International Au Pair Italy®

An agency promoting cultural exchange,

specialised in the search and selection of young au pairs and host families.

Work and Travel experiences in Italy and around the world!

International Au Pair Italy wants to give the opportunity to young people to live abroad, as guests in a host 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 has been founded and managed by Gaia Leonardi, Italian mother of three daughters who have grown with the almost constant presence of young au pairs.

After many years of experience as a host mother, she decided to set up this agency as a great advocate for the benefits to all parties of cultural exchange programs.

During many years of experience, International Au Pair Italy have started to wide its offer with programmes which support young travellers that wish to make the best educational experience of their life!

With partners all around the world we offer a wide range of programmes: Au Pair, Tutor, Work and Travel, Summer Camps and more.


International Au Pair Italy believes 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 personalising 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).

We are members of IAPA since 2009 and uphold high industry standards of quality in our programmes and our service to Au Pairs, Demi Pair, Tutor,  Au Pair Families and Partner agencies.

Au Pairs, Demi Pairs and Tutor placed with us can be assured of an efficient supportive agency.

Once an applicant will arrive to one of our host family we kindly ask her to get in contact with us through aupair@internationalaupairitaly.com  to be put in contact with the other Aupairs  already in Italy and for any other help she can need.

Our applicants will always have an emergency bed  in case of troubles with the host family, as well she will have always the opportunity to be moved  in another host family.

We wish to guarantee to all our candidates an assistance 24/7.

Are you ready to enjoy a second home with new friends, discover new interests, put your skills to the test, get to know yourself better and add an international reference to your resume?