Becoming an au pair overseas is one of the most amazing things you’ll ever experience. The travel. Immersing yourself in a foreign country’s culture. Free accommodation and meals. It is a big decision to decide that you’d like to stay with a host family on the other side of the world. It will mean going out of your comfort zone. However, an agency like ours can help manage the entire process to make it as easy as possible. And to make it the best year of your life.
When people consider what their options are for living abroad, how to get there and navigate the paperwork and finance the whole thing, one option often slips their mind completely: au pairing. And the immediate question you always get as an au pair (I did it for a full year, and it was one of the best experiences of my life), is “doesn’t that just mean nanny?” And in some ways, yes. You take care of kids. But you’re also a student. You’re also part of the family. And it’s one of the greatest ways to live abroad.