Category: Au Pair in America

Wondering if you should extend your time as an Au Pair?

There comes a time, about nine months into their year, when an Au Pair is asked the question “would you like to extend with us?” Alternatively, you can choose to extend for a year with a completely different family and live in a different city. I was lucky enough to live for nine months with […]

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5 reasons why you should be an Au Pair in America

I’m getting close to the end of my time here in America now, and it’s a very bittersweet feeling. Of course it’s exciting thinking about my travel month, and working and traveling in Australia, but it’s definitely going to very hard to leave my kids and not be able to wake up to the Californian sun anymore. […]

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Orientation with Au Pair in America: What to Expect.

A lot of future Au Pairs wonder what Orientation is going to be like so here’s how mine went: Au Pair in America sent us to Connecticut which is around two hours from New York City. I flew into JFK, and after a short wait, I was met at the baggage claim by an Au Pair America representative. […]

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Working as an Au Pair- Some Lessons I’ve Learned.

Since I’ve been doing this for awhile now, I thought it would be a good idea to share some tips and hints for anyone thinking about working as an Au Pair in America. Some of my friends also contributed to this list, and believe me I wish I’d known half of this stuff before I started! So here are […]

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“I’m…um…an Au Pair”- why are we ashamed to admit it?

One thing I wasn’t expecting when I arrived in America was the realization that being an Au Pair was something to be ashamed of. This was soon obvious when shortly after arriving I went clubbing with a group of Au Pair friends. “Ooh foreign girls”, one guy said. “What are you doing here?” “Studying.” My friend […]

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Au Pair in America-Some Things You Should Know

If you’re thinking about applying for a job as an Au Pair, here are some things you should know: You earn US$200 a week. It’s not much, but you’re not paying for rent, groceries, utilities etc. However if you want to travel, you’ll need to control your spending.   The program is for one year, and you […]

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