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Moving to Italy is a big change for the entire family. Children certainly feel this impact as they leave behind familiar schedules, classrooms, friends and neighborhoods. Here are ways to make the transition as smooth as possible for your kiddos.
ESTABLISH ROUTINES
Understanding the SOFA agreement between the U.S. and Italy will set realistic expectations for career opportunities during your time in Naples. The only job opportunities for dependents can be found on the installation, as dictated by the SOFA.
Understanding the SOFA agreement between the U.S. and Italy will set realistic expectations for career opportunities during your time in Naples. The only job opportunities for dependents can be found on the installation, as dictated by the SOFA.
Moving for an overseas assignment is exciting for any family, but there is a lot of work to do before you actually board the plane, or as was my case, planes.
If you’ve brought your furry friend to Italy, you must register them at the veterinary clinic within the first 10 days of arriving.
REQUIRED VACCINATIONS AND MEDICINE
It’s important to understand that Italian homes are fundamentally different than American homes. Most Italian homes are built with concrete, are smaller, older and are built closer together than what you may be used to. Carpeted floors are rare. Most homes do not come with appliances or closets.
During your time in Italy, you're going to need to see a doctor and dentist. Depending on the specialty services you might require, you may need to be referred off-installation for medical services.
Getting an account through an on-base credit union or bank will eliminate headaches when paying bills, transferring money, making purchases, getting cash and managing funds between U.S. dollars and euros.
ON-INSTALLATION BANKING OPTIONS
Credit Unions
Welcome to Naples! Here is your one-stop checklist once you’ve arrived at your new home:
Pre-Arrival
Moving to Europe was only the beginning of our adventure when my husband and I arrived. Transferring from our last base to a new unit and country was also challenge. We were embracing civilian life for the first time after his transition out of the army.
If you’ve brought your furry friend to Italy, you must register them at your installation’s veterinary clinic within the first 10 days of arriving.
REQUIRED VACCINATIONS AND RECOMMENDED PREVENTATIVES
Every couple of years the rumblings of an impending move start rippling through my family. For many dependents and family members, it’s easy to adopt a roll-with-it outlook.
During your time in Italy, you will need to see a doctor and dentist. With limited healthcare services on your installation, you may need to seek services on the economy. You may feel nervous about going to an Italian provider, but there are things you can do to make this process easier.
EURO BANKING
Getting an account through an on-installation credit union or bank will eliminate headaches when paying bills, transferring money, making purchases, getting cash and managing funds between dollars and euros.
EUROPEAN DEBIT CARDS
Getting your license and driving in Italy can be intimidating. Here is everything you need to know to get you on your way!
SHIPPING YOUR VEHICLE OVERSEAS