Hi to all readers!
My name’s Hannah. I’m 21 years old and I’m from Czechia. This summer I spent about one month in Tarragona in Spain as an Au Pair.
Truly I was thinking if I should go or not. I was very sceptical at first about the agency and even about myself. My sister was the one who motivated me to give it a try. Also, I was very motivated by the fact that this summer may be my last summer holiday before I start to work after college. After all, it was my dream for quite a long time.
I was staying with a host family with two kids in a lovely flat in the centre of Tarragona. The kids were five and eight years old. I couldn’t be luckier because I swear I got the best host family ever! They were so kind to me. After only a few days I already felt like part of the family. And with the host mother of the family, it was unbelievable how similar she was to my biological mother in many things!
Even though I didn’t know many words in Spanish I got along well with kids. I learnt some words that were needed for everyday life with them and that was enough. So if you are afraid of the language barrier don’t be!
I think I can honestly say that it was the best summer I had in years! I have met new people, learnt some basics from a new language and I have lifetime memories. Thanks to this experience I feel more confident about myself and I know I can do anything if I believe in it. I’ll be always grateful for this experience.