Working Abroad

It is usually very difficult for students to find any type of job abroad, primarily because of the relatively high local unemployment rates. Furthermore, a foreigner may not work abroad without a work permit, and ordinarily a work permit is not issued by the government in any instance when a foreigner is seeking to fill a position for which local citizens are qualified and available. Therefore, students are urged not to go abroad with the hope of supporting themselves by finding work.

Selling bread in Amman, Jordan

Selling bread in Amman, Jordan

If you are planning to work/research remotely for a department or faculty member while you are abroad, you must receive permission to do so from the Global Operations Committee (global@middlebury.edu).  There are a number of issues that need to be addressed (immigration, tax, wage and hour laws, risk management, etc.).  In most cases you will not be allowed to remain on U.S. payroll.   In addition, some employment situations are discouraged by immersion programs.  Please contact global@middlebury.edu for assistance.

 

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