Hej, my girlfriend wants to do a gap year as au-pair in Sweden next year (approx Sep 2016 to Jul 2017).
Anyone family interested? Or do you know someone (even non-orienteers if it's in a good training environment)?
My girlfriend is one of the best german youngsters (vice european champion in 2013).
Tank you :)
? any volunteers...? Please, spread the word and help her!
There aren't that many Swedes on here, try emailing clubs directly.
Too bad she's not looking at a year in the US, we'd always hoped to have an orienteering au pair.
Maybe us orienteers looking for foreign exchange students and au pairs who orienteer, should band together and place some ads / send emails where they might see them.
Yeah, tell her to come to the US. If she really wants to learn Swedish I can give lessons and/or she can go to the Swedish School
in DC (so long as it doesn't interfere with orienteering). ;)
Yeah, but I'm guessing she wants to get better at orienteering, so moving to a country where people think racing against each other is an unfair way of selecting a JWOC team is probably not the best move
Given the number of lucrative orienteering positions available, it is a wonder the test conflicts were ever an issue.
@ Nixon - in a country (like yours) which you can drive end to end in less than a day, a single weekend trial during a busy part of the school year makes a lot more sense. In a continent-spanning country with multiple time zones, where even flying is not always practical to get to or from events on the same day, it seems reasonable to offer additional opportunities to earn a ranking or to petition for team slots.
Rather than further hijack this thread, let's go back to focusing on ways to connect exchange students, au pairs, and others who wish to improve their orienteering while living or studying abroad.
You shouldn't backchat one of your ex-Presidents, even if he doesn't know where to place apostrophes.
☐ NOT REKT
At least put some effort in. :p
ps. Orienteers are all old people who don't understand interweb lingo.