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Started this discussion. Last reply by Nuanduti Jan 14, 2008.


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Sao Paulo Brazil
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I'm 42 years old and i would love to get a summer job abroad, specially in Alaska, but the problem is they accept older and bolder and even foreigners but none of the companies is willing to do the bureaucratic work that it involves so I'm a little frustrated. Does anyone have a tip?
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At 9:23pm on March 12, 2009, Michael Grudz. said…
Check this link . These are people who see a lot of workers through the seasons. And it has some basic information. A lot of what you already know but it's good to hear it from the experts.
At 12:53pm on February 20, 2009, Michael Grudz. said…
I might be going to Glacier Bay National Park for the sumer so keep in touch. If you are on Facebook look me up (Michael Grudzinski). Or feel free to E-me at
At 12:49pm on February 20, 2009, Michael Grudz. said…
Hi Silvia, sorry I haven't responded until now. I tend to forget I am on this web sight. I spend more time on facebook. But anyway It is always a gamble to just show up and expect to find a job but there is an old saying in Alaska, "no one ever starves in Alaska". But things are different now. You will need enough money to live off until you find a job and just keep a return airline ticket just in case. Also bring (or buy there) a good tent and sleeping bag with a good sleeping pad. There are camp grounds and some hostels. In the Yukon it is fairly safe to hitchhike and that is a great way to make connections. If you hitchhike in Alaska be sure to do it with another person. Sadly enough a lot of women disappear in Alaska. If you have not done so already look through a "Let's Go" or "Lonely Planet" budget travel book. Also look into working on a cruise ship. A lot go into Alaska for the sumer months and I think you don't need a visa.
At 12:27pm on February 5, 2009, Michael Grudz. said…
Hello Silvia. How is your search going? I have been going to Alaska for over 20 summers and 3 winters. i know it is a big jump coming from Brazil but if you just go to Alaska to tour and just ask around while you are there there is a great chance you can find something at least you could get enough to pay for your trip. It would be what we call "under the table" work or undocumented. But a lot of people in Alaska are anti establishment / government / taxes / ect.. Also a lot of people in Alaska started in Alaska in just that way. Another way would be to check out some volunteer options to get you foot in the door and meet people. Are you looking on , , or ? Another thing to consider might be is go to Canada. Northern British Columbia and (my favorite) The Yukon Territory are beautiful and in many ways better than Alaska. Once again good luck (feel free to add me as a friend). Michael
At 8:38am on January 14, 2009, Jim Webb said…
In Yosemite National Park..Thanks
Photography is a hobby of mine.
At 5:03pm on May 15, 2008, Doug Platte said…
Oh, sorry , I forgot I am at :
At 5:01pm on May 15, 2008, Doug Platte said…
I have an easy solution! Marry a single , fun, traveling, guy like me . Just kidding. Write me for I have spent 2 summers in Glacier Bay , Ak . working aboard small sight seeing cruises. Try Aramark Company. They have Glacier Bay Lodge. Gustavus, Ak.
At 11:08am on February 17, 2008, Michael Grudz. said…
Also check out... / / (for Europe jobs but has some info) / /
At 10:10am on February 17, 2008, Michael Grudz. said…
Hello Silvia. I was just looking for a job on the "jobs in paradise" site and I saw some info you might be able to us. Check it out:

Foreign Applicants:

You need a valid work visa to work in the U.S. and you must be able to acquire the visa without our help. If your school cannot assist you, BUNAC (British Universities North American Club) or CIEE (Council on International Educational Exchange) may be able to help you.

Let me know if this helps. Michael

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