Au Pairing

Life as an ‘Au pair’ abroad: faux pas and key advice

Being an au pair abroad can be a fantastic travel opportunity and prove to be a very enriching and rewarding experience for all parties involved!

by Charlotte Daniels

 
 
France

My Year Abroad in France and Italy in 5 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

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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