To Extend Or Not To Extend?

“, 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 Importance of 5 Minutes With a Child!

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!

Program Rules: An Au Pair must be…

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…

Be Mentally prepared: Age preparation.

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.

Don’t forget to ask!- Interviewing with potential host families!

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!

“Everyday I did something different.”

"Ever single day I did something different.” Felipe, from Brazil, shared this insight of what made it a great experience for him as an au pair in the USA. The lifestyle of an au pair is unlike an ordinary lifestyle. It is different. It’s a life filled with adventures and new things to do, to … Continue reading “Everyday I did something different.”

Choosing the right Au Pair agency for YOU!

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!

‘Hitting The Road’ with Elena Hassel!

44 out of 50! Elena visited 44 states during her time as an Au-pair in the USA! Elena became an au pair in Virginia in August 2015. She extend her first year to another full year with the same host family in Falls Church,VA. Her au pair program ended in August 2017. In her 25th … Continue reading ‘Hitting The Road’ with Elena Hassel!

“There I stood.” – Amsterdam

Museumplein,Amsterdam, 2015 There I stood. The water streaming down the drain. For a moment time was frozen. In this moment I took in the sound, the smell and the feeling of a place that was still very much unknown to me. I was in Amsterdam. 24 hours prior to being in Amsterdam I was still … Continue reading “There I stood.” – Amsterdam