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Finding a Second Home: Au Pair in Australia

on Wed, Aug 08, 2018 By | Briana Romi | 0 Comments | Australia Au Pair Abroad live like a local
I first heard about what an au pair was during my first semester at college. Prior, I had no clue that an "au pair" was even a thing. A classmate did a speech on how she went to the Netherlands for 6 months as an au pair through GeoVisions, and absolutely LOVED it. I have always had a spark to travel places and see different cultures, people, and to just live in a whole new experience.
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Taking a Chance to Live in France

on Thu, Jul 26, 2018 By | Gabrielle Christiansen | 0 Comments | France Tutor English Volunteer Teach
I’m sitting here, writing this blog post on my plane ride home from one of the most amazing adventures I have ever been on. I know I’m going to struggle to get everything I want to say out, partially because it is something that can never fully be put into words and partially because I might start tearing up next to the young guy to my right. I’m not exaggerating about that, either. How many 20 year old girls can say they lived in France for two months, surrounded by the culture day in and day out?
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Lessons in Language Barriers: Learning With Patience and Trust

I will never forget my first glimpse of Spain nearing the end of my 28-hour journey from New Zealand to Madrid. The memory is vivid, for it was the moment everything felt real. Whether it was the Spanish desert, or the airplane breakfast of olives and cheese, I felt engulfed by a new world. Prior to that moment the idea of Spain had been just a fantasy, but now, it was coming to life. And whether it was the declining altitude, or the realization that there was no turning back, my stomach dropped.
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Teaching English in Thailand: What to Pack

on Tue, Sep 22, 2015 By | Alexandra LeGrant | 0 Comments | Teach Abroad Thailand Teaching English
Congratulations! You are about to begin your journey to Asia, to the beautiful country of Thailand.  But wait! What are you going to pack?!
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Au Pair Abroad: Shanny Says Goodbye to Italy

on Sat, Aug 15, 2015 By | Shanny Neuman | 0 Comments | Au Pair Italy Host Family
I have the idea that the struggle of the goodbye is proportionately hard as the time enjoyed while the moment of togetherness lasted. The first, more powerful and long-lasting relationship we make is family, this unbreakable bond we share with those who gave us life and shower us its meaning.
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