy on the Italy forum on September 25, 2014:
brandyvee initially posted:
Ciao! My husband and I have been interested in moving to Italy for a long time. Recently we have begun to talk seriously about the possibility of becoming certified to teach English as a means of doing that. However, we have 2 children (ages 14 and 11) and are concerned about schooling options for them. Is there anyone out there who has moved to Italy with children who can offer some advice? Is it possible to find work at an international school where our children could attend for free or reduced tuition? Hubby and I are both native English speakers (American), and have both just completed our Master’s degrees, part of which included some intercultural studies classes. Neither of us have any professional teaching experience, but we have both taught in informal situations (church small groups, job search workshops, etc.). Also, I did some ESL tutoring through World Relief for about 6 months during grad school. Will having advanced degrees make us more attractive to potential employers? Would it be possible for us to teach at a university level, even if our degrees are not in TESOL? In doing research online about teaching in Italy, I have read about the difficulties of non-EU citizens obtaining work visas. I know that it is possible to work “under the table,” but we are uncomfortable with that scenario. I’ve read about the possibility of getting a student visa that would allow us to work up to 20 hours a week. We want to learn Italian very much, so this seems like a good option. Does anyone know how many credits you have to register for per semester in order to qualify for a student visa? Can anyone recommend a good language school? We are most interested in the Bologna area, but are open to other cities as well. Sorry for all the questions! I have tried to find as much information online as possible, but most of it is geared towards young, single adults. If anyone can recommend any resources that might apply to our situation, I would greatly appreciate it!
maluza86 replied on September 25, 2014 with:
All great info...especially about the state of the economy and education level of Italians. We know several Italians with advanced degrees who cannot find steady work commensurate with their education. It will be very difficult to get a job directly at a University, especially if you don't speak Italian, and most definitely if you don't know someone, as those positions are usually "word of mouth". Please check out the US Embassy website for general questions concerning moving to Italy...as I am not sure if you are dual citizens, looking to become citizens etc. http://italy.usembassy.gov/acs/general-main.html I am retired military, but do not work in Italy, however I use the military services in Naples at least once a month. Check out USA Jobs for a listing of all the government jobs...you can narrow your search on their website to just Italy or even a specific base. https://www.usajobs.gov Good luck and let me know if I can provide any further information. Ciao for now.
brandyvee replied on September 24, 2014 with:
Thanks for the great advice, whidden39! I will definitely check into it!
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lsberrios1 replied to the thread Bike Guides & Area Manager Wanted in or near Siena on the Italy forum:
TonyB01 initially posted:
Looking for part time bike guides and an area manager to run local operations for a US self-guided bike tour company. Work is seasonal and part time. Could be ideal for an expat. Contact me for more details.
lsberrios1 replied on September 22, 2014 with:
I currently live in the States but looking for a way to get into Italy. I am married to an italian woman so paperwork should not be an issue. I am also an experienced cyclist and I've been leading groups for a few months now. This is something that could be of interest to me depending on location and more job details.
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property in ItalyCharming apartment, still brand new and partially furnished, close to RE and PR and highway A1 - FOR SALE
cesaremn initially posted:
I live more or less half way between Florence and Bologna. I'm a middle aged Italian man. Having lived a long while abroad, I don't feel quite at home here. Sometimes I wonder where home is... Once you travel extensively you feel like a foreigner even when you're back in your home country. Does anybody out there feel the same or is it just me?
AngelaG replied on September 20, 2014 with:
Dear Cesaremn, No, it's not only you feeling this way... I am actually totally suprised that someone who doesn't know me, found the best words to describe the way I feel. I am a Bulgarian mid age woman, who came back home after 10 years abroad and... It is not the same place/people/feelings I left... Now again asking myself "Where my home is?" and more often see as an answer - "Where you feel good" It will be pleasure to chat, Cesaremn :-)
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Sergios replied to the thread DVD's in Italy on the Italy forum on September 18, 2014:
Imodica initially posted:
Wondering what to do with all my DVD's from the US. From what I understand, you can't watch them on Italian equipment, correct?
Sergios replied on September 18, 2014 with:
This may be difficult to embrace but we have reached a point that DVD's, even blueray, are obsolete. They are pieces of plastic, with cherished content, that have been replaced with streaming. You can get almost anything without the "disc". An amazon or netflix or other account is available where ever you are and you don't need shelf space.
maluza86 replied on September 18, 2014 with:
That should be "will not work on an Italian DVD player"
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