Making New Friends During Your Program

Moving to a new country where you do not comfortably speak the language or know anyone can be incredibly intimidating. Below are some places au pairs can meet new people to make friends!

Language Classes
One of the best places to meet other Au Pairs is at your language classes. Most Au Pairs will attend language classes to complete their educational component, so depending on the school you might meet other au pairs in your classes!
Facebook – Au Pair Groups

There are a bunch of Facebook groups out there devoted to Au Pairs or International students. All you have to do is search ‘Au Pair’, join the group, and then you can read other people’s posts and create your own posts!

Ask Your Host Family

Ask your host parents if they have friends who also have an au pair or if they know anyone your age that you can connect with.


Volunteering is a great way to get the most out of your experience in the U.S.A. while making new friends and helping others. It’s a great opportunity to connect with others in your community who have the same interests.