travel classes

Travel classes: what to choose from?

As an au pair you have to get a certain amount of credits / hours during your year. In a previous article we gave an overview of all the options you have in order...

education options

Education options: An overview

Depending on the agency you’re with, as an au pair you have to meet an education requirement. A very common number are 72 hours or 6 credits. Most of the time you don’t need...

How to score the cheapest Broadway tickets

How to score the cheapest Broadway tickets

If you are lucky enough to be staying with a family that lives close to New York City, you might have thought about going to a Broadway show. Then you saw the prices and...

extend

Why should I extend my stay as an au pair?

When you leave your home country to become an au pair you think a year is freaking long. Then you arrive, are with your host family and before you know it, eight months have...

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Trapped in the memories

Memories can be a beautiful thing. They remind us of earlier times. We remember amazing, fun times with our friends and family, we remember concerts, travels and just everyday life. Memories are beautiful. But...

Should I go into rematch?

Going into rematch was one of the hardest decisions I’ve ever made. For some au pairs, it comes easy. For others, it’s a very hard choice to make. If you’ve landed on this blog...

Tips and tricks from former au pairs

When you want to become an au pair it can be difficult to find stories of how your life in America will look like. The good and the bad can be told best by...

The hidden gem of NYC: East River Ferry

Most of the attractions and sights available in New York City are pretty expensive. This one’s free and many people like to do it: walking across Brooklyn Bridge. And if you start your walk...

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When you feel like giving up

When you feel like giving up, ask yourself this one question: Why did I decide to become an au pair?  There are so many different, diverse and complex reasons as to why people choose...

Don’t make business with shady security!

The other day a friend and I wanted to go to a concert in New York City. However, we did not have tickets to the concert, because by the time the tickets were released,...