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  • not a citizen, can I go to antarctica?

    does antarctica belong to any county?
    I live in the U.S but not a citizen, can i go and work in antarctica??

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    From the Raytheon site, http://www.polar.org/hr/employ/index.asp

    Required Qualifications

    In addition to your skills and experience, you must meet several other requirements that have been established under the guidance of the National Science Foundation. Failure to meet these requirements may result in withdrawal of an employment offer.

    You must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
    You must have a valid passport or the ability to obtain one.
    After receiving an offer of employment, you must pass:
    A pre-employment background check.
    A pre-employment drug screen.
    Stringent physical and dental examinations.
    A psychological examination (winter season only).
    Once hired, you must comply with applicable safety, environment, health, and waste management policies and procedures, and be committed to completing your employment contract in Antarctica.

    NOTE: Only authorized personnel are allowed on all U.S. stations and vessels. Your spouse, children, pets, etc. are not allowed to travel to Antarctica at any point during your contract.

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      Re: not a citizen, can I go to antarctica?

      Working in Antarctica is tricky unless you are a citizen of one of the countries under the Antarctic treaty and have skills that they need at your nations base.

      Antarctica belongs to nobody but an agreement was was made in between nations to preserve the continent for scientific research. A number of nations have active bases and claims there: www.antarctica.ac.uk/About_Antarctica/Treaty/

      I was able to join a mission to Antarctica last year with Robert Swan. We had people from 22 nations with us to build an Education Centre in Antarctica - it wasn't paid work, but if you really want to go, it shows that it is possible. Check out www.2041.com for more info on the mission I joined.

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