To Extend Or Not To Extend?

“...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?

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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…

Why host families don’t choose you…

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…

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!