Green fields, sheep, woodland and cottages,… At the moment I am travelling with the train from Southsea to London. The possibility to explore England was one of the main reasons why I wanted to be an au pair. Additionally, I think speaking English fluently is very important nowadays and to be honest I have improved a lot since I am living in the UK. My host family includes me in their conversations at dinnertime, the four years old girl I am looking after bubbles about horses and when meeting my “not German friends” at some days I don´t speek a single word in my mother tongue.
I am here for almost five months now but it´s difficult to say what has been the most fun. By taking trips every weekend and meeting so many new people it is hard to point out just one single thing. As my hostfamily sees me as a member of their family we once have taken a trip to Windsor Castle which defenitely has been one of my favourite days.
The reason why I chose an agency instead of using au pair world is that this is the first time I am living abroad and it is the first time that I am separated from my family for more than a week. To know that there is someone with experiences who takes care that you don´t forget anything helped me a lot. To be honest it did not make it easier or less stressful to find a family but it made me feel safe. If you asked me whether or not I would go with an agengy again I would definitely say yes. The people of Easy Abroad and Rainbow Aupairs are very nice and have supported me individually during the application process.
I whish you a great time abroad!