Annually thousands of young people from all over the world embark on a special journey by becoming au pairs. Leaving behind the familiarity of their homeland for as long as one year, au pairs travel to distant countries, where they are welcomed into another culture as a part of their host family.
Each year Au Pair International will select one au pair amidst all nominees to become our Au Pair of the Year. In addition, we select three nominees to be submitted to the National IAPA Au Pair of the Year contest where he/she will compete against other outstanding au pairs from around the world!
This year, we are proud to introduce you to our 2019 Au Pair of the Year winner and runners-up.
Congratulations to Gabriella C. of South Africa – Winner of our 2019 Au Pair of the Year Contest!
To be awarded Au Pair of the Year, we look for participants that go above and beyond to care for their host children, embody American culture, and truly become a member of their family. Gabi has embodied these traits gracefully since her arrival to the United States in July of 2017. As au pair to 4 little girls, she has been described to be a one-of-a-kind human who touches the lives of everyone blessed to meet her.
“We have “four under four” with the oldest now being 6. Our house is busy, crazy, fun and non-stop. While life is not always easy her willingness and love for our family shows no end. She is more than an extra set of hands, she is what keeps the house and family afloat.”
Congratulations to Our Runners-Up!
Au Pair International received many wonderful nominations for the Au Pair of the Year Contest this year, all of whom deserve recognition for being outstanding au pair’s to their host parents and children! Therefore, we would like to extend some heartfelt congratulations to each of our nominees, especially our two runners-up. Please click on their links below to discover why their host families nominated them for the Au Pair of the Year Award!