Information for young people about Germany

You're interested in spending some time in Germany, learning the German language or you're simply looking for some information on the country? Then you have come to the right place!

In this section of the website, we're providing you with information about youth mobility, international meetings and programmes in Germany. Besides basic information on topics such as travelling and accomodation, we're also introducing German organisations that are active in the areas of international exchange, information on sponsorship opportunities, on German language courses and on jobs and internships.

More Information links about studying, working, voluntary work and travelling in Germany (and the other European countries) can be found in the information box below!

  1. General Information
  2. Volunteering
  3. Au pair
  4. Education & Training
  5. Studying
  6. Jobs & Internships
  7. Permanent work
  8. Grants & Funding
  9. Learning German
  10. Travelling & Accomodation

    Au pair stays are one of the oldest forms of European mobility. The French word “au pair” means “mutually” and stands for a young person living abroad with another family. Approximately 7.000 young men and women come to Germany as au pair every year. They help with childcare and household duties and receive pocket money in return. One of the primary aims of an au pair stay is to develop strong language skills. Au pairs are supposed to learn the language of their host country and develop cultural competences.

    Most of them make enriching experiences which they remember for the rest of their lives, but some of them also make bad experiences. That’s why it is very important to be well prepared for your stay and to know your rights and duties and where you can get help if you are in trouble.

    IJAB created the package “BE AU PAIR – choose those who care” to give you all the necessary information about au pair stays.