EER109: How to Move to Spain with Alan Wagoner of Wagoners Abroad


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EER109: How to Move to Spain with Alan Wagoner of Wagoners Abroad

How to move to Spain with kids. Finding schools, navigating paperwork and building a life. These are just a few things covered in today's episode of Epic Education Radio.


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How to Move to Spain with Kids

Alan and Heidi Wagoner wanted to move to Spain with their kids. Many people want to move abroad, but Alan and Heidi did something about it, and they made it happen.

I first interviewed the Wagoners on one of the earliest episodes of Epic Education Radio. Since then, they have become good friends, and we met each other in three countries so far. After their initial move to Spain three years ago, they wrote prolifically about the process of finding housing, putting their kids in local schools, and much of the paperwork and bureaucratic hoops they experienced. They just wanted a "simpler, more fulfilling life,"

They just wanted a "simpler, more fulfilling life," and they found it.

Join Alan and I as we discuss what it was like putting the kids into school, a day in the life of their small Spanish town, and other interesting aspects of their move to Spain.


  • 02:27 Introductions
  • 05:27 A day in the life in Spain
  • 08:04 Schools and siesta time in Spain
  • 09:12 Learning Spanish and starting school in Spain
  • 13:38 Social life for kids in Spain
  • 16:38 Basic steps to moving to Spain
  • 19:31 Visa requirements for moving to Spain
  • 29:37 Public schools & school holidays in Spain
  • 37:33 Recommendations for travel in Spain
  • 38:44 Off the radar Spain travel recommendations


  • Names: Alan and Heidi Wagoner, and their kids Lars and Anya
  • Hold passports from: USA
  • Type of travel: Living abroad / Moving to Spain


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