im toying with the idea of going to live in america, maybe in a couple of years when i have more work experience.im a fan of all things american and have wanted to go since childhood but i know green cards are phenominally hard to get and the global recession has hit there just as hard as it has here.does anybody have any info on what i should do to go live there,should i apply for jobs in the US online in advance and see if they will accept me from there or is that not possible as many say that a 2 year passport is required or something similar.let me tell you a little bit about myself:
-im currently on my final year of BA at university studying international tourism management and i also have a foundation degree in sport and adventure management although id rather work in tourism
-iv got previous work experience in bars,cafes,kitchens,a hotel a garden centre and a charity organisation but these were all short term jobs
-im soon due to depart on a volunteering holiday in thailand teaching english if that experience will be of any use.
-i have no criminal convictions
-i have friends in america but no family or relatives
-im a 21 year old british citizen
what would be the best way to approach going to live in the US,ideally to work within leisure and tourism and which states are the favoured as good places to go in terms of lifestyle, weather and employment opportunities?ideally id like to live on one of the coasts or somewhere pretty well populated…any info would be great thanks (and no trolls!)
minnow-thanks for your feedback,the hotel idea is definitely an option as we have many chains here operating in the US but as you said, that would take a very long time. my general plan at the moment is to finish uni, travel and get work experience before deciding to settle down,in this time i plan to go on holiday to america, just to see how much i like it as iv not been since childhood where i can get the chance to make friends there maybe more.studying postgraduate is an option iv considered but maybe in a couple of years, at the moment i just want to get out of the classroom and live life a bit first, plus it is very expensive as you mentioned earlier, even to study at home in britain.
trophy wife haha thats cool but i dont want to resort to that just yet as i wouldnt want to burden an american girlfriend with the stresses and paperwork of my immigration plus it would go to pot if me and her split up, but if i do find an american girl that i love who is willing to do that for me th