6 Ways To Become An Expat Living In Europe

A few tips for ordinary people who want to make the leap.

Joshua Edward
Three Of Hearts

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Photo by Christian Lue on Unsplash

There are a lot of Americans who want to move out of the USA, and an increasing number of Brits who now wish to do the same. This article offers a few proven, creative, and long-term options for people from English-speaking countries who desire a new life within the European Union.

While the most obvious way to move to another country is to find a job and have a deep-pocketed employer roll out the red carpet, unfortunately, this occurs rarely and is also a major double-edged sword for people who wish to stay in Europe indefinitely. The primary problem with employer-sponsored relocation is that the visa is usually tethered to the employer, so once that job ends, there’s no legal reason for you to continue to be in the country.

This is why, even if employer-sponsored relocation is an option, it’s oftentimes best to forgo the cushy corporate life and instead find a path that doesn’t depend upon your boss and co-workers not hating you.

Instead, it’s best to choose one of the six below paths that offer the possibility of visa renewals, independent of affiliation with any organization.

The six options are:

  • Teaching in English

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Joshua Edward
Three Of Hearts

Left the USA for Europe as a solo parent and raised a kid in a foreign land.