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Rishee, her Au Pair story in Turkey

by Rishee on Mar 09, 2020
Becoming an Au Pair in Turkey - Rishee's experience

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Finding a host family wasn't easy for me. It took me three years to find an amazing family. Yes, you heard it right, three years. I even deleted my account after sometime since I thought aupairing isn't for me. But I was so determined so I made an account again.

After a month of having an account again, a family added me as their favorite. After a week, I got a message from this host family asking me basic questions and wanting to interview me on Skype. So they did the interview and told me to wait for a week for their decision. After a long week of waiting, they finally made the decision to make me as their aupair. They helped me processed all my documents here in the Philippines and they even shouldered all the expenses. After 2 months of processing my working visa, everything was ready.

Last September 30, 2019, I stepped foot in this beautiful, amazing country - Istanbul, Turkey. I've been with the family for 4months now and I would say they were the perfect family for me! The family has treated me as part of their family. They're very understanding about my culture and lifestyle especially with the food. They provided me with everything that I need - like literally everything even with personal stuffs. They take me with them anywhere they go, showing me places here in Istanbul. We even got to visit Morocco for a family vacation. They have two lovely kids, 7 years old and 19months old.
To all aupairs who haven't found a host family yet, don't you ever give up. The right family will come to you at the right time. You just got to be patient and persistent. I spent long nights looking for a host family and now I finally got the perfect fit for me. So if you ever feel like giving up, dont. Just dont. Everything happens for a reason. But I got to tell you though, being an aupair isn't just about traveling abroad. Its about  welcoming a new culture, new lifestyle, and of course a bigger responsibility. Its not just about looking after the kids- it's about making memories with them and seeing them grow with you. Its also about you being able to sing, draw, dance, and entertain them in any way that you can. Yes, it might be challenging but it can also be self rewarding. You will learn how to be more responsible, more patient, more understanding, and more affectionate. So there you go, best wishes and good luck to all my co aupairs out there! 

Video: Interview with an Au Pair in Turkey – Meet Rishee

In the following video Rishee tells us about her experience being an Au Pair during the Corona crisis and gives advice to future Au Pairs.

Do it like Rishee! Click here to start your search for a lovely Host Family:

Some Thoughts...
May, 22, 2020 - 07:05 pm
I need more advice and to find the family because I sent a lot of requests but with nothing
, | May, 25, 2020 - 08:05 am
Hello Ahmed,

Thank you for your comment! Here you can find our 7 steps of becoming an Au Pair:

It is true that, as a man, you will probably need more time to find a suitable family since most Host Families are rather looking for a female Au Pair. But don't give up - your match might just be around the corner!
Jun, 12, 2020 - 08:06 pm
I need more advice and to find the family because I sent a lot of requests but with nothing
, | Jun, 15, 2020 - 09:06 am
Hello Mohamed,

Thank you for your comment. We see that male Au Pairs often have a hard time finding a Host Family. But there are some things that you can do to improve your chances:
- Have a look at our article on how to make your profile look appealing to families:
- Furthermore, we recommend sending 10-15 messages per day to get in touch with families.

We wish you all the best in your search!
Feb, 03, 2021 - 04:02 pm
I need more advice, I saw a website page searching for a staff in USA New York city last 2 weeks the man told me to send my Cv to him on whatssap but latter refer me to in Washington DC 20036 I haven't pay any payments but the family have been processing my work permit to New York. Please I just want to know if I should make my payment or not, because am try to avoid fraud
, | Feb, 08, 2021 - 09:02 am
Hello Adeyinka,

Thank you for your comment. At the moment, it is not allowed to enter the US, even for qualified workers it is next to impossible to get a working visa at the moment. Generally, if you become an Au Pair in the US, it is always the agency who helps you with the visa, never the family. They cannot issue an Au Pair visa for you. In sum, it seems like you are in touch with a scammer and we highly recommend to stop the contact. You should never send any payments abroad if you do not know this person. It is safer to find a Host Family on a serious platform like and then wait for the embassies to start working again.

We hope this was helpful!
Feb, 16, 2023 - 11:02 am
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