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doing a year working abroad with child - 12-15-2008, 08:15 PM

I was just curious, I know it's possible to get a 1 year visa to work in Japan (as a German anyway)in a work exchange program, however I'm a single mother (my kid's 15 months right now), is it still possible. I've searched online but haven't found anything about bringing family. Thanks guys


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If I had a baby, I'd focus on getting a long-term job wherever I lived. No need to move your little one around so much


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12-15-2008, 08:32 PM

well the thing is until she's three i'm bound to be unemployed in germany since i can't get a daycare spot until then, there are places that take younger children but the waiting lists are horrendous (already been waiting on one for 6 months now).


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well the thing is until she's three i'm bound to be unemployed in germany since i can't get a daycare spot until then, there are places that take younger children but the waiting lists are horrendous (already been waiting on one for 6 months now).
I would say most of the jobs that hire single people for work in Japan will assume you do not have a baby. This will make some positions with dormitory housing situations impossible. Though there is daycare for young children available, but it isn't free.
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well the thing is until she's three i'm bound to be unemployed in germany since i can't get a daycare spot until then, there are places that take younger children but the waiting lists are horrendous (already been waiting on one for 6 months now).
What about the baby's father? Isn't he paying child support to help with stuff like this?


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12-15-2008, 09:11 PM

oh finances aren't the problem (and no he isn't paying he's a deadbeat asshole, but we have a good social system, so the gov pays that until he gets the money and they'll take it back from him) its just i've been working pretty much since i was 14 and hate not working.
but thanks for all the info i was just curious if it was possible i'm trying to see what all my options are, since i have dual citizenship (german and american) i've also been trying to get a job on post and stuff. i just thought it'd be interesting to participate in a program like that


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12-16-2008, 10:45 AM

I assume you speak german than

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Sorry to tell you, but the Working holiday Visa is only for you and you will not be allowed to bring your child over!


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12-16-2008, 11:28 AM

ok schade aber trotzdem danke, warum hab ich das nicht gefunden...oh well thanks everyone


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I was just curious, I know it's possible to get a 1 year visa to work in Japan (as a German anyway)in a work exchange program, however I'm a single mother (my kid's 15 months right now), is it still possible. I've searched online but haven't found anything about bringing family. Thanks guys
You may have a harder time in Japan than Germany as a single mother with a 15 month old. In fact, I can't think of a harder industrialized country in the world.
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