Shirley Garcia Camargo
Home Country: Colombia
Letter To My Future Host Family
Dear host family,
My name is Shirley Garcia Camargo, I'm from the beautiful city of Barranquilla - Colombia, I'm 25 years old; I am currently in the city of Montgomery, Alabama. Starting July 19th I will be living with a temporary family while I am looking for a match with a new family!; My previous family had to travel to another state for work reasons which did not allow me to continue with them; I have spent two months with this American family and it was a great experience. They had two wonderful children in my care (a 4-year-old girl and a 4-month-old baby), with them I left part of my heart as we had great memories and learned a lot of this beautiful culture. When I lived in Colombia I lived with my parents, my older sister and my little niece. In Colombia I was studying business administration at at the Universidad del Atlantico, a career that I temporarily suspended due to being part of this experience as AU PAIR; Before college I was a administrative assistance with knowledge in English. I have also done some short courses such as: (Customer service, hiring and payroll, interpersonal relationships and others); I like the human interaction part of organizations.
I consider myself a very cheerful, fun, flexible, responsible and focused person.
When I was in Colombia, I volunteered at a foundation called "Dividendo por Colombia", where I carried out recreational activities with children of limited resources, craft workshops and other activities.
I am interested in continuing with the AU PAIR program, because it is a great opportunity to improve my English, although I have not been able to take my studies credits, I have improved the language a lot; although I could not continue with my first family because of changes in their jobs, I hope to enjoy the benefits of the program (study and have free time); I still think that this program is an opportunity to reach my goals (to grow on a personal level, to know other cultures, to travel around the world). being AU PAIR can open the doors to me to achieve my goals. I want to find a family that can give me stability and open the doors to their house to arrive as a member of it. I would like to continue to grow my English and loose the fear of making common mistakes in communication. Please have patience with me while I learn English. I want to be like an older sister for your children.
Dear host family
My name is Shirley Garcia Camargo, I'm from the beautiful city of Barranquilla, I'm 25 years old, I'm currently living with my parents, my older sister and my little niece
At this moment I am studying business administration, I'm studying eighth semester at the University of the Atlantic, but before I studied administrative assistance with knowledge in English, studies that I completed in 2013. I have also done some short courses such as: (Customer Service, Hiring and payroll, interpersonal relationships and others); I like the human part of organizations.
I have had the opportunity to pursue my career in different companies, however, I am currently not working, since the university schedule did not allow me to continue working.
I consider myself a very cheerful, fun and focused person; I like to spend time with my family, in my favorite hobbies this run, I go out at night with a group of friends to exercise, on weekends I usually go to the movies or eat out.
Also in my free time I am volunteer in a foundation called "Dividendo por Colombia", where I do activities of recreation with children of scarce resources, workshops of crafts, and other activities.
I love spending time with children, I learn a lot from them; I´m aunt since February of this year, and it has been an incredible experience since I enjoy each of my niece's stages, (see how she says her first words, how she learns to walk), I'm surprised how she grows, that little girl has me in love .
I also had the opportunity to take care of other children of different ages, in August I was in charge of a baby of 12 months, his name is Nathan I took care for 2 months since his mother was out of the country; also from April to November take care of 3 children the youngest of them is 7 years old and the oldest is 11 years old; I helped them with their homework, I fed them, and we spent a lot of time playing, I love playing outdoors, and when I'm with the children I'm one of them but responsible; he only took care of them on Fridays and Saturdays; nevertheless I have known them since they were babys and I have always been very close to them. In my house, I am very independent, I have responsibilities like; help clean the house, I like to order my room, and on Sunday I always prepare dinner.
I am interested in continuing in the AU PAIR program, because it´s a great opportunity to improve my English, I also want to acquire independence, grow on a personal level, get to know other cultures, I would like to travel around the world and being AU PAIR can open doors for me to reach My goals, I have extensive experience in caring for children and I would like to be part of a family that helps me to lose the fear of speaking in English and I have some patience while I master it, also be like a big sister for their children.
Once I finish the program I would like to return and finish my career, specialize in Human Talent Management, and share my experience with my family and my friends.
I hope to continue knowing. Kisses and hugs.
Learn More About Me