Au pair in Germany at a glance
"I'm still in contact with the family I stayed with in Cologne. I plan to visit them again next summer. Being an au pair was a great experience for me." (Sue, 24)
‘Au pair’ is French and means ‘equal to’ which is the perfect description: you come to another country and become part of local family. You will be responsible for looking after the children and supporting the family. If you love kids and enjoy being involved in family life, this is the opportunity for you to discover a foreign country and improve your language skills.
As an au pair in Germany, you can gain maturity and self-confidence and take a break from your everyday life at home. You get the ultimate insight into the culture and discover what’s behind ‘Bratwurst’ and ‘Lederhosen’. In your free time you can discover interesting cities and make friends from all over the world. Maybe you even have the chance to travel through Europe during a holiday with your new family. Here you will find what you need to know about how to start your adventure.