US citizen wants to live in Europe for a few years

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by agkm800, Sep 24, 2015.

  1. agkm800 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 18, 2009
    Not going to school

    Not working for a large company

    Working only part-time and have a life experience in Europe for a few years, how do you go about it? Can you get a proper visa?
  2. aaronvan Suspended


    Dec 21, 2011
    República Cascadia
  3. juanm macrumors 65816


    May 1, 2006
    Fury 161
    I don't know about the visas, but there's a huge demand for native English teachers in most countries (everywhere except UK, for obvious reasons). Of course, speaking a language != teaching a language, so you'll have to learn how to teach (several levels, books, etc) before you go, but being a native speaker is a huge advantage.

    I'm not sure whether it was an attempt at a joke, but it's just stupid (and wrong, too). It's like saying "Oh, you're going to New York for a week? Make sure you get a gun and a parachute, those Americans are crazy and they'll shoot you."
  4. sim667 macrumors 65816

    Dec 7, 2010
    Really quite a pathetic and snipey comment to make.
  5. JamesMike macrumors demi-god


    Nov 3, 2014
    Contact the countries embassy websites for the latest requirements.
  6. Scepticalscribe Contributor


    Jul 29, 2008
    The Far Horizon
    Check with the embassies of the countries you intend to work in whether it is legal to 'work part-time' for a number of years. You may be asked to demonstrate whether you will be self-supporting, or have adequate means to sustain yourself while you are in Europe.

    Different European countries have different labour laws and the labour market is a lot more closed in some European countries than it is in others. Likewise, the nature of the visa will differ; there is a difference between a work visa, and a tourist visa. My advice would be to check with the embassies.
  7. XoFu macrumors regular


    Apr 8, 2013
    If it is a joke it is a bad joke. If not, such ignorance .... There is not arabic speaking country in Europe.
    Do you even know where Europe is? You should look it up and learn something today. :(
  8. XoFu macrumors regular


    Apr 8, 2013
    Northen countries usually make it more difficult for non-europeans to get a job visa. Southern countries are more relaxed...but jobs are difficult to come by.
    Europe is quite big and diverse, I guess that it would help if you had an idea of which culture you want to experience and then contact embassy or consulates to get the info.
    Good luck, have fun and see you around here

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