I am a 20 year old student who is an american and plans to move to Mexico by the end of this year or the beginning of next. I plan to move to Guadalajara, Jalisco or another state and town. I have a question regarding employment in Mexico. I have been told by some that being an interpreter or translator for a hotel or other buisnesses are one of the best ways to make a good living while being fluent in both english and spanish. Is this so?? If anyone knows of any other jobs that foreigners that speak both spanish and english can do and get enough money to live by let me know as that is the only part that I have lack of knowledge of in Mexico. And if anyone is interested in joining me, I am planning to attend the local university where ever I am and as time goes by and I settle down do a little travelling around the country. Thank you for your time.
Before you consider moving to Mexico, do yourself a favor and check with the local Mexican consulate in your area for requirements for employment. You need a FM3 visa to work legally in Mexico as an American. Without this you are illegal here and subject to finds and 10years deportation and or imprisionment. Do yourself a favor and don´t be a dumb gringo coming down here looking for work. Be educated and find out what is LEGAL and where you can go for work.
Likewise to attend the university, you will need some documents from immigration stating you are a student. Schools must request these documents to have you legally in their education system, without them your credits might not be considered valid.. Investigate first before packing your bags.
While thousands of Mexicans risk their lives coming to the US to find jobs, you want to go to Mexico to live and look for work. If you had the money, then Mexico would be a good place to live or retire. But, to go down there looking for work is extraordinary. If I were you, stay here in the US, get a good college education, get a decent job, save the money and take trips to Mexico and beyond.