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1. Posted by Aaron357 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 9y

Hey all, I just graduated colllege (I'm 25 btw) this past week and have wanted to visit/live in Europe for quite a few years now. I have actually done a fair amount of research on this, but is it possible to just kind of pick up and go to Europe with not much money? Anyone have any good ideas? Like possibly living with someone over ther?

2. Posted by coldwarspy (Travel Guru 1108 posts) 9y

Aaron, its very hard for Americans. It took me years - I finally had to go back to Uni to get my Masters in Britain. If you end up in Britain, where I am - it's very very expensive for us. Have alot of money and be careful with visa rules.

As a tourist you can only stay for I think 6 months? or 3 months depending on the country.

If you REALLY dont have any money, I lived in Budapest for a while and found that to be very cheap...but you have to watchful of your visa (3 months for us there).

goodluck

3. Posted by pfeiffer (Full Member 211 posts) 9y

Quoting Aaron357

Hey all, I just graduated colllege (I'm 25 btw) this past week and have wanted to visit/live in Europe for quite a few years now. I have actually done a fair amount of research on this, but is it possible to just kind of pick up and go to Europe with not much money? Anyone have any good ideas? Like possibly living with someone over ther?

To add to what CWS already wrote, have you thought about teaching English? You will want to acquire a certification (such as the CELTA), which you can do in Budapest, for example; this will take four weeks. You won't likely find an immediate teaching position in western Europe (I assume, I am not up on the current situation), but you may well find something further east. With experience, you may be able to then work your way back west (depending on how long you want to be abroad).

Do a little research before jumping into something like this, but it might be one way to fulfill your goals.

-Kevin
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Kevin Pfeiffer

[ Edit: Edited on Dec 15, 2006, at 8:05 AM by pfeiffer ]

4. Posted by AmandaJohn (Budding Member 12 posts) 9y

i have tried this, but in order to teach english in a Eu nation you need to have an EU passport

5. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Hello Aaron

It depends on what u mean, by not having much money.
I moved to other countries, a number of times with not much money. I always got a job, before my money ran out. It usually took only one week, to get a job. I lived in England, New York, Canada, and Gemany. When i say i did not have much money, i did have enough, to stay in a hostel, for a month, without earning anything. It never took a month, to find a job, but having that margin of error was good.

I think, it would not be a good idea, to move, to another country, and only have enough money, for a week, if u do not have a job waiting.

Mel