Au Pairing in Norway is especially appealing, owing to the high quality of life in the country. Norway has one of the highest standards of living in Europe, and this allows the Au Pair benefits that may not be offered in other countries. Many families own holiday homes for family breaks, and indulge their children in extensive leisure activities, of which the Au Pair will be a part.
Becoming part of the Au Pair program in Norway is an ideal opportunity to learn the Scandinavian language and discover the beautiful country. With a required budget for language lessons, provided by the host family, you have the perfect chance to learn the language and engage in cultural activities.
Aside from the payment of language lessons, a small budget is provided for Au Pairs in return for light housework and childcare services. This may include taking the children to school or to other classes, helping with the family ironing, or doing the food shopping. The pocket money given can provide you with a chance to travel across the charming country during holidays, and practice your growing language skills.
If you are from an EU member state, a visa for Norway is not necessary for a stay under three months. However, since Au Pair programs usually exceed this time frame, it is highly recommended that a visa be acquired before becoming part of the Au Pair program.
The Scandinavian countries are unique to Europe with their vast and sparsely populated landscapes. With Norway’s small population of only 4.5 million people, large cities are a rarity, and Au Pairs looking to discover nature will find themselves right at home in any one of the county’s charming towns, or small cities.