Before leaving as a Granny au pair in USA.

What will the weather be like? Do I need to take health precautions before my departure? What is the currency?

 

What will the weather be like in USA?

America is a large country with big temperature variations from North to South. The climate is temperate but also tropical in Hawaii and Florida, arctic in Alaska, semiarid in the great plains West of the Mississippi River, and arid in the Great Basin of the Southwest.

Language and currency

They talk English and American dollar is the currency.

Phone

International code : 1

Health care

- No vaccination is compulsory for entering, except for yellow fever for travelers coming from infected countries.  
- In case of hospitalization or illness, the traveler must be able to pay his medical expenses. It is recommended to take an insurance covering medical care, hospitalization, ambulance and medical repatriation and accidents.

pouce-up_gris.jpg Precautions to take:

Your exchange must be prepared to avoid disappointment at your arrival in the family. You need to be in contact with your host family as much as possible before departure. Email, phone, skype. Take the time to know each other.
We remind you that you have to adapt yourself to the family, in fact you are traveling to discover new cultures. You are not commissioned to "restore order", review the organization or change the  family way of life.
Also think about specifing your habits: do you smoke? are you vegetarian? ect ...