So you want to travel. You want to see the world. You want to be wanderlust. You have saved up enough money to buy a plane ticket and a few months abroad… but you know what would be better? Getting paid as you lived abroad. So after much googling, you’ve decided the path for you is au pairing. You were really good at babysitting anyways throughout high school, so what a great way to travel! Even though it is a great way to travel and indulge yourself in another culture, here are a few things you really will not realize until you have reached the other side of the world starting your new job with a family you barely know.