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11. Posted by mojorob (Moderator 1047 posts) 10y

BUNAC in the USA offer some opportunities to people from the US.

12. Posted by Eurotravel (Budding Member 22 posts) 10y

T Maia: Please read my post more carefully. I said that this girl was in Amsterdam. Last time I looked Amsterdam was in The Netherlands, not in Germany. After WWII Germany had to give Amsterdam back to the Dutch. While both countries are in the EU, I would not boldly assume that what is true in Germany is also true in The Netherlands.

I also did not say that she had a work permit. I said that since she had applied, and it was under review, she had a stamp in her passport that allowed her to RESIDE (reside means to live or habitate) legally in the Netherlands. Unlike in many countries, the Netherlands reviews permit applications very slowly and during this time, she was allowed to stay. I was surprised by this too.

If by "out of the question" you mean she can not work legally, I once again point out that I wrote "I did not say that she was working legally".

If by "out of the question" you mean that her getting a babysitting job is impossible, you have obviously never had a babysitting job. No one asks to see your working papers when you babysit. There is no contract. You are paid in cash.

Once again, I am not advising people to do this. I am mearly telling a story of the experiences of a girl I know in Amsterdam. Take it for what it is.

13. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3290 posts) 10y

Eurotravel, in my last post I wrote on how to do it legally in Germany. This is what "babysitting is out of the question" referred to - ie "you cannot get a work permit for babysitting".

Sorry if I was unclear. I do not doubt that it is possible to do the other way.

14. Posted by mikeyBoab (Travel Guru 5077 posts) 10y

Quoting Eurotravel

Micheal is wrong with this statement "The US government is very hesitant to allow people from other countries in to work temporarily".


And you misspelled my name.

15. Posted by Eurotravel (Budding Member 22 posts) 10y

Sorry. I misspell everything.

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17. Posted by starrjones (Budding Member 17 posts) 10y

Thanks everyone, for all of the information.

Sorry to cause such controversy, Michael! :)

18. Posted by pmoylan (Budding Member 31 posts) 10y

Don't forget to check with Defense Department bases located outside of the US. US citizens are eligible to work in Officer's Clubs, NCO Clubs, recreational areas, etc. The work won't make you rich by any stretch, but work can sometimes be obtained as a waiter/waitress, dishwasher, chambermaid, or whatever, and it might be a source of income for someone traveling in an area where a US military base is located.


19. Posted by zorse (Budding Member 8 posts) 10y

If you're just wanting temporary work, you should be able to find something paid under-the-table. I don't know how it is in other European countries, but I am currently living and working in Switzerland (I have a Swiss passport though). But Switzerland is very hard for a foreigner to get a job because you have to be trained and apprentice for every thing here.
Foreigners in Switzerland are usually employed in manual labour.

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