Program Rules: Host Families are required to…

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…

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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?

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…

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…

“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!

“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

10 Reasons Why You Should “Just Do It!”

I usually say that there’s only one way to experience life as an au pair, and that is by becoming an au pair abroad! I’ve spoken to many people who consider to embark on a new journey as an au pair abroad. Hesitation, uncertainty and fear holds them back from pursuing their dreams and entering … Continue reading 10 Reasons Why You Should “Just Do It!”