The benefits of being an Au Pair Published: 11/06/2019 | by Star Trader

The benefits of being an Au Pair

Being an au pair isn’t all work and no play. Boost your career, live like a native, and explore new places. Find more of the benefits in this blog.

 

Deciding to become an au pair is a big decision. There's not only the challenge of starting a new job but an unfamiliar family, country and way of life to adjust to. Although it may be intimidating at first, being an au pair presents many opportunities. The role not only means you can experience different cultures and countries but also develop a host of new life-enhancing skills along the way.

 

A world of experience

Being an au pair provides a unique opportunity to fully immerse yourself in the local community. Being part of a local family means you’ll get to live like a native, rather than a tourist.

 

Learn the language

There’s no better way to learn a language than being thrown headfirst into a situation where you need to speak it to get by. Living in a new country won’t be easy but, odds are, you’ll be more fluent in the local language by the time you leave.

 

CV enhancing

How many people can say they have experienced the independence of working in a different country for a year? Not only will you be able to add this work experience to your CV, you’ll also be showing potential employers your sense of adventure and willingness to take on a challenge.

 

Career boosting

If you’re interested in working with kids long-term, au pair work could be a career boost. You’ll acquire many skills throughout your year of working that you will continue to benefit from.

 

Becoming independent

Moving to another country will help you become independent. Just because you’ll be living with a new family, it doesn’t mean you’ll be relying on them for everything. You’ll experience what it’s like to stand on your own two feet, as well as learning how to cook for yourself and of course, look after children, all of which will help to build confidence and self-esteem.

 

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