I am nearing the end of my PhD in the Netherlands. I have had 3 years of work experience (in the Netherlands) now and would be eligible for the orientation year. Additionally, I did my Masters before in France. My friend (EU Citizen of yet another country) is planning to go on a 1-2 year journey in half a year. I understand I could start the orientation year after the journey, but is it also possible to use only 6 months to work, then travel, and later use the "remaining" month to find another job?
Can my time in another EU country help me in some way?