Mediterranean Living for Less in Albania


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Did you know that American citizens can stay in Albania for up to one year without a residence permit?! Its true! Check it out here. Citizens of many other countries can stay for up to 90 days. This makes Albania a great base for families on a sabbatical or working remotely, looking for a low cost Mediterranean option, close to Greece, Kosovo, Montenegro, Italy, North Macedonia, Croatia….and so many more!

In this episode…

We talk with Melissa Madsen, photographer extraordinaire. She shares her family’s story of transitioning from a “typical suburban life” to traveling Europe and living in Tirana, Albania for her husband’s career in education. She tells us all about life in Albania and what you need to know if you are a teacher wanting to get into working in international schools.

Resources Mentioned…

Find Melissa’s magical photos on her blog or on Instagram.

If you are interested in working in international schools, Melissa recommends checking out ISS and Search Associates

And here is another blog article by Anita Hendreika on living in Albania as a digital nomad

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Learn about Albania as a low cost Mediterranean options for families working remotely or on a family sabbatical. Also get insights into teaching abroad in international school.