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!

“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!”