Hungary for Adventure
March 3, 2012 3:12 PM Subscribe
Are there any opportunities for me in Budapest?
posted by oceanview to Travel & Transportation around Budapest, Hungary (8 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
My Hungarian boyfriend of a few months is moving back to Budapest and has asked whether I'd consider moving there. I'm not really taking the idea too seriously, but I am longing for an adventure, so I'm trying to get an idea of what it might be like socially and in terms of finding work as I don't speak Hungarian. It seems like a very difficult language to learn, which makes me think that it would be just too much of a hurdle to eek out a life there.
Also, I'm Indian and am a bit concerned about possible discrimination as I have no idea how forward-thinking the city is, but my boyfriend claims that people would just think I was a Roma gypsy and I would blend in alright.
In terms of work, I don't have a particular career (I'm currently a receptionist) so I wouldn't be particularly skilled to work in a specific industry/field. However, I would obviously be employable as an English teacher, I assume.
At the least, I might go visit him for a few weeks, but it would be nice to get some feedback about the potential good and bad of moving there longer term.