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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!

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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?

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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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7 good reasons for choosing a tandem partner

Learning a language with a tandem partner

Learning a language feels like embarking on an expedition to unknown cultures and considerably helps us towards a better understanding of other customs and traditions. Apart from the au pair stay, there are other great opportunities for getting to know other cultures and languages. Below, Carolin from our AuPairWorld team presents the idea of a "language tandem".

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Do a Gap Year - Become an au pair!

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Au pairing gives young people all the benefits of the newly popular Gap Year – and is basically self-financing, too!

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What should you pack for your au pair stay?

Packing as an au pair

You are about to embark on your great au pair adventure and are wondering how to make your luggage for your coming au pair stay? No worries, our checklist will help you make sure that you do not miss out on anything important in your suitcase.

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Lara reports: My au pair stay - Why, what for, what's next?

Lara on the beach in New Zealand

In our blog series "My au pair stay: Why, what for, what's next?", our au pair alumni get the chance to tell their personal stories. Today, Lara from Germany describes how her au pair stay determined her professional choice.

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