The Long Haul - Living & Working Abroad
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This is what I hope to do: Teach in Saudi Arabia or the U.A.E. -- I have a personal fascination with the middle east. Of course no income tax isn't a horrible secondary perk.
I recently got 'accepted' into a local CELTA course. I am wondering what the prospects are for me of getting a job in these two countries with the following (very minimal) qualifications:
B.A. in Communications w/ 3.82 GPA from Penn State University
Hypothetical CELTA certification
No teaching experience
Native US English Speaker w/ firm grasp of the language
It seems many of the posts for Saudi/UAE jobs require at the very very least 2+ years of teaching experience. I understand why they have more restrictions than maybe China or Korea. Am I out of luck until I get more experience, or have any of you heard of someone fresh out of college getting a position in one of these countries?
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I just found out that my application for a work holiday visa has been approved! Years ago (2006-2007) I had a UK WHV and lived in London. I remember the biggest hurdles where getting a UK bank accounrt and a National Insurance number. Does this hold true for Australia? I'm just wondering what my next steps, big questions should be.
I would like some advice.
In June I will graduate from a teaching course in my university in Spain. I will be a qualified primary school teacher specialised in English.
I am very interested in working abroad, I have been thinking about places like Thailand, The Carribean, South America. I have looked for information on the internet and have looked into various agencies but nothing seems to be very clear, also many of them want me to pay a fee of up to 500 euros just to hand in the application.
I was wondering if anyone had any advice or contacts.
Thank you very much.
Hi. was just wondering where would be best to work and travel anywhere in the world? I have applied for the IEC canada working visa this year but not quite sure if I will be accepted. Ive never travelled before EVER so any information would be much appreciated. Thanks
Hi, I'm planning to do Working Holiday visa in UK..I will apply this year but will fly on March 2014. For those who are under this program, I hope you could give advises on getting a good job under design industry, sales or teaching mandarin. I haven't seen much of updated blogs or forums about this.
I have a Taiwanese friend who moved there in a special visa as well and her response is quite positive, she is enjoying her life there and have a good job in finance industry.
I'm looking forward on this program but still wanna make sure before I do all the paper works.
Any help would do.
I've spent so much time looking at various programs for teaching english in Thailand, as well as these forums and Ajarn. I was hoping someone would have some insight and advice for me, I feel pretty overwhelmed with all of the options! I am 21 and from the US, plan on traveling around with a friend in the summer after I graduate college this year, and was thinking about going straight to Thailand in October to look for a job. I know that it's pretty easy to find one on your own, but I do like the idea that some programs include TEFL training as well as shorter contract terms (6 months). I also know that I would benefit from TEFL training, but I'm not really sure this is what I want to do as a career, or even pursue beyond 6 months-1 year in Thailand. Is it still worth it to take an expensive course in Thailand? Or is it better to do a shorter, cheaper one or even an online one since I... more »
I am a bedouin from Wadi Rum and I am working in a camp in the desert. I am looking for a volunteer to help me during the high season with the tourist. You better be in a good shape as we will climb mountains. After exercise, you can just relax in the desert and enjoying the beautiful landscape. You can also meet other bedouin, talk with them and get to know their culture and tradition while drinking bedouin tea.
We need somebody as soon as possible, so get in touch with me, pack your bag and come live the experience in our beautiful desert.
Meals and bed are provided. The extra will be at your charge.
For any further information you may need, please do not hesitate to contact me.
My 22 year old daughter is interested in volunteering at one of their sites. Does anyone have any experience good or bad with this organization, either as a volunteer or in any other capacity? I really cant find any info that isn't coming directly from them.
I was just wondering if anyone had done a working holiday program through many of the various ones offered like STA travels or Global Work and Travel co.? Was just hoping for some advice and just to find out if it was worth it all? I'm mainly looking at doing pub work in London so yeah...
I am having some thoughts of taking a year off before grad school and doing working holiday in New Zealand.I would be flying from Canada (or possibly from LA, havent decided yet).
I was just wondering if anyone has any advice pertaining to new zealand? What time of year is best to go to be able to get a job relatively quickly? I am not picky job wise, but my experience is primarily retail and educational (marker, ta, lab tech etc). So, retail would be a natural fit but like I said I would take whatever to pay the bills!
Is it best to settle in Auckland and work there or move to a slightly smaller city?
The Working Holiday Visa has been around for a long time and has provided a way for many youth to experience another country and culture.
However, that is no longer the only reason why WHVs are being applied for. It has now become a way for someone living in a country with high unemployment to find work period. Not because they are interested in another country but because they are desperate to find a job. Any job, anywhere.
With unemployment rates of up to 50% in youth in some countries of Europe currently, the number of youth who are desperate to find a job and see WHVs as an answer has skyrocketed.
It was on the news this morning that Canada is being asked by other countries to up their quotas. All 6,350 WHVs allocated to Ireland for this year were taken in 2 DAYS! http://www.cicsnews.com/?p=3167 Last year it took 5 months to allocate 5,350 WHVs in Ireland.
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Hi, first post here. So my girl friend lives in Ireland and is an EU citizen. We met here in the states, spent a week together, and ever since we talk every day and skype almost everyday.
I am visiting her in 2 weeks, I am trying to find out, how can I move over there with her? From what I have ready if we got married I could get EU citizenship and live/work in the EU, but would we be able to get married in Ireland or woul we have to travel back to Slovakia, and get married, an (me) apply for EU citizenship there before moving to Ireland? It seems confusing and maybe I am complicating it? I just know I am not giving up on us (when we finally have found each other and are so happy just talking) over some complicated immigration laws.
So what would I have to do to move from the states to Ireland (with her) and be able to actually work there? Thanks!
Sorry if this sounds a little vague, but I'm looking for some unbiased advice.
I'm a 23 year old Australian female. I recently decided to move from Australia to New Zealand to live and work for a while and spend time with Family, however I have just heard that some family problems have come up, and they are planning on moving to Australia. I had already planned to move, I have resigned from my job, and moved into temporary accommodation. In my head, I had already left Australia, so to find out that my plans of leaving have been halted, has been a little devastating.
I now have a few options:
1) Stay in Australia, find another house/job
2) Go to New Zealand, but live alone, not have that family network around me.
3) Go to the UK
Option 3 is the most appealing to me, I have a friend in South-West England that has offered accommodation, I would just n... more »
Hi. I'm looking for a bit of advice. Myself and my other half have made the very big and exciting decision to go travelling. I'm 28 and work as a primary school teacher which I love. My problem- should I ask for a years sabbatical or should I take the plunge and quit? The sabbatical is the safe option but quitting gives us more freedom to stay travelling for longer. Plus if and when we do make it home, we aren't dead keen on where we live and are quite up for starting afresh somewhere new? any advice would be appreciated! Thanks x
Hi I am looking for some advice. I am a UK citizen living and working in Italy. I have a Russian girlfriend who I would like to come and live with me. If we get married will she be able to get an Italian residence permit? If so will include the right to work in Italy? Does it make any difference if we marry in the UK or marry in Italy? Many thanks in advance.
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