My au pair year in England was so precious to me. I could learn so much about family. What it means to be responsible for three little boys and how to be independent and more organised. I enjoyed talking and chatting in English so much. I could meet a whole bunch of amazing  people in my local church. I am still in a very close friendship with another girl from Christian AuPairs, who I met in that church.
My English speaking skills developed enormously. The first few weeks it might be hard and tiring to translate always. But if you’re ready to switch completely into English you will see how you will become better day by day. And the British people are very polite and encouraging. So I never felt anxious about making mistakes.
What I value the most about the organisation is its familiarity. You will meet the other Au Pairs at a training day in the beginning of the new school year. This gives you the opportunity to find out who lives near you or to organise trips through England together. This happened many times during the year. This helps you to see much of the UK. You will also always have the chance to contact the director if you have any problems.
Living in a different country meant for me, discovering my relationship to God  and my own identity in a totally different way. And I guess, being away from everything that defined me, gave me the ultimate chance to let God define me again.
Hanna from Germany
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