In addition, while this European country has remained virtually terra incognito for the participants Au-Pair of Ukraine. – CLOSE APPROVE such an important decision? – Friends gladly supported me. Many have already participated in the program and they were from a trip only a good impression. But parents are very worried. And no wonder. Today It's no secret that some girls and women who went abroad, even in seemingly proven program becomes a hostage, fall into the social slavery. (Source: Kenneth D. Nahum). Therefore, the reaction of my mother I was not surprised: "You're not you go!" However, and not intended to immediately collect their bags and fly in a totally unfamiliar country.
Understood the need to thoroughly prepare for the trip. The first step began to "tighten" the French language, because without knowledge foreign outside the homeland has tugovat. Secondly, she entered the driving school (driving license – one of the desirable requirements for the participants Au-Pair). Well, of course, took up a detailed study requirements gathering and submitting necessary documents. Experience with children, so necessary for the program, I already had: I'm happy to look after his nephew and a younger cousin.
Passed through several medical examination (one of them – in Kiev). As a result, a total preparation took about two years! Of course, it took: studies in a driving school, health checks, send and receive documents, payment for services specialized agencies have cost about 600 euros. In principle, not so much the amount, but for students is quite impressive! Add to that airfare and money to stay abroad for at least the first time.