I am a student, and I recently accepted an offer to do an internship in a foreign subsidiary of a big company A.
I was due to start some time ago, and was given help (by a third actor B, a company which company A assigned to me) with the logistics and legal issues.
B has secured my accommodation (which I am to pay for shortly), and obtained a temporary residency permit for me well before my start date. I was told (by B) to relocate a few days before my intended start date, which I did. I was not involved in the process, apart from providing my passport.
Company B has not, however, as of now, succeeded in obtaining my work permit. Thus, I'm not able to work, nor I know the approximate date I will be able to work.
As I won't receive any money from A until well after my start date, I will shortly be lacking funds to support myself and pay for my accommodation. Therefore, I'm planning to cut my losses, abandon this internship, go back to my home country and find another job, so I can pay for the reserved accommodation.
Can I face any legal repercussions for this? If no, is this a smart thing to do? (i.e. will it get me blacklisted or hurt me in other ways?)
Do I have any way of obtaining any part of the accommodation support/relocation bonus, so I can pay for my futile stay in the country?
In the case I get my work permit, say, tomorrow, and start working after my intended start date: am I still obliged to work for the intended duration of the internship, or I can work only until the intended end date?