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.

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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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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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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How to present your au pair experience to boost your CV

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Trying to figure out how to incorporate your experience as an au pair into your CV? It is important not only to include it, but to showcase it in the right way. With these tips, you'll give your cv an extra boost.

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How being an au pair makes you attractive to future employers

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Maybe you're wondering: "Is it worth it being an au pair if I'm not going to work directly with children or with languages in the future?" We can answer without a doubt: "Yes, it will be valuable for any future job!"

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What to do after being an au pair?

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

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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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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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Returning after your au pair stay: Handling culture shock

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Culture shock on return is real! Getting back to your own culture can be trickier than you think - with lots of questions and sometimes misunderstandings. Magali, a travel and employment expert based in France, has 4 tips to help deal with the "shock of return". 

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