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working abroad this summer

Travel Forums General Talk working abroad this summer

1. Posted by lilcammie (Budding Member 9 posts) 7y

Any ideas on summerjobs abroad? Where, what, how, who to contact etc....all thoughts on the subject are welcomed:)

Cheers

2. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 7y

Cammie - it will help if you give members a bit more information...
When you say "abroad", where do you mean? Are you looking at other places in Europe or do you consider Australia, South America, the US or SE Asia as abroad? The more information you include in your request will make it easier for others to offer up suggestions. "Abroad" is a very general term and makes it difficult for people to give useful recommendations.

Also, are there particular jobs you are interested in, particular skills you possess and even things you are not willing to do to earn a living? Members are very helpful when they have information to work with so I know they'll be asking some of the same questions.

3. Posted by lilcammie (Budding Member 9 posts) 7y

By abroad I mean anywhere but Norway ;) Europe, The US and Oz/NZ in particular.
It's my cousin who's keen on new experiences, she's a qualified chef, but is looking at trying something else. In other words she need to be inspired :) She's worked within the hotel / restaurant industry for years, outgoing and service minded. She's struggling to find out what she wants to do, so can't really say anything in specific.

4. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 7y

Thanks Cammie - now people have a little more information. I think by using the word "inspired", you're going to get some interesting replies.

If she's interested in the US, she must keep in mind that she can not just work here. We do not offer the working holiday visa that other countries have available. She will have to have a job offer and that employer sponsor her. It's that or "under-the-table" stuff which basically means wait staff and other jobs she probably won't be interesting in accepting. OZ and other locations in Eurpoe would in most likelyhood have more to offer.

5. Posted by sambo123 (Budding Member 45 posts) 7y

Hi,

If your cousin is interested in working in Europe some of the holiday companies in the UK are always looking for summer staff for greece and turkey. I worked for Neilson Active holidays in Turkey as beach staff a few yrs ago for the summer. Not great money but loads of fun plus being a chef is a great start for yachting crew. Try Neilson or Sunsail for summer work either at beach clubs or on a yacht. no experience neccessary. Good luck!

6. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3289 posts) 7y

For a qualified chef it would be easy to get placement with these people, working in a summer camp in the USA:

http://www.campamerica.aifs.com/
http://www.campamerica.co.uk/

I went with them in 1998. The organisation is ok, she just should not expect any riches. Instead that considering the fees, the insurance and the other expenses she'll just make enough so that the total will even out (earnings minus expenses=0) The best thing is that you can travel around the USA before and after your job, with the flight home covered by the program.

7. Posted by lilcammie (Budding Member 9 posts) 7y

Thanx for that guys :) Although she's a qualified chef I believe she is keen doing something else, as she is beginning to realise that being a chef might not be the right thing for her.