The Long Haul - Living & Working Abroad
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Can somebody give me an idea what wage level you need to live on a decent level in Geneva?
So I can value a job offer I got :)
I am a 27 yr old American who is currently living in Sydney Australia. My visa will be up next year and I am not ready to go back to the States! I have a Bachelors degree in International Business and will be receiving my Masters degree in Administrative Law and Policy from the University of Sydney. I have sadly realized that this means almost nothing here in terms of getting sponsored since i am not a skilled laborer and jobs in my field seem to all have PR or citizen as a requirement (I have heard some people say you can get around that but not sure how accurate that info is). I have already used my work and holiday visa here so that is not an option. In the event I am unable to get a job that would sponsor me here (those do not seem easy to come by) I am thinking of going to New Zealand and getting a work holiday visa there. I have never been there and am unfamiliar wit... more »
I'm hoping to try to find work in TEFL at a private language school in Brazil over the above months. I have heard that many schools in Brazil want you to be in country before seriously considering hiring you. That is fair enough and I am more than happy to travel to Brazil with a view of securing a job once there. I have a CELTA and a degree and experience teaching English.
My question is, are there jobs available at this time in Brazil? From what I understand, the Brazilian school year starts in February, so will schools likely to be hiring/need to find staff around June?
Aloha! I am a 26 year old Hawaii native that loves to travel but has never moved off of my island. I have decided that it is time to spread my wings, yet am unsure of the best place for me. I am hoping that other travelers and expats have some advice or tips to share. I have recently seriously considered moving to Uruguay based on the country's access to beaches, fertile countryland, high literacy rate and open-minded government but Argentina's growing nuclear program right across the river, amongst a few other things including an increasingly bitter winter, caused me to rethink my decision.
I would prefer to move to another country instead of moving to the US mainland and I am interested in hearing about places that are sunny most of the year yet have sufficient rainfall to sustain a small farm.
I have been to the following places:
San Francisco, CA, USA
Oakland, CA, USA
S... more »
OK, am I right about this? If you're an American (which I am), you can only work legally in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Ireland, Singapore, or South Korea? Is that actually true? That's not a lot of options. What's up with my country? Because I'd really like to work in places like France and Amsterdam and Germany and a whole bunch of others. Is there a way to do that that's not just under-the-table cash-type jobs? I'll be very appreciative for any information you might have. Thanks! —Zach Boyer
JUST curious if there are any expats living in SEA mainland who venture out for a couple of months during the rainy season. Wonder what general overland treks or destinations are popular?
I am getting interviewed for a teaching post in phuket which pays 130k plus 20k housing. Has anyone lived in phuket ? what is it like ? is it just a holiday bubble place ?
Any help appreciated.
I've been compiling inspiration from various sources for my first open-ended journey. What gives me the greatest thrill is when I read of people with epic journeys and tiny budgets. In an early 90s edition of First-Time Asia I read of one man who journeyed from London to Perth with a start-up budget of $400. Even then, this was a small budget to be traveling so far. I've read of many others on similar journeys with just as small budgets.
My starting budget will be around US$5000. I will be leaving January 6 for Cancun, Mexico and hope to make it as far south as Buenos Aires. (After that, who knows?) In the interim I hope to earn a TEFL certificate and become a better Spanish speaker. I like culture (archaeological sites, museums); cities large, colonial, and old; mountainous regions; and language-learning. I am open to the idea that I may return after my money runs... more »
I am travelling all around the globe, after a few months of travelling i really got the need to do something.
Since a lot of people start to volunteer or work in Australia, i would like to learn something, doing courses, and so on..
I am searching for special thing you can learn just on specific places, like Muay-thai Boxing in Thailand.
I also did Stone-carving in Cambodia, siem reap, or painting im Chiang Mai.
I would like to know and collect some information here,
please write down what ever you guys know and lets share this information with everybody who has the same need ;)
It's been a few months since we announced impending changes to Thorn Tree, so it's time we gave you an update.
There's been a team of developers and designers working away on a new version for a little while now. Here's the headlines:
We hope to launch a beta version in February 2014. This is not an iron-clad guarantee, but it's where we're aiming for at the moment. We'll keep you updated if this changes.
The new Thorn Tree beta will include the return of private messages. As we've said over this past year, the mods have missed them too – party time.
What will the new Thorn Tree look like?
It will contain the same features and a similar page layout, tweaked to look a bit more 2014, not 2006. It... more »
I always had the dream to open a guesthouse in a nice, warm country, for example Spain, Portugal, France or event South America.... So far I have not made any decision about the country, it might take app 2 years until I get to the guesthouse.
I studied tourism management and marketing and already worked for touroperators and hotels. - However, I was wondering if there is anybody here who already has an own guesthouse.
Would be great to share your experiences so I get some better ideas about that.
I'm going to Australia next September, on a WHV and I want to start getting a few ideas sussed out, especially as I'm going by myself. 😁
Could anyone recommend a good backpack to actually travel with, but also suitable carry on luggage for the flight? What are my best options with regards to what to buy?
Also, with regards to insurance, I was advised to insure myself for the first few weeks once I get to sydney, but as long as I've sorted my Medicare out - which I will have- then don't bother paying for insurance for the rest of my stay. Does this sound sensible? I'm in 2 minds about it, and I'd rather pay out and cover myself than put myself at risk. Would be my luck! Haha.
Any help would be much appreciated :)
I'm looking at heading to southern Africa (S. Africa, Botswana, Namibia, etc) for a few months starting Feb. 2013. I'd like to stay in a few places for a while, rather than hopping through, and want to work somewhere with good people and relaxed vibe. I'm looking for ideas on where to work. I found the workaway.info website, which seams to list the kinds of jobs I'm looking for. Do you have experience with hosts on here? Are there other sites I should be looking at? Or can you recommend specific organizations that would be open to cheap labour?
Type of work I'm especially keen on:
- anything with wildlife
- anything outdoorsy, like hiking tours, etc
I am looking to get paid for my labour, at least room and board.
Any help is greatly appreciated. Thank you kindly!
I'm a 24 year old student currently in my second year of Bench Joinery and working with some wooden boat builders and a 3D Wood design craftsman to gain some experience.
I'd like to migrate abroad (with my girlfriend who is an Artist) some time next year and work in relation to my chosen field.
The places we had in mind range from Canada to Scandinavia to Japan to New Zealand, maybe even Thailand but we're not sure on what kind of opportunities there are.
I'm not made of money so somewhere providing lodging would be great.
I know this is a very vague and tall order but does anyone have any experience in something related to this? I don't know where to begin!
Thanks for reading
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