JCR's cultural exchange au pair program in Greece
SORRY, THIS PROGRAM IS TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE. CHECK BACK FOR SUMMER 2008 OR ASK US ABOUT ITALY, SPAIN OR FRANCE.
AU-PAIR in GREECE
In the summer, life in Greece is geared to summer holidays, with good food, warm sunshine, idyllic beaches and making the most of the fabulous weather. Greek families need child care during this summer period which is from mid June to mid September each year. JCR accepts applications for Greece all year round, but the majority of opportunites are as a summer aupair. You will probably be placed on one of the islands, Ithaca, Rhodes, Mykonos, Corfu, Crete or one of the many islands around the coast.
YOU AND YOUR HOST PARENTS
Greek families are very mediteranean in their outlook on life. They will expect you to fit in and take things in your stride. You will be responsible for everything to do with their children and you can expect to work a few hours every day during your three month stay. You will have three mornings per week free and one weekend per month to yourself to explore Greece. For the rest of the time, your host family expects you to provide safe, loving, reliable child care assistance for their children for between 25 and 35 hours per week as well as two nights baby-sitting. You may be responsible for bathing and feeding the children, playing games and keeping them occupied during their summer vacation. It is possible to be an aupir in Greece at other times, but may take a little longer to find a position. You will be responsible for the children's laundry, keeping their rooms clean and neat, meal preparation for the children as well as help with grocery shopping and other family chores. Family life is warm, cosy and affectionate.
We provide you with information about your host family and they will call you for an interview. Often you will choose a family based on mutual expectations and hobbies and interests, or they may just sound right. Should the unlikely case of an exploitative situation occur, JCR will remove you and arrange for you to stay in a safe house and where possible place you with another family.
WHAT IT IS LIKE TO BE A JCR AU-PAIR IN GREECE
When you become a JCR Au-pair you will:
ACCEPTANCE BY JCR FOR THE GREEK AUPAIR PROGRAM
To apply you
IF YOU WISH TO BE A SUMMER AUPAIR YOUR APPLICATION MUST BE COMPLETE BY THE END OF MARCH.