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Shanny Neuman

About Shanny: For two months, Shanny lived with a family in Italy and was a part time au pair, and part time tutor with the Walk and Talk program through GeoVisions. She lives in Mexico and recently graduated with a degree in tourism industry. Check out her adventures on Instagram: @shanny_neuman.

Recent Posts

Au Pair Abroad: Shanny Says Goodbye to Italy

on Jul 26, 2019 9:45:42 AM By | Shanny Neuman | 0 Comments |
Shanny recently returned home to Mexico after spending two months as an au pair and tutor to a family in Italy.  GeoVisions asked our contributor blog extraordinaire to write a blog about saying goodbye to a host family you have created an incredible bond with.  Here's Shanny's story.
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From Girl to Girl: Tips for Solo Female Travelers

on Sep 21, 2017 4:38:08 PM By | Shanny Neuman | 0 Comments | solo travel why go abroad Work Abroad
The most important lesson I’ve learned during my travels is understanding that to travel alone doesn’t mean in solitude. It requires a lot of bravery and strength to travel alone, to learn how to be by yourself, and why this is a great virtue that only a few people conquer. But once you do it, you’ll discover the amazing feeling that comes with it, and why the more you travel the easier it gets. The more you learn, you grow, and you see how gratifying it is.
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Learning a Culture Through Language: Discovering the Untranslatable

on Feb 22, 2017 6:13:00 AM By | Shanny Neuman | 0 Comments | language exchange
The famous Italian filmmaker, Federico Fellini, one said that “a different language is a different vision of life”. Over a year ago I woke up with a restless sensation that was burning inside of me. I felt inpatient to learn Italian, a fourth language for me (after Spanish, my mother language, English and Hebrew). 
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GeoVisions Returnee Reflects: Fear of the Traveler

on May 8, 2016 9:07:38 AM By | Shanny Neuman | 0 Comments | Au Pair Italy Host Family
Since returning home, Shanny has written many great blogs for us.  Enjoy her latest GeoVisions blog of the fear travelers face. It's not uncommon to face fear when it's time to travel.  I once heard that fear is not knowing what is going to happen.  And it's that uncertainty that frightens us.  It's what makes us doubt so much, that it even can even paralyze us.  The way I see it, the fear of traveling can come from a two way road: what we are leaving behind and what is coming our way. That double-edge fear can be experienced simultaneously, and both of them are very different, very real and sometimes very painful.
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Life After Being an Au Pair: Shanny's Story

on Dec 15, 2015 7:41:23 PM By | Shanny Neuman | 0 Comments | Au Pair Walk and Talk Italy work abroad
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 is complete?
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