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5 reasons why being an au pair is definitely worth it

Published by Cokidoo cokitools — 3 months ago

Blog: Erasmusu Blog
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5 reasons why being an au pair is definitely worth it

You want to go abroad, get to know a new culture and language but you‘re not quite sure how to do it? Maybe being an au pair would be just the right option for you? Here are 5 reasons why being an au pair is definitely worth it.

1.   All-inclusive-package: A new country, a new culture, a new language

One of the strongest reasons to take the big step and become an au pair is the total package you get. During an au pair stay you live in a new country and have the chance to do some travelling. You learn the language more or less automatically in everyday life, and should definitely take a language course, too.

2.   New friends from all around the world.

A great thing about being an au pair is that there are so many other au pairs and young adventurers whom you also get to meet. That means you're making friends with people from all around the world. And since it's only natural you want to keep in contact with new friends, you have the opportunity to visit each other in your home countries after your au pair stay is finished.

3.   A second home.

In your host country, your host family and especially the host kids will come to have a special place in your heart as you become a part of the family. Maybe you'll be on hand when your host kids ride a bike for the first time, speak their first words or take their first steps. These are moments that you'll never forget. Being an au pair doesn't just stop when the au pair stay is finished. Visiting your host family again after your stay can also be something to look forward to.

4.   The chance to learn something about yourself.

Being an au pair means taking on new responsibilities, experiencing highs and lows, doing all kinds of things for the very first time. These new experiences will make you grow and let you learn lots and lots about yourself. If you're not yet sure what kind of career you'd like to have, being an au pair may give you some new ideas and also the time to think about it.

5.   An experience that you'll never forget.

You're travelling maybe for the very first time to another country all by yourself. You live there, speak a foreign language, meet new people, take care of children, and handle important responsibilities. All of this together makes au pairing a once in a lifetime experience you‘ll never forget! 

5 reasons why being an au pair is definitely worth it

You want to start your au pair experience right away? Or maybe want to be a summer au pair next year? Find out how to organize your au pair stay with AuPairWorld:

Simply register free of charge and immediately find matching families – just fill in our online form and your search begins. Choose a family, apply directly and contact them personally.

You think searching and finding your favourite host family on your own sounds like a good idea (because you know better than anyone else who fits best for you :-))? Then visit www.aupairworld.com and start your journey.


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