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Italy

School Teaching Assistant Italy

Teach in the beautiful Marche region, an area that exemplifies the rich history and artistic and cultural heritage of Italy. Teaching assistants will gain valuable teaching...

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Canada

Work and Travel Canada

Our Work & Travel Canada program gives U.S. citizens between the ages of 18 and 35 a chance to experience the beauty of our northern neighbor while earning money throughout...

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Italy

Conversation Coach in Italy

Work as a Conversation Coach in Italy. Volunteers will tutor an Italian family in English, and they will be welcomed into their home. Placements are provided in the lovely...

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Australia

Au Pair in Australia

Live like a local in awesome Australia, bond with your host family, and be a positive presence in the lives of children. That's what being an au pair is all about! Typical...

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France

Conversation Coach in France

Conversation coaches will be welcomed into the homes of French host families, and will tutor the family in English. Unlike many other international teaching jobs, this program...

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France

Au Pair in France - Short-Term

Live with a French host family and improve your language skills while providing up to 30 hours per week of child care. Participants will earn a stipend of at least 85 euros...

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New Zealand

Work and Travel in New Zealand

Backpacking, camping, climbing, hiking, swimming...New Zealand is a paradise for any lover of the outdoors, and it's laid back vibe attracts free spirits from all walks of...

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Italy

Summer English Camp Italy

Working with children, making new friends, going to the beach, eating Italian food! Those are just a few of the highlights mentioned by recent participants of the InterExchange...

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New Zealand

Au Pair in New Zealand

InterExchange offers two au pair programs in New Zealand. Participants may choose between the two, depending on their level of childcare experience and interests. Au pair...

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Thailand

Teach English in Thailand

In Thailand, learning English is an important step towards admittance into a good university and better job opportunities. As a native English-speaking instructor, you will...

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United States

Summer Camp Counselors and Support Staff Placements

Placements available on the J-1 Visa program through the U.S. Department of State. Work placements of up to 3 months at a U.S. summer camp, followed by an optional 1 month...

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Spain

Au Pair in Spain - Short Term

An au pair is a child care provider who lives with a host family and cares for the children a set number of hours per week in exchange for a room, meals and pocket money....

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France

Au Pair in France - Paris Region

Lots of people experience France from behind the window of a tour bus. As an au pair in France, you’ll see how the French really live, experiencing day-to-day life with...

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Spain

Conversation Coach in Spain

A Conversation Coach is an English tutor who lives with a host family and tutors the children for 15 hours per week in exchange for accommodations and all meals. The ideal...

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InterExchange Reviews

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Host Company

    9

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Compensation

    7

  • Health & Safety

    6

  • Professional Development

    5

  • Community

    7

Au pair the Paris suburbs

I am currently in my second year of au pairing in Paris so obviously I liked it a lot but I think it is too early to say much about au pairing this year so I will talk about last year. Interexchange was very helpful in finding me a family and helping me all of the difficult stuff about going abroad AKA the visa. Although once I was in France I mostly talked to their partners in France when I have contacted InterExchange has been very quick to respond and tried to help me as much as they can.
I lived in an apartment with the family they were very nice and made me feel very welcomed. My host mother was extremely generous, in addition to my pay she also gave me an additional 20 euros to buy myself food items even thought I could eat anything in the house. I had twin boys who were not always the easiet children but the family was still great.
Overall I found Paris to be less different from my life in upstate New York than I thought it would be, the only big difference is they speak French. I always felt very safe in the suburb my host family lived in. I was able to take French classes but I did find it a lot harder to learn French than I thought it would be because most people speak English. The best thing I did to help myself learn French in addition to my classes was to do a language exchange.
Overall, I found it much easier to make friends than I thought it would be because they are tons of au pairs in the Paris area. The agency in Paris had a meeting soon after I arrived where I met some of my friends. Occasionally the agency here in France also has social events. Although I can say au pairing is alway perfect I would definitely recommend it.

