Category Archives: Life abroad

Adventures in America – Guest post from an Au Pair in Georgia

This is a guest post from Agnieszka, an au pair from Poland currently working near Atlanta, Georgia. She will be writing regular posts for us, and you can read more about her au pair experience – as well as advice … Continue reading

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How to learn a new language without losing your mind

(photo by dreamstime) If you are working abroad as an au pair, there is a good chance that one of the reasons you are is to learn a new language. Right? Or you may be there to perfect a language … Continue reading

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Be careful, because you just might fall in love

(photo courtesy of dreamstime stock photos) When you take the chance and move abroad to work as an au pair, there is a pretty good chance that you will fall in love. And I don’t just mean with the adorably … Continue reading

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Staying Safe Abroad

Photo by dreamstime Safety is a concern for nearly every traveler, especially au pairs, who are typically young women traveling solo. And even if the au pair herself (or himself) isn’t overly concerned about their safety, there are probably parents … Continue reading

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Poll: What are the top Au Pair destinations for 2012?

Since we are starting out the new year, I would love to hear from au pairs – and anyone thinking or dreaming about going abroad in 2012. Where are you thinking about going? Which places keep you up at night … Continue reading

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Why you should consider Au Pairing

As 2011 begins to wind down, it’s time to start thinking ahead towards next year. Do your plans for 2012 include being an au pair overseas? If you are considering a gap year abroad, working as an au pair might … Continue reading

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Getting sick on the job

(photo by dreamstime) Just like the rest of us, au pairs sometimes get sick. It isn’t fun for the host family who might have to find substitute childcare while their au pair is really under the weather, which can be … Continue reading

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Three great ways to meet new people when working as an Au Pair

One of the hardest parts of being an au pair can be meeting people and making friends. Even though you are living with a family, being an au pair can be very lonely, especially at first. Most au pairs who … Continue reading

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