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making money in Europe

Posted: 17 Aug 2014, 19:06
by kingfisher
Hey there friends. My wife and I are about to start online TEFL classes and are looking into going to Europe for a year. She has her BS and I do not. What country or countries in Europe should we look at pursuing where we can still make some money to take back home without me having my college degree?

Re: making money in Europe

Posted: 19 Aug 2014, 06:43
by Joe
What's your nationality?

Re: making money in Europe

Posted: 19 Aug 2014, 09:48
by Briona
Hi there,

It's not the lack of a degree that's the problem, although many employers will insist on you having one, it's the nationality. Unless you (a) hold a passport from an EU member state, (b) are married to an EU citizen, or (c) already hold a valid work/study visa, then it's most unlikely you will be able to find legal work here. EU hiring law states that employers in the EU cannot just hire a non-EU citizen - they first to prove that there were no suitably-qualified EU citizens who could do the job. As you might imagine, this is not a very likely proposition.

I've explained all this and the possible options in my 'teaching in Europe' guide: http://thirtysomethingteachertraveller. ... urope.html

If you have any other questions, please don't hesitate to ask.