Greatest Hits: The Au Pair Experience + Do You Need The Perfect Travel Job?

Have you ever thought of being an au pair? Do you think you need the perfect travel job? Caroline Harkins has been living in Norway for nearly two years as an au pair (and is hoping to stay after her contract ends!). But what exactly does an au pair do, and how does it allow you to travel? Today, you’ll learn why being an au pair is more than just taking care of kids. You’ll hear about what led her to become an au pair, insight into finding jobs, and creating a life in a new country.

What can you do to start your life abroad? I’d love to hear your thoughts and hope you’ll share by sending me an audio message.

We’re pulling past episodes from the archives to highlight travel jobs this month! This episode was originally published in 2018.

Zero To Travel Podcast The Au Pair Experience + Do You Need The Perfect Travel Job?

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Tune In To Learn:

  • Why she landed on Norway and red flags to look for when choosing your country
  • The qualifications you need to become an au pair
  • How this job can push you out of your comfort zone and build your confidence
  • Ways to identify when a family isn’t going to be a fit (and advice for prospective families)
  • How she created a social life in a new country while balancing work
  • Why being an au pair can be a stepping stone for a life abroad
  • What it’s like being a mini-ambassador for your home country
  • Her experience with culture shock abroad and when coming home
  • And so much more

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