What do I want to do after graduating high school? That was the one important question I constantly asked myself through my last years of high school. I was sure about the fact that I wanted to travel, improve my English and I also wanted to see the world and not go straight to university right after.
But between all these work and travel options, I did not want to be just by myself. So, friends told me about the au pair program with Cultural Care! I looked through it and decided to go to an information meeting to get to know the agency and all about the program.
Before I knew it, I decided I want to be an au pair! The next question I asked myself was how do I find the perfect host family? During the whole year I realized that I definitely found the perfect host family for me. But how do you even do that? How do you know which family is the perfect fit for you?
My application process took a long time and I was already at that point where I was going to give on finding a host family. But my mum used to say ”Don’t worry, in the end you will find your host family that will be perfect for you!”—and she was right. I have interviewed and talked with approximately 20 different host families from all over America, and I didn’t feel the match was right with many of them. In the end, I never gave up on finding a family, because I was trying to remember what my mum said.
My best advice? Take your time—and be open-minded and honest with yourself about what you are personally expecting. Good luck!
Beginne noch heute mit deiner Bewerbung und mache den ersten Schritt auf dem Weg zu deinem Au Pair Abenteuer in den USA. Beginne jetzt den nächsten aufregenden Kapitel deines Lebens!