We are curious why expats come to live in The Netherlands. Is it love? A job? Or something else?
In this blog series we hope to find out more by interviewing expats who found a new home in our little country.
Hello, who are you?
Hi! I´m Layane, 24yo Brazilian, a curious and adventurists girl, with an uncontrollable feeling of exploring the world. How long ago did you come to The Netherlands and why?
I have lived in Brazil for 22 years. In that time, I studied and graduated in Food Technology. However, I got a feeling that life could give me more than just a chair behind a desk in an office. I have been always passionate about to learn new languages, visiting countries, and had the dream of going abroad someday.
After my graduation and few times of work experience, I got the feeling that the time has finally arrived. I decided to try the aupair exchange program (it is a work program where you live with the family, watch their kids helping with their daily needs, get a monthly pocket money and can follow a language course). I recommend the website aupairworld.com
which you can find all the information about the aupair program in all the countries.
Therefore, in August of 2016 I arrived in Belgium to work as an aupair for one year, and after finishing my one year experience there, I decided to go as an aupair again, but now to the country of the bike, The Netherlands. So, in 26th August of this year I arrived in the city of Arnhem, ready to live an unexpected and new experience again.