All posts tagged: Au Pair Series

The Au Pair Series, Mandy Geneva

The Au Pair Series: Mandy in Geneva

Becoming an Au Pair Tell us about yourself. I am a software developer and Digital Nomad. I’m currently in the Ukraine, but I’m house sitting and just generally wandering my way through Europe for the next few months. Where and when were you an au pair? From 2001-2 I was with a family just outside of Geneva, Switzerland. Why did you choose to go au pairing in that particular country? I was offered jobs in Germany and Barcelona, but I chose Geneva because it is so central so traveling to other places would be easy, and I really liked the family. What was the ‘aim’ of your year as an au pair? To travel internationally. I’d never been outside the US though I’d traveled extensively there. I wanted to get a chance to see more of the world before I settled down and did the whole family thing. How did you find your au pair family, and what tips would you have for those beginning their own searches for potential families? I found them through …

The Au Pair Series, Mary in Denmark

The Au Pair Series: Mary in Denmark

Becoming an Au Pair Tell us about yourself! I’m originally from the Philippines. I’m only 21 when I decided to be an au pair. Where and when were you an au pair? I’m currently in Denmark. I moved here late 2013. Why did you choose to go au pairing in that particular country? The offer wasn’t really for me, it’s for my sister but she can’t go. So she asked me if I wanted to give it a try. Basically, I didn’t chose 🙂 What was the ‘aim’ of your year as an au pair? At first, I just wanted to go away. I was fresh graduate and got a job right away. But I wasn’t very happy; I don’t know what kind of job I wanted to do. Finding a job is also challenging, I don’t want to be labeled as Degree holder but jobless. I don’t really have any idea what is an au pair, I just said yes and took the opportunity to go away, travel and find myself. How did you …

The Au Pair Series, Emily in Paris

The Au Pair Series: Emily in Paris

Becoming an Au Pair Tell us about yourself! I had recently graduated from University of Northern Colorado when I decided to live abroad as an au pair before starting my life in the “real world”. Now, I am back in Denver working and missing Paris dearly! Where and when were you an au pair? I was an au pair in Paris, France from August, 2014-July 2015 (age 22). Why did you choose to go au pairing in that particular country? I had studied French throughout college. I had done a short study abroad trip to the south of France over the summer in 2012. I love getting to practice my French and learning about French culture! I have always wanted to live in a big city, and Paris is the perfect place for au pairs. What was the ‘aim’ of your year as an au pair? My goal was to learn everything to know about life in France. What I never realized is I would learn so much about many other countries as well through …