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CULTURAL EXCHANGE AND AU PAIR PROGRAM

CEAP connects us through the Au Pair program and different cultural exchanges.

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Project Description

ABOUT US
We are a Spanish agency located in Extremadura with a long background and specialization in au pair programs for Spanish families, as well as other types of cultural exchange programs in and outside of Spain, welcoming foreign students and offering families and Spanish students the best options to enjoy programs of different durations abroad.

We offer families, au pairs, and students a professional and personalized service tailored to their needs, with the aim of giving them the best solution for each person and helping them enjoy the most pleasant and productive experience possible.


AU PAIR PROGRAM
The Au Pair Program is an arrangement that allows young people between 18 and 30 years old to spend a long time in a foreign country in order to learn the language of that country.

The au pair will live in a family as an equal family member, and the host family will provide accommodation, full board and pocket money 70€ per week in Spain. The relationship between the au pair and the family is absolutely personal, and its success will generally depend on the family’s willingness to help the au pair to organize her/his studies and free time, as well as the au pair’s willingness to carry out her/his duties. Under no circumstances should this arrangement be considered as a domestic service.

Au Pairs are considered “older brothers or sisters” by children, and are expected to become additional members of the host family. For both parties, the Au Pair program is an excellent way to be part of a cultural exchange and an opportunity to get to know something new and interesting.

More information about the Au Pair Program in Spain can be found on our website https://ceapspain.com/en/au-pair-program/.


CULTURAL EXCHANGES
From CEAP we offer a wide range of experiences related to cultural exchanges, whose main objective is the promotion of international mobility and intercultural learning for young people. It is an opportunity for all those from 13 years to live an international experience in contact with other young people from different cultures and countries.

During these moments of aggregation, not only the personal growth of young people is encouraged, but also an effective exchange of knowledge, points of view, ideas and initiatives between people with different cultural backgrounds. For these reasons, international exchanges are a valuable opportunity for intercultural, social and linguistic learning.

Describing an exchange is often difficult because each experience of this kind is unique and strongly characterized by the human aspect. There are innumerable possibilities to live this experience to the fullest, from courses or summer camps to courses abroad of an entire academic year.

Think of a destination and ask us about our programs, you will surely find what you are looking for.


OUR TEAM
Our team is specialized in the different programs we offer, we have extensive experience in cultural exchanges with a wide network of contacts and collaborations in different countries. Our agency offers the most varied offer of programs that adapt to the needs and requirements of our clients.

At CEAP we offer to help you find together the program that suits you best, so we will inform you and help you make the decision that best suits your needs according to your wishes, lifestyle and preferences, taking into account the objectives to be achieved .

Throughout the process, a member of our team will always be available to you, in order to clear all doubts or questions that may arise. Trust us, we will find what you are looking for.

The search for excellence in our work, the seriousness that characterizes us, as well as the quality of the programs offered, in addition to the rigorous selection of our staff abroad, and always giving personalized attention to the participants of all our programs keeps us growing and makes our customers happy.
Our team is a family made up of cultural exchange participants.


FUNDING
All funding so far came from the private budget of Virginia Romero Pinto, the founder of CEAP, and we are now seeking funding to make a global impact. Funding will be spent to involve as many people as possible in cultural exchanges from different parts of the world.

Thank you for learning more about us, and thank you for considering supporting us in our mission to connect the world.

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The Project FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

What do we offer?

It is primarily child care, light housework and language teaching. The work will last between 5/6 hours a day from Monday to Friday (between 25 and 30 hours a week), including hours dedicated to babysitting. During periods of school vacations and if the family needs it, the au pair may be required to provide additional services for which they will also be paid additional pocket money depending on the extra help received.

Importantly, we must not forget that the au pair program is intended for people who want to learn the language and culture of the host family, so, although they can teach their language to the family, they should not be speaking all day in their own language or any other language.

Advantages and program benefits

The au pair must be paid the amount of 70€ for approximately 25-30 hours a week, and with extra money or free time for additional work. The au pair will work 6 hours a day, and can never be made to work more than two hours extra. Most families pay the monthly transportation fee, accommodation in a separate room and full board 7 days a week. The au pair will have enough time to attend Spanish language courses or improve their cultural and professional training and their weekly rest will be full Saturdays and Sundays. After a stay with the family of 6 months the au pair will have 1 week of vacation paid for by the family, or 2 weeks after a 1 year stay with the family.

In any case, the cost of travel and studies in Spain is covered by the au pair, as well as the costs of the Spanish courses attended in Spain, while in most cases the cost of of insurance is shared. Habitants of the EU are covered by health insurance within the countries of the union. If the au pair does not live in the European Union or can not receive this insurance for any reason, he/she must get another insurance valid for his/her whole stay before his/her departure.

HOST FAMILIES:

This is an ideal solution for those families who want to have a quality service for the care of their children, giving them the opportunity to learn other languages.
The duration of the program depends on the needs of each family and the time in which the candidate is willing to live in another country. The duration of stay can be between 1 to 3 months up to a year.

At our agency we prepare a detailed profile of the families and a complete profile of each au pair. We make a pre-selection of all the files that we have and we provide the host families with profiles that best fit their needs and their form of life. In any case, we guarantee the families that if two months from the arrival of the au pair at the home of the host family, things are not going as expected in principle or, if coexistence is impossible, there is a possibility of changing the au pair for another one that best suits the requirements of the applicants. Although these situations rarely occur, we are willing to do everything possible so that our clients enjoy this experience with total peace of mind and security.

The great cultural exchange is one of the main advantages of having an Au Pair. As part of the program, participants will share with the family intricacies of their culture and language. This helps children have an international experience without leaving home. Similarly, living with a native speaker of English, French, German, etc makes it easier for children to learn a new language and put it into practice.

Without a doubt, this ability will open many doors for the future.

The Au Pair becomes a new member more of the family, and coexistence will help participants discover first-hand the family’s habits (education, schedules, responsibilities, etc.). Likewise, by living in the family’s home, the Au Pairs gain more flexibility and confidence, security and tranquility.

The relationship between the host family and the Au Pair generally goes beyond a employment relationship: the Au Pair becomes a family member, an older brother / sister and, often, the contact persists beyond the actual stay of the Au Pair.

Contact us to be a host family, and you will live a unique experience.

DO YOU WANT TO BE AN AU PAIR?

General requirements

  • Age 18 to 30 on the date of arrival (varies by country of destination)
  • Minimum availability for 6 months throughout the school year. In summer there are
    families that accept 2-3 month stays, but that is the minimum. In the USA the minimum
    stay is 12 months.
  • Have experience and interest in working with children. Be able to provide references
    for child care. If you do not have many references, we recommend you offer yourself in
    your community to volunteer with children or contact nurseries that accept volunteers to
    help them, and thus be able to accumulate experience and references.
  • You must like children and have the ability to deal with them.
    It is advisable to have an English level: Basic / Intermediate, enough to have simple
    conversations.
  • Be an open, flexible and prepared person to adapt to the new country and its culture.
  • Single and without children
  • Be a non-smoker or be willing not to smoke at home or in the presence of children.
  • Health status suitable for living and working with children.
  • Absence of criminal record
  • Qualification for child care highly valued
  • Driving license will be assessed
  • First aid certificate will be highly valued and some families require it.

 

 

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