6 months volunteer /travel/work america
Replies: 3 - Last Post: May 6, 2013 12:03 PM Last Post By: majortraveller
Apr 29, 2013 11:50 AM
6 months volunteer /travel/work americaI'm putting together trip to travel:
Galapagos islands for conservation/community involvement volunteer 2 months July.
Travel to Cuba 10 days.
Fly to California, do a road trip including the National Parks, San Fran and a few moderate hikes.
Finally move to Canada to work in my own profession for 6 months-1 year, science background.
??visas, ability to get work etc and good hikes . My plan is flexible to add new places to the list.
budget is prob €8000. Again this can be changed
Any advice appreciated, I'm over 35 years old and new to this.
Thanks in advance..
Apr 30, 2013 7:48 AM
1Some quick thoughts:
-If it is supposed to include flights your budget looks far too low.
-I don't know your specific qualifications. but I would suggest not to expect a job waiting for you upon your arrival in Canada. You may spend the best part of a month, if not longer, looking for one/getting the visa etc. You need to factor this into your budget.
-Car hire in California is not cheap. Think approx 500Euro per month.
-Cuba is not cheap either, for 10 days 700-1000 Euro is realistic depending on what you want to see/do.
May 1, 2013 6:03 AM
2You need to check the website of your nearest Canadian embassy or High Commission to see what work visas may be available and whether you qualify for one. Your age rules you out for the usual kind of working holiday visas - I don't know if there are other types of skilled migration visas on offer, depending on your skills and qualifications.
May 6, 2013 12:03 PM
3The more money you can bring the more flexible you can be. Try to line up work volunteer or paid employment prior to leaving. If you can't then try when you get there but have enough to live off of so you won't have to depend on getting work. If you have your heart set on working in Canada you might want to try getting work up at Whistler in BC. Many travellers go there for work especially people from Australia. I can't say you will most defently get work but it might be worth a try.
I wish you good luck and happy trails. Follow your own advice and stay flexible.
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