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1. Posted by Big Dreams (Budding Member, 12 posts) 12 Feb '12 18:28

Hi everyone,
I have an odd question for literally anyone in any part of the world. I want to travel the world, some countries more then others. But I also wasn't it to be a job. I would like it to be a job where maybe Im a nanny and look after children(I have a certificate straight out of my college course a week ago) or maybe just house sitting, or house maintaining. I would like a live in position, I could work mornings to evenings. Just would like weekends off for sight seeing. I am a social drinker and do not smoke. Very responsible. I would only expect enough pay for the weekends really. I know the live in nannies have their meals and everything taken care of so a high pay is not what I'm looking for. If I were to watch children, I would take them with on my sight seeing travels if allowed. I do have a passport, it is to be renewed in a year and some. I was looking for a job with about 6 months at a time. 6 months there, 6 months in my country. If anyone has any information on some sort of agency that is legit that is open to any or all countries, that would be wonderful.
Thank you.

Even if its simply being a foreign exchange student or something along that line. A job, but also a way to see the country and learn the culture and everything else.

[ Edit: Edited on 12-Feb-2012, at 18:44 by Big Dreams ]

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3. Posted by Cyberia (Travel Guru, 1730 posts) 13 Feb '12 11:27

Nannies are really a Canada and America thing. Few elsewhere, and you may be required to be fluent in a foreign language.

Possibly a job as a live in maid might be better since generally nannies are only needed for some hours a day.

A legit agency is someone who does not ask for a lot of money up front.

4. Posted by Dodger (Respected Member, 860 posts) 13 Feb '12 12:03

Quoting Cyberia

Nannies are really a Canada and America thing. Few elsewhere,

Really? You've obviously never heard of Mary Poppins! I'm not sure where you are from and what circles you live in, but there are plenty of nanny jobs in Europe going here

[ Edit: Edited on 13-Feb-2012, at 12:08 by Dodger ]

5. Posted by Big Dreams (Budding Member, 12 posts) 13 Feb '12 14:38

I do agree with dodger. I know q couple girls who have nannied in Spain and such, one is currently in Thailand and the other is literally in the airport about to board a plane to Switzerland so i can't ask either one and it will be 8 months before I can ask the girl in Thailand and 1 year for the girl going to switzerland. But cyberia, I might look into the maid thing, I am alright with that and m fluent in four languages. No worris there : )

6. Posted by Big Dreams (Budding Member, 12 posts) 13 Feb '12 15:37

If you guys know of anyone who has worked with agencies or know of any agencies please feel free to post them, maybe just a website and I can look into that. I am not picky on places. Wether it's France, or Germany, Poland, sweden, the uk, Czech. I'm ready for it all. : )

7. Posted by Kay01 (Budding Member, 2 posts) 13 Feb '12 19:15

Have you checked out the visa requirements for working in these countries as that may seriously limit your options unless you are fortunate enough to be on an EU passport.

8. Posted by Big Dreams (Budding Member, 12 posts) 13 Feb '12 19:26

I actually haven't checked out the requirements. I'm also just getting my feet wet haha I'm seeing what kind of jobs are open and what there is to do in those jobs incase it really is out of my likings. I'm looking into it and seeing if that's what I want to do a lot or maybe once every ten years or less. But if I do get some links that really encourage me, I will set it in stone.