Best Places to Au Pair Abroad

THE VALUE OF BEING AN AU PAIR ABROAD

With programs starting as low as $699 for a six month stay, the Au Pair Abroad program is our most affordable travel option. Most host families prefer a minimum of a three month placement.

Considering all the benefits of the program, this is an incredible offer that you won’t want to miss!

You will even be able to earn money for your au pair services abroad.

Most host families pay a weekly wage that will allow you to earn your program fee back. In some cases, this makes the program completely FREE of charge.

PRICING BREAKDOWN PER COUNTRY

Program fees and what’s included for each offered country

Argentina

Rosario is an adorable city with 1 million inhabitants. It is just four hours away from Buenos Aires, and has more of a small town feel. You can walk around easily and the city center is located along a river where you can swim in the summer months. Rosario is famous for theater performances. There are always a number of events going on at any given time. There are tons of cute cafes, bars and shops to check out in your free time! As the locals say, “Que barbaro!”
Argentina is a vibrant country with beautiful landscapes. Don’t miss out on the chance to visit the vineyards in the north and Patagonia in the south. The Buenos Aires Tango Festival takes place in February, Rosario Latin American Video Festival takes place in September, and due to the heavy European influence in Argentina, there is even an Oktoberfest in Cordova.

Our trusted partner in Rosario will place you with a loving host family that will welcome you into their home as a true member of the family. And get this – you will even receive a free month of intensive Spanish classes when you become an Au Pair in Argentina! You will be able to meet an international network of friends, join fun activities and exciting excursions through the school!

Duration: 90 days
$15
  • ONE MONTH OF INTENSIVE SPANISH CLASSES - AN $800 VALUE
  • A CLEAN AND COMFORTABLE PRIVATE ROOM
  • THREE MEALS PER DAY WITH YOUR HOST FAMILY
  • IN-COUNTRY SUPPORT THROUGHOUT YOUR STAY
  • PRE-DEPARTURE ORIENTATION
  • CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK
  • SOCIAL NETWORK TO MAKE FRIENDS
  • PLANNED CULTURAL ACTIVITIES AND EXCURSIONS

China

Beijing boasts a history of more than 3,000 years, of which more than 800 years were as the national capital. The city formerly known as Peking has many places of historic interest, including the Temple of Heaven, where ancient emperors performed solemn rituals for bountiful harvests, the Summer Palace, ancient emperors’ summer retreat; and the Ming Tombs, the mausoleum of 13 emperors of the Ming Dynasty. And of course the Great Wall of China is the most well known tourist attraction in Beijing. Nearly every Au Pair gets to visit the Great Wall of China during their program.

Beijing is a modern metropolis as well. Explore the city streets, eat amazing Chinese food and celebrate life with fun festivities such as music and art festivals – don’t forget Chinese New Year in February! Au Pairs in China will have the opportunity to join excursions to other areas as well. Why not take advantage of visiting the coastal city of Shanghai, Guangzhou or even Hong Kong during your trip to China?

  • First month stipend: $140
  • Second month stipend: $196
  • Third month stipend: $280
Our trusted partner agency in China offers placements in Beijing. The Au Pair Abroad program in China allows you to explore the ancient traditions of this faraway land. In doing so, you will learn more about Chinese culture and have a fantastic opportunity to learn and practice the Chinese language. The living cost in China is very low, making this an ideal placement if you are on a budget. Au pairs in China can actually earn about $500 per month!
Duration: 30-90 days*
$699
  • POCKET MONEY, EARN UP TO $100/WEEK
  • A CLEAN AND COMFORTABLE PRIVATE ROOM
  • THREE MEALS PER DAY WITH YOUR HOST FAMILY
  • IN-COUNTRY SUPPORT THROUGHOUT YOUR STAY
  • PRE-DEPARTURE ORIENTATION
  • CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK
  • SOCIAL NETWORK TO MAKE FRIENDS
  • PLANNED CULTURAL ACTIVITIES AND EXCURSIONS

