While Waiting to Find Out My Placement…

I’ve been looking at being an Au Pair while I’m there. I’d really like to be able to save money and not have to pay for rent, plus I actually really enjoy being around kids. It’s been a little difficult, though, because I feel like I can’t really apply since I don’t know where in Spain I’m going to be placed. It’s every frustrating to see a great family and not be able to apply because who knows how long they will take before selecting someone. They may have already picked someone by the time I’m ready to apply.

I’m also still vacillating if that’s what I would really want to do. While it would be great to not have to pay rent, I’m not sure how I would feel with the added responsibilities. Granted, some of the positions I’ve seen say they’d only want you for one weekend a month, which is nice since it would give me the weekend to travel and shop and hangout with other auxiliares. I would really hope to be able to find something like that because it would suck to have the school job during the day, 5 days a week and then the au pair thing every single day in the evenings. Based on what I’ve seen though, it seems like I could find a nice family that would be resonable with me.

Either way, I have a lot to think about. I’d love to hear from others who have been Au Pairs. I’d like to get some firsthand opinions and tips.

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