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Mike_2003



Joined: 27 Mar 2003
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Location: Bucharest, Romania

PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2003 12:00 pm    Post subject: How many times... Reply with quote

As it has been clearly pointed out by several posters, getting a job in Romania is a nightmare. It seems some of the smaller schools would be quite happy to have a native speaking teacher in their classes, but generally shy away from taking you on because of the headache of arranging a work permit for you, which is both time consuming and expensive for them. That d*mned red tape...

So, as a Brit, I can stay in Romania for a period of 30 days on a basic tourist visa. I can visit Romania as many times as I like according to the chap at their consulate here is Istanbul. If I found some cash-in-hand work, topped up by a few private lessons, translations and so on, how many times could I get away with slipping over the nearest border, staying a night, and coming in again on a new 30-day stamp?

Really, I'm only looking at staying there for a short while, but certainly longer than a month, probably no more than a year. Even the money wouldn't be so much of a problem as I'll have enough resources to live there quite comfortably for quite a while (although of course I'd prefer to work so as not to deplete my savings too much and just to keep my hand in and pass the time).

Any ideas/comments?

Regards,
Mike
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naturegirl321



Joined: 04 May 2003
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 04, 2003 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BOrder hop. Get a lot of private lessons. And hope not to be caught by the police. If you are you will be deported, but if you only want to go for a while and not reutrn, I guess yuo've got nothing to lose. Best of luck!
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naturegirl321



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 04, 2003 10:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BOrder hop. Get a lot of private lessons. And hope not to be caught by the police. If you are you will be deported, but if you only want to go for a while and not reutrn, I guess yuo've got nothing to lose. Best of luck!
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scot47



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2003 3:40 am    Post subject: How ? Reply with quote

Marry a Romanian ?
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ghost



Joined: 30 Jan 2003
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2003 10:43 am    Post subject: Why Romania? Reply with quote

Just curious as to what captures your interest about wanting to work in Romania..?

Ok they have some nice towns etc...with interesting history, architecture etc...

But as for the people...it does not seem to be a very friendly welcoming culture. Some British volunteers in Brasov report that they are constantly insulted and harassed by local youths in the neighborhood they live in. One of the Brits. was punched and kicked by a local youth in Brasov because he was not Romanian.

Surely, there are much more pleasant places to work than Romania. For example the Czech Rep. and Slovakia seem to have people who are more welcoming to foreigners.
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naturegirl321



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2003 8:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, it's kinda hard to explain just in a post. I've lived in the CZ, people are friendly.

Long and short of it is I'm part Romanian. I look like one, and understand a bit of the language. my mother was born there. I've been wanting to go there for 8 years now, so it's not a spur of the moment decision. It's part of my history and my culture.

Also, I want to work with street kids, part-time. I've done it before and really enjoy it. I've been researching teaching organisations for about a year and a half now. I found a good one, and applied.

But you never know what will happen. I've decided that if I don't get accepted, I'm going to South America for a bit.
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