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German/English speaking care for Au-Pairs and exchange high school students in the South of Ireland

2 months ago

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ASE Cultural Exchange student Lisanne Schlüter from Germany, currently a student at Mount Mercy College in Cork, is an accomplished rower and top athlete. While attending school in Cork she has joined the Lee Rowing Club and has been training with them. Lisanne went to a Munster meet in Limerick on Saturday and came 2nd – single scull – she finished in her personal best time. Congratulations, Lisanne! 🤩 ... See MoreSee Less
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6 months ago

ASE Cultural Exchange
It is the sixth year in a row that ASE Cultural Exchange Ltd. is proud to donate 4% of the Au-Pair placement fees paid by our host families to UNICEF Ireland! 🤗#unicefireland #UNICEF#languageexchange #exchangeagency #culturalexchange #ireland ... See MoreSee Less
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10 months ago

ASE Cultural Exchange
Last weekend, some of our Au-Pairs and exchange students joined us on our ASE Cultural Exchange #adventuretrip: After a boat tour, we hiked through a pristine oak forest in #killarneynationalpark. 🌲 Our ASE mascot Pepsi had a great time swimming and hiking with us – and so did we with you; thank you for joining! 🌞#countykerry#languageexchange #exchangeagency#studyabroad #aupair #aupairagency #highschool #culturalexchange #ireland #aseculturalexchange #exchangestudentprogram #exchangestudent #happydays ... See MoreSee Less
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11 months ago

ASE Cultural Exchange
Today, we hope you fished out some of your #green clothes again: THE #nationalholiday that is celebrated in more countries around the world than any other, #stpatricksday, or let's say – the day everyone wants to be #irish – is celebrated today.According to tradition, Patrick came to Ireland to convert the pagan Irish to Christianity. Patrick's efforts to convert, subjugate, and drive off the #celts were eventually turned into an allegory in which he drove #snakes 🐍 out of Ireland (Fun Fact: Ireland has never had any snakes!).Tradition holds that he died on March 17. Over the following centuries, many legends grew up around Patrick and he became Ireland's foremost saint.With this little history lesson, the staff of ASE Cultural Exchange wishes you a happy St. Patrick's Day! 🍀#exchangeagency #ireland #dublin #stpatricksdayparade #irland ... See MoreSee Less
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1 years ago

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As 2021 is coming to an end, we have once again prepared another #Irish vocabulary lesson to help you impress your host family on the “Oíche Chinn Bliana” (which literally means “Year’s End Night”, the Irish equivalent for New Year’s Eve).The Irish language distinguishes between talking to one person and talking to more than one person:If you want to say “Happy New Year” to one person, you can say “Athbhliain Faoi Mhaise Duit” (pronounce it like /Ah-vleen fway vah-sha gwitch/).If you wish to say it to a group of people, it is “Athbhliain Faoi Mhaise Daoibh” (/Ah-vleen fway vah-sha jeeve/).With this little lesson in mind, the staff of ASE Cultural Exchange Ltd. wishes you and your host families a prosperous #NewYear! 🎆🎉 ... See MoreSee Less
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1 years ago

ASE Cultural Exchange
The staff of ASE Cultural Exchange is celebrating the #InternationalAuPairDay today with you (24. November)! 🎉 ... See MoreSee Less
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1 years ago

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The long-awaited photos of our last Weekend-Trip to the #cliffsofmoher, #galway, and #bunrattycastle with stops in the picturesque village of #doolin and the historic sight of #poulnabronedolmen are finally here: We had lots of fun, many smiles and a great time in total with our Au-Pairs. Thank you for joining us! 🍀 ... See MoreSee Less
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Becoming an Au pair

ASE is proud to donate 4% of your au pair placement fees (€939 in 2021) to UNICEF

What is so good about being an Au pair? Going abroad as an Au pair is a fascinating experience and, if you decide to go ahead, will require certain documentation. It offers you a unique opportunity to discover not only a foreign country, but also its people, its society and its culture. Being an Au pair is not just “a trip abroad” – it is a cultural exchange programme. There is no better way to really come to know a foreign culture than being part of that culture, living with a family. Furthermore, you learn a foreign language as it is spoken by real people, in real-life everyday situations. But as an Au pair you also find out a lot about yourself and your own culture. You will learn to see your own culture and your own society in a new light, through the eyes of a foreigner.

About Ireland/Cork

Whether you’re looking for beautiful countryside or rich heritage in the cities, you’ll find it in Ireland. So now, you’ve decided you want to go abroad as an Au pair. Where to go is your next decision. Of course, there are other possibilities, apart from Ireland. The U.K. or the U.S., for example. We admit to being a little biased, however, when we recommend Ireland as the best possible environment for an Au pair. It is a country steeped in culture and heritage, it is easily accessible from your country, it is safe, and last but not least, the people are friendly and welcoming. in your free time, a bus or train ride will take you to see spectacularly beautiful Kerry. How about going on a trip via pony and “trap” around the National Park in Killarney? Or visiting the wonderful Gap of Dunloe? Or paying a visit to the Burren in County Clare? On the other hand, maybe you’re someone who likes city life. Well why not take a train from Cork to Dublin’s Heuston Station and spend Saturday wandering around Grafton Street, drinking coffee, doing a little shopping, and soaking up the music of the buskers… Have we convinced you yet?

