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

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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An au pair for our family: True life reports

Au pair life in Vancouver

What is it really like having an au pair? In our new blog series, host families from all around the world share their experiences.

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What should you pack for your au pair stay?

Packing as an au pair

You are about to embark on your great au pair adventure and are wondering how to make your luggage for your coming au pair stay? No worries, our checklist will help you make sure that you do not miss out on anything important in your suitcase.

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Lara reports: My au pair stay - Why, what for, what's next?

Lara on the beach in New Zealand

In our blog series "My au pair stay: Why, what for, what's next?", our au pair alumni get the chance to tell their personal stories. Today, Lara from Germany describes how her au pair stay determined her professional choice.

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Best plans for Madrid in the evening

Templo de Debod

Our colleague Sara comes from Madrid and she knows that Madrid can be very hot in the summer. City natives usually stay indoors during the day to avoid the heat, but everyone wants to enjoy the evening breeze outdoors. Keep reading to discover the five best plans for such hot summer days.

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