Here in the United States, many people have no idea the meaning of au pair. While, in Germany, it's almost a rite of passage. In the US we use words like babysitter or nanny. In reality, those terms don't fully explain au pair meaning.
Are you one of the 110,000 people who searched Google for "travel the world and get paid" this month? Who doesn't like to travel? It's coming up with the funds to make it happen that slows people down. And what happens if you actually do go abroad and decide you really like it? How do you maintain your finances for several months?
When I checked my email first thing this morning, I noticed an article from Education Week entitled How COVID-19 Is Hurting Teacher Diversity. I highly recommend reading that piece. I thought I’d just “pile on” by writing about teacher diversity abroad since that’s what we do here at The GeoVisions Foundation.
Travel refunds due to Coronavirus have been elusive. Almost all GeoVisions Foundation travelers have elected to move their travel dates forward, many well into summer 2021. That's probably because traveling abroad with GeoVisions Foundation is very different from going on a tour or a cruise. On many of our programs we're providing good paying jobs and benefits so it's worth it to be flexible and move dates rather than drop out entirely.
So you're eager to travel and you're an American. You're ready to pack your bags, plant your butt into an airplane seat and fly away. Your passport is ready to be stamped. It's time. What international travel restrictions are being placed on American travelers? And why?