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.

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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Video: How to deal with homesickness as an au pair

Angela from AuPairWorld on YouTube

Living abroad, specially the first time, is scary, but also exciting according to Angela. When she was an au pair in Hanover, she had to deal with homesickness, like every au pair or person who is away from home. However, she had some tricks on how to deal with it and now she is sharing them with you!

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Brexit update for au pairing: Business as usual with question marks

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At the moment EU citizens can still come to the UK for an au pair stay without special provisions and will be able to stay until 30 June 2021. Arrangements for au pair stays beginning after 31 December 2020 are currently unclear. 

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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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What to do when things don’t go to plan: My tips and the TRUST method (with video)

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Especially in corona times, we all know that things don't always go as planned. In her new article and video, Casey Aubin, founder of the Au Pair Movement, talks about her method to turn problems into possibilities.

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Why are au pairs misunderstood: A personal report

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Casey Aubin, founder of the Au Pair Movement, explains how she discovered there's so much more to au pairing than she first thought.  

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Au Pair 2020 - Au pairs say WHY in new Instagram poll

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Young people tell why choosing to be an au pair makes more sense than ever in 2020.

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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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How to develop your blogging skills during an au pair stay

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Professional travel blogger Joaquim Miro shares practical tips about how you can use your au pair stay to develop writing and photography skills that will help you blog like a pro.

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