Your guilt-free opportunity to experience Italy in all its glory (and eat all the carbs)
From the safety of a host family, you can immerse yourself in Italian culture. Our families live in world-class locations all over Italy like Milan, Rome, Florence, Venice, Tuscany which means you'll have plenty to explore in your free time.
You don’t have to speak Italian to live in Italy as an au pair and no childcare qualification is required.
We offer you the opportunity to have a quality Italian host family organised in writing before you leave home and will guide you through the entire process so you have full peace of mind before you leave Australia. You'll be able to pack your bags and say cya to your family and friends at home, knowing everything is already taken care of.
ITALY AU PAIR PROGRAM
What will I do?
- Help your host family for 20 - 30 hours per week with childcare, light housework and to practice their English
What will I receive?
- Live-in with a host family, own private furnished bedroom, all meals provided
- Earn weekly pocket money (80 - 100 Euro) for your sightseeing and going out
- Attend Italian language lessons if you choose
- 1 ½ – 2 days free time per week (usually weekends)
- Support 24-7 from your dedicated local support expert in Italy throughout your placement, and from JCR Australia
Who is eligible?
This program is open to everyone aged between 18 - 30 with English as their first language (you don't have to speak Italian). You need 50+ hours of childcare experience under your belt (e.g. babysitting, tutoring or coaching) and a solid sense of responsibility and positive attitude.
Here's some feedback from Charlotte who's 18 and went to Italy as an au pair on a two-month summer placement:
It's going very very well. The family is very welcoming and accepting!! It was certainly strange at the beginning as I am not used to being in a household where Italian is the predominant language - a strange yet exciting feeling. I am loving improving my language so, so much, it’s so cool how in such a short time my language can improve by so much!! It’s awesome. I am definitely immersing myself in every aspect possible and am making sure I get the most out of this unique experience! I even ended up attending their family mass at their own chapel on their farm. It was pretty special. We have just returned from a weekend away in Genova staying with some family friends in the village of Fubine. So beautiful and I feel so lucky to be able to do some travel with the family!! A true and real experience. And as for the food - I might be immersing myself a little too much in that 😂
If you're keen to apply or you just want some more information, download the info pack or chuck in your details and someone will be in touch to help you out.