Johanna Stromqvist

Johanna was born in Stockholm, raised in Sydney via London and spent an eye-opening year in a country town in Southwest NSW writing for the local newspaper. At ‘home’ in Sydney, she wrote about farming and natural resource management for a while but with a limited call for this in New York, she’s currently re-inventing herself as a freelance writer. No homesickness, but despite approaching her third Manhattan summer, she’s still waiting for that southerly buster.

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The first day of your child's school in another country can be daunting. These steps should help you prepare

This article is part two of a two-part series entitled “Getting In”. The first deals with getting your children into kindergarten in NYC. It can be found here.

Navigating the pre-school system in a new city can be daunting. Here are some tips to make the job a little easier.

Getting into kindergarten in New York City is such a convoluted process it has it’s own season. Admissions season kicks off shortly after the school year begins in September and runs parents through a series of applications, tours, testing deadlines and interviews for around five to nine months,