What are the advantages of an au pair stay? What experiences can you gain? What advantages does an au pair program have for your professional future?
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As au pair you will learn a foreign language in your day to day life without even noticing it. Additionally, you can round up your knowledge of the language by taking grammar lessons in a language school.
Your language skills will later enhance your chances in the job market, as many companies are looking for multilingual employees. Your au pair stay will open up new possibilities on the job market for you, possibilities you might not have even considered before.
As an au pair – unlike setting out for a world trip or trying to get a job abroad – you have the great advantage that you can afford a long stay abroad without spending any money.
You can compare your culture to other cultures and discover new places without having to miss the comfort of a family structure.
If you want to work in a social or pedagogical field, you can have your au pair stay recognized as a professional internship.
As au pair you will gain a broad experience working with children and also in home economics. Working as au pair will also help you to make choices about your future, for example decide if you want to have children and when.
“My au pair stay made me more independent. I learned to assume responsibilities and I also learned a lot about having your own household and taking care of children. My time as an au pair was a time of self-discovery and personal growth. I not only become more familiar with German culture and the language, I learned a lot about myself through my work as an au pair. My host parents and I became great friends and I am sure this friendship will last for a long time. I definitely enjoyed my stay and I came home with many new friends from all over the world.”