Hi all! I'm 22 years old and just graduated college. I'm debating trying to find employment and move to the virgin islands. I was wondering if there was anything I should consider that wouldn't come to mind and if you can get around without a car. Are apartments affordable? And and all feedback would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance
Trying to figure it out
Scroll through the previous threads for answers to your common questions. Definitely take the time to fly down and check things out before jumping in with both feet.
Considering which island fits you, your employment options, transportation needs, expenses to live, etc, is far easier when your here. Everyone has different standards and different interpretations of what’s affordable and what isn’t.
Best of luck on your adventure!
Thanks will do really appreciate you taking the time
Kyle: Welcome to the board! First, what sort of employment are you thinking about? Second, people DO get along without a car, but it isn't easy. And, the affordability of housing is something that can be discussed. One thing is that there aren't apartment buildings like in the States. It is more common to rent an apartment within someone's home. Have you been here before?
At your age and junction in life you have nothing to lose but a little time. The key point is can you afford to 2 or 3 months of living expenses to get yourself grounded. I would suggest you contact several prospective employers via email to see what the employment environment looks like in your area of interest. I'm no expert but there are likely some jobs in restaurants and/or retail as a back-stop. If you decide it's not for you, at least you can say you gave it a shot. Remember, life is about the ride not the destination.
Keep in mind that many employers will not respond to employment inquiries from folks not on island as most of those never pan out. If you are looking for a specific professional position you may have better luck. Don't underestimate the amount of cash you will need to get started as you will read in the old posts.
Kyle: I would love to see some young folks come here and teach, coach, etc. IMHO, too many come to tend bar and party. They never really get involved in the island in a more positive way. 😉
at your age it is easier. the only problem i see is the affordable part