8 – Preparing To Leave…

So you’ve finally finished your application, found a family that matches what you want – and by this point are probably absolutely exhausted and never wanna hear the words Au Pair or application ever again! But the fun part is … Continue reading

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7 – Being On View…

Some people match with the first family they speak to, for others, it takes a few interviews and a few families to put you on view before you can decide what you want. I was part of the latter, taking … Continue reading

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6 – The Interview Process…

The interview process can feel pretty daunting, especially, I’m sure, if English isn’t your first language! It’s good to remind yourself that the interview process is most definitely a two way street. Not only will you be answering questions about … Continue reading

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5 – The Matching Process…

Strap yourself in, because the matching process is a crazy roller-coaster of emotions! There will be moments of excitement, nervousness, disappointment, frustration – and sometimes all of these things at once! Make sure you don’t panic and stay focused – … Continue reading

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4 – The Application Process…

The application process to become an Au Pair definitely isn’t quick or easy – but being able to live in America for a year, with such a huge support network around you, makes the hours spent perfecting your profile seem … Continue reading

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3 – Preparing For Your Interview…

The initial point of contact with whatever Au Pair agency you go with is generally a short telephone conversation to check you fit the qualifications of being an Au Pair, then, if all is successful, you’ll get invited for a … Continue reading

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2 – Choosing The Right Agency For You…

Applying to become an Au Pair is by farย the most drawn out experience I’ve ever had when wanting to travel! Generally, I look at travelling as book, pack, leave – the process to become an Au Pair is definitely a … Continue reading

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1 – The Start Of Something New…

So it begins. The familiar feeling of restlessness and excitement building as you plan your next trip. The ridiculous amount of time you spend on Google orย with your head in travel magazines, searching for routes and ideas. The uncontrollable glee … Continue reading

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