Working in the USA

  • Nayro

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    Feb 02, 2010 1:51 PM GMT
    Hi,

    I have a question for all you American guys, I'm a 20y old guy living in The Netherland and I would like to work in the USA for 1,2 or 3 months in the summer vacation. I was thinking about maybe going to Miami or L.A or some other big city where it's warm.
    Problem is: I don't know where to start. If I want to do it I should get a place to live and quite obvious, a job. Do you know any sites or organizations that specialize in these kinds of things?

    Thanks in advance

  • DCEric

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    Feb 02, 2010 2:27 PM GMT
    Check with the American embassy in Amsterdam. They should be a good starting point. Be prepared for them to try to NOT help you, but they should give you an idea as to what visas you require, etc. Second, search online for that visa type and companies that employ people on those visas. Usually the company will need to sponsor you, but not always.

    Best of luck.
  • DCEric

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    Feb 02, 2010 3:47 PM GMT
    Brandon: He's not looking for a green card. Visas, for Europeans and Canadians, are easy to get.

    /Relatively speaking Green Cards aren't hard from those countries.
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    Feb 02, 2010 4:08 PM GMT
    DCEric saidBrandon: He's not looking for a green card. Visas, for Europeans and Canadians, are easy to get.

    /Relatively speaking Green Cards aren't hard from those countries.



    relative to what? curing cancer? haha! getting a green card as a canadian was an excruciating process... but it was done! (only took 8 years).

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    Feb 02, 2010 4:29 PM GMT
    for working in the us i needed a b1b2 visa
    i worked on a yacht so i needed mulitple entry

    the us embassy in amsterdam is not to diff with visa's
    because the dutch with the visa waiver program never hit the visa quota
    so its not to diff to get them

    it would help to get a employment letter from a us based company that your going to be working for them in the us

    the embassy likes to see where u are going to be working and why u need that visa
    else the waiver would be enough for vacation
  • DCEric

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    Feb 02, 2010 6:02 PM GMT
    _Brandon said
    DCEric saidBrandon: He's not looking for a green card. Visas, for Europeans and Canadians, are easy to get...
    Relatively speaking Green Cards aren't hard from those countries.


    Really??? "easy to get"...I hope you're right!...but don't be so sure!...cos after 9/11, everything Change!icon_rolleyes.gif twin_1522415c.jpg


    Yes, things changed, but if you are coming in from a western country it is easier than elsewhere.


    Junior_dot_PDX said
    DCEric saidBrandon: He's not looking for a green card. Visas, for Europeans and Canadians, are easy to get.

    /Relatively speaking Green Cards aren't hard from those countries.



    relative to what? curing cancer? haha! getting a green card as a canadian was an excruciating process... but it was done! (only took 8 years).


    I know. We have been working for the last 10 years to let my partner start the process. That is what I mean by "relatively easy".
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    Feb 02, 2010 6:13 PM GMT
    If you are a citizen of a EU country you can enter the USA on the visa waver scheme for up to 3 months. You cannot work on this scheme.

    The easiest thing to do if it´s possible is to save up money from working in Holland before you go and just be a tourist.

    If you have to work for financial reasons or because you want to then there are some schemes. I know people who worked in Canada and New Zealand with Bunac. Here is the dutch link

    http://www.bunac.org/holland/

    http://www.activityinternational.nl/

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    Feb 02, 2010 6:24 PM GMT
    Aside from the work visa issues, it will be nearly impossible for you to find a job for the summer. During that time of the year there are A LOT of College/High School students that are applying for the same jobs that you would be applying to, and those companies would more than likely hire them first.
    Although there are a few places that would hire you without the proper documents- a restaurant for example. You would probably only be working for tips though.

    Do the Lost- and save up money.
  • Nayro

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    Feb 02, 2010 6:47 PM GMT
    Well thanks for your responds!

    I was kinda planning to just go to America and work 5 days and make it a workholiday. Earning the money to stay there while im there.. Guess it doesnt work that way then...
    Why does it all have to be so complicated icon_sad.gif

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    Feb 02, 2010 6:48 PM GMT
    Niceguy89 saidHi,

    I have a question for all you American guys, I'm a 20y old guy living in The Netherland and I would like to work in the USA for 1,2 or 3 months in the summer vacation. I was thinking about maybe going to Miami or L.A or some other big city where it's warm.
    Problem is: I don't know where to start. If I want to do it I should get a place to live and quite obvious, a job. Do you know any sites or organizations that specialize in these kinds of things?

