Au pair France

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Au Pair Paris is a unique au pair program for young, smart, caring English speakers to become au pairs in Paris. Our program uses a one-on-one, personalized approach to finding you a great job with a welcoming, appropriate host family. Au Pair Paris offers you the opportunity to take a gap year abroad while also furthering your studies and enriching your resume.

"Au pair" means "on par" or equal. Au pairs become an “on par” member of a French family, sharing a cultural exchange experience. Being an au pair means that in exchange for board, lodging and pocket money you help the family by taking care of the family’s child/ren and by helping out with light household chores. To be an au pair is a way to discover a new culture and improve your language skills without having to spend a lot of money. In fact you will actually be earning some money at the same time! Being a part of a French family will also give you a deeper view of the everyday French life.

Au Pair Paris is a unique au pair program for young, smart, caring English speakers to become au pairs in Paris. Our program uses a one-on-one, personalized approach to finding you an au pair job with a welcoming, appropriate host family.

Why becoming an au pair?

To have the opportunity to live in a foreign country. To improve your French. To gain international work experience. To study abroad. To get to know a new culture. To broaden your horizons. To make lifelong friends. To make a difference in a child's life.

Eligibility

To become an au pair, candidates should meet the following requirements:

A genuine enthusiasm for children and childcare. Be between the ages of 18 and 28. Be in good health, open-minded, flexible and responsible. Have basic skills in French. Be able to provide references, photos, a diploma, a passport, a birth certificate, a short medical form, a background check, a resume and a short letter of motivation.

Benefits

You receive a weekly stipend of 90 euros for a maximum of 30 working hours. In addition you’ll have a private bedroom and full board; paid vacation (length depends on duration of stay), health insurance (approx 200 euros per month, paid for by host family); and a local public transportation pass (90 euros per month, paid by host family).

Program Fees and Costs

There is a $300 Program fee. This includes full guidance through the application/visa process and full support during your stay. We offer help and information in finding a school, and provide a notarized translation of your diploma into French. We offer support throughout your stay, including introductions to all other Au Pair Paris au pairs, information meetings, social gatherings and individual assistance. Your Program fee is refunded if we do not find you an au pair job with an appropriate host family within 3 months of depositing your check. You are responsible for your round trip airfare to Paris, visa charges, French immigration fees, a notarized translation of your birth certificate once in France and cost of a mandatory French class.

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