Help others by sharing your experience

We are always glad to receive testimonials from all over the world, written by au pairs and host families in different languages. Be brave: by sending in your testimonial, you are doing a good deed. Whoever puts down his experience in writing, helps other persons.

Testimonials have many great qualities: they remind you of unforgettable experiences. They arouse your courage and desire to travel, are nice to read and are, above all, valuable guides for au pairs and host families. Every person sharing their experience, helps other persons, as well.

We publish our users' testimonials  – from all countries and in all languages. Whether you are a host family, an au pair boy or girl: simply send us your testimonial in the language you are most proficient in. On the following pages, you can find some useful tips for your testimonial. Now is the time for action: go right ahead, enter your text and enjoy writing!

  • Tips for au pairs

    On AuPairWorld, you can publish your testimonial as a text, photo story or video. Share your personal experience with other users and let them know about the things you wished to have known prior to the start of your au pair stay.

    Which are the topics I should address?

    All roads lead to Rome which means that there are many different concepts or ways to share your experience. For instance, you could use one of our following popular topics for your story:

    My top 10 list – including the most exciting aspects of au pairing

    • 10 things I loved,
    • 10 things I will miss,
    • 10 aspects in an au pair's life,
    • 10 activities I loved doing with my host children,
    • 10 tips for prospective au pairs,
    • 10 locations characterising my au pair year,
    • 10 valuable things I learnt.

    You can certainly add many more ideas to this list if you wish.


    My au pair experience illustrated by four photos – Choose four photos which best describe your au pair stay and write about what they show and mean to you.


    Ask your host parents for an interview – In this context, you could talk about topics such as discovering the country, cultural exchange, home sickness, safety, being another family's daughter for a defined period of time, etc.


    Describe one day or one week of your au pair stay – Here, you will certainly find many things you wish to talk about, including leisure activities, getting in touch with other au pairs, discoveries and impressions of the country and its people.


    Choose your favourite medium: photo, text or video – Express yourself by uploading your photos, text or video on YouTube. However, you need to ensure that you ask your host family for their permission before you send us the relevant details for publication on the Internet. The family members have the right to all images or videos displaying the parents or their children.


    Do you need more inspiration? Here you will find some useful tips:

    • What did you expect from your au pair stay and were your expectations satisfied?
    • Did you get along with your host family and the children? Did you share any activities?
    • How did you overcome the culture shock and manage to adjust to your host country?
    • Did you travel a lot during your au pair stay abroad? Which places did you see?
    • Did you make any new friends? Where did they come from and which activities did you share?
    • Were you able to improve your language skills? Which languages did you speak?
    • Can you provide any useful tips to prospective au pairs? There are many topics you may wish to address, such as travel and flight, creating bank accounts, communication, settling down, special needs when it comes to meals, duties, shopping, must-see's and must-do's, etc.
    • Did you write a blog describing the most beautiful moments of your stay or did you make a video?
    • Have you already scheduled your next visit to your host country?
  • Tips for host families

    On AuPairWorld, you can publish your testimonial as a text, photo story or video. Share your personal experience with other users and let them know about the things you wished to have known prior to your au pair's arrival.

    Which are the topics I should address?

    All roads lead to Rome which means that there are different concepts and ways to share your experience. For instance, you could use one of our following popular topics for your story.

    My top 10 list – including the most exciting aspects of the au pair stay:

    • 10 things we loved,
    • 10 things we will miss,
    • 10 aspects in a host family's life,
    • 10 activities we shared with our au pair,
    • 10 tips for prospective host families,
    • 10 locations characterising the year we spent with our au pair,
    • 10 valuable things we learnt.

    You can certainly add many more ideas to this list if you wish.


    Our au pair experience illustrated by four photos – Choose four photos which best describe your au pair experience and write about what they show and mean to you.


    Ask your au pair for an interview – In this context, you could talk about topics such as discovering the country, cultural exchange, home sickness, safety, being your au pair's second family for a defined period of time, etc.


    Describe one day or one week as a host family – Here, you will certainly find many things you wish to talk about, including leisure activities, getting in touch with other au pairs and host families. What was your impression of this cultural exchange between you and your au pair? Which were the changes hosting a new family member brought about with regard to your daily routine?


    Choose your favourite medium: photo, text or video – Express yourself by uploading photos, text or a video on YouTube. However, you need to ensure that you ask your au pair wthether they give you their permission before you send us the relevant details for publication on the Internet. They have all rights to images or videos displaying their person.


    Do you need more inspiration? Here you will find some useful tips:

    • What did you expect from your au pair experience and were your expectations satisfied?
    • What was the relationship like between your au pair and children and which were the activities they shared?
    • How did you support your au pair in terms of culture shock and home sickness and which were the solutions you found?
    • Did you manage to give your au pair a first hand impression of your country? Did you travel together? Which were the places you saw?
    • To what extent did the language skills of your children and au pair improve? Which particular language did they use for communication?
    • Can you provide any useful tips for prospective host families? There are many topics such as travelling and flight, creating bank accounts, communication, settling down, special needs concerning meals, duties, shopping, must-do's, etc.
    • Did you write a blog describing the most beautiful moments of the au pair stay or did you make a video?
    • Have you already scheduled your au pair's next visit to your family?

Participate – it is quite easy!

Would you give us your permission to publish your testimonial along with your name on AuPairWorld? In this case, we kindly ask you to send us your story to maria@aupairworld.com. Please do not forget to state the setting, such as time and place. We are looking forward to reading your testimonials!

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