There are many reasons why people, men and women alike, choose to take a year or two out to be an au pair – living with a family and taking care of the children on behalf of the parents. The benefits to the family itself are clear but what encourages so many people out there to decide that moving in with strangers sometimes in a different country and culture is a great idea? Here are just a few reasons why you might want to do this in 2018.
Improve your language skills
Having a second language is always going to be useful and it can open a lot of doors – but if you don’t practice, you’ll soon become rusty and your second language could soon disappear. Working and living in a country where you don’t speak the language will help you no end.
Taking a gap year can be a lot of fun but trying to do something worthwhile that will benefit you later on in life is always a good idea. If you’re keen on a career in education or childcare, calling up an au pair agency to see if they can help you find a position is wise as it’ll give your CV a serious boost.
Study at the same time
If you don’t want to take time out from your studies, you can be an au pair and educate yourself at the same time – what could be better than a fun, well-paid job that works with your education and not against it?