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Old 01-28-09, 02:57 PM   #1
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Seasonal work- j1 european students

I am a J1 european college student looking into various locations on the east coast to work and spend my summer!

I love boston but im thinking maybe I should look for a more laid back resort/beach/coastal town and visit cities on days off etc.

Can anyone recommend states to look into, or towns themselves...?:smile:

I woudnt mind jobs such as amusement parks, resort jobs, or waitressing....

I am also open to change on my own suggestions..
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Florida - Disney World and/or other parks
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Old 01-28-09, 05:31 PM   #3
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The Outer Banks, Coastal Carolinas have lots of seasonal businesses and being in the heart of the deep south, have lots of history to see.
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Old 01-28-09, 05:39 PM   #4
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Lake Placid NY has tons of jobs. No beaches but it will keep you out of trouble.
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I think the hundreds of thousands of workers that are being kicked to the curb will beat you to everything. Even Starbucks is casting people aside like bilgewater from a sinking canoe.

Sorry, man. Have a nice summer at home in the EU!
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Old 01-28-09, 06:56 PM   #6
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The ability to speak a foreign language may be a plus. Check with some travel agents in your city and see what are the most popular destinations for tourists from your country booking holidays. See if one of these places interests you.
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IMHO it is going to be rough finding work here this summer with our economy the way it is. Ocean city maryland seems to have lots of seasonal works though.
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Yeah I figure it will be tough with the economy but im just gonna stay positive about it. I live in dublin anyhow and I havent been able to get summer work the past 5 years here, thanks to the eastern europeans stealing all our student jobs, so I'm used to the feeling. lol
I just know i f I manage to get a job I will make so much in tips!!!!!!!!!!! I hear americans are big tippers...and I speak irish,italian and french, but I kind of want just want to immerse myself in american culture, im well used to the other types.

ocean city maryland looks very like ocean city new jerseyyyyy??...I had a friend go there a few summers ago.
Ill def check them all out
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Yeah I figure it will be tough with the economy but im just gonna stay positive about it. I live in dublin anyhow and I havent been able to get summer work the past 5 years here, thanks to the eastern europeans stealing all our student jobs, so I'm used to the feeling. lol
I just know i f I manage to get a job I will make so much in tips!!!!!!!!!!! I hear americans are big tippers...and I speak irish,italian and french, but I kind of want just want to immerse myself in american culture, im well used to the other types.

ocean city maryland looks very like ocean city new jerseyyyyy??...I had a friend go there a few summers ago.
Ill def check them all out
The people are nicer in ocean City. As a rule of thumb for the east coast of teh US. The farther you go down south the nicer the people get. North and South Carolina beaches have some of the nicest people there.
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Look hard for someplace in coastal Carlinas. We went to Wild Dunes on Isle of Palms, SC. All the wait staff, beach staff, etc were college kids it seemed. Their name tags listed their home town, country, etc.

http://www.wilddunes.com/charleston-...employment.php

I say contact them.
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The Outer Banks, Coastal Carolinas have lots of seasonal businesses and being in the heart of the deep south, have lots of history to see.
That's what i was going to say. I was out there this past summer and nearly everyone who was working at restaurants or grocery stores were foreign college aged kids. Made me feel like i was traveling abroad...kinda...not really.
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Does your visa status allow you to work?
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Old 01-29-09, 11:49 AM   #13
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yeah, J1 Visa.

The lady in the US embassy suggested Cape Cod?

if anyone has any positive exp's of the cape let me know......

Ill definetely email all suggestions, I already have done with outerbanks/carolinas/ocean city/lake placid etc.

I forgot to mention that the main reason which put me off boston was the humidity,..ocean breezes are necessary. Down south may be too hot for me, I remember being in hilton head and it was tropical, like a sauna from hell..I just hate dead heat.

The great thing about hiring european students also is that we dont start college as early as americans do, we go back late september! :]
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If you do not like humidity, you will hate the south in the summer.
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yeah, which was why I was trying to consider North east coast... like MA.
but I have to be open to anywhere really, depending on responses I get from employers.
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If you're on the ocean, i wouldn't let humidity steer you away.
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Seaworld is always hiring ppl from all over the world and is closer to Orlando than Disney.
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