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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Check this link www.labor.state.ak.us/esd_alaska_jobs/ak_over.htm . 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.
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.
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 backdoorjobs.com , jobsinparadise.com , or jobmonkey.com ? 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
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.
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:
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.
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