||[May. 4th, 2011|12:43 pm]
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I want to immigrate to Europe, but right now just want to get a reason to be in Europe for a few years. What are some things I could do? Especially if immigration is my end goal (lofty but I may as well try)?|
More details: I've considered teaching English, but I don't know too much about my options. I know about TEFL but I don't know exactly how it works. I've also considered going to grad school in Europe, but don't know exactly where, and I would like to save up some money (working for a few years) before doing that so I don't have to take out too many loans. I speak English and French and some Italian. In terms of actually expatriating, I don't know how to go about it since it's so difficult. Marriage has definitely crossed my mind, and while I wouldn't use it as a goal, I certainly wouldn't be opposed to meeting someone while studying/teaching abroad. I'm pretty smart and have a degree in architecture, but I wouldn't say my skills are good enough that I'd be able to get a visa that way. I've also considered getting a job with a large US-based firm with offices abroad and trying to get transferred.
Tips? Successful immigration stories? I don't really care where in Europe, I just want my EU citizenship. Prefer Finland, Sweden, Belgium, Denmark, The Netherlands, Switzerland or maybe the UK.
ETA: I'm American.