Au Pair Abroad

8 Mar 2018

The Experience of Solo Traveling: Zoe’s Story

By |March 8th, 2018|Categories: Au Pair Abroad, Work Abroad|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |1 Comment

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go.” These are the words written by Dr. Seuss that have inspired me to start solo [...]

23 Jan 2018

Lessons in Language Barriers: Learning With Patience and Trust

By |January 23rd, 2018|Categories: Au Pair Abroad|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |1 Comment

I will never forget my first glimpse of Spain nearing the end of my 28-hour journey from New Zealand to Madrid. The memory is vivid, for it was the moment everything felt real. Whether it was the Spanish desert, or the airplane breakfast of olives and cheese, I felt engulfed by a new world. Prior [...]

19 Dec 2017

How Three Months In Italy Connected Me To My Culture: Emily’s Story

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I distinctively remember worrying about my Italian language marks and if they were enough to let me graduate University. I had sent out emails and ran to my parents in a panic asking them if I had enough to pass. I'd only done the subject as an easy elective to get me through my music [...]

12 Dec 2017

Traveling Solo Through Europe: Michele’s Story

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I am Michele Kilmer and I am currently teaching abroad in Madrid, Spain as an Au Pair through the Walk and Talk Program with GeoVisions. Since I have been here, I have been traveling solo through Europe. I have been to Paris, Geneva, and London so far. I have already made some amazing memories in the [...]

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

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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 [...]