Interesting topic. I don't know anyone that has packed up and moved to PI with "older" children. Most kids of expats are born and raised there. Children born into nearly any situation don't know anything different and live happy, carefree lives as long as the family is loving and provides their basic needs. I can only imagine the complete rebellion of a teenager from a Western country being forced to give up everything they are accustomed to and switching to a slow, simple life. However, I don't know anyone that's done that and until someone that has posts here all is speculation. One speculation is that it depends on the mental disposition of the child. There may be that rare individual that would accept a change from Western culture to something simpler. As for eduation, what about home schooling until they are ready for high school or university?