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BabetteM

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« on: September 24, 2008, 11:15:17 am »

I have probably over looked the place to put an intro but I thought that this is as good as any place since we plan on living in New Hampshire as soon as possible.
My husband is already over there now in Manchester. He is the Swede that is over there for his company now. 
We are really hoping that everything goes well with the start up there so that we will all be there together within the next year or two.
We have a teenage son that will be coming over with us as well and hopefully he will be able to attend university there at an early age. 
He will complete what is equal high school this spring at the age of 16 and I do not know if the usa will accept his mixed education. 
He has been homeschooled for the most part and taken courses at the local upper secondary school.
He will have a certificate of completion from the government school here because Sweden controls your homeschooling and the regulate what you do.
I am really looking forward to moving back after living in a socialist country for over 11 years now and I have been teaching English and ESL classes since 1999. 
Both my son and I will be visiting in Dec. during the winter holidays if we find a dog/house sitter here.


//Babette
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Re: Manchester
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2008, 11:39:20 am »

 BabetteM..
 WELCOME!!!
Let me ask you something.. you mentioned "looking forward to moving back" Have you lived in the USA before? The reason I ask is.. It would be very interesting to talk to someone who has the unique perspective of being able to see how socialistic we have become in the last ten years. I sometimes talk to young people about the America I grew up in and I see their eyes glaze over as I try to explain how different things are today.
 
 Michael
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Re: Manchester
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2008, 12:23:11 pm »

I have probably over looked the place to put an intro but I thought that this is as good as any place since we plan on living in New Hampshire as soon as possible.
My husband is already over there now in Manchester. He is the Swede that is over there for his company now. 
We are really hoping that everything goes well with the start up there so that we will all be there together within the next year or two.
We have a teenage son that will be coming over with us as well and hopefully he will be able to attend university there at an early age. 
He will complete what is equal high school this spring at the age of 16 and I do not know if the usa will accept his mixed education. 
He has been homeschooled for the most part and taken courses at the local upper secondary school.
He will have a certificate of completion from the government school here because Sweden controls your homeschooling and the regulate what you do.
I am really looking forward to moving back after living in a socialist country for over 11 years now and I have been teaching English and ESL classes since 1999. 
Both my son and I will be visiting in Dec. during the winter holidays if we find a dog/house sitter here.

I do recall reading your husband's posts recently (unless there just happens to be another Swede who was moving to NH to work at his company's startup.  :) ).

Hopefully you won't have much of a problem with your son getting accepted into a university.  It used to be a bigger issue than it is now, but colleges and universities are getting more and more used to seeing homeschooled students apply.  If you have some sort of portfolio that documents your son's education, and if he does well on the standardized tests (SAT mostly, ACT possibly if he wants to go to school in the midwest), then I think he should be fine.
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Re: Manchester
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2008, 08:38:33 pm »

Welcome! ;D
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Re: Manchester
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2008, 10:49:36 pm »

Welcome!

If you haven't already, join the NH Liberty Alliance now -- before you move. Remember, the FSP does virtually nothing in-state, so all the activism once you're here is in other organizations.

http://www.nhliberty.org/join

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« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2008, 12:19:28 am »

Welcome!

If you haven't already, join the NH Liberty Alliance now -- before you move. Remember, the FSP does virtually nothing in-state, so all the activism once you're here is in other organizations.

http://www.nhliberty.org/join

Denis, it's great to see you on the forum!  I love your all-too-infrequent visits.
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Re: Manchester
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2008, 09:05:15 am »

BabetteM..
 WELCOME!!!
Let me ask you something.. you mentioned "looking forward to moving back" Have you lived in the USA before? The reason I ask is.. It would be very interesting to talk to someone who has the unique perspective of being able to see how socialistic we have become in the last ten years. I sometimes talk to young people about the America I grew up in and I see their eyes glaze over as I try to explain how different things are today.
 
 Michael
Hello Michael,
I have been here in Sweden since March 5, 1997 before that I lived in California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Montana, Michigan, Mississippi, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington and Wyoming, in the usa... Back then I could even see a differance in the states and which ones were more socalistic .... California being number one and Wyoming being the least....back then people helped people and you didn't need the government to help you get by.  I am ex Navy and a military brat to boot  so that will help explain all the moves (Italy, Bermuda, Japan, and a few more).  I do see a lot of changes that have gone on in the USA since I left in 1997 but I still feel that it is better than here in Sweden. The socialist government here is something I hate with a passion and I worry about the USA falling into the same pattern. 
Oh btw if you know anything about the military medical .... I can honestly say it is better than the medical treatment you get here in Sweden.

//Babette

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