I just got confirmation today that as of July 1st those holding a Student Visa in Austria are permitted to work up to 10 hours a week without an income limit and without a ‘Labor Market Test’ having to be executed. (These tests are usually conducted when a company or institution wishes to hire a foreign employee. They attempt to find an Austrian who can do the exact same job who is currently out of work, thereby preventing ‘foreigners’ from taking jobs from ‘real Austrians’.)
If I am accepted to the University and granted a Student Visa, then this is fantastic news. Even more fantastic is that once I complete half of my Master’s I may then work up to 20 hours a week.
Suffice it to say, this is excellent news.
I am also currently assembling my University of Vienna application. All I have left is to make some copies and print a few supporting documents from Macalester’s website. (You know, to prove to them that I went to a fantastic college and received a superb education).
I can apply as of Monday!
Tonight Elaine and I are going to the American Ambassador to Austria’s residence for a Fourth of July party. I’m really hoping that there are buckets of potato salad from Costco, flown in especially for the occasion. :-) [Also hoping to meet some really cool people!].
Mmm, now I am craving a burger.