    Thanks in advance



    There are programs such as A.I.F.S. thru which you can do this sort of thing, like being a camp counsellor etc.

    Good luck!
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    Feb 02, 2010 6:51 PM GMT
    Are you allowed to do an internship with a Dutch Embassy in a major U.S. city?
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    Feb 02, 2010 7:02 PM GMT
    Niceguy89 saidWell thanks for your responds!

    Why does it all have to be so complicated icon_sad.gif



    You are kidding right?
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    Feb 02, 2010 7:15 PM GMT
    _Brandon said
    DCEric saidBrandon: He's not looking for a green card. Visas, for Europeans and Canadians, are easy to get...
    Relatively speaking Green Cards aren't hard from those countries.


    Really??? "easy to get"...I hope you're right!...but don't be so sure!...cos after 9/11, everything Change!icon_rolleyes.gif twin_1522415c.jpg


    More racists and so many ignorant Islamophobic in this country. Even in the America Gay Society.
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    Feb 02, 2010 7:30 PM GMT
    Work holiday? Those two words don't belong in the same sentence. icon_biggrin.gif

    I agree with what was said previously.. Just save up more money before you take the trip. And shop around for cheaper prices on flights, hotel, etc.
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    Feb 02, 2010 7:42 PM GMT
    KenetiketCT said
    _Brandon said
    DCEric saidBrandon: He's not looking for a green card. Visas, for Europeans and Canadians, are easy to get...
    Relatively speaking Green Cards aren't hard from those countries.


    Really??? "easy to get"...I hope you're right!...but don't be so sure!...cos after 9/11, everything Change!icon_rolleyes.gif twin_1522415c.jpg


    More racists and so many ignorant Islamophobic in this country. Even in the America Gay Society.
    s

    You are joking right?
  • DCEric

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    Feb 02, 2010 7:46 PM GMT
    KenetiketCT said
    _Brandon said
    DCEric saidBrandon: He's not looking for a green card. Visas, for Europeans and Canadians, are easy to get...
    Relatively speaking Green Cards aren't hard from those countries.


    Really??? "easy to get"...I hope you're right!...but don't be so sure!...cos after 9/11, everything Change!icon_rolleyes.gif twin_1522415c.jpg


    More racists and so many ignorant Islamophobic in this country. Even in the America Gay Society.


    You have clearly never been anywhere close to Europe.
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    Feb 02, 2010 8:01 PM GMT
    I went to canada last year and I'm going to the Us this summer through a program called BUNAC (google it) and they give you a j-1 visa which means you can work for up to 4 months in the states. They have a job directory to help you find work. They don't pay for your flights though. Just make sure you can find a cheap place to stay and have a job before you head over...
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    Feb 02, 2010 8:22 PM GMT
    Im canadian,and even for us its near-impossible to work in USA
    So forget it....
    You can work in canada...vancouver or montreal are pretty nice cities,and then you can visit US whenever you want.NY is 6 hours from Mtl and Vancouver is on the west coast you can get cheap flights to LA or Las Vegas
  • Nayro

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    Feb 02, 2010 8:38 PM GMT
    I have already lived in Canada for half a year. I like it but I want to try to stay in USA for a while too. I thought this was a good way to meet American people and just get to know a bit how things go over there. Maybe I can do my University Master in USA.... Maybe its a bit easier to get a studyvisa.
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    Feb 02, 2010 8:45 PM GMT
    The internship program that first brought me to FL takes international students. We had a number of duchies. Internships last 6 months to a year and people have loved it enough to extend. The programs are here in Orlando, also in Ft. Lauderdale, Pensacola, as well as other southern states.

    http://www.americanhospitalityacademy.com/

    AHA provides housing, transportation, a full time job in various resorts doing either kitchen, front desk, or activities. Some of the jobs were pretty sweet. Hilton interns in activities take kids to sea world and other parks for job. Your only paid $100 a week non taxed but Dutch students as far as I understand can apply for additional money given to them by your government.

    Be warned. Its hard work in a very strict formal environment:
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    Feb 02, 2010 10:34 PM GMT
    Hey I am Dutch too, there's this great organisation called "fulbright" www.fulbright.nl that might be able to help you. Check their programmes and see if you can find something that interests you. Generally internships in the US are not paid... certainly not in the big cities. It is a very difficult process (not the VISA) but if you really want it, just give it a try. Concerning a masters programme, check out fulbright again... they offer grants too. Succes verder gast! ;)
  • Nayro

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    Feb 03, 2010 1:44 PM GMT
    ow great, well thanks anyways, ill go check it out!