An au pair is a young person between the age of 17 and 30 years that goes to a foreign country to take care of children of a host family and gets free accommodation, full board and pocket money in exchange.
An au pair stays with a family from 3 months to 2 years and takes care of anything that has to do with children. Au pair becomes a part of a family for a certain time and takes the role of a bigger sister. She or he brings the kids to school, picks them up, gives them a ride to other social activities, reads with them, plays with them and also helps to clean up their rooms.
She/He may visit a language course during the time in the host country to improve the language skills.
The program is also great for everybody who wants to find new friends around the world.