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!

6 mistakes au pairs make with their profiles (and how to avoid them)

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The first step to finding the right host family is the profile you create at AuPairWorld. Sometimes mistakes in your profile can make it harder to find a family and even have a negative effect on your au pair stay. Here are 6 common mistakes you should be sure to avoid!

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How to maintain your language skills after your au pair stay

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A big reason to go abroad is to acquire new language skills. But how can you keep those skills once you're back? Here are 6 great tips from blogger Nicole D. Garrison.

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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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Can non-EU au pairs enter the European Union now?

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Good news for au pairs and host families: The EU Commission has published guidelines that should allow au pairs from non-EU countries to come to enter the European Union even during the corona pandemic. Germany and Denmark have already taken formal steps in implementing these new guidelines.  

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Video: Au pair insurance update

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Claudia Reichstein from AuPairWorld's insurance partner DR-WALTER shares the latest information about insurance protection for au pairs during the corona pandemic in a Zoom interview.  

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Au pairing - Your best travel choice during the pandemic: 4 reasons why

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Find out why an au pair stay in a foreign country is one of the very best ways to travel and get international experience during the corona crisis.

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A farewell present for your host family (and yourself)

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Almost every au pair brings a gift to their family at the beginning of the stay, but some prepare a farewell present as well, so that the host family can remember them forever.

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Can't travel? 5 tips for what to do while you wait

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You'd like to start your au pair adventure right now but can't due to coronavirus restrictions? Here are some ideas about how to make your waiting time more productive (and more fun)!

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Video: Travel in Europe today - how is it really?

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A first-hand corona travel report telling what it's like right now (in August 2020) to travel from Germany to Spain. The bottom line: It works!

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Why the flexible support of an au pair is particularly important now

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Having childcare support based in your own home can make all the difference.

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