Au-Pair in Italy
Become an Au-Pair in Italy
Being an Au-Pair in Italy is the best way to learn Italian and discover this interesting culture - in short the "dolce vita". Italy will take your breath away with its impressive architecture, rich history, and unique lifestyle. Discover its cafés, museums, and monuments during a stay in Rome, Florence, Siena or any other Italian city.
The best thing about an Au-Pair in Italy: each region is very unique and has its very own benefits! Enter metropolitan Milan, discover historical architecture in Rome or enjoy the sun is Sicily. Let us point out that the beauty of Italy is not the only reason to become an Au-Pair. The program itself has a lot to offer such as:
- monthly pocket money
- free accommodation and full board
- living with an Italian family
- improving your Italian with native speakers
- gaining more experience which will enrich your CV
Au-Pair in Italy: facts & info
- Age: 18-30 years
- Duration: 3-12 months
- Working time: 30 hours per week
- Holidays: 4 weeks holidays in a 12 month stay. You will also have one free day per week. At least once a month, this day needs to be a Sunday.
- Travel costs: normally paid by the Au-Pair.
- Insurance: Au-Pairs from the European Union are insured through the European Health Insurance Card. All other Au-Pairs require a private insurance for their stay.
- Pocket money: 260 € per month
- Visa requirements: You do not need a visa if you are a EU national. In any other case, you will need to apply for this permit at the Italian embassy in your country.
“It is a new experience which you will never forget. I met a lot of nice people with whom I shared a wonderful time in Italy and who will always be important for me” – Mareike, Au-Pair in Italy
“I was an Au-Pair for a year in Rome and it was a great year full of experiences. I think that anyone, who is a bit brave and want to try something new, should try the experience.” – Miriam, Au-Pair in Italy
Au-Pair agencies organize free information meetings in which you can find out more about this cultural exchange.
To help you get ready for your Au-Pair stay, agencies also offer workshops in which you will learn more about the responsibilities of an Au-Pair, your daily life in the host country and get ideas for children games and activities. You will also get valuable advice and tips!
Always keep in mind that you should start planning a few months before you leave your country. The earlier you find out important details, the less surprises you will encounter. Make sure that you get in touch with the embassy as soon as possible and that you also contact your insurance company - safety first!