Need to make a move decision from USA to India in a few days...please help

All,
Need some timely feedback. We need to make decision to move from USA to Bangalore, need some help in making the decision. Have 2 boys - 6th Grader and Kindergartener, plan to move for 3 years and return back to USA

  1. How is school transition from USA to India - Are IB Schools better or ICSE/CBSE? If the plan is to return back to USA in 3 years - If so which school is better near Bellandur area
  2. How easy is to socially connect with people in Bellandur area for spouse and kids, not knowing Kannada is that an issue?
  3. Is Bellandur good area to live
  4. I hear the Traffic is bad, how bad is it, does it allow us to go around when needed?
  5. How easy is the transition to India and back to USA for the family
  6. what are the best companies who pays well in IT the near Bellandur area

If someone did the move recently would love to talk, please DM me, thank you so much for the info.

Context, we just made a move last month.

  1. How is school transition from USA to India - Are IB Schools better or ICSE/CBSE? If the plan is to return back to USA in 3 years - If so which school is better near Bellandur area
    My kids are younger - 2nd Grade and LKG. We haven’t started school yet, but we’ve felt Bangalore International School had a similar teaching style to the schooling my kids got in the US. So, picked that school.

  2. How easy is to socially connect with people in Bellandur area for spouse and kids, not knowing Kannada is that an issue?
    People in Bengaluru are very cosmopolitan and are welcoming of you regardless of the language you speak. You’ll find that a lot (if not most) Kannadigas are well versed in at least 3-4 languages. I would say that a modicum of effort on your part to learn minimal, basic Kannada while not required goes a long way in winning the hearts of the localites.

  3. Is Bellandur good area to live
    Not sure.

  4. I hear the Traffic is bad, how bad is it, does it allow us to go around when needed?
    I was clear on the reasons I was moving to India/Bengaluru for and traffic was something that I was aware of/ok dealing with. Having come here, my observations have been that traffic so far has been less bad than I came expecting. Also, metro, when available is amazing! It is quick and convenient.

  5. How easy is the transition to India and back to USA for the family
    We only just made the transition to India - no intention of making the transition back to US any time soon.

  6. what are the best companies who pays well in IT the near Bellandur area
    Sorry, I’m not familiar.

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There is no easy answer when it comes to deciding whether an international school or the ICSE (Indian Certificate of Secondary Education) or CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) syllabus is better. Each has its own advantages and disadvantages. The best option for a particular student will depend on that student’s individual needs and learning style.

The ICSE syllabus is more comprehensive than the CBSE syllabus, and it covers a greater range of subjects. However, the CBSE syllabus is more closely aligned with the national curriculum, so students who transfer to a CBSE school after attending an ICSE school may find the transition easier.

The international school syllabus is very different from either the ICSE or CBSE syllabus. International schools often follow the International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum, which is a rigorous, internationally recognized program that is respected by colleges and universities around the world. Students who complete the IB program are well-prepared for success in college and beyond.

So, which syllabus is best? There is no easy answer. The best option for a particular student will depend on that student’s individual needs and learning style.