Francia, Gran Bretaña
12/05/2020 - 08/08/2020
* Currently searching for hosts/families in north England :)
I'm Lina, from Germany.
After graduating from school last summer I traveled to France for almost 3 months to spent my time in 3 different families helping them with childcare, in the garden and general work in the household. It was a really nice experience which I would like to do again before I'll start an apprenticeship as a translator this summer.
I would like to go to the south of England and/or the north of France because these will be the languages in the apprenticeship.
I think learning a language works best by living with natives which is also an amazing opportunity to get to know different cultures, interesting people, habits and inspiring each other.
Apart from languages I'm interested in music, photography and art. I love drawing and handicrafts. In my free time I like reading books, enjoying nature with my lovely dog or spend time with friends and family, for example going out to dinner, playing games or just relax by watching a film.
When it comes to music I like artists and songs of various genres, my favorites are indie/alternative and pop rock but I also appreciate old classics.
Cooking is also becoming more and more a hobby since I started being vegetarian/vegan and more interested in eating healthy food so I would like to help cooking and also try new dishes!
In general I am a rather quiet and calm person but as I said I like to get to know different people. I guess I nd some time to get warm with people so I would like to really become a part of your family/community :)
Of course I can help with anything regarding the houshold, may it be shopping or general tasks like cleaning, doing the laundry etc. I also like cooking and baking and would be happy to help with that or cook for you sometimes.
In two of my last host families I worked in the garden for example to help declutter and weeding. As long as it wasn't too hot I really liked working in the garden and would enjoy helping with that again.
I have always lived with at least one dog and love to have long walks in nature with our 3 years old Cane Corso. Since he's a few months old I trained him in obedience school every week. I love animals in general and would be very happy to care for any animal during the stay.
Also I would love to help with anything that has to do with art. I can draw and paint, I like decorating and rearranging areas nicely, doing handicrafts and more.
If you are interested in learning german a little, or anything I know, like drawing, I'm happy to teach you as well as I would like to try and learn new things.
When I traveled to France I had my first real experience with child care. I babysitted two children aged 1 and 5 when their parents weren't at home. After a time we got along well, we played together or I read them books. It was an interesting new experience which I liked. So I can help with some babysitting but would be happy if there are also other (main) tasks.
I would be happy to do a video chat before coming :)
Permiso de conducir
I'm living vegan and I would prefer hosts who are vegetarian or vegan as well. Though I can also stay with you if you are meat eaters as long as there are vegan options or ingredients for me to cook for myself. We could also go shopping together.