Student summer jobs are not the only way how to earn some extra money, but provide also a lot of new experiences during the summer holiday. There are many jobs students can undertake. For European students, there are three groups of the most favourite destinations for summer jobs.
First is the North America, especially the USA or Canada. Students can choose here from many different job offers, like housekeepers, au-pairs, waiters or waitresses, lifeguards, staff in summer camps or funparks, etc. People are also used to combine the working with studying a language, in this case, English language. Unfortunately, since the dollar has become a not so strong currency, the earnings in the USA are not so high. Nevertheless, it is still a popular destination for summer job, because students like to travel the USA.
The second group of countries, that offers temporary job opportunities is Great Britain with Ireland. These countries opened their labour markets for immigrants from Central and Eastern Europe. But during the last two years, because of the global crisis, the number of workers arriving in the UK and Ireland from the so-called “EU 8” countries of Eastern Europe has dropped by more than a half compared with last years.
The last, and probably the most popular destinations for the students, are the holiday resorts in Southern Europe. The most preferable are Cyprus and Greece, followed by Spain, Italy or France. This destinations also offer the most temporary jobs during the summer. People are used to work as staff in hotels, restaurants or bars. Although this type of job is usually less paid than jobs, for example, in UK or Ireland, many students prefer this opportunity, because they can enjoy the summer and the hot weather beside working.
And which option do you prefer?