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Au Pair in France: Michelle's Story

on Oct 12, 2018 11:51:58 AM By | Michelle Castle | 0 Comments | France Au Pair
“Gazing into the future, as far as the eye can see, somewhere in a far distance, the wind is blowing. I can’t hear what it's saying, I sense it. A movement in my soul is awakened - trembling with wild anticipation. I feel like I am flying, but my feet are on the ground. I can’t see what’s beyond the horizon - but I can feel it.” It was about a year ago, I sat down and penned these words. Je suis parti sans motif. I left without a reason or cause. Have you ever been called to do something or felt led to go somewhere but in your head, it makes no sense? A year ago I decided to use GeoVisions to go on a trip of a lifetime. It was one of my best decisions! The agency never ceased to amaze me with their proficiency. Two weeks after submitting my documents I found my host family, and they welcomed me in their home and treated me like family and their extend family showered me with kindness and love. We were friends and worked as a team and they’ve allowed me to treat their kids as if they were my own and being with them never felt like a job rather a privilege to love and nurture.
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When It Comes To Traveling Abroad, Be a Way Maker

on Sep 17, 2018 4:03:17 AM By | Jenna DeVary | 0 Comments | cultural exchange seek experiences Thailand
A past boss once said to me, “There are two types of people in this world, way makers and excuse makers- which one are you?”  At the time I laughed and didn't think much about it. Then one day I couldn’t stop thinking about the comment and thought deeply to myself, “Which one am I?”
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What Happens When You Decide To Trust GeoVisions?

on May 18, 2018 1:25:12 PM By | Randy LeGrant | 0 Comments | geovisions trust
Trust emerges when we have a sense that another person or organization is driven by things other than their own self-gain.
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The Experience of Solo Traveling: Zoe’s Story

on Mar 8, 2018 10:24:04 PM By | Zoe Ripplinger | 1 Comment | Au Pair seek experiences The Netherlands
“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 traveling.
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Traveling Solo Through Europe: Michele's Story

on Dec 12, 2017 12:53:50 PM By | Michele Kilmer | 0 Comments | solo travel tutor a family English Walk and Talk
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 short two months I have been here. 
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