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ADVANTAGES OF BEING AN AU PAIR

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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INFORMATION AT ONE GLANCE

  • Learn a new language
  • Improve your language skills
  • Experience a new culture and its people
  • Travel to new places
  • Take responsibility for your own actions
  • Make friends from all over the world
  • Gain experience working with children

 

LEARN A NEW LANGUAGE FAST

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.

 

TRY SOMETHING NEW, BE INDEPENDENT

If you want to broaden your horizons, you have to leave your known surroundings and meet new people who have different customs. As an au pair you will be able to live far away from your parents for a longer period of time and you will learn how to stand on your own two feet.

 

During your au pair stay you will learn more about a foreign culture and become more self-confident and independent, which will not only help you in your personal life but also in your professional life.

 

LIVING ABROAD WITHOUT SPENDING MONEY

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.

 

TIME TO THINK

advantages aupairDo you ask yourself questions such as:

  1. What do I want to do in the future?
  2. What are my professional perspectives?
  3. Do I want to have a family?
  4. How can I keep in touch with my friends?

 

Another advantage is that you have time to find answers to all these questions. For young people it is important to find their own way so they won't find themselves later in „a wrong“ life. Many au pairs say after their stay that it was living abroad that helped them find themselves.

 

EXPERIENCES WORKING WITH CHILDREN

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.

 

FILLING IN THE GAPS

You want to study, but you have to wait a semester before you can enter university?

 

An au pair stay is a good way to take advantage of your free time.

 

GAIN INSIGHTS

You dream about a future in your favorite foreign country? If you want to study or even live abroad it is important to know a lot about the respective country.

 

Through an au pair stay you can learn more (and without costs) about a new country and its people and thus figure out if you could imagine a long-term stay in this country.

 

 

 

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.“ Pavla, 22

 

 

 

More information for au pairs:

Au pair requirements Au pair, yes or no
How long au pair? How to be an Au Pair?
Finding work as au pair online Au pair Agencies
Application au pair First contact with the host family