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

on Dec 19, 2017 7:00:27 AM By | Emily | 0 Comments | Au Pair Italy language exchange solo travel
Everyone knows there is no better way to learn a language than through immersion.
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Travel Takes Courage: Going All In With GeoVisions

on Jul 28, 2016 4:04:04 PM By | Marissa | 0 Comments | Italy cultural exchange language exchange tutor a family English
When I applied to the Tutor English to a Family in Italy program through GeoVisions, I don’t think I was in the right state of mind. I had had a rough year, and all I could think about was escaping my minuscule college town and doing something different. When one of my friends saw me staring at the application, she smiled at me and said, “do it!” And so, with an ounce of courage, I did.
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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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Live Like a Local: Become an Au Pair

on Dec 5, 2015 6:52:16 PM By | Samantha Van Natta | 0 Comments | Au Pair Italy get paid to work abroad live like a local
"If you want to live like a tourist, travel. If you want to live like a local, become an au pair." --Samantha Van Natta
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