Member ID 1345442

Nationality New Zealander | More ⇩

Full name Ashleigh

City/State Dunedin/ Otago

Country New Zealand

Start Apr 2020 - Dec 2021

Duration of stay 1-3 months

Good knowledge of English, French

Last action 01 Oct 2020

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Letter to the family

Dear future host family,

I'm a Bachelor of Arts student, Double Majoring in French and Mandarin at the University of Otago...therefore, I would love to have the opportunity to improve my French.
I'm very passionate about language and culture - I can't wait to explore more and meet wonderful new people. I've been to Tahiti, Moorea, Mare, Lifou and Noumea and have loved the French Polynesian islands. I would love to go back to one of these places, or to try somewhere new - perhaps French or a Francophone place.

I want to become an au pair during my university break over summer so that I can relax and take a break away from my current life. I really would like to work on my French so that in 2020 my French studies will go smoothly. If the family speaks Chinese too that's even better, but it's not a requirement.

From this experience, I mainly want to be welcomed into a family as one of their own, as I'm very close with my own family. I would love to participate in their activities, meet their extended family, get introduced to the culture and to get shown around quite a lot. I would appreciate being able to get to meet locals my own age as well :)

I would love to teach the kids English and to spend time with them and learn about their life.
Hopefully, I would leave an impression on them and be able to keep in contact after my stay (even go back to visit or have them stay with me in the times following). I want to forge a life-long bond with my host family!!

I'm happy to help with some household chores etc, as long as these things are discussed before I make the trip over :)

I would say I'm a social person who enjoys being in the company of others. I like to have fun and try new things.
I'm very polite, respectful, motivated and hard-working. You can expect me to be a productive, non-intrusive and fun member of the household. I will keep an open mind and try my best to fit into the family in all aspects. I would like any rules or preferences to be discussed straightaway, and if you have any concerns that you raise them when they arise (in a nice manner).

I like learning about the way other people live and about their culture, so I'm excited to stay with a host family!
Please don't hesitate to contact me!

Thanks,

Ashleigh
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Experience

I have babysat the children of neighbours and family plenty of times in the past and thoroughly enjoyed hanging out with them. There is a lot to learn from children - they are so happy and have a simplistic view of the world.

I would like to become an Au Pair abroad to experience family situations in another culture and to forge lifelong relationships with the host family.
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Personal information

Non-SmokerCan swim well - Yes
Can ride a bike - Yes
Has a driver's license - Yes, with experience

Can swim well

Can ride a bike

Has a driver's license Yes, with experience

Has siblings

Has a valid passport

Non-Smoker

Has attended a first-aid training

Profession Student - Art / Commerce / Management

Education University

Basic knowledge of Mandarin

Sports  Running, athletics, basketball, squash, tennis, water skiing/water sports

Religion No Religion

For the Au Pair religion is Not important

Special diet considerations No special diet

Has health problems No

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Job information

Can work more for extra money - Yes
Does accept family with pets - Yes
Can take care of pets - Yes

Preferred area Big City, Town, Village, Countryside

Duration of stay 1-3 months

Earliest starting date Apr 2020

Latest starting date Dec 2021

Does accept family with pets

Can work more for extra money

Can take care of pets

Age group 1 - 5 years old, 6 - 10 years old, 11 - 14 years old, 15+ years old

Hours of child care experience in the past 24 months 201 - 500

Would like to take care of this number of children/people 2

Would work for a single parent? Yes, with the mother

Can care for special needs children

Can care for special needs people

Can teach subjects

To students of age group

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