Work in Egypt?

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  • amoona
    18 January, 2013 at 11:21
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    I need someone to give me advice. I am a British girl but my family is Egyptian, I have lived in the UK most of my life i speak Arabic and English. I am in my 2nd year at uni studying civil engineering but because of some problems i have decided to move to Egypt where my mum is originally from and i am looking for a work. As i didn’t finish uni i want to know what kind of job can i do there.

    Thank you so much, looking forward to hear from you.

    21 January, 2013 at 13:07
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    Reply To: need help

    Although you normally need a degree and a TEFL cert to teach in Egypt, because you already have (presumably) residency you may well be able to find work. Many jobs are filled by local teachers who speak both Arabic and English and many jobs are found from within the country iteself.

    Perhaps a trip over to see what possibilities there are? Emailing all the schools you can find to see what they say?

    28 September, 2015 at 16:09
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    For foreigners, a certificate in teaching ESL will be all that most schools require. Since you are Egyptian, any job you look for there, whether it is in a school or a supermarket, will require a bachelor’s degree. Unfortunately there isn’t much anymore that you can do without one. I saw a job posted two days ago for a restaurant cashier and another for a trash collector that both required bachelor’s degrees. Because college is free here, they expect those looking to have a degree.

    I suggest possibly seeking out employment as a private tutor for English classes. These can range in payment from 100-1000 gineeh per session or month, depending upon your reputation and the city you’ll be living in.

    I suggest searching online in a few sites such as for ideas of what you need and what is available in your area.

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