Hi, I am Morven. It is really nice to meet you. In June 2015 I decided that I was going to pack up my life and move to Spain for the year to work as an Au Pair to learn Spanish. The only downside being I wouldn’t see my family for the year I am away. Luckily with technology we are never more than a text away from each other.
I waited until my birthday until I could sign up for http://www.aupairworld.com and post my profile so families could contact me and I them. I had a few Skype interviews with some families before I found the family I chose. The process took me about roughly 2 weeks then I booked my flight for the 2nd of September and I had to pack all my things in 9 days which is harder than it sounds. But I did it.
For those of you who don’t know what an Au Pair does, we work with a family and look after the kids in exchange for board and accommodation and pocket-money each week. The job of an Au Pair can sometimes be compared to a nanny however we do not get the same pay.
Working as an Au Pair in a foreign country is a great way to experience the culture from a realistic point of view, to watch the little ones you look after grow up and to teach a language to a kid who will adopt your mannerisms and expressions. It is a very fulfilling job because you become part of a new family and build relationships with new people.
If you love kids and are hungry for an adventure spending a year abroad, do it as an Au Pair. There is nothing stopping you, apply now at https://www.aupairworld.com/en/aupair_registration
If you want to find out more about my adventure, leave a comment or stick around as I will be blogging my year in Spain.
Go have your adventure,