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Work Abroad
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Is there anyone out there who has some information about work abroad programs? Have any of you worked abroad before? I’m really interested in participating in some work/travel programs. I know they are out there, so post if you know anything about them.

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Google it – specially on teaching English and other NGO programmes all over the world.
Whats your specialty?

I am leaving from US and traveling for 11 days
London, Brussels, Basel, Paris, London
Requesting help with Transport, Itinerary, Sights
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If you’re canadian, we have Swap.ca
They help you getting a working holiday visa for most of Europe and many other countries.
 
It’s what i’m going through to get my Ireland working visa

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Well, I’m a college student, and although I guess I should have a specialty in mind, I’m more interested in postponing the need of a specialty Smile.
 
I’ve heard that hotels and restaurants are always looking for english speakers. I’m sure it’s not that glamourous, but it would be fun to not have to launch into a 9-5 job right away. I’ve found a few programs that help you with your visa and give you some job placement ideas, but I’m really just looking for someone who’s already gone to tell me how it worked out for them. Problems, things to remember, stuff like that.

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I think it all depends on which country you want to work in.  EU countries will be difficult to find work unless you have a degree or specific skill.  Unlike here in the United States the EU countries like to keep regular jobs in the hands of locals.
 
A few months back I contacted a hostel in Amsterdam because I was interested in working there.  They didn’t accept anyone outside of the EU unless they were from Canada or Austrailia.  The Netherlands, it seems, has some type of labor agreement with the latter nations.  To hire an American I was told they would have to submit “proof” that they could not fill the job in order to obtain a work permit for me.  That’s a hassle not worth their time.
 
 

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Teaching english will be your best bet.  I don’t know anything about bunac.org but have heard others talk about it.
 
Hit the drop down arrow in the work abroad forum to see all posts and look through them.

Eat the food, use the wrong verbs, and end up getting charged double.

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Im currently in Canada on a work visa with BUNAC, they were really helpful when i booked everything. I had to apply for my work visa on Dec 1st though so i made sure i got one. They seem to sell out extremely fast. Im thinking about doing work australia next and i would definitly go with BUNAC again!

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Hey guys,

i never heard of BUNAC before but it seems like a great way to live in another country. Is it only open to students or adults out of school also? I’ve been trying to figure out how to move abroad but i feel its too risky to just go out there and see what happens. I would rather do something thats more secure. Any info would be helpful. Thanks

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Bunac Website

Eat the food, use the wrong verbs, and end up getting charged double.