Homesickness & Culture Shock: Tips For Au Pairs

Homesickness & Culture Shock: Tips For Au Pairs

Homesickness and culture shock are real and can be incredibly hard for au pairs, especially in the beginning. Not everyone experiences this, but most au pairs do at some level and they often underestimate it. Of course anyone can experience homesickness and culture...
How To Meet New People During Your Au Pair Time

How To Meet New People During Your Au Pair Time

So you’ve left your home country and your family and friends and you’ve arrived in a totally new country, diving in a completely new culture. You’ve probably spend the first few days getting used to your new surroundings, talking to your host parents, playing with...
How To Find The Right Au Pair Family

How To Find The Right Au Pair Family

After your paperwork and interview are done and you’re accepted into the au pair program, your agency will most likely start looking for a suitable host family for you to go to. Most agencies these days have an online database which allows you to look at family...
How To Apply For An Au Pair Job

How To Apply For An Au Pair Job

Where to start after you decide to become an au pair? Depending on what country you go to you might want to sign up with an au pair agency. For some countries it might not even be possible to get a visa if you don’t sign up with an agency. I also find it to be...
What Nobody Tells You About Being An Au Pair

What Nobody Tells You About Being An Au Pair

If you’ve read my last 2 blog posts you know I absolutely LOVE being an au pair. It’s one of the best things I’ve ever done and I feel like it has made me more independent, more responsible and even more compassionate. However, I do want to be...
Traveling As An Au Pair In The US And Australia

Traveling As An Au Pair In The US And Australia

There are lots of ways to see the world. Some people choose to save money in advance so they don’t have to work while they’re on the road. Others prefer to work while they’re traveling. For me it was easy. I didn’t have a lot of money after...
10 Reasons You Should Become An Au Pair

10 Reasons You Should Become An Au Pair

DO I WANT TO BECOME AN AU PAIR? Maybe you’re asking yourself that question right now. Beside the fact that you hopefully like children and you like to travel why would you choose to be an au pair? Or why wouldn’t you? To some people the idea of leaving home might be...
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