Tag: Living in America

A Kiwi in the United States- Lessons I learned in America

While living as a kiwi in the United States, I’ve learned a lot about myself that I didn’t expect. Here are just a few of the things I’ve learned:   I can stand up for myself Living in American has made me way more assertive. Kiwis are pretty laid back, and we don’t usually make a fuss if […]

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5 reasons why you should be an Au Pair in America

I’m getting close to the end of my time here in America now, and it’s a very bittersweet feeling. Of course it’s exciting thinking about my travel month, and working and traveling in Australia, but it’s definitely going to very hard to leave my kids and not be able to wake up to the Californian sun anymore. […]

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“I’m…um…an Au Pair”- why are we ashamed to admit it?

One thing I wasn’t expecting when I arrived in America was the realization that being an Au Pair was something to be ashamed of. This was soon obvious when shortly after arriving I went clubbing with a group of Au Pair friends. “Ooh foreign girls”, one guy said. “What are you doing here?” “Studying.” My friend […]

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Americans: Are the Stereotypes true?

We all have preconceptions about other countries, and let’s face it: America doesn’t have the greatest reputation overseas. Let me be clear here: when I say “Americans” I’m talking about North Americans. Down under in little New Zealand we tend to generalize and North Americans are usually just “Americans”, and if you’re from say Brazil […]

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