How do I get a summer job in France?

I'm an American college student, minoring in French, and I'd like to get a job in France next summer. I've considered being an au pair, but I'm not sure what the best way to go about that is. I've also been told that English speakers are preferred for many tour guide/hospitality jobs in France. How do I find and apply for these jobs? And what are the French visa requirements?

Asked By: - 9/30/2010
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I am afraid that, since you are not a EU citizen, you are not allowed to work in France without a work and residence permit and these are no longer obtained easily. You would not be allowed to take a job as a tour guide or in the hospitality industry but you are allowed to go there as an au pair... More
Answered By: Dominic - 9/30/2010
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normally you are not allowed to work,unless illegally as for visas ask your nearest embassy or consulate
Answered By: jean marc l - 9/30/2010
You can work if you have a student visa. During the school year, you can work 20 hours a week but during summers unlimited time. However, if you are going for the summer. You have to be in a French language school taking classes to be able to work. If you want to be an aupair, there are conditions to being one. http://... More
Answered By: jenny - 10/1/2010
Only students actually studying in France are permitted to seek work and, if they are at university there, they are limited as to the number of hours that they do. It really does not give them enough to live on and they must have additional private means. Also at the moment France is going through rough waters with... More
Answered By: Christiane - 10/1/2010
You need to have a well-made professional CV ready, first. Secondly, you need to network with a few people who have previously worked in France (reference: your seniors at school / college) or other people who you can possibly connect with. Thirdly, you need to do quite a bit of searching over the Internet and scan job... More
Answered By: pmty - 10/1/2010
Well, the problem is that you're not an EU national, and it's easier to employ EU nationals - there are no visa requirements. Unfortunately for you English is the main language of both Ireland and the UK, and there are many French and other nationalities with excellent English as well as the historical information... More
Answered By: Orla C - 10/2/2010
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