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.

How to spend your Christmas as an au pair

Reading a book with kids at Christmastime

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? We have a few ideas for you.

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How to develop your blogging skills during an au pair stay

Laptop, camera, cellphone and cup of tea

Professional travel blogger Joaquim Miro shares practical tips about how you can use your au pair stay to develop writing and photography skills that will help you blog like a pro.

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What does Brexit mean right now for au pairs and host families?

View of Big Ben and the Parliament

According to the British government, EU nationals can move freely in and out of the UK until the end of 2020 with no extra visa arrangements. For now, au pair placements in the UK can continue as usual.

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How being an au pair makes you attractive to future employers

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Your experience as an au pair lets you develop key skills and capabilities that can help bring success when it comes time to search for your next job. The experts at Young Capital explain how an au pair stay can be an important part of a strategy for advancing your career. 

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Being an au pair changed my life (and can change yours too)

A signpost with two directions - old life and new life

Au pairing author Ana Paula describes 6 ways that becoming an au pair changed her life.

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Au pair in London - Living well on a small budget

London with Big Ben

Living in a big city can be quite expensive. In this article the UK-based website Compare My Move gives good advice on how to save money while living as an au pair in London. Also you get first hand information what to do in London, where to go and how to meet new people.

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A dream summer job? Be a summer au pair in your favourite foreign country!

Summer au pair walking through the city

Have you already made plans for summer? How would it be to spend those months in a foreign land on a new adventure. Sound interesting? Then we have an idea for you!

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Building a great relationship with your host kids - Advice from an au pair for au pairs

Ellie with her host kid

As an au pair, your relationship with the kid(s) in your host family is one of the most important aspects of your experience. Here are tips on how to get it right from Ellie Bambury, the author a new book on au pairing The Big Sister Project. (You can also listen to an excerpt from her book in the free podcast in the middle of the article below!)

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Adapting to a new country: 6 tips for fast and fun integration as an au pair

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Handling the shock of a new culture isn't always easy, but it's right at the heart of the au pair experience. Claire (an Australian au pair currently in British Columbia, Canada) explains what she's done to have a great time while adapting to life in her new country. 

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What every au pair should know BEFORE their stay begins: 6 top tips

YouTubers Hanna and Edwina

Hanna and Edwina, up-and-coming YouTubers and popular au pairing experts, look back on their au pair experience and tell what they wish they'd known BEFORE their au pair adventures began.

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