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.

4 Tips on how to make a long-distance relationship work

Long-distance relationships

July 08, 2024

Becoming an au pair of course involves moving to a different country for a determined period of time. But what if you’re in a relationship and your partner remains in your home country?

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When is the best time for an au pair year - after high school, after college, in between?

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July 08, 2024

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.

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What to do after being an au pair?

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July 01, 2024

You probably know by now what comes with being an au pair, but what about the "after"? What happens when your time abroad comes to an end? Which is the best path for you to take? Here are some ideas.

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5 tips for a perfect au pair experience

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May 27, 2024

These 5 tips 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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How to maintain your language skills after your au pair stay

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April 08, 2024

Your au pair adventure has come to a close, but your language journey doesn't have to end there. Join us as we delve into practical tips and tricks for retaining the language fluency you developed while living abroad as an au pair.

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6 reasons to travel when you’re still young 

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March 25, 2024

Are you in your last years of school, asking yourself what you should do next? Or have you already finished school and are still unsure whether you want to study, look for a job or simply take a break? Well, then there’s no better time than now to start travelling and exploring the world! 

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Falling in love abroad as an au pair

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February 14, 2024

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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February 06, 2024

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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December 12, 2023

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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November 10, 2023

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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