An au pair is a helper who travels abroad to work for and live with a host family. As an au pair, you are required to take on a share of the family’s responsibility for childcare and some house chores, and receive a monetary allowance in return. This program is however subjected to government restrictions and limits on age, usually a range of 18-30. This means that in order to qualify to be an au pair, your age must range between 18 and 30 years.
This program is considered a form of cultural exchange program that gives the two parties: au pairs and host families and opportunity to experience and learn new cultures.