Always dreaming about studying overseas but feel stuck because of a tight budget? No worries! Today I’m going to tell you that this IS possible.
What if I told you you have the chance of joining a work and study program that will help you cover part of your study and travels abroad?
Let me introduce you to the Au Pair program! If you haven’t heard of it, or if you are a little bit familiar with the program but would like to know more details about it, just keep reading.
What is the Au Pair program?
Please read my post for The Lifestyle Hunter blog for full details of my experience as an Au Pair in Chicago.
You will have the opportunity to experience the daily life of a local family, such as an American family in case you have chosen to participate in the US program). You are going to spend time with your host family’s children, their culture, and lifestyle. You will practice the local language, receive a weekly wage, study and take advantage of the holidays to travel.
As an Au Pair, the student works caring for the host children up to 45 hours a week, and no more than 10 hours per day. The Au Pair is responsible for all of the children’s daily activities and the main duties include:
For the Au Pair program, you must be 18 to 26 years old. It is necessary to know the language of the chosen country at an intermediate skill level. You must have finished high school and must also have at least 500 hours of work experience with children. Last but not least, you must love kids and must love caring for them as well.