Au Pair in Australia Program Just Added by InterExchange Working Abroad

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InterExchange Working Abroad has just expanded its Australian program offerings to include a new Au Pair in Australia program. This is the third program InterExchange offers in Australia.

This is an inexpensive way for young people or college students to spend up to a year in Australia.

With Australia’s popularity as a travel destination for adventure seekers, InterExchange has created yet another option for young people who wish to work while they travel.

The Au Pair in Australia program is a cultural exchange program that matches young, responsible Americans with Australian host families who need live-in childcare. Families agree to host the participant for six months, in exchange for approximately 25 to 45 hours of childcare per week. Participants receive a private room, meals, a weekly cash stipend, two days off every week, and the freedom to explore Australia for up to six additional months after their program ends.

The program is currently open to young people between the ages of 19 and 30. “This is an inexpensive way for young people or college students to spend up to a year in Australia.” says Tara Cavanagh, Working Abroad Program Manager. “It gives them a steady income, a reliable place to live, and a chance to make new friends while they live abroad.” During the second six months of the program, participants are free to set out for their dream Australian adventure. Since these young people are far away from home, Ms. Cavanagh adds, “Their parents also really appreciate knowing that InterExchange is there to provide 24-hour support for them if they should need it during their trip.”

InterExchange offers two additional programs in Australia. The Work & Travel Australia Program lets participants take short-term seasonal jobs that suit their skills and interests. The Volunteer in Australia Program is for young people who are passionate about environmental conservation. The program places participants in eco-friendly volunteer positions around Australia, preserving endangered ecosystems and wildlife habitats.

InterExchange, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting cultural awareness through a variety of work exchange programs. For more than 40 years, InterExchange (http://www.InterExchange.org) has been providing cultural exchange opportunities to students, professionals, families, and employers from all over the world.

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