Last year was my 3rd course at university. I am doing a degree in teacher training and I decided that I want to major in English as well.
That's why I decided to go abroad last summer. I started looking for families which was difficult in the beginning. I found some that I liked but they decided to host other au pairs. But one day a family applied to me! What a surprise! We spoke for a month and then they decided to offer me the job.
I booked the flight for the last days of June (29th June). The night before, I couldn't sleep. I was scared and nervous because I had never left my home for more than 15 days in the past and I was going to be staying abroad for 2 and a half months! Lucy, the girl I looked after, was a such a good girl. Sometimes we had little arguments because she was tired of school but I think that's pretty normal. When we got used to each other we started enjoying our summer together.
I improved so much, although unfortunately I spend my weekends clubbing with Spanish people. I remember my first week there being so difficult because I missed by family so much! England is really cold as well! But now I can say that it is an experience I will never forget. Lucy and I used to go to London for picnics, watch films and bounced on the trampoline together.
My family was the best host family ever: They helped me a lot, for example they repeated things more than twice and gave me lots of advice. I even went to Wales with them for a week. I have stayed in touch with them: I tell them about how the last year of my English degree is going and they tell me how the other members of the family are getting on. I recommend au pairing to everyone, it's something you'll never forget.