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Life Abroad- To those who are living the dream or want to live the dream
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Life Abroad- To those who are living the dream or want to live the dream
Although I am still finishing my college degree at the moment (still 20). I have seen enough to know I must get out of the U.S. and fast! Although I would love to keep on traveling now I think its time to start thinking long term and prepare for that giant leap. I have seen the bodies of african women, experienced the charm of eastern european women and they are far superior then the women here. I refuse to limit my happiness to holidays only.
I have my American passport and peruvian passport since my mom is peruvian I got one a while back. So that makes entrance into South America a bit easier. I'd like to start my life abroad in Argentina, Colombia or Brazil. The last may be the hardest since prices are increasing and the women are going south. However id like to experience whats left before it completely dies.

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1.To those who are currently living abroad id like to ask how much money did you start with as far as savings go? (Id like to work for a year to save then book it but im worried id get to comfy and stay...or that year might wrinkle this pretty face)
2. How difficult was it to find a new job or source of income in your chosen location.
3. Did your college degree help in anyway? (im getting mine in economics...will graduate debt free btw)
4. For those who have lived in eighter Colombia Argentina or Brazil can you provide in estimate of the cost of living?
5. For those who are also determined to live the dream what steps are you taking? Did I miss any concerns?

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01-26-2013, 04:18 PM
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With only a business degree your gonna find it hard obtaining suitable work every where in SA sans Peru (thinking ur passport will help there if you speak spanish) imo

Most people that work in those locations do it remotely (online) or have technical degrees (engineering) or are Educators.

I was in the same boat as you a few years ago. (business degree and wanting to live abroad)

After doing some research and weighing my options I decided the best thing to do was to do a quick cheap online teaching certification through the state of Florida (TeacherReady.org) 8 months 5,000 dollars. This will allow me to work at nice private International Schools anywhere in the world. (Free housing, free airfare, bonuses, relocation allowance, tax free salary in the ME ect) If you are a high school science or math teacher you can save 60-80,000 dollars in one year in the Middle East. Im getting mine in High School math and heading straight to the Middle East to stack paper for investment projects.

Korea is a good place to do your online certification. Free apartment and can save 20,000 dollars in one year. Not bad for a down year.

If I would have known about this shit when I was still in college id fucking have my own house / condo paid for in cash and just banking the rent on top of my regular job / salary. How many 26 year old dudes can clam that?!?!? Not many lol









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Thanks for the input. Did you work in the states after college for some time? or book it after the 8 months.
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After graduating college my main goal was traveling. The only job I know of where you can take off anytime you want is the restaurant business. So I moved back home and got a job at Outback. Saved for 5 months and took my first real international trip to Brazil, then repeated that cycle of working / saving money then going on a trip for the next 2-3 years. Went to Brazil, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Colombia, El Salvador and Guatemala during that stretch.

I had no interest in getting a job in the states and joining the rat race, so I starting trying to figure out a way to live abroad and stack paper to invest. International Teaching was the fastest and best option I could find.
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Thanks brotha I see you felt my pain in the states awhile back. Ill pm you for further talk.
01-26-2013, 06:00 PM
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(01-26-2013, 04:38 PM)Dash Wrote: With only a business degree your gonna find it hard obtaining suitable work every where in SA sans Peru (thinking ur passport will help there if you speak spanish) imo

Most people that work in those locations do it remotely (online) or have technical degrees (engineering) or are Educators.

I was in the same boat as you a few years ago. (business degree and wanting to live abroad)

After doing some research and weighing my options I decided the best thing to do was to do a quick cheap online teaching certification through the state of Florida (TeacherReady.org) 8 months 5,000 dollars. This will allow me to work at nice private International Schools anywhere in the world. (Free housing, free airfare, bonuses, relocation allowance, tax free salary in the ME ect) If you are a high school science or math teacher you can save 60-80,000 dollars in one year in the Middle East. Im getting mine in High School math and heading straight to the Middle East to stack paper for investment projects.

Korea is a good place to do your online certification. Free apartment and can save 20,000 dollars in one year. Not bad for a down year.

If I would have known about this shit when I was still in college id fucking have my own house / condo paid for in cash and just banking the rent on top of my regular job / salary. How many 26 year old dudes can clam that?!?!? Not many lol
I thought about the middle east thing, the problem is all the countries that pay well are the ones where you have chance of getting sex or seemingly to it. Sure working in Saudi Arabia seemed like a great idea until you realize you can be thrown in jail for having sex with a woman you are unmarried to. O and porn is illegal so no fapping to satisfy your urges. I don't fully remember all of them, but from what I recall all the best financial ME countries are the ones that make it impossible for you to bang women as in terms of it being illegal AND so is porn.

