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Internship in Ireland
Submitted by Molly Drescher - UGA | July 25, 2017
My time in Ireland was great but read the whole reply! I enjoyed my internship, the people I was working with were very nice and accommodating. The bus ride into Dublin was around an hour long but I didn't mind it. I would of rather lived closer, because it is a great city, but I was still happy where I was and went into the city most weekends. My host mum was also great; a very sweet, nice older lady that lived 15 minutes away from where I worked.
My only complaint and what I believe to be a BIG one was how Geovisions set everything up. They did a horrible job and the whole process was extremely frustrating!!! They were not great about keeping in contact with me. They first thought they found me and internship but the organization changed their mind and Geovisions didn't keep up with what was going on for weeks. Then, it was just two weeks away before I was supposed to leave and they still hadn't found me an internship (my first contact and payment with them was three months before). I was convinced I wasn't going and was very sad and frustrated about it. They finally found something and it worked out, but the plane tickets had increased by a couple hundred dollars. I am so lucky it worked out last minute and had a great time while there, but the process of working with Geovisions was a total mess. I recommend using a different company that does something similar.
Program: Internships In Ireland
Lots of fun - ask lots of questions
Submitted by Madison Stewart - Brisbane Australia | March 31, 2017
I wish I had asked what the weather is like on a daily basis. I brought too many of the wrong clothes.
Also make sure you know how much time you are actually going to have with the kids because it gets quite boring not doing anything for 6 hours of the day 3 days a week, unless you want to go out to the city all the time. GeoVisions makes it easy to communicate with your host family before you leave home, but I would recommend asking lots of detailed questions to the family.
My host family bought me a car to use while I was here to help drop off and pick up the kids and they put a GPS in my car to help me get around or get back home if I got lost, but I don't use it that often it's not that hard to get around.
Make sure your first priority is the kids, they are always the main priorities always making sure they are safe and healthy and eating good nutritional food. If you do that, the remainder of your time will be fun.
Program: Au Pair in Australia
Love having time to travel
Submitted by Kelsey Noris - Milan Italy | March 30, 2017
I highly recommend the GeoVisions au pair program in Italy. But keep and open mind and be flexible! When you join a host family, you basically jump on a moving train. Take time to observe and find a way to make your presence meaningful in their family while also not changing their daily routine.
This program will give you plenty of time (and money) to travel and explore. I am going to Croatia and more around Italy before I head back the States. Must see include Cinque Terre in Italy and Prague so far. I took time to explore Milan and constantly am visiting small cities in northern Italy. The best part about living abroad is being so close to all the hidden treasures.
One priority for me was to go to a few cities that weren't on my list before I got here. I also want to make an effort to make more Italian friends and not just new friends from America or other English speakers. That's easier to do when you're traveling.
Program: Au Pair in Italy
Great way to see Spain
Submitted by Mckensie Chancellor - Madrid Spain | March 30, 2017
After my au pair job in Spain, I will be going back home to Mississippi to prepare for my next job as an English teacher for grades 7-12. I have traveled a good bit during my time here and would highly recommend both Rome, Italy, and Barcelona, Spain. They were my favorite trips out of about 9/10 total trips.
If you come over as an au pair, don't be afraid to become attached to the kids! Your time will be more fulfilling in the long run. Also, ask ahead of time when the long weekends are if you want to travel. GeoVisions sets you up to email or Skype with the family before you leave home. So make sure they understand you are also there to travel. It can make life much easier.
I found a walk and talk group which met once a week and allowed me to learn secret insights into Madrid, which is where I have been since January. There are several types of ways to meet people and really make the most of your experience.
This program has given me the ability to listen more and I have forced myself to immerse myself into a culture much, much different than my own. I now prioritize my wellbeing more in comparison to having been a college student who never worried about anything other than classes.
Program: Au Pair in Spain
Growing in independence
Submitted by Tess Raven | March 30, 2017
Being an au pair in Ireland with GeoVisions has all been a life changing experience so far for me. And I'm very excited to see what the next few months entail!
Ireland has beautiful scenery. I have traveled to the west coast to Killarney and saw the ring of Kerry and several national parks. I definitely recommend choosing Ireland if you want to be an au pair with GeoVisons! I am going to Galway next weekend to see the Aran islands and the Cliffs of Moher. Should be great as well.
I came over with many self goals. A few being to be comfortable with being by myself and traveling on my own. I wanted to grow more independence and I also wanted to travel to as many countries as possible while I am here. I haven't been out of the country yet, but in two weeks I am taking my first trip out. Very excited!
Program: AuPair In Ireland