So here's another new user being shot down for daring to ask about au pair/student visas (welcome to Travel.SE!). The current consensus as defined by Ankur Banerjee in this answer is that the following are Allowed:
Tourism Business travel Working holiday
And the following are Not Allowed:
Students Immigrant workers Permanent residents Citizenship
Which means we're telling the exchange student and the au pair to sod off, while simultaneously welcoming the fruit-picker on a one-year working holiday in Australia, and exploding in a puff of logic the next time somebody comes around to ask about working as an au pair on a working holiday visa. Wat.
I propose we redefine the bar simply:
- Going somewhere for up to a year? Welcome to Travel.SE.
- Going somewhere for over a year/permanently? Scoot off to Expatriates.
And for avoidance of doubt, 'permanent travelers' who stay on the road for >1y without intention of settling down are OK in my book.