Foreign Student Working Part Time
Replies: 35 - Last Post: Sep 18, 2013 8:37 PM Last Post By: gawkabout
Sep 10, 2013 8:54 PM
Sep 10, 2013 9:21 PM
Sep 10, 2013 10:15 PM
32Yep, that's what an au pair does. I have no personal experience but it seems that it is not that hard to get a job as au pair. Just make sure you sign up with a reliable organisation and pay attention to the working conditions as I understand they can vary wildly. I could imagine that in the Netherlands a native English speaking au pair could be very welcome as English is regarded a very important language there. And although some people might be hesitant to hire a male au pair, others may find it an advantage, especially if they have a boy or if there is no adult male in the household.
Of course, this is just one option mentioned by many as it is very well known. There are other options such as saving money for a few months and go travelling with that money. Or do volunteer work, although that could often cost quite a lot as well.
Sep 11, 2013 1:04 AM
33Being an au pair is supposed to be part-time work in a family (looking after children, doing some housework) combined with courses to learn the host country's language.
The family is supposed to provide lodging and food as well as pay for the au pair's health insurance, language classes and a local transport pass (if applicable) and provide him/her with a small allowance - this is usually not enough to save up, but at least covers the cost of daily life.
The idealistic idea behind it was to provide a low-cost and safe way for young people to live abroad and improve their foreign language skills, while the host family would benefit from the extra help.
In real life, some host families may be looking for cheap labour. This is why ZuidWest stressed the need to go through a reputable agency as they will require the host family to meet certain minimum standards and will be able mediate should there be any problems. Another important aspect to bear in mind is the actual availability of language courses at the host family's location.
Sep 18, 2013 3:34 AM
34800 euros pay?is this what you will be living for in your life at Berlin? Housing?Food?Shoppings?maybe outings(fun)?????
My Advice:-Get first some links over the internet on the possibilities of jobs around before you even plan to come over to Berlin.-
Language:-Basically it would be worthy to have the basic knowledge of the language before planning to come and settle down hier .This will positively influence your easy-ness towards communicating and understanding the happenings and interactions around you.
Still i wish you success in your life.
Sep 18, 2013 8:37 PM
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