germany

Au Pair Program

USAuPair’s program offers a unique opportunity to live in Germany as an au pair. Spend six months to one year learning the German language, customs, and culture.

Qualifications

  • Participants must be at least 18 but younger than 24.
  • At least an elementary knowledge of the German language
  • A minimum of 200 hours caring for infants or children who are not relatives is required (e.g. babysitting).
  • Willing to get to know the German culture and adjust to new surroundings and host family.
  • Mentally and physically healthy.

The Program

  • Providing childcare and doing light housework.
  • Helping cook or prepare simple meals for children.
  • Transporting children to and from school and activities.
  • Joining activities and games with the children.

Duties and hours can vary from family to family. Au pairs need to be flexible and willing to integrate with the family.

What You Can Expect

  • Room and board provided by host family.
  • Private room with furniture.
  • At least 1.5 days off per week, and at least 4 free evenings per week.
  • A monthly stipend of 260 Euros.
  • 2 days paid holiday for every month you stay with the host family (e.g. 4 weeks vacation for a 1 year placement).
  • Insurance against illness, accident, and liability included.
  • Monthly public transit pass.
  • Negotiated contract with the host family provided by the agency.
  • German language course included (up to 200 Euros).
  • Negotiated reimbursement for airfare to Germany to be paid over the duration of stay.

Tutor Program

The Tutor Program offers a unique opportunity to live with a German host family. Spend one to three months living with a German host family, helping the family learn or improve their English. German families want their children speaking, listening and conversing in English a few hours each day.

Qualifications

  • Participants must be at least 18 years of age or older (open to all ages).
  • Write, read, speak and know American English grammar.
  • Graduated from high school.
  • Willing to help your host family learn and practice English.
  • Willing to learn about German culture.
  • Mentally and physically healthy.
  • Willing to pay round trip airfare to/from Germany.

The Program

Tutors work up to 15 hours a week. The rest of their time is free to explore their communities, learn the German language or travel to nearby towns or tourist attractions. Tutors help family members improve their English. Tutors also participate in daily family life. Tutoring may include:

  • Helping children with English homework.
  • Practicing and speaking English with your host family.
  • Respecting and following host family house rules.
  • Participating in host family activities.
  • Keeping tutoring areas and materials neat, tidy and organized.

What you may expect as a tutor

  • In exchange for tutor services, tutors receive free room and board provided by host family. No additional compensation is offered.
  • Private room with furniture. Bathroom/shower and other rooms are shared.
  • Weekends usually free to travel.
  • Freedom to enroll in German language classes.
  • Ongoing support from a local representative.
  • Host families may reside in large cities or in rural areas.

Duties, hours and expectations may vary from family to family. Tutors need to be flexible and willing to integrate with their host families.