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    Anyone have a spouse who worked in a professional capacity while on the island? Is it possible to get a work visa for highly technical positions that may be offered on the island? Thanks if you know anything.

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    Yeah, it's possible, but highly unlikely. Spouses aren't local and are therefore not encouraged to apply for visas. Could take up to a year or so and up to 1000 dollars to get one. Working for cash is always an option, but be careful as to not be deported by locals who may become disgruntled.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aggiemd2b View Post
    Anyone have a spouse who worked in a professional capacity while on the island? Is it possible to get a work visa for highly technical positions that may be offered on the island? Thanks if you know anything.
    Spouses can sometimes get jobs at note services or the library making $10/hr towards your tuition. I don't know if they will pay on a weekly basis though. It may only be for helping you pay for tuition and not for extra money while on the island.
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    Is note services back up?
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    There are currently two ways that I know of that a spouse can gain employment. The firist is to apply throught AUC for a workstudy grant - and yes, the spouse can do the work!!!. The second way is if your spouse is a professional in an area of need on the island. So if your spouse is a teacher, he/she might be able to get ajob. This is much more difficult, but I know of a some examples.

    You can email the spouces organization of AUC to get some more specifics. I dont have the email address, but I sure you can find it if you do a search.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrFraud View Post
    There are currently two ways that I know of that a spouse can gain employment. The firist is to apply throught AUC for a workstudy grant - and yes, the spouse can do the work!!!. The second way is if your spouse is a professional in an area of need on the island. So if your spouse is a teacher, he/she might be able to get ajob. This is much more difficult, but I know of a some examples.

    You can email the spouces organization of AUC to get some more specifics. I dont have the email address, but I sure you can find it if you do a search.
    I don't know if this information is still valid: http://www.valuemd.com/american-univ...meone-you.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by stateofequilibrium View Post
    Is note services back up?
    not as we used to know it. unfortunately it was only there for part of my first semester until they shut it down. you can get notes there and they have some auc stuff....but no snacks and tellcell/chippie cards, cashing travelers checks, etc
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    Thanks for the reply's everyone. I really appreciate it.

    My spouse is a software developer and we are also looking into telecommuting in the true sense of the word! So if anyone knows of an IT company with a progressive attitude let me know! I just really want my family to be able to come with me to the island instead of staying behind to work. We have a family and will need good medical care etc. so I think one of us will really need to get an income. Again, thanks so much for the suggestions.

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    As of a couple of weeks before the end of the semester the work study program no longer exists. It seems the school got ahead of themselves offering that and in the end saw they couldn't legally do that either. Spouses no longer can work at the school although you can be a surrogate patient for ICM classes...no one will say anything about that so it's usually safe. The only other way to get a job on the island is if you're a certified teacher. And even then you have to pay for your Visa up front which costs around $800, according to the teacher I spoke to. I think you then sign a contract and if you finish it out you get your money back. As far as "professional" jobs on the island, I'm pretty sure those do not exist or are really scarce. IT positions are few and far between and I think there are only 2 local companies which only emply locals. I think a previous poster said that you can work under the table for cash but it is illegal and you will get deported if they catch you...not worth it.

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    i told my ladyfriend to work in the platinum room..i gotta convince her its a jewelery store of some kind, ha!

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