Articles for, by and about au pairs. All about the au pair stay especially from the au pair's perspective.
Halloween is not just a special holiday with costumes and parties and great activities for grown-ups and for kids. It also can help you to bond with your host family and create a special connection with your host kids. Find out how below.
Au pairs work with a host family to care for children in a foreign country. While this cultural exchange comes with great benefits (including the chance to travel), it can also involve many challenges – physical and mental.
Trying to figure out how to feature your experience as an au pair in your CV? It is important not only to include it, but to showcase it in the right way. With these tips, you'll give your CV an extra boost.
Maybe you're wondering: "Is it worth it being an au pair if I'm not going to work directly with children or with languages in the future?" We can answer without a doubt: "Yes, it will be valuable for any future job!"
We know what comes with being an au pair, but what about the "after"? What happens when your time abroad as an au pair comes to an end? Which is the best path to take? Here are some ideas.
When is actually the best time to become an au pair - directly after finishing secondary school or after finishing university or some other time? We take a look at this question and offer some help for making your decision.
Culture shock on return is real! Getting back to your own culture can be trickier than you think - with lots of questions and sometimes misunderstandings. Magali, a travel and employment expert based in France, has 4 tips to help deal with the "shock of return".
As the first long-term time abroad for many young people, the au pair stay can be a life-changing experience - full of new encounters, adventures, learning and discovery. Coming home after such an experience is its own special challenge.
For au pairs wondering how to keep host kids happy and entertained (and learning, too) during long days spent mostly at home, blogger Erica Sunjaro has some fun learning activities to suggest.
You asked and they've answered! On our Instagram you could send your questions to former au pairs - now they've each answered 7 top questions in a video. Don't miss their experienced input. And follow us on Instagram to send your questions in the next round to Sharia, a former au pair in the UK!
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