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Considering Greece Post High School

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Considering Greece Post High School

Post Posted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 8:45 am

School is nearing it's end and in place of going directly to college, do not pass go, do not collect 200 dollars, I've decided to go abroad for a couple of years or more. I figure that while I'm there I can have the experience of not having things handed to me. I would really have to work (in the classical sense). I would have an immigrant-ish experience. It's all very exciting and I'm looking forward to it. Right now I am a Junior in High School, so there is plenty of time, but lot's of people are college planning right now, so I figure I should be planning too.

How easy would it be for somebody like me to find employment? I would want a job like being a janitor or a waitress or something since I wouldn't have any college education yet.

By the time that I would move there, I would have 6 years (5 years of credit) of accelerated French class under my belt, but only a (very) little Greek. I would save enough money for, or have my parents pay for language training (probably at UOA, it's very reasonable) when I get there which makes a job where I wouldn't have to do much speaking in Greek at first a good thing.

The bottom line is, it would be really helpful to learn what my experience might be like in Greece. I know that I would need an apartment, a job to pay for this apartment and some friends would also be a nice thing to have too. Smile

 

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Re: Considering Greece Post High School

Post Posted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 4:10 pm

Hi

well done for wanting the experience, I can send you links for renting, working in Europe and Jobs in Europe;

www.tospitimou.gr/en/index.jsp (renting in English)

www.eu.europa.eu/index_en.htm (working reulations)

www.europa.eu.int/jobs/eures (job vacancies)

hope this helps, if the links have not been allowed please let me know and will send via p.m

Jane


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Re: Considering Greece Post High School

Post Posted: Tue Apr 29, 2008 3:59 am

thanks Smile

 

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Re: Considering Greece Post High School

Post Posted: Fri May 02, 2008 2:16 am

Hi Again

I am moving near to Thessaloniki in Sept 09 with my family, keep in touch if you do decide to work in Greece, if only for moral support while your in Greece. Have you thought about Thessaloniki/Halkidiki? there is a University in Thess which teaches Greek at reasonable prices, the accomodation is also reasonable and you also have the Penisulas in Halkidiki for your job prospects (tourist places etc)

all the best

Jane

 

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Re: Considering Greece Post High School

Post Posted: Sun May 04, 2008 3:53 am

Mihaniona, (it`s just after Neas Epivatis, from the air port & city centre)
It`s a small Village at the moment, but has big plan`s for having the new university in place there...............
Once the Univercity goes there................ then , it will become an up an coming area........!
It also has a nice beach ish area.. (not with palm trees ect....)


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Re: Considering Greece Post High School

Post Posted: Thu Jul 03, 2008 8:53 am

wow! thanks for the responses, I should really check back here more often. I was mostly thinking of Athens, but nothing's set in dry erase marker, let alone stone! I'll PM you guys real soon, I'm sure. I can't wait to learn from your experiences.

 

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