My name is Ulla, a dynamic 23-year-old African female from Swakopmund, Namibia.
I've always loved working with kids and also wanted to travel more to expose myself to new experiences and to expand my horizons; so when I found out about being an Au Pair I knew it would be the perfect opportunity for me.
An au pair is an unmarried young woman aged 18 to 30 years, who has no children and travels to a foreign country for a defined period of time to live with a host family. The au pair supports the host family with childcare.
I know that working with kids can be very challenging and exhausting sometimes but from this experience, I will also perfect some skills such as organization, flexibility, problem solving, time management and many more things that will help me in my future career and also on a personal level. I will have the opportunity to work with people from different cultures by entering into a new environment. It will allow to see myself, others and life in a new perspective while moving away from my comfort zone. This will also help me in becoming an independent young woman.
I would like to be an Au Pair in the United Kingdom as from end of May to beginning June 2020 for a period of 6 months. Unfortunately, this voyage is out of my budget, as I will have to fund my own plane ticket and Visa. With that being said, I will have to apply for a Tier 4 Student Visa to enter the United Kingdom. I will have to take language course at an institution licensed to sponsor migrants under Tier 4 points based system.
My expenses are as follows (each amount rounded off to the nearest 100)
- Student (Tier 4) Visa 460.00 USD - N$6500.00
- English SELT Test 200.00 USD - N$2700.00
- Immigration Healthcare surcharge 400.00 USD - N$5600.00
- Tuberculosis Certificate 190.00 USD N$2600.00
- Plane Ticket to United Kingdom from Namibia 850.00 USD N$12 000.00
- TOTAL 2100.00 USD - N$29 400.00
This is a passion-based trip—which I know it makes it seem less imperative than most fundraisers, but I would really appreciate any donation or share. I am accepting offline donation if you don't want to use the site. Every single dollar counts. If you would like to contact me for more information about my trip email me at [email protected]