Tips To Make Some Pocket Money If You Are An International Student
When applying for visa or stay permit for the time you will spend studying at a foreign university, often the status of student (rather than of a worker) is the only realistic option, and this status usually means you are not permitted to work. (We will address the case when people really do work and study in a foreign country at the same time, in another post.) So that's the thing to obey of course, but nobody guaranteed it's the thing that will be practical...
So, if that is your case, just try to find a way around this limitation: you can try to find a distance job based in your home country, which with Internet is not so impossible. You can always do dogwalking and babysitting, unless you would do so much of it that it would have effect on the country's economy... If there's anything you do that other students might be interested in (like teaching languages, math, see out previous posts), that's another source of pocket money which probably can't get you in any legal trouble. You can try to connect with people from your home country and make being a foreigner an advantage, because for many kinds of little jobs involving communication, assistance or care (like the mentioned babysitting) people may prefer someone who really speaks their language. Another thing to turn into an advantage could be if you sometimes visit home - and have space in your luggage. Please check what's allowed and don't get into any trouble with any law, but... a chocolate from another country is always a good gift, isn't it? Or cosmetics, books, study material - there's a lot of things people would welcome and pay for if only someone got it all the way to them. So make sure they know you can sometimes do that, in both of your countries.
This situation requires a bit more invention, but it is manageable.
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