“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page” St. Augustine”
ETAPE specializes in recruiting students and non-students from all ages, providing them with unique and affordable quality exchange cultural travel programs around the world. We are proud and confident working with one of the oldest and most respectable agencies in Europe, a founding member of WYSE (World Youth Student & Educational Travel) and IAPA (International Au Pair Association).
Our correspondent placement agency was established in France-Nice in 1984 to meet the growing demands to match young foreigners, boys or girls between 18 and 27 or older, with preselected European families, in need for English speaking Tutors or Au-Pair Nannies. Needless to say that the families and the applicants, both found tremendous benefits in this unique cultural exchange programs: the opportunity to be totally immersed in a foreign cultural and language environment.
ETAPE’s most popular programs are:
1) Become an English Tutor in one of the selected countries, and live full board accommodations with a European family from 1 to 3 months, in exchange for 15 hours per week, of conversing in English! Stipend is not expected in this program, but may be possible if extra tutoring hours are requested by the family.
2) Or become an Au-Pair Nanny and get a Work Visa valid for 6 to 12 months, with full board accommodations with a European family, plus car and health insurance, in return to 30 to 40 hours a week of light work and babysitting, taking kids to school etc. You will earn a stipend of approximately $100 a week.
In both programs, you will have the opportunity to learn the language of the host country and travel around during or after your stay in Europe. ETAPE with our correspondent agencies, ISIC and STA Travel will assist you in planning your trips around.
For Tutoring Program, the placement should not take more than 1 month, provided you have all your travel documents.
For the Au-Pair Nanny Program, the placement process may take longer because of the Work Visa issues.
Because our correspondent agency is located in Nice-France, and because there is a larger demands from French families for American and Canadian English native speaking Tutors, we recommend France as your first choice. However, applicants for Italy, Spain and Germany are also welcome!
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