Gap year travel to Northern Italy
Replies: 10 - Last Post: Mar 18, 2013 10:10 AM Last Post By: travelinstyle46
Mar 17, 2013 8:37 AM
Gap year travel to Northern ItalyWith my gap year starting in less than half a year, I'm looking to live abroad in Northern Italy, somewhere like Venice, Tuscany or Veneto for a period of 1-3 months learning to speak Italian. I'm looking for somewhere where I can work to pay for my accommodation, food etc.
Can anyone recommend any schools or work placements around these parts of Italy that can last for said period of time?
Looking to travel there between September and beginning of summer next year.
Mar 17, 2013 8:47 AM
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Mar 17, 2013 10:34 AM
5Like pulling teeth. LOL
OK you so you can legally work as as citizen of an EU country. Now you can move on to the question of what kind of work are you qualified for.
You could consider WWOOF as a way to do it. http://www.wwoof.it/en/
I would say though that given the current unemployment situation in Italy I don't know how likely finding work of any kind is going to be.
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Mar 18, 2013 12:16 AM
Mar 18, 2013 10:10 AM
10OK, you've worked in a pub. How many pubs are there in Italy? How many want an English speaking barman who does not speak Italian? How many of those will pay enough to live on as well as pay for Italian lessons in a language school? How many want someone for just 1-3 months?
Can you not see how nearly impossible this is edclow?
Here is my advice. Get a job at home flipping burgers or pulling pints and save some money. Enough to at least pay for your language school. Then look at WWOOFing as a way to work mornings in return for room and board and look at attending language school in a nearby town in the afternoons.
Or look for a WWOOF position where in return for working an extra hour a day the farmer will agree to tutor you in Italian, for an hour in the evenings.
You are going to have to think more out of the box if you want to have any chance of finding a way to make it work. Just thinking you can go to Italy, find a job, and pay for school out of that is not likely to happen. I see your chances of that as slim and none and Slim has left for the UK looking for a job.
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