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If you travel overseas for business, what type of work do you do?

If you travel overseas for business, what type of work do you do?

Jun 28th, 2006, 10:26 AM
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I would like to talk to you about teaching at International schools."

Me, too! I am currently working on my degree in school counseling and working abroad sounds amazing.
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Jun 28th, 2006, 12:52 PM
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I hesitate to call it "business" travel...but being a writer I have on several occasions traveled to different parts of the world, primarily for research purposes which usually included on site interviews.

My most recent historical novel required substantial travel to primarily Romania, and also to Hungary, the former Bohemia and Moravia (Czech Rep.) and Germany. This travel covering two essentially quite different books, ranged from the 1970's to the late 90's.
A visit to Croatia (after a few weeks in Italy) in 2004, included some prelminary research for my next book which should be out in early 2007.

Additionally, I was involved in preliminary location scouting while in Romania last October, as a movie is in the "beyond" planning stages now for the 2004 novel.
Interviewing locals is a wonderful way to get a fix on life in any particular region or era, as an integral part of the research for a historical novel or treatise, whichever the case may be.

All expenses are mine, and in some cases the publisher kicked in a minor stipend...the tax writeoff is the best perk of all. In most cases my wife has come along and helped out a great deal in the interviewing process and in chasing the archives all over Central and Eastern Europe. Was I ever refused? Of course...and politely I just walked off ...with a smile.

Stu T.

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Jun 29th, 2006, 07:14 AM
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Shoulda made it clearer above...should have read "Was I ever refused an interview"... (sounded like "was I ever refused by my wife") OY!
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Jul 8th, 2006, 05:24 AM
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Pharmaceutical Meeting Planner
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Jul 10th, 2006, 07:35 AM
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csandoval, did I by chance meet up with you last August in London on one of the London Walks? It may be just coincidence, but I met a nice young lady who was a meeting organizer for the medical industry. That sounds like what you just said!

We were going on an 'Along the Thames Pub Walk' I believe. She was on her way back from Russia to her home in the US.
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Jul 10th, 2006, 07:53 AM
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I work in sales for a medium sized manufacturing company - my territory is all the US Gov't in Europe, Africa and the Mid-East - my travels, however, only take me to Europe. So far. I spend time on all the US Military bases. I love my job! I usually tack on at least a weekend prior and after to do things on my own. When I go to England, I try to get to Ireland to visit friends.
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Jul 10th, 2006, 12:03 PM
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Green Dragon...no, it wasn't me.
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Jul 10th, 2006, 12:48 PM
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OK, cs... thought it was too much of a coincidence to be true
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