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Advice for Au Pairs

Advice for Au Pairs provides information for those interested in becoming an au pair and for au pairs already on program in the U.S. You'll find details on how to apply to our program, what it's like being an au pair in America, and advice on how to make the most of living in the United States with your American host family.

Ultimate Au Pair 2017 Finalist: Thando from South Africa

Ultimate Au Pair 2017 Finalist: Thando from South Africa

Thando has a smile that “fills up the room as soon as she walks in” and since this South African au pair joined her Colorado host family their “days are full of singing, playing, painting and going to the park.”

Friday, February 24th
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Tips To Getting a Host Family Interview

Congratulations, your au pair profile is online! Here are some tips for those awesome au pairs who just haven't matched with the right family yet.

Thursday, September 15th
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8 Au Pair Approved Summer Safety Tips

While you’re at the beach, on vacation or out hiking this summer don’t forget there should be no greater priority as an au pair than ensuring you and your host children are safe.

Saturday, July 16th
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Au Pair Travel: Austin, Texas

Spend some time in Austin, Texas! Whether it's your 30 day grace period, or your annual two week vacation, there are lots of ways to experience the United States during your au pair year in America.

Monday, July 11th
Au Pairs in the US and Homesickness

5 Ways to Overcome Culture Shock and Homesickness in the USA

Moving to a new country is the adventure of a lifetime but it can come with some unexpected twists, like culture shock or homesickness.

Monday, June 27th
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Avoiding Au Pair Scams: 3 Tips to Safely Becoming an Au Pair

Don't fall for scams that promise a quick way to become an au pair in the United States. Stay safe with our list of tips on applying to AuPairCare.

Tuesday, January 12th
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Be an Au Pair in the United States with AuPairCare

There is so much to discover in the United States of America! One of the largest countries in the world, the U.S. is a nation of contrasts; from landscapes to climate to personalities. Learn why becoming an AuPairCare au pair in the United States is the best choice for your au pair year!

Sunday, August 16th
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Hear From an Au Pair: How to Meet People During your Au Pair Year

Thinking about how you'll make new friends and meet new people once you are an au pair in America? Read from a former au pair four great ways to meet new people while living abroad!

Tuesday, August 11th
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Matching With a Host Family

Mutual matching is one of the essential parts of AuPairCare’s program. Au pairs and host families alike should leave the matching process feeling happy that they chose one another, that is one of the best ways to set up a fulfilling program year! Even though host families initiate matching conversations, they still provide au pairs with information about their family-- which au pairs can use to help make their final decisions

Monday, August 3rd
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Hear From an Au Pair: What to Expect Your First Weeks in the U.S.

You have millions of questions about how the first few days in your new home will be – so did I. With so many new changes at once you’ll need some time to adjust, but the transition will be easier than you think!

Tuesday, July 21st