Wednesday, October 14, 2009

The good girl: doing it legally

If you live in one of the common wealth countries you can get a working holiday maker visa for the UK. This enables you to live in the UK for two years, either working part time for the whole 2 years or full time for 1 and traveling for 1.
Have a grandparent who was born in the UK? You are eligible for an ancestry visa. This enables you to live and work in the UK for up to 5 years. After which you may even be able to apply for dual citizenship.

Australia offers a holiday maker visa as well. For 2 years but you need to change jobs every 3 months. This is so you are not taking jobs away from locals.

Shake the world up side down and the loose bits fall from Australia to Whistler Canada. This place is a popular ski resort where Aussies flock to work the winter ski season. Canada offers a visa as well and lots of opportunity to work the winter season for shitty pay, worker accommodations and freezing weather. On the other hand there are plenty of parties, free skiing, snowboarding and no where to spend your money.

Check with the embassy or consulate to see if you’re eligible for a working holiday maker visa in any of these countries.

If you have a degree and a TEFL certificate you can teach English just about anywhere. Korea and China are very popular to do so and pay very well.Check Spelling

Now there is this volunteering thing. All over the world people need your help and you might be in need of a few gold stars. There are lots of opportunities and great organizations to volunteer for. My word of advice, never ever pay to volunteer! Are you completely nuts? Working for free is one thing but to give someone money and then work for them as well? You think that money is helping out the people? Do you really know where that money is going? Is your service of helping out enough? This is just my opinion but I think it’s quite valid. If you are signing up with a volunteer organization research it well. Hostels usually have info on volunteer opportunities in the community which really give to where it is needed.

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