Mrs. Jet van Bennekom, MA

Employee Emergency Housing – Utrecht

After graduating as a pedagogue, I worked for 17 years as a teacher in vocational training for pedagogical staff. From 1997 I worked all over the country as interim manager, especially for organizations in childcare. I have also worked as a pedagogical staff member in the after-school care in Utrecht where I live. My work at Au Pair International started as an Account Manager, now I am hosting au pairs if they need emergency housing during their au pair year. I also contribute with pleasure to the “welcome meetings’ and the excursions we organize for our au pairs.
My husband and I have accommodated international students for about 20 years, especially students from Russia and Ukraine, but also from Lithuania, Poland, the USA and Italy. Multiculti at the kitchen table, we love to learn and enjoy the international contacts! In my spare time I work as a member of humanitarian boards, for example of a foundation that supports orphan children and young adults in Ukraine. I follow classical ballet class now for over 50(!) years and my reading club exists almost endlessly. Every year I try to make a colorful jungle out of our little city garden.