Au-Pair Pertukaran Budaya
Au-Pair is a cultural exchange program where participants stay at home host family.
In language, Au-Pair comes from French which when we translated into English it becomes on a pair which can also be translated into Indonesian as recompense.
When you become a participant, you will become a domestic assistant from a foreign country who works and lives with a host family and plays a role as part of their family. Therefore, the person also shares in the responsibilities of the adoptive family. By joining as a participant, your relationship with the host family will be close and it is not impossible, after the program is complete you will still have a good relationship with the host family.
Au-Pair in Germany
In Indonesia, the term Au-Pair may sound strange. It's just that in developed countries such as Australia, America and countries in Europe such as Britain, France, and Germany this program is common. In Europe, this program is in great demand because of its many benefits, one of which is that you can gain new knowledge regarding host family culture and practice skills to socialize and communicate with new people.
According to the regulations in Germany, the requirements to work as an Au-Pair must not be less than 18 years old and the maximal is 25 years old. They can not have children and they should be in good health condition. In addition, they must also have a basic level of German language certificate (i.e. A1-A2).
If all of these requirements are filled the opportunity to take part in the Au-Pair program is open. However, there are also German families who are looking for Au-Pairs, generally they prioritize applicants who have experience in household and child care.
We must Abolish the Au-Pair Paradigm Equals Maid
Au-Pair is NOT a maid or a baby sitter.
As mentioned above, Au-Pair program participants will become part of the host familyhost familyand have an equal position with them. In this case they will act as brothers or sisters.This program gives participants the opportunity to have new families with very different backgrounds and cultures. In addition to getting a new family, participants will also get experience and pocket money. Very interesting program isn't it?