As an au pair, you know what is required of you to be part of the au pair program. Have you ever wondered what host families have to do to host an au pair? Are there even any rules?! If you have ever wondered, we are here to help you answer some of these questions. … Continue reading Program Rules: Host Families are required to…
“...so, when we face hard choices we shouldn’t beat our head against the wall trying to figure out which alternative is better. THERE IS NO BEST ALTERNATIVE! Instead of looking for reasons out there, we should be looking for reasons in here.” - Ruth Chang As an Au-Pair in the USA you have the option … Continue reading To Extend Or Not To Extend?
The best way to enter a child’s world is to hear and listen to their voice.As an Au Pair I’ve learned how important the first 5 minutes with a child can be when you meet again after you’ve separated paths for a few hours. Meaning when the child went to school or for a host … Continue reading The Importance of 5 Minutes With a Child!
This information is only related regarding the Au-Pair program in the USA. There are many rules that host families, au pairs and au pair agencies have to follow. Some agency rules vary, but the core of it, rules set forth by the Department of State, are all the SAME! It is important to know the … Continue reading Program Rules: An Au Pair must be…
Written by Nitanja @ Au Pair Buzz Tuesday, 3 July 2018 To be an Au Pair most definitely has its fun parts regarding culture exchange & traveling! Meeting people from different countries and maybe even learning a new language. But being an au pair actually comes with huge responsibilities! To embark as an au pair … Continue reading Be Mentally prepared: Age preparation.
You have finally made your decision that you want to become an au pair. You have narrowed the au pair agencies down to one and finally applied to become an au pair. After creating and completing your profile, you submit your background information, upload pictures and your references and then the waiting time to find … Continue reading Why host families don’t choose you…
The interview process and video calls with potential host families can be very exciting and stressful. The excitement can have the same effect on your interview as life has when you’re in love! “Love is blind.”Don’t try to find the perfect host family, such family does not exist, just as the perfect au pair does … Continue reading Don’t forget to ask!- Interviewing with potential host families!
Once you have decided that you want to go to America as an au pair, you have to make a decision on which agency you should pick. Do yourself a favor and research the agencies. Choosing the right au pair agency can at times make a difference on how you will experience your au pair year … Continue reading Choosing the right Au Pair agency for YOU!
Yes! You read correctly; Boarding a plane was 'once upon a time' a very fancy thing to do. It was new and limited. It was definitely not the way we experience it today.Imagine doing shopping for a new suite or a beautiful full length red dress for your next flight abroad.Now your biggest concerns when … Continue reading People used to “dress up” to get on a plane!
Knowing the various au pair agencies can be the key in finding the right one for you.