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Become an Au Pair

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What is an au pair?

Becoming an Au Pair means choosing a way to travel abroad that is safer and more secure when you are between 18 and 30 years old
As an au pair, you are immersed in a host family, you are housed, fed and cleaned. You receive pocket money and in exchange, you help your host family by taking care of the children. 
Becoming an au pair also means acquiring new skills that will help you in your future professional experiences. 

If you are a non european citizen, becoming an au pair opens your rights to a long term visa for France. A one-year visa will be issued. Your stay as an au pair can be extended to a maximum of two years. Now French Au Pair visa is open in Australia, New Zeland, Canada, UK, United States.


> Find out more about going as an au pair in France or abroad

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How much does it cost to become an au pair?

By becoming an au pair or au pair boy, you have a unique opportunity to travel economically.

The au pair program allows you to be immersed in a different country and culture at a lower cost. Your host family (sometimes even your insurance depending on the country) will cover the costs of accommodation and food. You receive pocket money which allows you to travel and also to take language courses if you wish (and thus obtain a diploma attesting to your level).

The support of an agency will also allow you to answer all your questions, to prepare your journey as well as possible and to ensure you of a follow-up and assistance in the event of problem.

Costs to keep in mind :

  • The plane ticket
  • Visa fees, if needed
  • Travel insurance if not covered by the family

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Possibility to choose your host family freely


Coverage of health insurance by the family if you come to France


Assistance in case of problems during your stay

To have more information about the au pair stay visit our blog

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Are you ready to be an au pair?

You dream of traveling but you wonder if this experience is really for you? Discover all the tips from Edwina, a former au pair in France, before you get started!

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