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What Happens When You Decide To Trust GeoVisions?

on May 18, 2018 1:25:12 PM By | Randy LeGrant | 0 Comments | geovisions trust
Trust emerges when we have a sense that another person or organization is driven by things other than their own self-gain.
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From Girl to Girl: Tips for Solo Female Travelers

on Sep 21, 2017 4:38:08 PM By | Shanny Neuman | 0 Comments | solo travel why go abroad Work Abroad
The most important lesson I’ve learned during my travels is understanding that to travel alone doesn’t mean in solitude. It requires a lot of bravery and strength to travel alone, to learn how to be by yourself, and why this is a great virtue that only a few people conquer. But once you do it, you’ll discover the amazing feeling that comes with it, and why the more you travel the easier it gets. The more you learn, you grow, and you see how gratifying it is.
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Is Solo Travel For You? This Pro and Con List Will Help You Decide

on Mar 28, 2017 3:56:53 PM By | Kelsey Noris | 0 Comments | language exchange seek experiences solo travel Volunteer Abroad
Over the past two months, I have had my fair share of solo travel around Europe. Throughout my trips, I have created a list of pros and cons of taking a trip alone. Some of these may seem obvious, but I have found all of them to be incredibly true (and many other solo travelers I have met along the way have echoed or added on to these thoughts as well!) Here is my list of the main pros and cons I have found traveling solo so you can decide if solo travel is for you...
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Au Pair Australia: Fear is Part of the Adventure of Living Abroad

on Jan 16, 2017 5:35:06 PM By | Sarah | 0 Comments | Au Pair get paid to work abroad Host Family Australia
“A lot of things in your life will be a jumbled mess from here on out and things you thought would happen will go completely opposite at times, and you’ll start to feel like you’re losing it. But be encouraged and know that none of this world is how we think it should or could be. It’s all part of the process. Remember to give yourself grace throughout this season of change.” 
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Taking a Leap of Faith: Au Pair in the Netherlands

on Dec 13, 2016 9:09:19 AM By | Stephanie | 0 Comments | Au Pair language exchange seek experiences Netherlands
About a year ago I took a leap of faith and got on a plane headed toward Amsterdam to spend a year as an au pair. I had no idea what to expect of my new home since I had never even been overseas. A million different emotions were filling my head: anxiety, anticipation, wonder, courage, and excitement.
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4 Things I Didn't Expect When I Volunteered to Teach in Italy

on Oct 28, 2016 9:58:54 AM By | Juliana | 0 Comments | Tutor English To A Family Tutor In Italy live like a local
This past summer, I volunteered to teach in Italy through GeoVisions and lived with my host family to help them learn English. When I was there, I wrote about what it was like to be an English language teacher in Italy through 6 inspirational quotes about traveling. 
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GeoVisions Returnee Reflects: Fear of the Traveler

on May 8, 2016 9:07:38 AM By | Shanny Neuman | 0 Comments | Au Pair Italy Host Family
Since returning home, Shanny has written many great blogs for us.  Enjoy her latest GeoVisions blog of the fear travelers face. It's not uncommon to face fear when it's time to travel.  I once heard that fear is not knowing what is going to happen.  And it's that uncertainty that frightens us.  It's what makes us doubt so much, that it even can even paralyze us.  The way I see it, the fear of traveling can come from a two way road: what we are leaving behind and what is coming our way. That double-edge fear can be experienced simultaneously, and both of them are very different, very real and sometimes very painful.
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Au Pair in Australia with GeoVisions

on Mar 19, 2016 7:04:38 AM By | Caroline | 0 Comments | Au Pair Australia Work Abroad
When faced with the big question should I do it? Whatever it may be, and you look at your life with nostalgic fondness and comfort, but without any real passion or curiosity-- you already know the answer.
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Life After Being an Au Pair: Shanny's Story

on Dec 15, 2015 7:41:23 PM By | Shanny Neuman | 0 Comments | Au Pair Walk and Talk Italy work abroad
We spend so much time blogging about our experiences while abroad- the food, the people, and the destinations. But what about when you return home? What happens when you are done teaching abroad in Thailand? When you say goodbye to your host family you worked as an au pair for? When your internship in Ireland is complete?
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Live Like a Local: Become an Au Pair

on Dec 5, 2015 6:52:16 PM By | Samantha Van Natta | 0 Comments | Au Pair Italy get paid to work abroad live like a local
"If you want to live like a tourist, travel. If you want to live like a local, become an au pair." --Samantha Van Natta
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