About Jennifer Hansen

Jen and Dwayne have been married for 19 years this summer, and they have two super great kids. Josiah is 12 and Abby is 10. Dwayne is a teacher and Jen is a former pastor, turned homeschool mom. Both kids were born on the cold and beautiful Canadian prairies before the family moved to the west coast and lived for 8 years in Chilliwack, BC. In 2014 Dwayne accepted a teaching contract in Abu Dhabi, and since then they have been on the roller coaster ride of expat life in the desert. Jen writes about their adventures at Behind the Vines.

Growing up in the United Arab Emirates


When Jennifer Hansen and her family wrote this piece for Middle East week just a little while ago, her family was settled and loving their life in Abu Dhabi.

But suddenly their circumstances changed.

Still, the Hansens have been kind enough to share gorgeous family photos taken in the Arabian desert as well as tons of wonderful information about the diversity of the United Arab Emirates.

So join us in wishing Jen and her family well in their next steps, and get ready to learn lots of facts about their time in a land of both exciting advancements and deep cultural history.

Growing up around the world: A SimpleHomechool.net series

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