What ASE offers Au pairs

  • Before Au pairs arrive in Ireland, it is ASE’s policy to check and assess every host family’s suitability to our cultural exchange programme.
  • We then seek to find the best possible match for every Au pair and every family.
  • Upon her arrival, every Au pair receives a letter, welcoming her to Ireland and inviting her to an orientation meeting. She is also given a hotline number of her German-speaking contact person in Ireland.
  • A few days after her arrival, we will ring her, introduce ourselves, ask her how she is settling in and whether she has any questions. We will also provide her with the contact details of other Au pairs who live in her area.
  • Bi-weekly meetings for Au pairs take place in a typical Irish pub, the AN SPAILPIN FANACH, on South Main Street opposite the former Beamish Brewery in Cork City Centre. There, Au pairs can meet their contact person, meet other Au pairs, share their experiences, address possible issues and difficulties… and have a lot of fun.
  • Twice a year the agency organises weekend bus trips to interesting places in Ireland which might be difficult to get to without a car. We stay overnight in hostels, cook together and go out together. While the trips include a lot of sightseeing, they also offer a good opportunity to get to know other Au pairs. There is no shortage of “craic” (pronounced “crack”, Irish for “fun”!)
  • And there is more, such as Christmas parties, whale watching boat trips, and so on… keep an eye on our Events.
  • ASE Christmas Party 2017 – watch on Facebook!

English Classes

You may have just a smattering of English now. In a year, though, things will be very different. In cooperation with the Language Centre of University College Cork, Au pair Service Europe offers English classes which are specifically designed for Au pairs. The courses are available at affordable rates and have been set up with the specific requirements of Au pairs in mind. Our experienced teachers are looking forward to meeting you. The courses are offered on various levels, including a preparation course for the Cambridge Certificate. More information regarding the courses, prices etc. will be provided at the orientation meetings.

Cover for ASE Cultural Exchange
496
ASE Cultural Exchange

ASE Cultural Exchange

German/English speaking care for Au-Pairs and exchange high school students in the South of Ireland

2 months ago

ASE Cultural Exchange
ASE Cultural Exchange student Lisanne Schlüter from Germany, currently a student at Mount Mercy College in Cork, is an accomplished rower and top athlete. While attending school in Cork she has joined the Lee Rowing Club and has been training with them. Lisanne went to a Munster meet in Limerick on Saturday and came 2nd – single scull – she finished in her personal best time. Congratulations, Lisanne! 🤩 ... See MoreSee Less
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6 months ago

ASE Cultural Exchange
It is the sixth year in a row that ASE Cultural Exchange Ltd. is proud to donate 4% of the Au-Pair placement fees paid by our host families to UNICEF Ireland! 🤗#unicefireland #UNICEF#languageexchange #exchangeagency #culturalexchange #ireland ... See MoreSee Less
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10 months ago

ASE Cultural Exchange
Last weekend, some of our Au-Pairs and exchange students joined us on our ASE Cultural Exchange #adventuretrip: After a boat tour, we hiked through a pristine oak forest in #killarneynationalpark. 🌲 Our ASE mascot Pepsi had a great time swimming and hiking with us – and so did we with you; thank you for joining! 🌞#countykerry#languageexchange #exchangeagency#studyabroad #aupair #aupairagency #highschool #culturalexchange #ireland #aseculturalexchange #exchangestudentprogram #exchangestudent #happydays ... See MoreSee Less
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11 months ago

ASE Cultural Exchange
Today, we hope you fished out some of your #green clothes again: THE #nationalholiday that is celebrated in more countries around the world than any other, #stpatricksday, or let's say – the day everyone wants to be #irish – is celebrated today.According to tradition, Patrick came to Ireland to convert the pagan Irish to Christianity. Patrick's efforts to convert, subjugate, and drive off the #celts were eventually turned into an allegory in which he drove #snakes 🐍 out of Ireland (Fun Fact: Ireland has never had any snakes!).Tradition holds that he died on March 17. Over the following centuries, many legends grew up around Patrick and he became Ireland's foremost saint.With this little history lesson, the staff of ASE Cultural Exchange wishes you a happy St. Patrick's Day! 🍀#exchangeagency #ireland #dublin #stpatricksdayparade #irland ... See MoreSee Less
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1 years ago

ASE Cultural Exchange
As 2021 is coming to an end, we have once again prepared another #Irish vocabulary lesson to help you impress your host family on the “Oíche Chinn Bliana” (which literally means “Year’s End Night”, the Irish equivalent for New Year’s Eve).The Irish language distinguishes between talking to one person and talking to more than one person:If you want to say “Happy New Year” to one person, you can say “Athbhliain Faoi Mhaise Duit” (pronounce it like /Ah-vleen fway vah-sha gwitch/).If you wish to say it to a group of people, it is “Athbhliain Faoi Mhaise Daoibh” (/Ah-vleen fway vah-sha jeeve/).With this little lesson in mind, the staff of ASE Cultural Exchange Ltd. wishes you and your host families a prosperous #NewYear! 🎆🎉 ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

1 years ago

ASE Cultural Exchange
The staff of ASE Cultural Exchange is celebrating the #InternationalAuPairDay today with you (24. November)! 🎉 ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

1 years ago

ASE Cultural Exchange
The long-awaited photos of our last Weekend-Trip to the #cliffsofmoher, #galway, and #bunrattycastle with stops in the picturesque village of #doolin and the historic sight of #poulnabronedolmen are finally here: We had lots of fun, many smiles and a great time in total with our Au-Pairs. Thank you for joining us! 🍀 ... See MoreSee Less
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