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You are planning a trip to the United Kingdom or the U.S.A

to improve your English. These are your options.

 
A. AN AU-PAIR IN EITHER THE U.K. OR THE U.S.A. 

For each country try to find out the following information:

-     What is the minimum and maximum length of time that you can spend in  the country?

-     What are the usual wages?

-     What is the age limit?

-     How many hours can you expect to work weekly?

Resources

* In the UK the International Au Pair Association is the leading au pair organisation.

* There is also an Au Pair advice page provided by the Home Office 

 * The US Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs offers advice on rules and regulations connected to au pair positions in the USA

 
B. POSTGRADUATE TRAINING AT AN AMERICAN UNIVERSITY

Find out the following information:

-          Do you have to be studying a degree in a specific field?

-          How long is the exchange period?

-          What would be your expenses?

Resources

* The US Embassy can offer some useful information

* There is a committee for the organization of student exchanges in Spain.

 
C. A SCHOLARSHIP TO STUDY AT A BRITISH UNIVERSITY

     You have just finished your degree in 

                        a) Medicine

                        b) Business Administration.

            You are interested in a postgraduate course.  

Choose the best option and find out:

- type of course

- length of stay

- amount of funding

- town or city

Resources

* Fees and Scholarships

* Chevening scholarships

* Further links

 
D. CAMP COUNSELLOR AT A SUMMER CAMP IN THE U.S.A.

You need to find out:

                           - length of stay

                           - arrival and departure

                           - travel expenses

                           - wages

                           - days off

- possibility to travel after summer camp

Resources

* Campamerica

* YMCA

 
E. TEMPORARY WORK IN THE U.K. OR THE U.S.A.

You need to find out:

- type of jobs available

- length of stay

- travel possibilities

- wages

- visas

- accommodation

- taxes

Resources

* In UK The free TNT Magazine is a great starting point for jobs and agencies aimed at travellers - find out more about TNT and also check TNT Grapevine online.

* You can also explore the option of a work experience programme or a temporary work holiday.

* In the US you can have seasonal work with CIEE (Council on International Student Exchange)

 
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