Under Article. 13 d. Decree no. 196/2003 and subsequent amendments:
Web Site "www.internationalaupairitaly.com" is considered exclusively a service of on-line and is protected by copyright.
All contents of this site are protected by copyright laws' author, in particular the law n. 633 of 22 April 1941.

Each brand, also not recorded, and each other distinctive feature on the site is the exclusive property Gaia leonardi - International AU PIAR Italy ® - or of third parties who have allowed the 'use: so you can use them just prior written and only within the limits set out in this authorization.

The use of parts of the site is permitted only for the purpose of personal use and provided that the source is clearly identified.
It is prohibited any form of reproduction of text, image, video and music in it unless expressly authorized by Leonardi Gaia.

All site content is updated periodically, can however, be modified when publishing.
The International Agency AU PAIR Italy ® reserves the right to change the content based on the needs of publishing and variation of the same without any notice.

The International Agency AU PAIR Italy ® is in no way responsible for any direct and / or indirect damages arising from the use of links linking to the Website.

All information contained in any link connection are not under the responsibility of the International AU PAIR Italy ®

Testimony of Isabel

What did I learn during my summer in Italy? I could fill a whole book of things I learned but let's try to take it one at a time..

First, I learned to not worry so much. I know! That sounds cliché but I realized how much the American lifestyle rubbed off on me. I was acting the exact way that I preached was what I disliked about us Americans! Rushed, overbooked, and not living in the moment. So NOT Italian. I spent the first of my three months in Milan and I was completely overwhelmed with all the sightseeing I had to squish into that one month! I was trying to do too much and therefore wasn't enjoying the little things that are worth remembering. Luckily, my host family was super patient with me! I watched how the Italians handled stress and took notes. It's all about your overall view on life. If you keep your priorities in check, then you will understand most of your worries are unnecessary. Then you will realize your top priorites are and what they should be.

Second, I learned to appreciate everything in my life more. From the architecture of an old black and white marbled church tucked away in the city, to a poppy flower in the middle of a meadow that you pass every week on your runs. There is the most beauty in the most simplest of things, you must only take a moment to stop and find it. And need I mention Italian food? Not only is it delicious but how meditatively they eat is so relaxing and makes eating enjoyable. This is truly the secret to how Italians stay so skinny!

Lastly, aupairing has helped me find out about myself and grow to become a better person. This experience has put alot of things in perspective for me. It pinpoints your fears (being way outside your comfort zone) and therefore helps you get over them. This trip has honestly done me a world of good. I am a much more religious person than I would have ever dreamed I would turn out and I have accomplished exactly what I wanted in my too short of a stay.

There is a major difference between reading about how amazing a country is, and experiencing how amazing a country is. It is absolutely fascinating discovering the cultural differences between your country and theirs. It makes you feel like you are unlocking a huge secret, only you understand, and it literally feels like your brain is growing! By the way, I strongly suggest you bring a journal along to make sure you never forget your incredible experience!

Aupairing is definitely the best way for a young person to learn about a foreign culture. You are pushed out into a new world, to find new friends, and make awesome memories along the way. As long as you are an open, curious person and try to meet as many people as possible, you WILL make a new life for yourself and have another place in the world to call home. By Isabel!


Agency for the search and selection
of au pairs and host families





    iapa aniap