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Old 09-09-2005, 10:08 AM   #1
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So I'm going to Barcelona next summer for a TEFL course, and after I'm done, I'd love to be able to visit the country I really consider home: Portugal (I spent my senior year in Leiria as an exchange student). However, I'm not sure I can raise enough money to go there in time, and staying with the old host family (psycho agoraphobes) is out, which is where a job comes in. Anyone know of any good oppurtunities? I know that I'm probably limited to the Algarve, but I can deal with that.
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What is your citizenship? If you're US, you're probably going to need to look into under the table jobs (working at a hostel, restaurant, hotel, cleaning houses, child care, teaching English). Otherwise, you may qualify to legally work Europe, in which case, you can just start looking for/at jobs you qualify for.

You can start off by doing a work exchangework exchange. Perhaps that could eventually pan into a job or they could assist you with finding one. Otherwise, go through classifieds now and maybe just look up "work in Portugal" through Google or something.

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I'm American, and I have no problem doing under the table work. Anything that lets me keep traveling is good.
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There are so many people working in the hostels and bars of Lagos during summer time. It's all under the table and lowly paid but it's a good party town!

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Sounds perfect! I prefer the norther parts of Portugal, the Algarve's too touristy for me, but after a tough school year and a tough TEFL course, some time in a party town would be a nice change!
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I completely agree that your best bet would be Lagos. Although, now don't quote me on this because it sounds kind of wrong, I heard that to advertise outside bars, bringing people in and whatnot, you got 10 euros or something a night...but it was really to do nothing and all your alcohol was provided. Working in Lagos would be a blast though!
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