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Where to live? Work in Germany but child go to school in Basel.

Am an EU national offered a job near Freiburg Germany and about 1hr commute to Basel. I will relocate with family (wife and one child). Daughter will start her final two years of high school. She doesn't speak German or French so classes need to be taught in English and we are considering International School in Basel (company pays). I'm paid in Euro. I will drive to work and home each day. Daughter will commute to school and home each day. Preference is no more than 45min commute for her. My wife will not be working initially, so could even drive her to school. Our options are to live in Germany or Switzerland but not sure were would be most convenient and best overall quality of life, to rent, and max disposable income.

Based on above which towns/cities in Germany or Switzerland would you suggest to live and why?

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Re: Where to live? Work in Germany but child go to school in Basel.

Why go to an international school in Basel when there are schools in Germany? This one in Freiburg itself may suit.

http://www.uwcrobertboschcollege.de/...ollege/college

I'm not sure how things work around Basel being as it's sort of 3 countries in one, but if you're based in Germany I'm not sure she'd be able to study here. She may need a student permit and that means she should be living in Switzerland to get it.
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Re: Where to live? Work in Germany but child go to school in Basel.

Thanks, I'll look into the visa/permit requirements if living in DE and school in CH.

If you were living along Germany border or Switzerland which city/ town would you suggest to live assuming she attend International School in Basel/ me work near Freiburg?
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Re: Where to live? Work in Germany but child go to school in Basel.

Unfortunately, I can't help with that as I don't know that part of the country. I'm based the other side of Bern in Fribourg canton, where German meets French in Switzerland.
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