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Living in europe want to for a year or so... where should i

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1. Posted by Cowens0018 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

i would like to live in europe somewhere and i want to know which place would be the easiest to stay for a year or more, be able to work and to have someplace to live... i need advice

2. Posted by ChIqUiTtA (Respected Member 278 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

hey chris! wow living in europe eh?! thats awesome! my mother was actually living in europe last year, and she decided on madrid, spain. she had a connection there, so she just kind of took a chance and did it...

when you're looking for a place to live, you should probably think about if you want to learn a new language or speak just english... this would definately limit your options... also if you speak even just a little bit of french or spanish, then you'd be perfectly fine finding your way around pretty much anywhere!
good luck with your plans!!

3. Posted by coldwarspy (Travel Guru 1108 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

this is a very open question ;)
what do u like? beaches, coastal resorts, history, culture, beer :)

U can narrow down straight away what u like to where to live. I moved to europe and chose Scotland because i needed a professional job and didnt want the language barrier to hinder that. And i like the rain and cold weather here. And the scenery and history. So decide what u like, Europe has bits of everything. I also lived in Budapest last summer for 2 months since it was cheap and I love Eastern European culture.

easiest to stay for a year or more

Easiest for an American. Well i can say that since we both speak the same language (more or less) the UK or Ireland is easiest. UK culture is more like ours (American) than European, sadly enough though. However, a VERY expensive place to live.

hope ths helps

4. Posted by angel88 (Budding Member 5 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Wow a hard decision,

Europe is beautiful everywhere you go!;)

But I woul suggest SWITZERLAND!!
- 4 different languages to lern or to choose(german, french, italian and rumantsch)
- beautiful spots (mountains, cities, nature etc.)
- interesting history
- very good possibilitys for finding a good job
- safe (for you and your money )
- you can eat all the year the best chocolate in the whole world
- you are very fast (if you would like to travel)in germany, france, italy and austria (very good public transports for going everywhere)

Why not?
- is a bit expensive (but cheaper then UK)
- the people are not as outgoing as the american (something what might be very important for you?!?)

Hope this information helps, but if you need more information (more exactly) please ask...


5. Posted by yolandac8 (Full Member 159 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Hard question, yes indeed!!!!
It depends on the languages you speak basically. I would recommend you Spain, where I live (how come not!), which is close to everywhere (Africa, Europe, great connections with Latin America), if you want a good base. But you should be able to express correctly in spanish to be able to get a proper job!

I know a lot of people who went to London, work like hell for 6 months, and spend the other 6 months travelling all around europe, without planes, no hurries... London is the easiest then. Job guaranteed, even if you don't have a great command of the language, great base to explore the rest of Europe, plenty of people...

But really, it depends on your tastes: if you like to be near the coast, in the mountain, the language you speak, if you like particularly people from the south or from the north....

6. Posted by angelbih (Budding Member 24 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

go to croatian coast(central Dalmatia) during summer, and bar-tend on the beaches. you don't need to learn language, just a few words. everybody speaks English anyhow and you should not have problem getting hired, because you are from somewhere else and it is a plus if you are good looking too. ton of money and lots of girls, if you are into it, and cheap place to spend summer. by the end you will think of something for the rest of your trip

7. Posted by Desiree (Inactive 157 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

And if you are thinking of not learning another language, you could stay in amsterdam? No need of learning dutch

8. Posted by maccamlc (Budding Member 6 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

I'm in Denmark now and was in Sweden before that, and I still can not speak Swedish or Dutch. If you are looking for work than there are many international companies where English is the main language, so you would be fine. But I do have to start taking Danish lessons soon, it can not hurt ;)

9. Posted by maccamlc (Budding Member 6 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Oh, and I'm an Australian ... so also only know English!