Why do young adults want to become Au Pairs?

Another common question many new host families ask is, “Why do young adults want to become Au Pairs and leave behind their families, friends and sometimes a good job?”

Au Pairs participate in the Au Pair program for professional and personal reasons.  All of them came to the USA as the Au Pairs because they love kids and want to be part of their life.

Many Au Pairs are looking for a valuable experience for their future career in a child care related field. They want to experience life in the American family, learn a new culture and share own culture with others.  follow

A common reason of  participating in the Au Pair program is the opportunity to improve their English skills. Many of au pairs are looking to fulfill a dream of living the U.S. and attending an American College. The Au Pair Amber from Australia took classes in Princeton University.

Many Au Pairs from the Au Pair cluster in Philadelphia, Bucks County and NJ said that they wanted to get away from home, live independently, see the world, get to know different lifestyles and meet new people. I found that many Au Pairs love to travel and they visit many new places when they are here.Au pair list

Some Au Pairs choose the Au Pair program because that they want to escape bad economic and social situations in their countries, save up some money and send home some money to help their families.

I think  most of them become the Au Pairs because they love kids and also are hungry for adventure.


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Trackback: Who Chooses Au Pair Childcare? | Go Au Pair - Providence
  2. Joan Lowell
    Jan 25, 2016 @ 13:46:18

    I couldn’t agree more! Au Pairs are bright young people who love kids and are brave enough to travel across the globe for an unforgettable experience with an American Host Family! Just as many Host Families have some international experience themselves, Au Pairs desire the cultural exchange aspect just as much! Check out my blog: https://goaupairprovidence.wordpress.com/2016/01/25/who-chooses-au-pair-childcare/


  3. Polina, Local Area Rep
    Jan 25, 2016 @ 15:13:26

    That is a great point,Joan. Many host families like traveling, learning about other culture and getting international experience.


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