What Working as an Au Pair in Germany is Really Like

Hey loves! Every wonder what it’s like to work as a au pair in Germany? Well today we are hearing from Sara, a Canadian au pair who is currently working in Germany. Take it away Sara! Where do you live? Suburb, town, etc. I live in Bendorf, Germany. It is a very small city of … Read more

Working as an American Au Pair in Rome: What’s It Really Like?

American Au Pair Rome

Today Amanda tells us about her experience as an au pair in Rome. Pasta lovers, read on! Did you live in Rome proper or the suburbs? I lived in Rome proper. My first family was about a 20 minute bus ride from the historical center and my second family lived 3 stops away from Termini, Rome’s … Read more

The Pros and Cons of Au Pairing in Paris

La tour Eiffel’s elegant frame decorates walls and bedside tables of hopeful Parisians all over the world.  This tall overbearing symbol of Paris has come to represent a fantasy thousands of people aspire to, which explains why France remains one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. However, for some, simply traveling to … Read more

Should I Use an Agency to Find an Au Pair Host Family?

First things first: if you are intending to au pair in the USA or The Netherlands, you legally have to go through an agency*. However, for those interested in heading to other countries, there are two options for finding a host family: signing up with an agency, or going it alone online. Au pair agencies … Read more

How to Pick the Right Au Pair Host Family For You

Given that no two au pair placements are alike, you need to find the right one for you. It’s super important to make sure you’re on the same page as your host family– so choose carefully! Here are some tips on how to choose the right au pair host family. Do think carefully about what … Read more

How to Become an Au Pair

One of the most frequent questions readers ask me is, “How did you become an au pair?” So I thought I’d take the time today to finally answer that question, as well as talk about my personal experience working as an au pair in France.  Just to clarify, an au pair is a girl (or … Read more