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Au pairs

Podcast: Turning au pair challenges into dreams come true

Melanie with her book "Rock Your Au Pair Year"

In these podcasts, au pairing expert Melanie Josephine talks about three classic au pair challenges and what you can do to make the most of them.

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An au pair couple tells their story

Au pair couple Jenni and Henry in Italy

Organising your au pair stay is a pretty personal thing! You decide where to go and with whom you'd like to stay. Although all au pair stays should be based on the idea of cultural exchange, every au pair stay is as individual as the people who live it. To give you a greater insight into a special kind of au pairing, au pairs Jenni and Henry talk about their experiences as an au pair couple in Italy.

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3 reasons to be an au pair in a small town

Au-pair Maartje having fun with her hostkids

It doesn't always have to be London! Living in a small town as an au pair has many benefits. Au pair Maartje is experiencing this in England right now and shares 3 reasons why future au pairs should look for host families in small cities or towns.

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5 challenges you will face as an au pair – which will make you grow

A group of young guys putting their hands up in the air

Being an au pair is lots and lots of fun, but it's not always easy. Sometimes it's the hard parts that bring out the best in you! Au pairing expert and author Melanie Josephine tells you how. 

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7 things NOT to do as an au pair

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Being an au pair gives you lots of freedom to have a great adventure. But there are still a few things you need to avoid. Au pairing expert and author Melanie Josephine has made a list to help keep you on a good track.

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4 Tips: How to make a long-distance relationship work

Fernbeziehung - Ellen in Irland

Finally, you can escape from everyday life and explore the world - it's a dream that au pairs really get to experience. But when your partner stays at home, it isn't always so easy. AuPairWorld editor Ellen tells us about her experience:

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Bucket Lists – made easy with these apps!

Bucket list, notes, mobile and laptop

Often the greatest pleasure comes in the anticipation – which is exactly why it can be especially fun to plan your au pair year with a Bucket List. Ellen, an editor at AuPairWorld, shares some of the best Bucket List apps:  

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Christmas in a host family: a unique cultural exchange experience

Christmas in your hostfamily

Christmas is just around the corner. The idea of being far away from home might make you feel a little bit nostalgic but at the same time you are probably very excited about experiencing all the traditions of your host country, which will surely make this day even more special.

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What are the best ways to learn German?

Dices with letters "Learn German" beside 3 crayons in black, red and yellow

Learning a new language is an exciting challenge for anyone, and German is no exception. But what are the best ways to improve and develop your knowledge of the German language? James, our new AuPairWorld intern, shares his top tips here.

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Get inspired and start making Halloween costumes for children with these ideas

Halloween Kids

Halloween isn't just about having fun and enjoying yourself. It can also help you to feel like a part of the family and connect with the children in the family. Find out how below.

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