au pair

An agency promoting cultural exchange, specialized in the search and selection of young au pairs and host families


International Au Pair Italy wants to give the opportunity to young people to live abroad, as guests in a family that matches their interests.. It is extremely important to know with whom we leave our children or by who you will be hosted and to have a referent on site in case of need.

International Au Pair Italy exclusively relies upon foreign partner agencies that work within host Countries and can ensure the application meets their evaluation and selection criteria.

The agency is run and managed by Gaia Leonardi, Italian mother of three daughters who are growing with the almost constant presence of young au pairs, solely and exclusively found over the years through specialized agencies: a system ensuring a good success to the cultural exchange program. After many years of experience as a host mother, she decided to set up her own agency as a great advocate for the benefits to all parties of cultural exchange programs.

Gaia feels that giving hospitality to a young foreigner, from an environment culturally similar to ours but with different habits, is a personally enriching experience to the whole family.
Without forgetting the importance for children of listening to people communicate in a language other than their own (in most cases the language used is English).

Through an interview process International Au Pair Italy strives to make the best possible matches between au pair and host families personalizing each research.

Gaia Leonardi with International Au Pair Italy, through a careful and meticulous selection, wants to be sure about and ensure you eligibility to take part in the cultural exchange programme, thus offering at the same time ultimate assistance and personalization for each search.

International Au Pair Italy complies with the rules and principles summed up by the European Committee in the standards for au pair young people (ECAPS), as well as with the European and Italian set of rules (EC Regulation No.68, Strasbourg, 24 Nov. 1969, Italian Law 304/1973).


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