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.

Falling in love abroad as an au pair

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For just about every au pair, going out into the big world is a time of great excitement: living in a new country, learning a new language, diving deeper into a new culture, creating connections with a new family… and why not finding a new love?

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Which host country should I choose for my au pair stay?

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Are you unsure which host country would be best for you? Here are some tips to help you with your choice!

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Language barrier: How to overcome it and get the most from your au pair stay

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Former au pair and current AuPairWorld trainee Silvia takes a close look at the classic au pairing challenge of learning a new language and gives super useful advice on how to turn this "problem" into a great opportunity.

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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? There are lots of great options and we have a few ideas to share with you. 

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Discovering the world (and myself) in my summer break

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Abby Egnatz explains how as an American student she makes the most of her summer breaks from university by pursuing new experiences as an au pair in Europe.

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The Au Pair Podcast

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In the "The Au Pair Podcast", Rebecca Chapman shares tips and insights about how to manage and make the most of an au pair stay - based on her ongoing au pair experience as a British au pair currently staying with a German family in Frankfurt.

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Video: how to travel as an au pair

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As an au pair, you will have right to have holidays and free time. During your time off, you will probably want to discover your new country. That's what Rosina did and she's come up with 5 pieces of advice on how to travel as an au pair. Enjoy the video and put into action her tips to save time and money!

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Au pair visa for New Zealand: reopening dates!

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During the pandemic, New Zealand closed its borders completely. Now borders have been opened again and au pairs can start applying for the Working Holiday Visas on a rolling basis. Find out when is the opening date for your country.

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Planning your Halloween as an au pair

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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.

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5 ways to improve your life as an au pair

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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. 

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