Au Pair in Turkey

Au Pair in Turkey

A richly historical land with some of the best cuisine you will ever taste, one of the world’s greatest cities.

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The French term au pair means on par or equal. GeoVisions Au Pairs travel to Turkey to experience Turkish life while living with a Turkish family and caring for their children in exchange for room, board and a monthly salary.  Being an Au Pair in Turkey is one of the best international jobs there is.

This is a great program if you want to travel and earn money at the same time!  Add to that great combo a loving host family where you will have all of your meals, a private bedroom and all the support you need.

Some of our au pairs tell us the bond they form with their host family can last a lifetime.  We know some au pairs who actually fly back a few years later for a reunion or to attend a milestone event for one of the children they cared for.  You will be able to participate in family activities, share cultures, make friends in your new community and with other au pairs in the area … a built in social network to make your time abroad a lot more fun, exciting and rewarding.

Becoming an au pair in Turkey is a serious position … and while you do get paid to travel … your main responsibilities are the children you care for.  While you might consider yourself patient, fun-loving and perfect for a job like this … think about how responsible you are and your previous experience with children under your care.  If you’re ready … we have incredible families who need you right away, living in amazing locations in Turkey.

  • Do you enjoy helping children with homework, assisting in keeping children’s rooms and play areas clean, preparing snacks and meals for children, and dropping them off or picking them up from school or activities? If the answer is “yes” then working as an Au Pair in Turkey is definitely for you.

  • Aside from earning money while you travel, our Au Pairs have the opportunity to learn more about children and influence their lives. As an Au Pair you develop more self-confidence and become more independent. Living with a host family in their own country gives you an amazing insight into that county’s culture, values and people.

  • If you work 2 - 4 months you begin in May. If you want to stay 6, 9 or 12 months, you begin working in September.
  • $899 for 2 - 4 months and $929 for 6+ months.
  • Earn $150 – $200 per week stipend.

    Some families pay a completion bonus at the end of a successful program.

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Over the years we have met au pairs who have had horrible experiences when they thought they are going into a fantastic overseas au pair job only to find out the family where they were living was not screened, families dismissed au pairs routinely without paying them, and there was no one to turn to for help and support. No one to look out for them.

At GeoVisions, we have pre-screened the families and the position and in some cases, we have placed au pairs with that family before. We make sure you’re being paid the highest salary possible. We provide a formal orientation, and we provide a person in-country to help you and to be there for you. You will meet other au pairs just like you and we provide social activities with other au pairs. In fact, if your placement doesn’t work out, we will move you to another family (based on circumstances).

Most of the Au Pair placements are in Istanbul, the “Cultural Capital of Europe” (2010), and the legendary Capital of Great Civilizations for 8000 years.  Istanbul is the only city in the world built on 2 continents!  Visit Asia and Europe on the same day in less than 15 minutes!

In Turkey, the Au Pairs’ role is to teach the children their native language through interaction.  There is a “completion bonus” at the end of the program.

Au Pairs in Turkey Must:

  • Be between 20 and 28 with at least a high school diploma.
  • Have previous childcare/babysitting experience, and a genuine love of children.
  • Be able to commit to at least 3 months as an au pair.  Either May to September or September to April.
  • Attend Turkish language classes while in Turkey if staying longer than 90 days.
  • If staying longer than 90 days, a student visa is necessary.  The visa can be obtained through the Turkish Consulate in the US.  Please allow adequate time to receive your visa.
  • Have basic skills in Turkish to help “break the ice” with your host family, if staying less than 90 days.  If staying longer than 90 days, au pairs can enroll in a Turkish language school a few hours/week.
  • Be able to swim.
  • Be a non-smoker.

Information on Turkish Host Families:

  • Location: Mainly in Istanbul area.
  • Age of Children: Most families have children between the ages of three and ten years old.
  • Expectations for Au Pair:  Help teach & improve the children’s spoken english by speaking/interacting with them.  Help with their homework/summer workbooks, and basic school skills.  If they are preschool children use creative/educational activities, artwork & crafts, teach the children songs, play active outdoor games, teach them how to swim, but most importantly be a caring “big sister”.
  • The Au Pair should take part in the family life and routine.

Au Pairs in Turkey Receive:

  • Placement with a carefully screened family.
  • Private room and full board.
  • A stipend of $150-200/week for working 35-40 hours/week. A stipend of $250/week for working 48 hours/week (in the summer mainly).
  • Orientation in Turkey.
  • In-country support.
  • Assistance in identifying a suitable Turkish language school near the host family.
  • The opportunity to attend a Turkish language school
  • Minimally, one week off for each 6 months that an au pair works.
  • Medical and accident insurance coverage.

Au Pair Responsibilities Include:

  • Living with the host family as a member of the family and the desire for a strong cross-cultural relationship.
  • Helping with babysitting, child care and most importantly teach their language through interaction.
  • Assisting Turkish family with English language.
  • Adjusting to the Turkish culture and customs, while sharing the American culture and language with the host family.

  • We can accept applicants year round on a case-by-case basis. Keep in mind also that most intakes are in May for short-term assignments and September for long-term assignments.

  • 8 hours/day.  For example 4 hours in the morning, 3 hours in the afternoon, and one hour at bedtime/story time.

  • INCLUDED.  A formal orientation is given in Istanbul.

  • A knowledge of some Turkish is recommended but not required, based on length of stay and if you will take language courses.

  • Available at additional cost. It will be necessary to enroll in courses if you are staying more than 90 days.

  • 20 – 28 years of age.

  • Currently, almost all of the placements are in and around Istanbul.

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  • Proof of travel insurance is required. Due to the ever-changing insurance laws in the United States, extensive medical and accident insurance along with emergency evacuation, baggage loss and delay, trip delay and LiveTravel™ emergency assistance is included in your program fee, but only if you live in the United States or Canada (does not include Quebec). To be helpful to our participants living outside those areas we provide each of you a $50 credit on your final program fee to help with your insurance. And for the record, it makes no sense to us either.

  • Included. Most of the time Turkish host families meet you at the airport or the train station. This will be worked out long before you arrive in Turkey.

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  • Included. You will stay with a Turkish family and have a private bedroom.

  • 3 meals per day are included when you are with your host family. When you are traveling on your own, you will need to provide your own meals.

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