À propos

Have you ever dreamt of traveling the world, but don’t have the money to start? Do you have experience working with children and a desire for new experiences? It sounds like working as an au pair abroad is perfect for you!

An au pair is someone who travels to another country to work in the household of a family and help with childcare. Au pairs work in exchange for food, boarding, and a weekly salary that allows them to travel and learn while they are abroad.

This course will give you a thorough introduction into the world of working as an au pair, from visa requirements to setting boundaries with the family, language struggles and homesickness. Get a crash course in what you need to know to make your experience abroad that much more successful. 

In this internationally accredited online course, you will learn:

  • What an au pair is
  • What the duties of an au pair are
  • What the visa requirements to work internationally are
  • How to apply for work as an au pair
  • What to consider when writing your contract
  • Important skills and habits for adjusting to life abroad
  • What you need to consider when leaving your role

Conditions requises

International Open Academy courses are designed for anyone with an interest in learning. No formal qualifications are required to study with us. Our courses are suitable if you want to learn new skills, start a new career, or if you’re already working in a particular industry and wish to upgrade your talents and enhance your resume.

Leçons

Module 1: Introduction

  • What is an Au Pair?
  • Au Pair Responsibilities
  • Why become an Au Pair?
  • Structure of the course
  • What to expect
  • Top Ten Things to Consider Before Becoming an Au Pair

Module 2: Visas and Requirements

  • Requirements in the United Kingdom
  • Requirements in the United States
  • Requirements in France
  • Requirements in Germany
  • Requirements in Spain
  • Requirements in Australia, Canada, and New Zealand
  • Requirements in other European countries
  • Requirements in China
  • Requirements in Korea
  • Requirements in Chile
  • Conclusion

Module 3: Getting Started

  • Starting Early
  • Experience and Specializations
  • Picking your au pair family
  • Building Your Resume
  • Making First Contact
  • Interview Time!

Module 4: Contracts, Hours, and Wages

  • Writing Up a Job Contract
  • Deciding Hours
  • Wages
  • Language Requirements
  • A typical week as an au pair
  • Conclusion

Module 5: Adjusting to Life Abroad

  • What to pack
  • International Considerations
  • Settling In
  • Setting Boundaries
  • Communicating with the Parents
  • Keeping Clear Hours
  • Setting Clear Expectations

Module 6: Adjusting To A New Country

  • Culture Shock
  • Language Struggles
  • Homesickness
  • Socializing and making friends

Module 7: Saying Goodbye

  • Bringing your time abroad to an end
  • Renewing the Contract
  • Breaking the Contract
  • Your Next Step

Carrière

Who is this course for?

  • Anyone who is interested in pursuing a career as an au pair, but isn’t sure where to start.
  • Childcare workers or those who love spending time with children who want the opportunity to travel while they work.

    Career path:

    • Learn a new language and put this experience on your resume to show employers your adaptability.
    • Get significant experience in childcare that can help you work towards a career as a daycare provider or teacher.

    Certification

    You will be required to complete each lesson in full, and answer exams at the end of each course module. If your pass rate exceeds 55% on each exam then you are eligible to access a certificate of achievement or other accreditation options to recognize your achievement.

    Most of our courses will earn you credits through Continuing Education (CE) / Continuing Professional Development (CPD). CE/CPD points are accepted and recognized by professional member bodies and academic institutions across the US and internationally.

    All courses are accredited by the International Council for Online Educational Standards (www.icoes.org). When successfully completing a course, students can choose to purchase an ICOES certificate that recognizes the achievement, from this third-party institution.

    Creator

    Lauren Blanchard

    Expertise: Childcare, Travel

    Lauren Blanchard is an American writer and editor who currently resides in Dublin, Ireland. Lauren has over 15 years of experience in childcare, which started at the age of 14 when she began to babysit for neighbors. After graduating from UCLA with a degree in English Literature, she worked as an Au Pair in Strasbourg, France for three years with a mixed American and French family (two years on an Au Pair Visa and for one year on a student visa). Afterwards, not wanting to leave Europe, she moved to Dublin to pursue a Master’s in Children’s Literature from Trinity College. She hopes that this course will lead to successful and exciting au pair experiences for the students who take it.

    En solde

    Au Pair Abroad

    1004 étudiants. Accrédité par ICOES. Certifié par IAPCC et CPD.

