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Living in Latvia

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Feb 10, 2022

Summary: Expats, digital nomads and retirees talk about what it is really like living in Latvia. They offer advice about meeting people, cost of living, finding a home and more.

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What are the schools in Latvia like?

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"If You are looking for safe environment for Your child to grow and to learn, open minded teachers, internationally approved curriculum. This preschool is for You," explained one expat living in Me┼żaparks, Riga, Latvia.

"It's a lovely school -- fantastic facility, good teachers, great programs. ISR follows the Success-for-All phonics program, which is wonderful; our daughter's reading skills grew by leaps and bounds within weeks of starting the program, and halfway through her Kindergarten year she was simply reading, everything and anything. It's an IB PYP school, accredited through both the Council of International Schools and the Latvian Ministry of Education," said another parent with children at International School of Riga in Kipsala.

"The school has a great director that keeps pushing education standards. Recently the school introduced a new English language programme which worked great for my son who had some problems with English. They are committed to grow the school into higher grades as there is a lot of kids in Grades 3-6. In my view, you'll make a good choice if you enroll your kids there," commented one expat when asked about International School of Riga in Riga.

"ISL is the only school that I would enroll my children at. ISL is really a safe, caring school," explained one expat in Jurmala, Latvia with kids at International School of Latvia.

"The school offers a good quality native French language education and will benefit a child from every nation. It also gives a good insight into French culture and a head start in mastering of the language to those who are not native French speakers," wrote an expat living in iga with children attending French School.

"Do not even consider any other school than ISL. It is a world class school with the scores to prove it," said one commented one expat when asked about International School of Latvia in Jurmala.

About the Author

Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.

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