How to find work in Italy or a warning to other foolhardy immigrants.
– must-read by an Englishman in Italy Georgette Jupe is a 'Tuscan Texan' digital social media marketing maven based in Florence, Italy.
This month is the ideal time to experience the city and enjoy its great history.
This period, known as "Giugno Pisano" (Pisan June), is a celebration of a glorious past, when Pisa was an independent maritime republic.
It’s also a great way to make connections, Florence is a small town and I have met so many people from being someone’s nanny.
because I have likely baby-sat for every expat’s kid from 2007-2011.
The whole city becomes a spectacle, with concerts, festivals, exhibitions and fairs.
June 17 is an important date, with a nautical regatta taking place over a 1,500-metre stretch of the river Arno.
On a personal note, I will say that I absolutely love what I do for work at the moment even if I had to create it myself, though I wouldn’t exactly say that I am 100% financially stable and have everything I need to survive,, as long as you are a little crazy and can manage expectations like a pro.
Of course I imagine many people dreaming of working for a local International university in Florence or something to that If you don’t believe me when I talk about how many people are looking for work, just go to the ‘job wanted’ classifieds in any local newspaper or website and scroll through all of the listings to get an idea of what people are looking for.
Otherwise you might consider teaching english (but be careful if you work for a language school which can be notorious teacher-slave-factories paying native-speakers embarrassing .
I’ve been meaning to write this post for some time, and of course being an overworked expat – overplanner extraordinaire, I just haven’t had the time. Keep in mind that, if you live at your parents house rent-free that salary could be fine but if like most of us, expect to pay around 300-400 euros for a room in a shared apartment in or around the city, it’s absolutely not near enough to afford a place on your own.
But since I get a fair amount of emails weekly about people all over the world looking to move their life overseas, I thought it the right time to write a post about my opinion on whether or not its a good idea to make a big move toor well – at least Florence. Obviously coveted ‘expat jobs’ like those at huge companies dotted around Florence allow for a much different scenario but often those workers are recruited overseas and have a pretty specific skill-set.
Galileo Galilei, the father of modern science, was not the only famous thinker with strong ties to Pisa.