Program: Au Pair in France - Paris Region

  • InterExchange responded to this review October 26, 2017 at 3:36 PM

    Great feedback! It's really helpful to hear about what you found easy as well as the challenges. Caring for twin boys would be a challenge for anyone and we're glad you made it work! Thanks Bridget. ~James

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Host Company

    10

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Compensation

    8

  • Health & Safety

    9

  • Professional Development

    10

  • Community

    7

Au Pair - Short Term, France

It was a wonderful experience and I was able to live in the mountains and wake up every morning to see Mont Blanc. The food was awesome and I was also able to visit Paris while I was there. The family was nice and I was able to get to know the children really well. I also made good friends with the housekeeper and she took me every week to the grocery store with her. I also was able to go to a French wedding, which was fun, where I ate escargot for the first time. I also tried so many different kinds of cheese!!!!

Program: Au Pair in France - Short-Term

  • InterExchange responded to this review October 25, 2017 at 12:04 PM

    So many awesome experiences in such a short period! Thanks for the review and glad you had a great time. :) ~James

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Host Company

    8

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Compensation

    8

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Professional Development

    8

  • Community

    8

Adventures in Toronto

I've been living Toronto freelancing as a web developer. I love this city! I've also traveled to Vancouver, Ottawa, and Montreal. Planning more adventures for the winter.

InterExchange was amazingly helpful during every step of the application process. They made getting the visa super easy and it didn't even take that long.

Program: Work and Travel Canada

  • InterExchange responded to this review October 25, 2017 at 9:01 AM

    Glad to be a part of your adventure and even more glad that things have worked out well for you up north! Thanks for the review Elizabeth! ~James

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Host Company

    9

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Compensation

    8

  • Health & Safety

    9

  • Professional Development

    9

  • Community

    10

Once in a lifetime opportunity

I always knew I wanted to visit Canada, and I'm so thankful a program like InterExchange exists. My time abroad has been spent developing my resume, increasing my cultural awareness, and having the time of my life. Canada has so much to offer and I feel lucky to be here on a work visa. I have to say, the highlight of my time abroad has been Montreal. In fact, I plan to spend the rest of my time abroad here. I found an amazing job at a start up marketing firm, and my commute to work across this gorgeous multi-cultural city is truly a blessing. The cost of living is low and the quality of life is high-- it blows my mind that more people don't think to come here. This city is also the most artistic city I've ever been to, and that's coming from someone who is from Los Angeles. Every corner of every block has either some spectacular street art or a beautiful cathedral that looks straight out of a magazine. The French aspect of this city is to die for... I literally live above a boulangerie that has the best bread I've ever had. I've also learned a lot of French just by walking around town and speaking to the locals often! It's such a lovely place because not only does it have that French European feel, it has the stereotypical friendly Canadian vibe-- which makes being far from home even easier. I love it here, and the only thing I would change is the fact that my visa is only one year long!

Program: Work and Travel Canada

  • InterExchange responded to this review October 25, 2017 at 8:59 AM

    Love it! Thanks Araya, for your thoughts. (We love Montreal too!!) As of now, U.S. citizens are allowed to do the program twice, so maybe you'll join us again! ~James

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Host Company

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Compensation

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Professional Development

    10

  • Community

    10

Au pair in Spain

My experience as an Au Pair was incredible! I got along great with my host family. I was very comfortable from the very beginning and learned so much about Spanish culture. I even picked up the language and was able to practice it with my host family and new friends I made. I met so many people from different countries and they have become great friends for life. My time in A Coruña, Spain was so special to me and it’s a place where I’d like to go back to visit or possibly move. I still talk to my host family every couple days and have been invited back for birthdays. I learned so much about myself and the word by getting to experience another country. I would recommend any abroad program!

Program: Au Pair in Spain - Short Term

  • InterExchange responded to this review October 25, 2017 at 8:56 AM

    Sounds like an ideal experience! Learning about Spain, including the language, and learning more about yourself - that's what we hope for! Glad you're staying in touch with your hosts. Thanks for the review! ~James

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