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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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…

‘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

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!”

“Life Isn’t About Finding Yourself…”

"Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself." -George Bernard Shaw Au pair Buzz is a platform where healthy communities are build and stories are being shared! Besides that, useful content related to the au pair world will be published! Be part of this community! Good company in a journey makes the way … Continue reading “Life Isn’t About Finding Yourself…”