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Au Pair in France with Geovisions Au Pair in France with Geovisions Au Pair in France
Becoming an au pair in France is a serious position … and while you do get paid to travel … your main responsibilities are the children you care for. While you might consider yourself patient, fun-loving and perfect for a job like this … think about how responsible you are and your previous experience with children under your care. If you’re ready … we have incredible families who need you right away, living in amazing locations in France.

Do you enjoy helping children with homework, assisting in keeping children's rooms and play areas clean, preparing snacks and meals for children, and dropping them off or picking them up from school or activities? If the answer is "yes" then this program is definitely for you.

You will earn €80/week.

From $859
Dates: For the summer, June/July is the preferred arrival time for the 3 month program. September is the preferred arrival time for the 10-12 month program but we can normally find longer placements anytime during the year.
Contact: GeoVisions, 63 Whitfield St. Guilford, CT 06437.
Tel.: 203-453-5838. Toll free 1-877-949-9998.

Teach English in France with InterExchange Working Abroad
Our Teach English in France programs give students and young adults from North America the chance to be completely immersed in French culture. Participants choose from providing private family lessons in exchange for room and board, or teaching in a Paris classroom. Placements are in beautiful Lille or Paris and their surrounding suburbs and require just 15 hours of language instruction a week. Use your free time to take French classes and explore the beautiful City of Lights!
Teaching English in France with Working Abroad Dates: Year-round; 1-3 months
Cost: $695
Contact: InterExchange Working Abroad, 100 Wall Street, Suite 301, New York, NY 10005
Tel.: 212.924.0446; toll-free: 1.800.597.3675

In Paris, look for the publication France-USA Contacts, which carries job ads. You can place an ad in the print and/or online edition either via the FUSAC website at

American Church in Paris, 65 quai d'Orsay, 75007 Paris, France; tel: +33 (0)1 40 62 05 00 and the American Cathedral, 23 Ave George V, Paris 75008. Both churches feature notice boards that you can consult while in Paris. They offer volunteering opportunities in their own programs as well as occasional career forums for job seekers.

American Village Camps, Language counselors, TEFL teachers and other staff for several different American-style English immersion camps in France year-round, including summer. Knowledge of French not required. Camps create a positive environment where it is fun, natural and necessary to use English. Seek energetic, creative, initiative-takers who are native English speakers and love working with children. Counselors live in the camp and create, organize, and lead activities and English classes. This is a paid position, and room and board is included.

API Tutor Abroad in France. API’s tutor abroad program consists of a guaranteed position to serve as a conversational English tutor in a French family from 1-3 months in duration. Participants are able to join this program at various times throughout the year, and are expected to contributed 15 hours per week toward tutoring members of the host family in conversational English. In exchange, the API participant gets to live with a host family, have most meals covered, and experience the wonders of living in France! Contact:,

CEI Paris — Centre d’Echanges Internationaux,, Work in France department can assist higher education students over 18 from outside Europe to obtain temporary work permits to work and travel in France for 4-12 months starting any time. All candidates must be conversant in French.

Cultural Vistas offers a variety of internships in France.

Eurolingua Institute,, Paid work experience in the hospitality industry of Francej via this language school.

Embassy of France: The Teaching Assistant Program in France offers you the opportunity to work in France for 7 months teaching English to French elementary and secondary school students. Each year, nearly 1,100 American citizens aged between 20-35 and permanent residents teach in public schools across all regions of metropolitan France and in the overseas departments of French Guyana, Guadeloupe, Martinique and Réunion. The program offers a monthly stipend of €790 (net). Contact:

Fédération Unie des Auberges de Jeunesse, 27 rue Pajol, 75018 Paris, France; 001-33-1 44 89 87 27; French youth hostels association offers short-term work (catering, reception, sports, instruction, etc.) at its member hostels throughout France. Applications must be sent to individual hostels. FUAJ also organizes voluntary workcamps to renovate hostels.

French American Center in Montpellier, 4 rue St. Louis, Montpellier 34000, France; 011-33-4-67-92-30-66. Details available from French-American Center of Provence, Inc., 198 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10013; 212-343-2675. Arranges au pair placements for Americans aged 18-25 with families in the Languedoc region plus internships in local businesses,

French American Chamber of Commerce, 1350 Broadway, Suite 2101, New York, NY 10018 USA; 212-867-0123;; Oversees an International Career Development Program for candidates aged 18-35. Internships in private-sector companies are normally open to graduates with relevant professional experience.

La Giraudiere: Work and Stay in Southwest France helping a learning project. Work and experience the French lifestyle at La Giraudiere, where people from around the world help restore and renovate a small hamlet, a place of learning that is being brought back to life at the same time adding to the lives of those who help make it happen. All kinds of skills are required to help supervise the volunteer and internship programs. In return for your work you will receive accommodations, 3 meals a day, advice, french lessons, training, excursions, transfers, and so much more! Contact:,

REMPART, Needs volunteers to care for endangered monuments throughout France.

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