Au Pairing

My Year Abroad in France and Italy in 5 Photos

After a summer au pairing, a semester in Nantes, and a work placement in Florence, here is Rachael's diverse year abroad in five photos.

by Rachael Harper

 
 
Holidays

Answers to questions about being an au pair

by Helen Johnson
 
France

10 tips for living with a host family on your Year Abroad

by Georgina Lucas
 
Paris

Frogspawn: Working with French children on your year abroad

by Tim Blore
 
Au pair

3 things to consider before becoming an Au Pair

by Lola Ojo
 
Paris

Ten ways to make the most of your au pair experience

by Marilyn Wilkinson
 
Advice

The A-Z of Au Pairing!

by Jazmine Lambert

Questions about Au Pairing

Q

How do you pick yourself up after a bad experience abroad?

Self confidence

Hiya,We have some fantastic articles on ThirdYearAbroad.com about dealing with challenges on a year abroad and turning the experience into something positive.This article about overcoming a job loss i...

Q

Au Pairing experience?

Au Pairing

Hi,We have a great au pairing section on our site. This article on au pairing in Italy should be a good start!The TYA Team

Q

Is there a particularly good website to find au pairing work in Italy?

Year Abroad

Hi Beniamino,There is a great article on ThirdYearAbroad.com about au pairing in Italy, which recommends aupairworld.net. Hope that it's useful!The TYA Team

Q

Any advice on how to find a short time summer job in Germany?

Language learning

My solution was au-pairing - you effectively don't have to pay for accommodation or food and you get a (admittedly small) wage too in return for looking after children for a specified number of hours...

Q

What to do for the French part of my Year Abroad?

Work placement

I don't know if it's too short for what you were thinking of, but to get a bit of time in France during the summer after my year abroad I did a volunteering work camp/chantier with APARE. They're mos...

Q

What are people's experiences of au pairing?

Au Pairing

I au paired in Italy and it was a wonderful experience! I highly recommend it if you find a really nice family and you're planning to do it during the summer. I think the reason why there are horrible...

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