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I am planning on going on a 10 month trip after my study as a Dutch citizen. In this 10 months I mostly want to travel, but as money will be needed at some point, I also want to work. By that time I will be 24 years old and have a master's degree, but as big companies probably won't hire me for 2-3 months I am aiming at more simple jobs like being a waiter, a postman, or something along those lines.

From this question I understand that my plan will not be executable in the USA as I'm not allowed to work on a nonimmigrant visa.

What non third world countries do allow temporary employment of foreigners in a way that will make my plan feasible?

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How old are you? –  greg121 Feb 24 '13 at 11:36
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Mostly if you're 18-30 you can get working holiday visa for Australia, New Zealand and Canada (the ones I know of). Citizens of many countries can get these visas but Dutch for sure.

As mentioned in the comments, as a EU passport holder, you also have the right to work anywhere in the EU, in Switzerland and in EEA countries (Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein) with the possible exception of new EU members (Romania and Bulgaria until 2014 and Croatia after that) if your own country imposes restrictions to citizens from said new members.

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I think Korea and Japan also have these working holiday visas. You can also simply add that a Dutch citizen is allowed to work in the Schengen area. –  Vince Feb 24 '13 at 18:19
    
Schengen area, that's right. But countries offer work and travel visa have a good supply of easy, short term jobs such as fruit picking and so on. The kind he was looking for. –  greg121 Feb 24 '13 at 18:47
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The OP would be entitled to work in Switzerland but none of this is related to Schengen, it's a basic principle of the EU. A Dutch citizen can thus also work in the UK or Ireland. In Switzerland, it's a result of the earlier EU-Swiss bilateral agreement. Swiss citizens also enjoy the same rights across the EU. –  Relaxed Oct 25 '13 at 9:49
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btw. Norway's labor market is unrestricted for all EU members. –  vartec Oct 25 '13 at 23:43
    
@Annoyed: right, done. –  vartec Oct 26 '13 at 19:04
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