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!

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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Get inspired and start making Halloween costumes for children with these ideas

Halloween Kids

Halloween isn't just about having fun and enjoying yourself. It can also help you to feel like a part of the family and connect with the children in the family. Find out how below.

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10 cool things to see and do in the Netherlands (that many people miss)

Netherlands

Here are insider tips from our Dutch partner agency Au Pair International. They will help you get off the beaten track and let you see some special Dutch sights that are often overlooked.

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"New Horizons": Global youth travel survey with great prizes

Banner WYSE New Horizons – A man is watching the sky and the mountains

An open invitation to AuPairWorld au pairs and other young people to participate in a global youth travel survey (with the chance to win exciting prizes)

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AuPairWorld visits Dublin

A part of the AuPairWorld team in Ireland

Getting to know our customers better in the Fair City

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2,000 pictures sure to get you packing your suitcase!

Saskia in Iceland

We received more than 2,000 pictures for our Instagram contest #aupairingis – over 2,000 glimpses into the exciting lives of real au pairs as they travel the world. The winning pictures are shown below:  

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7 good reasons for choosing a tandem partner

Learning a language with a tandem partner

Learning a language feels like embarking on an expedition to unknown cultures and considerably helps us towards a better understanding of other customs and traditions. Apart from the au pair stay, there are other great opportunities for getting to know other cultures and languages. Below, Carolin from our AuPairWorld team presents the idea of a "language tandem".

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Do a Gap Year - Become an au pair!

Two girls looking out to sea with arms outstretched as the sun goes down

Au pairing gives young people all the benefits of the newly popular Gap Year – and is basically self-financing, too!

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