France

Pau, as with the rest of the region, is rich in history, traditions and will seduce you with its landscapes and the warmth of its people. You will be able to learn a lot of French during your stay.
There are many local festivities that enliven the city all year round: the Bearnes carnival, music festivals, film festivals, the Occitan festival, outdoor concerts, car racing, horse racing, basketball, rugby. You may also enjoy famous festivals in the region such as “fêtes de Bayonne”, “Jazz in Marciac”, and the Hossegor surfing championship.
Our trusted partner agency is located in Pau, a pleasant and dynamic town located in the south west of France, near the Pyrenees and the Atlantic Ocean with a university campus. Au Pair placements will be in this specific area and can earn up to $80 per week for their services.
Duration: minimum stay of 180 days*
$799
  • POCKET MONEY, EARN UP TO $50 - $80/WEEK
  • A CLEAN AND COMFORTABLE PRIVATE ROOM
  • THREE MEALS PER DAY WITH YOUR HOST FAMILY
  • IN-COUNTRY SUPPORT THROUGHOUT YOUR STAY
  • PRE-DEPARTURE ORIENTATION
  • CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK
  • SOCIAL NETWORK TO MAKE FRIENDS
  • PLANNED CULTURAL ACTIVITIES AND EXCURSIONS

Germany

Tucked away amid open, gently rolling countryside and surrounded by vineyards, Heilbronn is much-loved for its beautiful location on the river Neckar, its picturesque vistas and historical buildings. Germany has plenty to offer: delicious cuisine, beautiful scenery, lively festivals, fun celebrations, and inspiring architecture.
Travel in Germany is easy to do via train. Indulge in Oktoberfest in Munich, check out “The Dome” Cathedral in Cologne and see what all the hype is about in the trendy city of Berlin. Most au pairs have the opportunity to take a travel break during their stay.
Our trusted partner agency in Heilbronn places au pairs in various cities in northern Germany. This is a wonderful opportunity for anyone learning German. You can earn up to $300 per month as an Au Pair in Germany.
Duration: minimum stay of 180 days*
$999
  • POCKET MONEY, EARN UP TO $50/WEEK
  • A CLEAN AND COMFORTABLE PRIVATE ROOM
  • THREE MEALS PER DAY WITH YOUR HOST FAMILY
  • IN-COUNTRY SUPPORT THROUGHOUT YOUR STAY
  • PRE-DEPARTURE ORIENTATION
  • CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK
  • SOCIAL NETWORK TO MAKE FRIENDS
  • PLANNED CULTURAL ACTIVITIES AND EXCURSIONS
A1 level of German required, ages 18-27

Italy

Italy is rich in culture and history. From the amazing cuisine to breathtaking architecture, Italy will not cease to impress you. Luckily the country is very compact making it easy to visit all the major sites. See where the gladiators fought in the Roman Coliseum, take a ride in a gondola through the canals of Venice and see how crooked the Leaning Tower of Pisa is for yourself!
There is so much to see and do in Italy. There are a lot of fun celebrations happening throughout the year. The Verona Opera festival is popular during the summer months, and so is Festa de Redentore in Venice. Carnevale is a huge winter festival celebrated with parties, music, entertainment, masquerade balls, and parades. Italy is also famous for fashion, opera and art.
Our trusted partner agency is located in Rome, but placements may also be available near Florence, Turin or Milan. Please be flexible with your location. You can earn up to $100 per week as an Au Pair in Italy. There is no better way to learn the ins and outs of Italy than living with a host family!
Duration: 30-90 days*
$799
  • POCKET MONEY, EARN UP TO $50 - $80/WEEK
  • A CLEAN AND COMFORTABLE PRIVATE ROOM
  • THREE MEALS PER DAY WITH YOUR HOST FAMILY
  • IN-COUNTRY SUPPORT THROUGHOUT YOUR STAY
  • PRE-DEPARTURE ORIENTATION
  • CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK
  • SOCIAL NETWORK TO MAKE FRIENDS
  • PLANNED CULTURAL ACTIVITIES AND EXCURSIONS

