Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Au pair in the Netherlands



I'm excited to share my adventure. I've attached some photos:






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13 comments:

  1. The Netherlands look amazing and what a great time you look to be having! I have recently come back from an Italy summer camp through Scotia Personnel and I loved it! It was such a dream come true and what an opportunity!!! I wish I could go to the UK camps next! Thanks for sharing your Au Pair experience with us!

    Sarah Martin

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  2. The Netherlands are fantastic. It is also a great time in the winter when there are so many public festivals.

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  3. I went to the Netherlands with my parents a few years back - I really enjoyed it.

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  4. Yes, it is such a lovely country.

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  5. Haha nice shoes! I tried a pair of them on too!

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  6. They'd make great slippers around the house, although they'd be a bit noisy!

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  7. What a neat experience! I did a kid's summer camp as a camp leader in the UK through Scotia Personnel and had a summer of a lifetime! This was my first summer away from home but I met young people from all over the world including people from Australia, New Zealand and Europe. The team from Scotia Personnel were great and just wanted to thank them again!

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  8. Early 2012 after much thought and deliberation I finally mustered up the courage to call Marilyn from Scotia Personnel Ltd. And I haven't regretted it to this day since.
    I wanted a change in my life and I remembered one of my classes I took at Algonquin College, Marilyn came and talked to the class about the
    program, and what it entailed, and the different work programs there that could help suit each individual to what they are looking for.
    When I called up Marilyn to discuss possibly work opportunity she was so supportive and attentive. Marilyn and her amazing team helped me tremendously so that I could get an interview, and to help get me started on the fantastic adventure that soon awaited me.
    Walking into the interview I was a bundle of nerves not knowing what to expect, but my worries were soon diminished talking to Marilyn about the wonderful opportunity to work abroad in Italy teaching children how to speak English in an upbeat summer camp.
    I had an amazing time and I couldn't have made it up even if I tried. I flown into Nice, France, and enjoyed a couple days there on my own before heading to Italy to begin Orientation and training for the camp. Orientation was a week and in that week I met the most incredible people from all over. The training was well organized for the amount of tutors that were there and at the end they placed me in the north of Italy, so beautiful. I was there with 5 other tutors teaching children from the age's of 9-12.
    I learned a lot about my self through that whole experience, and if it weren't for Marilyn and her hard working team it never would have happened!

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  9. I did a kid's summer camp as a camp leader in the UK through Scotia Personnel and had a summer of a lifetime! This was my first summer away from home but I met young people from all over the world including people from Australia, New Zealand and Europe. The team from Scotia Personnel were great and just wanted to thank them again!

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  10. I did a kid's summer camp as a camp leader in the UK through Scotia Personnel and had a summer of a lifetime! This was my first summer away from home but I met young people from all over the world including people from Australia, New Zealand and Europe. The team from Scotia Personnel were great and just wanted to thank them again!

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  11. I, as well, have participated in a program that Scotia Personnel provides!! What an amazing adventure I had!! I was an Au Pair in New York and I will never forget every memory I made while I was away!! I am so glad that the information is getting out there about Scotia Personnel Ltd and the programs they provide! Marilyn and the staff are absolutely amazing and knowledgeable. I never would have stepped out into the world if it wasn't for this program, I now have a love of travel, and friends all over the world that hopefully one day I will be able to visit. Thank you Marilyn!

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  12. Scotia Personnel came to Algonquin College discussing their different travel and work opportunities, and through them I got to spend 1 year working at a Hotel in London, England after I graduated. The experience was unforgettable and the staff was friendly and super helpful. My friend and I got placed in great hotels close to each other and together we were able to travel around Europe and had an amazing time! Because of Scotia Personnel I got to spend my 20th birthday in Madrid, and was able to meet and live with people from all over Europe. I had a great time, and am looking forward to doing another program through with them!

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  13. So inspiring reading about people's experience. I would like to share my story. I had the pleasure of working with Scotia personnel through my experience as an au pair one year in the states and following with six months in China. I've always dreamed about traveling and experience another culture but never knew how or where to start. I heard from college school mates and family and friends about this angency so naturally this was the way to go. And I can't tell you enough how an amazing feeling it is to put ideas and dreams into reality.

    The Scotia personnel staff is very friendly, patient and incouraging when it comes to the process of getting ready to work and experience abroad. Any questions I had they reassured me and helped me through my process so I was one step closer to being abroad. The best thing was they share the excitement of your adventures and incourages to keep pursing them. I was blessed with two amazing host families and friendships with people despite having to part ways to our own countries once we where done, When the contract ends, we knew we would be life long friends despite the distance and time, cause sharing these kinds of experiences a hard to forget,

    I highly recommend jumping in and starting the processes right away, they will help you through the applications, interviews, questions and of provided reassurance when you feel uncertainty when leaving your comfort space (your country and home).

    I am still processing my Life changing experiences in just a short time period and i think I will be reflecting for the rest of my life , if it wasn't for this well established angency I may not have gotten to do all the experiences I got to do and for that I am very grateful.

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