Locations

Capital and largest city - Lusaka

Languages - English

Western expats are unlikely to struggle with a language barrier as English is the lingua franca of business and schooling, and most Zambians, particularly in the major urban centres, will speak English.

Climate - The climate of Zambia in Central and Southern Africa is tropical . most of the country is classified as humid subtropical or tropical wet and dry, with small patches of semi-arid steppe climate in the south-west.

Living In Zambia - The country is rated as one of the safest in Africa. With low crime rates, a stable political system and little threat from terrorism or ethnic strife, most expats report feeling quite safe in Zambia.

Expats move to Zambia for casual or services based work, with most having been placed by international companies and organizations. Expats of mostly British, Indian and South African origin are present in the country.

The cost of living in Zambia is low for those paid in a strong currency, but it is still fairly expensive as far as Africa is concerned.

Three course meal for two, simple mead Movie would cost 44, 10 & 5.50 USD resp.

Indian in Zambia - India's Ministry of External Affairs estimated there were more than 13,000 Indians in Zambia. Many are in professions like banking, retail, farming and mining. Recent arrivals include medical and educational professionals. The Levy Mwanawasa government was friendly towards the Indian community; the functions hosted by the Indian community, such as Diwali, were attended by a number of cabinet ministers of the Mwanawasa government

Education

The International School of Lusaka www.iiskampala.com

ISL founded in 1963, is one of the oldest international schools on the continent of Africa, and is currently the third largest such school in the Association of International Schools in Africa. There are over 700 students from over 60 different countries. The teaching staff consists of over 50 professional educators from 15 countries

Facilities - ISL has a large, open campus with a variety of facilities available for academic, sporting and social events. Large playgrounds are available for areas football and cricket as well as a Multi-purpose area. Campus also includes Library and IT, swimming pools and a covered basketball court.