Au-pair In Illinois
Au-pairing In The State of Illinois
Here you are, an Au-pair in Illinois , the Land of Lincoln. You have to admit it was pretty easy to get here. Simply because this state has the largest concentration of water, land and air transportation services on the planet, thanks to its central location in the USA and among the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River. A perfect setting for an Au-pair in America to start her journey from.
No wonder it calls itself the Heart of America. And not just because of its geographical position, but because it is a small scale version of the entire USA. From industrial cities to farms, from urban conglomerates to small villages, the Prairie State represents everything America stands for and the one perfect place for an Au-pair in America to visit they want to see everything that the USA has to offer. So read on to find all the information you need and then get out there and enjoy the Prairie.
Au-pair Hot Spots in Illinois
For an Au-pair in Illinois the State will come to represent a microcosm of America. it has so many places and things to visit it’s hard to know what to do first, where to start. Maybe with the Abraham Lincoln Presidential library and Museum in Springfield, the largest of its kind in the country, or with the Museum of Natural History, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Science and Industry or the Adler Planetarium.
Or maybe you would like to visit the Cairo Custom House Museum, the Alto Vineyards in Alto Pass, the LaSalle canal Boat in LaSalle, the Leaning Tower of Niles or the Gateway Geyser in East St. Louis.
Whether you go to the Raging Rivers Water Park in Grafton, the Rock Island Arsenal Museum or the Black Hawk Statue in Oregon, whatever your interest and passion, The Prairie State has so much to offer and so many thing to meet everyone’s hobbies you will be surprised of how much you want to see and probably won’t even make it if you don’t have enough time.
So try and plan ahead, think about what of these and other things you would like to visit, what activities would you like to do, how much time you'll dedicate to souvenir shopping in the Magnificent Mile of Chicago and how much time you'll be enjoying the sun and fresh air in one of its 552 parks, make an itinerary but don't forget to also leave some time to chance, because that's when the best things happen.
Au-pair Guide To Night Life In Illinois
Although you will find enough bars and clubs in all the cities of Illinois, the big time nightlife is in the Windy City. Clubs, live music venues, top roof bars, river cruises, pubs, dance clubs, chill out lounges, everything you can think of, from nightclubs to theaters is in Chicago. The most famous venues include the Vertigo Sky Lounge, where you can enjoy a cocktail up on the 26th floor penthouse patio and the Funky Buddha Lounge a combination between Moroccan and Victorian design, between bar and dance club atmosphere. And many other places such as Excalibur, Sky Bar, the Underground, Entourage Vision Nightclub , Sound Bar and Enclave are there for you with every type of music and dancing styles on the market, making your night out in Illinois the best you’ll ever have.
Au-pair Guide To Accommodation In Illinois
The Prairie State has plenty of hotels and youth hostels to go around, with different price ranges according to what you can afford, from 300$ to 20$ a night, the average you will find on accommodation in usa.com is $80 per night. But if you prefer having a different life experience and stay in a youth hostel all you have to do is book one on hostels.com and the average price range will be 15$ a night.
Au-pair Guide to Learning Centres In Illinois
If you feel your language skills aren’t sufficient to communicate well enough in English there’s no need to be embarrassed. Not many people acquire a high level easily and they certainly do not do it on their own. The best thing to do is apply to a learning center where you’ll get all the help and skills you're lacking so that your English will become, if not perfect-not even natives manage perfect- a pretty close version of perfect. Most Au-pair families will be very happy for you to study in your spare time. Depending on your work routine and deepness of your pockets you can choose between a college experience that will cost about $2.500 on average, weekly programs with an average of $260 a week or simply single lessons whenever you can spare some time, with the low cost of about $45 an hour. Visit the websites below for more detailed information.
English As A Second Language
Goal Training Educational Center
Languages In Action
BIR Training Center
English As A Second Language
Quality Courses- English Courses in Chicago
Au-pair Guide to searching for jobs in Illinois
No one will blame you if you got caught in the spur of the moment and spent much more money than planned, finding yourself in need of more income is a typical situation that many Au-pairs in Illinois find themselves. If that is the case, you have much to rejoice on because Illinois gives a higher minimum wage than the pre-established Federal one, so you will be getting $8.25 an hour as opposed to $7.25. If ,however, you have a tipped employment, your superiors have the right to cut it down to 60%, as you are expected to receive the rest from tips. Check the websites below for more official information, help and available jobs listings.
State of Illinois Employment Opportunities
Job Hunt Org
City Jobs Net
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