Being an Au Pair for goAUPAIR is my best decision!

When I decided to come Au Pair for a year, I did it for the opportunity to come to the U.S, the change to experience different cultures and to travel, but what I got out of this program was so much more!

A year ago I just finished High school and pack my bags to come to America, I saw it as an adventure, a challenge and oh boy a challenge it was. So hey there I’m Karla Endres, a South-African Au Pair who lived with a very special family; The Veale Family. What makes this family so special is the 2 loving parents, the 2 puppies, a few fish and of course the 5 kids who makes this house a home.

With 4 boys and 1 girl this house sure is busy, and with busy I mean exciting and everything but boring. Brooke is the oldest and the only girl. From the first day she made me feel right at home, she made it really easy being her Au Pair. And now I don’t think of myself as her Au Pair anymore, but rather as her sister. The 2 older boys reminded me what it was like being a kid again. Just shooting some hoops, driving with the windows open and singing from the top of your lungs and camping in the back yard while pretending you’re in the wild.

The youngest boys are twins, they are 4 and a half now. They are gorgeous and will steal anyone’s hearts. But that doesn’t mean they are not a hand full. It was a battle getting them dress and ready for school. It was a challenge keeping them happy and calm. And looking for all their missing toys was definitely the biggest searches of my life. But the double smiles and laughs, and the double hugs and kisses makes it worth it. The parents were very welcoming and they truly care about their Au Pairs and will make each new Au Pair feel special and part of the family.

In my year as an Au Pair I got to travel from the east to the west of America. I made three live long friends that I will never forget. We can truly support and help each other and this is what will bond us for live! I also met a lot of other Au Pairs’ from all over the world and learned about their cultures.

goAUPAIR agency was always there when I had any questions or needed help. My cluster group was blessed with a LAR who truly cared and who arranged fun group activities for us. So thank you for all the places you took us to.

So one year later I leave with a lot more knowledge about the world, about myself and about love. The family showed me it’s easier to laugh when you’d rather want to yell, to smile when you feel like crying and to love even when you’re scared of losing!

It’s good to know I will always have a family in America and The Veale Family will always have a place in my heart! I thank them and God for the best year of my life! And of course I would have never made it through this year if it wasn’t for my loving and supporting family back home!

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