hello my husband has been offered chance to go and live in DEhli for a year from feb. i am a stay at home mum and have 2 children one has just started school which he really likes and the other one goes to pre school 3 afternoons week. I am not sure as they are settled in school. He has said that they would be in a private school abroad so the classes would be very small and therefore get more attention. i am not sure as it is alot of upheaval for a year. I have never been to india but am a bit worried about all the culture differences and intense heat, not being able to drive etc missing friend and family. on the other hand it is good to take the right opportunities. have anyobe else been through this or lived in DEhli? any advice. thank you very much!!
Delhi can be hot and dirty but is full of life and culture too. You also can have air-con, gated communities, english schools, ex-pat stuff the same as in any international city if you want it. A year is a short time in a life, and your children will look back on it as an exciting period in their lives.
One of my DS's friends spent his early years (birth to 13 - he went to an international school) in Delhi and remembers it as one of the best things in his life so far!
You should go for it - India is a fantastically vibrant and interesting country and the people and culture are wonderful.
The heat is manageable and taxis are very very cheap so you don't need to drive anywhere.
Re family & friends, it's really easy to fly to india (and within india) from the UK (and quite cheap if you shop around and use airlines like Kingfisher) so they'll probably be beating tracks to your doorstep for a free holiday!
What an experience for your DC and for you! Lucky Lucky!!!!!
I'd cut my arm off for the chance. I've only ever been on holiday to India but have lived in Thailand and Oman. I think your children would benefit enormously. Very very jealous thinking of your opportunity.