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!

AuPairWorld Blog

A short-term au pair for our family in the summer - True life reports

Sarah und Marlene

What's it really like having an au pair in the summer months? A German-Spanish family based in Barcelona shares their story. 

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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!

Bucket list, notes, mobile and laptop

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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Watching dreams come true - One match at a time!

a little boy on skateboard

We say "thank you" with a video to 3 million AuPairWorld users who live the dream...

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Sharing at Christmastime - AuPairWorld supports local and international charities

Two girls look at the camera with the SOS Children's Village logo in the background

Christmas donations for SOS Children's Villages and Kasseler Tafel, a local foodbank in Kassel, Germany

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Au pairs know best!

The word "SURVEY" spelled out in letters pinned to a bulletin board.

Au pairs are often cast as victims in sensationalist media reports. But the vast majority of au pairs report something very different (and much more positive) about their experiences.

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Understanding your au pair for best results

Female au pair with hair blowing in the wind

Finding a productive partnership with your au pair

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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?

Dices with letters "Learn German" beside 3 crayons in black, red and yellow

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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An au pair for our family: True life reports

An au pair with the child of her host family

Liliam and her family recently moved from the Netherlands to Berlin and will soon welcome their sixth au pair.

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