I am an American who received an offer to work as a tour guide in Spain from a US-based company. After extensive email and phone corresponence with the director of the company, I booked a flight to Barcelona from Krakow (where I am currently studying) and rearranged my plans to take the job. Now, three weeks before I am to go, the boss has notified me that she will not be needing my services, and I am stuck with an unrefundable ticket and lost income from decisions made which freed up my schedule so that I could go (the position was only a 3-week one, with more work to follow next summer). Besides the fact that it's a pretty unprofessional thing to do, am I entitled to any compensation for expenses I've incurred and lost income? If I tried to make a claim against her, would I have a solid case? I have all of my electronic correspondence in which the job and its specifications were outlined, but no formal contract was offered or signed.