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Can I work part-time while studying abroad?

2 Replies from Mentors

  • mentor picture Rae Rae
     
    Rae Rae
    Senior Year Student
    Loyola Marymount University
    You should become more familiar with the laws of your host countries. Many places do not even...
    You should become more familiar with the laws of your host countries. Many places do not even allow visitors to work without obtaining visas, and even with a visa, there are certain provisions that must be followed. I would not plan on working without first checking these laws and making the appropriate preparations.
  • mentor picture Miloni Gandhi
     
    Miloni Gandhi
    Associate Director, International Recruitment, Office of Admissions
    University of Southern California
    Working while you study abroad depends on your visa situation. Work permit visas are available...
    Working while you study abroad depends on your visa situation. Work permit visas are available through application by the employer who will be hiring you, but the employer is supposed to show that you have unique skills that local citizens do not have in order to get a work permit.

    If you participate in a work exchange program rather than attempting to find work on your own, you shouldn't have to worry about the process of obtaining the work permit visa.
 
 
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