AuPairWorld Blog: Focus on au pairs

Articles for, by and about au pairs. All about the au pair stay especially from the au pair's perspective.

How to manage the return to your home country after an au pair stay

Home sweet Home Letters

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.

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At-home learning activities for your host kids

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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.

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7 questions: Current au pairs ask former au pairs

Au-pair Francesca

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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5 steps for a perfect au pair stay

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These 5 steps will help you be sure to get the most out of your au pair stay and get you ready for all the special experiences that come when you take time off in a gap year and head to a foreign country as an au pair. 

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6 mistakes au pairs make with their profiles (and how to avoid them)

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The first step to finding the right host family is the profile you create at AuPairWorld. Sometimes mistakes in your profile can make it harder to find a family and even have a negative effect on your au pair stay. Here are 6 common mistakes you should be sure to avoid!

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How to maintain your language skills after your au pair stay

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A big reason to go abroad is to acquire new language skills. But how can you keep those skills once you're back? Here are 6 great tips from blogger Nicole D. Garrison.

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How to spend your Christmas as an au pair

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Christmas is just around the corner and you're not quite sure what you want to do? Should you celebrate as usual with your family at home? Or would you rather stay in your host country? We have a few ideas for you.

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A farewell present for your host family (and yourself)

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Almost every au pair brings a gift to their family at the beginning of the stay, but some prepare a farewell present as well, so that the host family can remember them forever.

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Au pairing after the crisis: My thoughts on taking the leap (with video)

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Casey Aubin, founder of the Au Pair Movement and a former au pair, explains why deciding to become an au pair could be the best decision you'll ever make.  

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Video: How to learn a language at home

Language learning at home

If you want to be an au pair in the near future, it is very important that you learn the language every day or every week. To help you, Sara, a translator at AuPairWorld, has made a video with her 5 main tips for language learning at home.

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