What were your reasons for applying as an au pair?
Living in a different country with so many things around me was very appealing.
I wanted to improve my English language as well as meet new people and make new friends.
Tell us about your host family:
My family were very special to me. They tried to make everything nice and comfortable for their guests
and I had a really great time with them.
Describe the area you lived in:
Kokomo, Indiana was not a very big town but I really enjoyed it when I needed some peace and quiet. I
spent a lot of time in Indianapolis which is just perfect and is where I have a lot of friends.
What did you study and why did you choose the course?
I studied 'Curriculum in Early Childhood Education' and 'Reading Strategies in College' because these classes
are related to what I did back home. Now I'm an English Teacher so it has worked really well for my future career.
Tell us about any travelling you did:
I travelled with my family in Texas, Chicago and Mexico. I also visited
Washington D.C and around Indiana with my friends.
What have you gained during the year?
I think I am definitely more independent and
have improved my English. I'm more mature know and of course, I know a lot more about America!
What has been the best experience so far?
Meeting all of the girls from around the world and, the best thing, meeting
the baby boy I looked after, who was just adorable.
How have you been spending you pocket money?
Traveling and on buying some bargains. I have really started to enjoy
scrapbooking to keep my au pair memories so have spent a bit of money on all of the gadgets.
What did you find most challenging about being an au pair?
To try and deal with any problems you encounter head on.