Remaining a Georgia citizen while traveling abroad . . .
August 30, 2011 11:30 AM Subscribe
Is there a way to maintain your state citizenship while traveling within the country, and perhaps outside the country, for up to two years?
Right now, I am 21 years old and not in school. Currently I have lived in the state of Georgia for over two years, which makes me a bonafide Georgia resident. As such, I am eligible for the state's HOPE scholarship. However, several obstacles (I'm not going to go into too much detail here) are currently preventing me from going to college just yet -- but these obstacles should be worked out within two years. So, in two years' time, I would live to still have my Georgia citizenship so that I could apply for the HOPE scholarship once I enroll in a university.
During the next two years, I would like to do some traveling. I want to spend some time in my home state with my family, and I would also like to commit myself to farm work abroad.
Is there a way to maintain my Georgia citizenship while doing this traveling? What if I were to pick up a part-time job along the way? I'm particularly thinking about doing this while spending some time with the family in order to put more money into my savings. Would working in another state null my Georgian citizenship? What if I maintained a living/mailing address here in the state?
Any help, advice, suggestions, or experience would be greatly appreciated.