What is an Au Pair?
Au Pairs come to Spain to learn the language and culture from inside a Spanish household. They enjoy spending time with and caring for children, and so they choose to be hosted by a Spanish family in exchange for offering to help with child care. Au Pairs typically help children with schoolwork as well, especially with English homework to make the experience a two-way language and culture exchange.
Why come to Spain as an Au Pair?
The Au Pair experience is a fantastic way to immerse yourself in the Spanish language and culture. You live with a Spanish family and learn about their customs and daily routines. You are treated as part of the family and will come to understand the Spanish culture on an intimate level. You´ll also have the opportunity to network with other Au Pairs in the area as well as local peers interested in participating in two-way language and cultural exchanges.
Combining language classes with total immersion is undoubtedly the quickest and most effective way to learn Spanish. YES offers Spanish classes for Au Pairs in the city center, and responsibilities with host families are always flexible around class schedules. You then get to practice speaking skills every day with your host family, around town, and with your new Spanish friends.
As an Au Pair, you enjoy free accommodation and meals with your host family. You also receive a weekly stipend in exchange for your services and a discount on language courses.
The benefits of the Au Pair experience will stay with you for a lifetime. These days, employers know that candidates with international experiences tend to be more informed, confident, self-sufficient and adaptable to changing conditions. Furthermore, a good level of Spanish is now applicable to almost any career or field of work. In sum, Au Pair programs are excellent resume builders.