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16 Jan 2017

Au Pair Australia: Fear is Part of the Adventure of Living Abroad

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“A lot of things in your life will be a jumbled mess from here on out and things you thought would happen will go completely opposite at times, and you’ll start to feel like you’re losing it. But be encouraged and know that none of this world is how we think it should or could [...]

13 Dec 2016

Taking a Leap of Faith: Au Pair in the Netherlands

By |December 13th, 2016|Categories: Au Pair Abroad|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

About a year ago I took a leap of faith and got on a plane headed toward Amsterdam to spend a year as an au pair. I had no idea what to expect of my new home since I had never even been overseas. A million different emotions were filling my head: anxiety, anticipation, wonder, [...]

20 Oct 2016

A Year Abroad: Discoveries As an Au Pair in Ireland

By |October 20th, 2016|Categories: Au Pair Abroad|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

My name is Avana Garza. I am 24 years old, (I actually just celebrated my birthday here in Ireland with my host family!) I am an Au Pair in Ireland and I will be here for a year. I wanted to become an Au Pair because I love children, I have my bachelors’ degree in [...]

8 May 2016

GeoVisions Returnee Reflects:
Fear of the Traveler

By |May 8th, 2016|Categories: Au Pair Abroad|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Our guest blogger extraordinaire is back!  Shanny, from Mexico, participated in GeoVisions' Walk and Talk Italy program last year.  For two months, she stayed with the Motta family and looked over their three children, while also tutoring them English. Since returning home, Shanny has written many great blogs for us.  Enjoy her latest GeoVisions blog of [...]

26 Jan 2016

Au Pair in the Netherlands:
Michelle’s Journey

By |January 26th, 2016|Categories: Au Pair Abroad|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Such a spontaneous thing-- to pause your life in your country to live a year abroad in the home of another family as an au pair. It's a learning and growing process from the very beginning.  I am 18 years old and have learned so much in the Netherlands since I got here two months [...]

26 Jan 2016

Au Pair in Spain:
Walk & Talk with Julia

By |January 26th, 2016|Categories: Au Pair Abroad|Tags: , , , , , , , |1 Comment

I really had no idea what to expect as an au pair in Spain. I had been to Europe before but never Spain, and three months felt like a long time away from home.  However, I quit my stable job and moved across the Atlantic Ocean from my small Iowa town to the big city of [...]

15 Dec 2015

Life After Being an Au Pair:
Shanny’s Story

By |December 15th, 2015|Categories: Au Pair Abroad|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

We spend so much time blogging about our experiences while abroad- the food, the people, and the destinations. But what about when you return home? What happens when you are done teaching abroad in Thailand? When you say goodbye to your host family you worked as an au pair for? When your internship in Ireland [...]

5 Dec 2015

Live Like a Local: Become an Au Pair

By |December 5th, 2015|Categories: Au Pair Abroad|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

"If you want to live like a tourist, travel. If you want to live like a local, become an au pair." --Samantha Van Natta Q: Why did you decide to become an au pair, why Italy? Samantha says she had an amazing time exploring Italy while working as an au pair I was [...]

2 Dec 2015

Au Pair in the Netherlands:
Changing Hobbies & Hair

By |December 2nd, 2015|Categories: Au Pair Abroad|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

When you’re home, you go through life and find interests and hobbies that make you who you are.  When you move abroad to become an au pair, sometimes you’re able to take these things with you, and sometimes you lose them.  Things like reading and writing, painting, dancing, yoga… they’re not too hard to bring with [...]

7 Nov 2015

An Au Pair Adventure:
New Zealand

By |November 7th, 2015|Categories: Au Pair Abroad|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Heidi spent six months as an au pair in New Zealand through GeoVisions.  We asked her to write a blog about a typical day, her travel adventures and advice for others thinking of becoming an au pair.  Here's Heidi.... If you want to be an au pair, you must keep an open mind, realize you [...]