May 16, 2008 1:18am CST
What country in Europe do you want to go? I really want to go abroad for work... Where can I spent my time working abroad? Any suggestions???
17 May 08
If you're looking for a full-time position, it would be advisable to check on the language requirements as well as the job market before jumping on the plane. In places like France, and parts of Switzerland, French is a must. Also, unemployment rates are high in France and employment of a foreigner can take eons to process because of this; a lot of French are actually employed out of France (in neighbouring EU countries)! German and Spanish are the other options as well although I can't really comment about the job market in these places. Do be aware that there is often a quota put in place by the local government on the number of foreigners which can be employed within each province/region/canton. This is to protect their own citizens from "losing out on jobs" to foreigners.
16 May 08
I have worked as a children's nanny in Finland and I liked the high standard of living there. I looked after three children. The family had a town house, a country home and a log cabin by a lake. I just loved going to the log cabin, having a hot sauna and then cooling off again in the lake. The weather there was cool with only one warm day in the summer. In the summer months it was light almost all the time. I think that if I could work anywhere in Europe I might choose to work for a language school in Italy. It would be amazing to live in Croatia but I am not sure that there are many opportunities for foreign workers there. Montenegro would also be a lovely place to work but the language there would be challenging for me to learn.