After finishing my university degree of German teaching in my home country, I decided to take a year off and travel to Spain, combining this adventure with the possibility to achieve experience working with children. To become an Au Pair turned out to be the perfect solution. The living together with a mixed family (Spanish/German) helped me to not only gain mauch experience with the children in general, but also to improve my German, which I had studied in Peru.
My experience as an Au Pair turned out to be fantastic! Especially to become so close to the spanish people and their children and to get to know the beautiful city of Seville. The Spaniards are very warm people. They made me feel at home from the very beginning. The love I received from my host family and their children was amazing and they helped me a lot in all sorts of life-situations. We had so much fun, telling us fairy tales of Spanish, German and Latinamerican origin. We walked the city many times, we travelled together and enjoyed all family activities together.
My host children were like little brothers and sisters to me. I helped them with their homeworks, played with them in the afternoons, did bike trips together, tried out cooking recipies etc. For me it´s so nice to remember all these things from my time being an Au Pair.
Andalusia is beautiful all over the place, the beaches in Zahara de los Atunes, the cities of Cadiz and Malaga. I especially liked the active life in the streets of Seville, even at night there´s so much going on. People are always outside and fun and very friendly. They made my stay unforgettable in the end.
Thanks to the agency Au Pair Conecta, to their support and advice, I was able to meet other young people in the city and travel around Andalusia to see new places and get to know well the Spanish culture and mentality. All together it was an amazing adventure which I don´t want to miss out on. These memories will last a life-time!!!