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moving to europe and studying abroad?
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I’m taking a one-way flight to europe when i graduate. i want to stay there and make my life, and find a permanent job while doing online college, or studying abroad with a job to help cover expenses. if you know of anything i haven’t considered, please let me know because i really want to be prepared.

-i’ve already considered the visa i’d need
-i can speak some spanish, italian and portugese, and understand some of it.
-i’m low maintenance.
-i like challenges.

i was thinking about studying in barcelona, spain.

anyone who’s had any experience in studying abroad, or moving to europe, or getting a work visa, please give me some input.

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Living in Denmark will be very expensive. Any reasons why you chose Denmark?

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Have you researched the issues involved in work visas, etc? Most European countries have plenty of their own literature graduates looking for work. They aren’t much interested in adding foreigners to the mix. Generally, for EU member countries an employer must first exhaust the “in country” talent and then the talent from other EU member countries before they could offer a job to a non-EU citizen.

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I have relatives there who can help get me on my feet.
I might go somewhere else, but I don’t know. It’s two years away.
Yeah, the visa will be tricky.
But I’m planning on staying indefinitely and I’m going to work on becoming a citizen.

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Save a big amount of money before moving Denmark.

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Very difficult to move to Europe. You can always go the illegal route (although Eurotrip certainly does not suggest this), but it can be risky and not a garuntee. Where are your grandparents from? Some countries offer citizenship for descendants of natural born citizens (Italy is one). Other than that, you will need to get a company to sponsor you. Very tough.

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I lived and worked in Denmark the last 3 years and would be glad to answer specifics about job offers, visas, (very high) costs and taxes, language, etc. Ask here, or PM via my profile.

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Don’t use your avatar picture on your passport.

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aw, why not? ;D

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lookingxforxharmony wrote:
aw, why not? ;D

Right back ‘atcha.Wink

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Well, I am looking to move to Europe as well, but I am doing it in a legitimate and eas(ier) way by applying to teach English in France through the french embassy. Spain has a similar program too, I think (I think Italy does too, maybe other places).
Good luck however you may end up!

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Kayling, would you be teaching in the French public schools? I would urge you to be very careful where they place you if so. I have a few friends in that system, and it can be truly horrible depending on which areas they place you in. And astonishingly, the education system sends its least experienced teachers to the worst schools as well. Just thought I would give some advice, I can get more information about the system if you would like it?

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Yeah, its french public schools. they said usually people get one of the top three choices for academies, and i don’t think mine are too bad. Maybe a little rural but probably not ghetto or anything. I would be more worried about that around Paris, and some of the other bigger cities, but the only place with a really large city i’m requesting is Strasbourg. (but i could be placed anywhere in the academie, not just in the city of strasbourg)

anyway, i went to a high school that was pretty bad, both academically and behaviorally, not inner-city NY or anything, but still pretty crap, so I don’t think I will have too hard a time.

I am leaving from Atlanta, GA with $1200 for 14 days
London, Salisbury, Cardiff, Manchester, Edinburgh, Inverness, Edinburgh, London
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I am leaving from Rouen with $1500 for 15 days
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I am leaving from busan, SK with $1000 for 13 days
Bangkok, Phnom Penh, Sihanoukville, Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Bangkok

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2009—Archaeological field school/dig in Lau, Fiji
2010— Birthday UK trip!
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Kayling05 wrote:
anyway, i went to a high school that was pretty bad, both academically and behaviorally, not inner-city NY or anything, but still pretty crap, so I don’t think I will have too hard a time.

Were you in a street gang?

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Kayling05 wrote:
Yeah, its french public schools. they said usually people get one of the top three choices for academies, and i don’t think mine are too bad. Maybe a little rural but probably not ghetto or anything. I would be more worried about that around Paris, and some of the other bigger cities, but the only place with a really large city i’m requesting is Strasbourg. (but i could be placed anywhere in the academie, not just in the city of strasbourg)

anyway, i went to a high school that was pretty bad, both academically and behaviorally, not inner-city NY or anything, but still pretty crap, so I don’t think I will have too hard a time.

How do you apply for these jobs? How much is the pay?

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You better have a job with a good pay if you really want to live in Demark

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The job in France, you apply through the French embassy in your country. This is the US website:
http://www.frenchcul…

I think for the 2011-12 year the application is now closed. Applications are typically available in October and due in early January for the following fall.

I ended up not going this year because I was put on the waiting list after I applied. I called the embassy and found out my name was kinda far down the list, and I didn’t want to wait around and not know what country I’d be in 3 months later, so I took my name off.

I am planning to do a similar (though somewhat easier to get into) program in South Korea starting this fall, teaching English. I may re-apply for the France program after a year in Korea as I think that would give me better chances of getting accepted right off.

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Kayling05 wrote:
The job in France, you apply through the French embassy in your country. This is the US website:
http://www.frenchcul…

I think for the 2011-12 year the application is now closed. Applications are typically available in October and due in early January for the following fall.

I ended up not going this year because I was put on the waiting list after I applied. I called the embassy and found out my name was kinda far down the list, and I didn’t want to wait around and not know what country I’d be in 3 months later, so I took my name off.

I am planning to do a similar (though somewhat easier to get into) program in South Korea starting this fall, teaching English. I may re-apply for the France program after a year in Korea as I think that would give me better chances of getting accepted right off.

We have several Korean students, here at Belhaven University. Belhaven has a sister uni in S. Korea.
Someone told me that they made about $33,000 USD teaching in Korea with a free apt. Good Luck-

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PS – Congrats on winning the national championship.

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thanks mb. Auburn is very proud of their team. Smile

Anyway, yes I’ve heard English teachers in Korea can make a killing. I’m thinking of going with the EPIK program, where the government places you in public schools. They fly you over (well, they reimburse you for the flight), give you a free place to stay, pay half your healthcare costs, a start-up bonus and an settlement allowance, and an ending bonus, plus around $1600 minimum per month (more if you have higher qualifications). Sounds pretty awesome to me! Plus I love new experiences in new places… if I don’t like it, I can always leave after a year, esp. since I’ll have alot of money saved up by then probably. And if I do, I might stay longer. Obviously you have to apply but I am going to do it as soon as the application comes out, as I’ve heard it’s basically first come first serve. The qualifications are only you have to be a native speaker, and you have to have a college degree. Score, I have both

I am leaving from Atlanta, GA with $1200 for 14 days
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I am leaving from busan, SK with $1000 for 13 days
Bangkok, Phnom Penh, Sihanoukville, Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Bangkok

2008—Language study abroad in Paris, France
2009—Archaeological field school/dig in Lau, Fiji
2010— Birthday UK trip!
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My niece who is 16 years old and lives in India and is interested in
moving to Europe to complete her studies.What are the standard
procedures for this? What universities/schools are there in Europe
that would accept him? What are the options he has[if any]in choosing
what she does as she wants to do something related with computers.What
would the cost of living be at the areas where these
schools/universities are situated.
Thank you,