Mexico

Cuernavaca is known as the “City of Eternal Spring” in Mexico. The town lies 50 miles from Mexico City and surrounded by a beautiful scenery of mountain tops, pine forests, and, when the weather is right, the snowcapped peaks of volcanoes Iztaccihuatl and Popocatepetl. Cuernavaca has plenty to offer its visitors. The Cuernavaca Cathedral dates back to the 16th century and boats astonishing architecture. Jardin Borda is a lush walled garden right in the middle of Cuernavaca’s historic center, Jardin Borda is one of the last relics of a time when Mexico was ruled by an Austrian emperor.
Although Mexico is a large country, an efficient bus system makes it easy to travel to other cities. The terrain varies from desert to mountains to the jungle to the beach. Mexico has deep cultural roots and celebrates many of its unique traditions. Each year on November 1 and 2, Mexico turns its thoughts to the departed during the Day of the Dead festivities, a colorful tradition deeply rooted in indigenous culture. Carnaval is also celebrated in March with brass bands in Mazatlan and with salsa music in Veracruz. The Guelaguetza Festival in Oaxaca City in July showcases regional folkloric dance and music, keeping alive a tradition that has been handed down for centuries.
Our trusted partner is located in Cuernavaca, Mexico. Some placements may be in other cities as well. Being an Au Pair in Mexico is a great way to perfect that Spanish you struggled with in high school. The cost of living is extremely low in Mexico. You will earn around $35 per week to have some spending money during your stay.
Duration: 30-90 days*
$699
  • POCKET MONEY, EARN UP TO $35/WEEK
  • A CLEAN AND COMFORTABLE PRIVATE ROOM
  • THREE MEALS PER DAY WITH YOUR HOST FAMILY
  • IN-COUNTRY SUPPORT THROUGHOUT YOUR STAY
  • PRE-DEPARTURE ORIENTATION
  • CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK
  • SOCIAL NETWORK TO MAKE FRIENDS
  • PLANNED CULTURAL ACTIVITIES AND EXCURSIONS

Peru

Lima is the exciting – and colorful – capital of Peru. Head to Lima’s historic center and hang out in the bustling Plaza Mayor (Plaza de Armas). Peru is rich in history and culture and there is no better place to start your travels than the National Museum of Archaeology, Anthropology and History.. The beautiful bohemian district of Lima, Barranco has a laid back charm during the day and a vibrant nightlife as dusk sets in. Peruvian cuisine is considered one of the best in the world. Lima is situated on the Pacific coast, so you can even enjoy going to the beach and try surfing!
Many people that visit Peru make the trek up to Machu Picchu, the ancient Inca ruins, atop the Andes Mountains. Machu Picchu is probably the most famous architechtual site on the planet. Trekkers start their journey in Cusco, in order to acclimate to the high-altitude. Other attractive areas in Peru include Piura, a beach town in the north, as well as the massive Lake Titicaca also in the Andes.
Our trusted partner is located in Lima, Peru. They make sure that you will be placed in a very safe neighborhood with a loving host family. Being an Au Pair in Peru is a great way to perfect that Spanish you struggled with in high school. The cost of living is extremely low in Peru. Au Pairs can stay in Peru for 8-12 months if you get the correct visa. You should expect to work about 30 hours per week. You would have your own room, you would get free meals and you would attend Spanish classes for free (paid by your host family) You would have time to make friends and do fun things in your free time. You will earn around $150-$200 a month to have some spending money during your stay.
Duration: 180 days
$4
per day
  • ONE MONTH OF INTENSIVE SPANISH CLASSES - AN $800 VALUE
  • A CLEAN AND COMFORTABLE PRIVATE ROOM
  • THREE MEALS PER DAY WITH YOUR HOST FAMILY
  • IN-COUNTRY SUPPORT THROUGHOUT YOUR STAY
  • PRE-DEPARTURE ORIENTATION
  • CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK
  • SOCIAL NETWORK TO MAKE FRIENDS
  • PLANNED CULTURAL ACTIVITIES AND EXCURSIONS

Spain

Visiting a city as big as Madrid and managing to see and do all it has to offer is no easy task. From sprawling museums to traditional restaurants and bars, every corner you turn uncovers a spot that draws in tourists and locals alike. Be sure to check out Gran Via, Plaza del Sol and Retiro Park.
Spain offers plenty of festivals throughout the year, many of them specific to different towns and regions offering a huge variety in local specialities, trades, and cultural quirks. The country is small enough that it is possible to visit other cities during your program. Check out the festival of fire called Las Fallas in Valencia, the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona and the famous tomato-fight La Tomatina in Bunol.
Our trusted partner agency is located in Madrid, but au pair placements may be made throughout the country. Au pairs in Spain will earn between $50-$70 per week.
Duration: 30-90 days*
$799
  • POCKET MONEY, EARN UP TO $50-$70/WEEK
  • A CLEAN AND COMFORTABLE PRIVATE ROOM
  • THREE MEALS PER DAY WITH YOUR HOST FAMILY
  • IN-COUNTRY SUPPORT THROUGHOUT YOUR STAY
  • PRE-DEPARTURE ORIENTATION
  • CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK
  • SOCIAL NETWORK TO MAKE FRIENDS
  • PLANNED CULTURAL ACTIVITIES AND EXCURSIONS
*Longer programs are available upon request. Visa required for programs that run over 90 days.
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