This is a common question from prospective international students. Working while studying provides a useful source of income, and it can also be a great way to make new friends, improve your language skills, and acquire some solid general work experience.
However, the rules and conditions for international student employment are complex and they change frequently. Governments may change their policies in reaction to local employment conditions or the mood of the electorate. For example, it was recently announced that the UK government will cancel work rights for students on certain visas.
If you’re interested in working while studying abroad, here is a general overview, provided by GoToStudy, of the requirements and restrictions in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK, and the U.S. Remember to check the government websites for the most updated policies before pursuing any type of employment.