AuPairWorld Blog

The AuPairWorld Blog – Lifestyle, Sharing, Discovery

We're writing about au pairing in a completely new way. And you're invited to join in the discussion! There's lots to discover and lots to share. Check it out!

Seeing life the Danish way: Hygge for beginners

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What do incoming au pairs most need to know about Danish culture and behaviour? Christina, a former au pair from Denmark, explains some key cultural concepts to give au pairs a head start in feeling at home in this special 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? We have a few ideas for you.

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A classic host mum fear that really isn't necessary

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Psychologist and experienced host mother Clarissa Mosley writes about a troubling fear that host mothers (and au pairs) sometimes have. What is the risk of an affair between the host father and the au pair? An excerpt from the author's new book "Au Pairs with Ease".

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5 "Must-Eats" for any au pair in the UK

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A great way to really get to know your surroundings in Great Britain is with some some hearty traditional food. Here are tasty suggestions from the local experts at StudentJob UK.  

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How to develop your blogging skills during an au pair stay

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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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New website feature: Check where you can go for your au pair stay

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AuPairWorld has implemented a convenient new country check functionality that lets au pairs see which countries are possible for an au pair stay depending on an au pair's nationality and other criteria.

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

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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 to have a highly motivated au pair

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In an excerpt from her new book "Au Pairs with Ease", psychologist and experienced host mother Clarissa Mosley writes about a simple technique that can help host parents connect strongly with their au pairs and motivate them successfully.

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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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Is an au pair the helping hand you really need?

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Mother and blogger Jennifer Landis describes her family's route to deciding to host an au pair option and how the results have been.

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