What is Demi Pair?
Demi Pair is an exchange program where a person lives with an Australian family who will provide them with a room, breakfast, lunch and dinner in exchange for 20 hours help in cleaning and child-care.
Today, I would like to talk about “5 Reasons why you should choose a Demi Pair in Australia.”
Living and working with an Australian family can have a lot of benefits, such as improving your English conversation skills which starts from the moment you say “Good morning” and ends at the time you say “Good night.”
The more you interact with the family, the faster your English conversation skills will improve, and the faster your conversion skills improve, the more confident you will become in interaction with others.
2.Sharehouse vs Demi Pair
We say ” When in Rome, do as the Romans do.”
It means when in a foreign country, follow the customs of those who live there.
Choosing a share house where only people from your country live may be comfortable, but it is the same as living in shared accomodation in your own country.
Of course the main language spoken will be your language and the main culture will be yours.
Your are not going to learn at least one thing about Australia culture, are you!?
I myself also moved into a share house after staying with an Australian family as homestay.
I started living with an Australian guy and two Japanese girls, unfortunately they all preferred doing most things the Japanese way and I thought to myself, “Why am I here?” “I may as well be in Japan!!”.
As a Demi pair you can learn from the family such as up bringing, customs, food and lifestyle.
3.Leaning the ropes
Demi pair works involves housework and child care, so at times the language can be difficult.
At first you might be surprised at the difference in character and culture during the introduction, or the size of the house and that all the products are written in English, and reading and learning them may take a little time to get used to.
And of course at the beginning you might find tit difficult to understand the children’s conversation and energetic ways they like to play, or how to tell them what to do in English.
But after some time you will get used to all of it.
4. Second family
Spending 3 months with a Demi pair family and getting to know them can sometimes make saying good bye difficult.
Children get used to the Demi pair and beg them to not leave, the host mother and father might ask you to extend your time with them.
It’s good to have a relationship where you can stay connected, even after you have finished.
I am still connected on Faceboook to my host family I home stayed with as a High school student.
When I was at High school, I couldn’t speak much English at all and when I home stayed in Australia, I thought they might be disappointed with me. But they were wonderful and I became more confident in talking to them and haven’t stopped for the past 10 years.
If you keep in touch with them after you finish your Demi pair, you will have a second family for life. You can visit them, or they might be able to visit you in your country.
This is a priceless experience.
5. Saving Money
Yes, money, when travelling money can become a big concern, and what matters most when you are travelling or studying abroad is the cost of living.
Rent and food expenses will always be the biggest expenses, as they are paid for as bought daily or weekly.
However, if you choose Demi pairs, you can save on both of these, which gives you more money to spend on fun thing s todo as extend your time in Australia.
After all, it’s not nice to watch your savings decrease rapidly and you start working about how long you can holiday for.
If I was you, I would choose Demi pair as you have the security of accomodation and food and a chance to adapt to the Australian lifestyle.
What do you think about Demi Pair?
Do you think it’s for you?
IWHP language school is always here to help you with a Demi pair family plus the support you need throughout the 3 months you are there.
IWHP is also able to help you with your English language studies to increase your skills and build a more confident personality.