Every au pair will experience difficulties at some stage. No matter how nice your host family is, being homesick and getting a culture shock is part of the au pair experience.
It is very important that you talk with your family, catch up with other people and do things instead of sitting at home. It is a natural process and will pass. You should try to focus on the positive and the fact that this is a once in a lifetime experience!
Being homesick and experiencing a cultural chock is not a reason to change families as this is a temporary feeling that will pass and something everyone has to go through.
With Linguavision, we try to make the perfect match from the start. All au pairs and families are intensively screened so that they get a win-win situation from the beginning.
However, it can happen that there arise difficulties and then the au pair should talk with his or her family. Mostly a solution is found through good communication.