    1004 étudiants. 
    Accrédité par ICOES.
    Certifié par IAPCC et CPD.

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    À propos

    Have you ever dreamt of traveling the world, but don’t have the money to start? Do you have experience working with children and a desire for new experiences? It sounds like working as an au pair abroad is perfect for you!

    An au pair is someone who travels to another country to work in the household of a family and help with childcare. Au pairs work in exchange for food, boarding, and a weekly salary that allows them to travel and learn while they are abroad.

    This course will give you a thorough introduction into the world of working as an au pair, from visa requirements to setting boundaries with the family, language struggles and homesickness. Get a crash course in what you need to know to make your experience abroad that much more successful. 

    In this internationally accredited online course, you will learn:

    • What an au pair is
    • What the duties of an au pair are
    • What the visa requirements to work internationally are
    • How to apply for work as an au pair
    • What to consider when writing your contract
    • Important skills and habits for adjusting to life abroad
    • What you need to consider when leaving your role

    Conditions requises

    International Open Academy courses are designed for anyone with an interest in learning. No formal qualifications are required to study with us. Our courses are suitable if you want to learn new skills, start a new career, or if you’re already working in a particular industry and wish to upgrade your talents and enhance your resume.

    Leçons

    Module 1: Introduction

    • What is an Au Pair?
    • Au Pair Responsibilities
    • Why become an Au Pair?
    • Structure of the course
    • What to expect
    • Top Ten Things to Consider Before Becoming an Au Pair

    Module 2: Visas and Requirements

    • Requirements in the United Kingdom
    • Requirements in the United States
    • Requirements in France
    • Requirements in Germany
    • Requirements in Spain
    • Requirements in Australia, Canada, and New Zealand
    • Requirements in other European countries
    • Requirements in China
    • Requirements in Korea
    • Requirements in Chile
    • Conclusion

    Module 3: Getting Started

    • Starting Early
    • Experience and Specializations
    • Picking your au pair family
    • Building Your Resume
    • Making First Contact
    • Interview Time!

    Module 4: Contracts, Hours, and Wages

    • Writing Up a Job Contract
    • Deciding Hours
    • Wages
    • Language Requirements
    • A typical week as an au pair
    • Conclusion

    Module 5: Adjusting to Life Abroad

    • What to pack
    • International Considerations
    • Settling In
    • Setting Boundaries
    • Communicating with the Parents
    • Keeping Clear Hours
    • Setting Clear Expectations

    Module 6: Adjusting To A New Country

    • Culture Shock
    • Language Struggles
    • Homesickness
    • Socializing and making friends

    Module 7: Saying Goodbye

    • Bringing your time abroad to an end
    • Renewing the Contract
    • Breaking the Contract
    • Your Next Step

    Carrière

    Who is this course for?

    • Anyone who is interested in pursuing a career as an au pair, but isn’t sure where to start.
    • Childcare workers or those who love spending time with children who want the opportunity to travel while they work.

      Career path:

      • Learn a new language and put this experience on your resume to show employers your adaptability.
      • Get significant experience in childcare that can help you work towards a career as a daycare provider or teacher.

      Certification

      You will be required to complete each lesson in full, and answer exams at the end of each course module. If your pass rate exceeds 55% on each exam then you are eligible to access a certificate of achievement or other accreditation options to recognize your achievement.

      Most of our courses will earn you credits through Continuing Education (CE) / Continuing Professional Development (CPD). CE/CPD points are accepted and recognized by professional member bodies and academic institutions across the US and internationally.

      All courses are accredited by the International Council for Online Educational Standards (www.icoes.org). When successfully completing a course, students can choose to purchase an ICOES certificate that recognizes the achievement, from this third-party institution.

      Creator

      Lauren Blanchard

      Expertise: Childcare, Travel

      Lauren Blanchard is an American writer and editor who currently resides in Dublin, Ireland. Lauren has over 15 years of experience in childcare, which started at the age of 14 when she began to babysit for neighbors. After graduating from UCLA with a degree in English Literature, she worked as an Au Pair in Strasbourg, France for three years with a mixed American and French family (two years on an Au Pair Visa and for one year on a student visa). Afterwards, not wanting to leave Europe, she moved to Dublin to pursue a Master’s in Children’s Literature from Trinity College. She hopes that this course will lead to successful and exciting au pair experiences for the students who take it.