From what I recall Korea and Japan HK where the best ones overall.

I am glad you chimed in though, as I also have a business degree, they just tend not to be transfereable unless you can get in touch with your career centre - and track down other expats who will hopefully hook you up with a job. Ie. my school has "groups" of grads around the world. Although I don't know how if your schools have these as well.

However if you can go a school year without fucking, jerking, etc. then I'd say go bank 60k in saudi arabia or UAE, Qatar, Oman, whatever. My bet is once you get there you could probably become a private tutor and easily bank earn double.

My advice to the op would be to take the guy above advice. Teaching abroad, you net 50-60k after expenses in the ME on the top end of things. Do that for 10 years, you could have 500k -600k at age 30 and if you get lucky with your investments should see a 30-50% return over the decade on that, and thats not even counting the compounding of those earnings. Its not a bad path, its just not right for me.
(01-26-2013, 06:00 PM)EL PADRINO Wrote: Thanks brotha I see you felt my pain in the states awhile back. Ill pm you for further talk.

There is no point of that on a forum, share the information or else we'd just all be pm'ing each other and no one would learn shit.
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(01-26-2013, 07:17 PM)mistersnort Wrote: I thought about the middle east thing, the problem is all the countries that pay well are the ones where you have chance of getting sex or seemingly to it. Sure working in Saudi Arabia seemed like a great idea until you realize you can be thrown in jail for having sex with a woman you are unmarried to. O and porn is illegal so no fapping to satisfy your urges. I don't fully remember all of them, but from what I recall all the best financial ME countries are the ones that make it impossible for you to bang women as in terms of it being illegal AND so is porn.

From what I recall Korea and Japan HK where the best ones overall.

I am glad you chimed in though, as I also have a business degree, they just tend not to be transfereable unless you can get in touch with your career centre - and track down other expats who will hopefully hook you up with a job. Ie. my school has "groups" of grads around the world. Although I don't know how if your schools have these as well.

However if you can go a school year without fucking, jerking, etc. then I'd say go bank 60k in saudi arabia or UAE, Qatar, Oman, whatever. My bet is once you get there you could probably become a private tutor and easily bank earn double.

My advice to the op would be to take the guy above advice. Teaching abroad, you net 50-60k after expenses in the ME on the top end of things. Do that for 10 years, you could have 500k -600k at age 30 and if you get lucky with your investments should see a 30-50% return over the decade on that, and thats not even counting the compounding of those earnings. Its not a bad path, its just not right for me.

There is usually many SEA chicks in the Gulf working that are easy to fuck. For porn all you will need is a VPN. But yea, its something than can be troublesome. But you have to remember your there to stack paper.

I just learned about the science and math teachers that are able to make DOUBLE their salary in tutoring! Thats wild!

What I would give to ge able to go back to when I was 20! lol

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Not sure if I can last 10 years with those laws but I can pull off a year or two.
Do you know the saving amount for working in Eastern Europe?
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You dont need to last 10 years. Just go for 2-3 and you will have enough to start investing with.
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Debt free is more important than the econ degree. we aren't in demand, our degree is very general. Mine was only useful because you need a college degree to teach English in Korea
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I was looking at some sites and korean and japan both look good. Blueprint plan is in the making. @Dash did you pick up conversational korean while there or did you mostly speak english?
English is actually my minor idk if that helps.
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(01-26-2013, 08:39 PM)EL PADRINO Wrote: I was looking at some sites and korean and japan both look good. Blueprint plan is in the making. @Dash did you pick up conversational korean while there or did you mostly speak english?

Forget Japan dude. Price of living is to high in any place you would want to teach, and harder to get a job there.

Im still trying to lock down my spanish. I dont give a shit about Korean. Most young people here speak English anyway so you dont need to know Korean.
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Most spanish speaking countries I see offer a salary where you can break even and just survive which is a shame id like to work there.
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(01-26-2013, 08:43 PM)EL PADRINO Wrote: Most spanish speaking countries I see offer a salary where you can break even and just survive which is a shame id like to work there.

For teaching basic ESL yes.

For teaching at an International School no. You can make good money doing that compared to the cost of living.

You can also make pretty good if you can get a good University job. Most of them you will need a MA TESOL, experience, and connections.

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I think the only place id be able to get that is in peru where i have plenty of connections although not crazy about teaching there. Korea sounds the best as of now for some experience and savings. I read English teacher X's book a few months ago...crazy how easy it was to get a job at that time with 0 experience and a fake resume.
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