Au Pair Programs

A “cultural exchange experience” for both the au pair and the German family involved. An au pair is a live-in parttime child caregiver who may also be expected to perform light housekeeping duties, in exchange for which he or she receives room and board and pocket money.

To be eligible you must:

  • be between 18 and 25 years old
  • have a basic command of German


Duration of Program
6 to 12 months

How do I apply?
For more information, contact one of the agencies that offer quality assured conditions, i.e. that has been certified by the organisation “Gu?tegemeinschaft Au pair”, which issues a guarantee, called the “RAL Quality Seal”. Information material, counselling and placement are free of charge for incoming au pairs. For a list of certified agencies, please visit and apply at least three to four months in advance.