Brazil has been in the news in recent years, hosting worldwide sporting events such as the World Cup and the Summer Olympics. The global spotlight shone on a country that values tradition, pageantry, customs and diversity. The nation has made great economic and technological advances, and the rest of the world has taken notice. As you search for an au pair to bring into your home to care for your children, consider choosing someone from Brazi
Brazil has been in the news in recent years, hosting worldwide sporting events such as the World Cup and the Summer Olympics. The global spotlight shone on a country that values tradition, pageantry, customs and diversity. The nation has made great economic and technological advances, and the rest of the world has taken notice.
As you search for an au pair to bring into your home to care for your children, consider choosing someone from Brazil. A Brazilian au pair can teach your children much about the world, about the experiences they have enjoyed in a country undergoing so much change and sparking so much excitement, and about the beautiful Portuguese language spoken in Brazil. Your entire family will learn about:
- The importance of football — the game we call soccer — to the Brazilian way of life
- Which icons and leaders Brazilians hold dear
- What it’s like to grow up in a South American country
If you want to find an au pair from Brazil to live with you, EurAupair can assist you. We help families from the U.S. connect with au pairs from South America and other places around the world. Read on to learn more about Brazil and why you should choose an au pair from this beautiful and vibrant country.
The Benefits of Hosting an Au Pair From Brazil
When many people think of au pairs, they tend to think of Europeans. But we provide opportunities for young people from South America and other areas around the world to take care of children and study while living with an American family eager to get to know someone from a different country.
Why choose Brazil? One reason is certainly the many differences between Brazilian culture and our own. Even our national pastimes of baseball and soccer stand in contrast to each other. You can also learn a lot about global politics.
Children learn through play. Your Brazilian au pair can teach your kids games and songs from their native country that will help build cultural bridges. Learning about another person’s beliefs and traditions is a wonderful way to nurture curiosity and develop empathy, traits successful adults share.
Getting to Know Your Au Pair From Brazil
The Brazilian culture is one of the world’s most varied and diverse. Being such a big country, there are cultural differences among various regions of the country. Brazil has many Portuguese influences resulting from the colonial time: most importantly its language, architecture, most of its customs, and catholic religion. Brazilians are considered rather affectionate, warm, and tactile people.
Most Brazilians grow up with music and sports (predominantly soccer). Brazilians take pride in living a happy life and social norms do not consider punctuality as important as some other countries do. Clear communication is important so we recommend you to give clear guidance to your Brazilian au pair.
Family is one of the most important values for Brazilians. Families are usually large, and extended family members are usually close with one another. They regularly meet for family gatherings and meals. Family members are there to support each other in times of need (if going through a hard time, or just helping with child care).
It is very common for young people to live with their parents for a long time. As most universities do not provide dormitories, college students often live at home and commute, sometimes even after graduation too.
Access to post-secondary education remains a challenge, especially for people from lower economic classes. High school students must pass entrance exams to access universities. Those who can afford to attend private schools for their secondary education tend to score higher in their exams; if they don't, they may choose to continue their studies in private universities.
Most Brazilian au pairs will have gained child care experience through caring for their siblings, cousins, nephews & nieces, or neighbor’s children. Growing up with children and having them around is a big part of their lives so you can expect to Brazilian au pair to quickly warm up to your child(ren).
Obtaining a driver’s license can be difficult and is quite costly in Brazil; it costs more than a monthly minimum wage. In addition there are long wait times for driving lessons and exams. We encourage you to discuss your driving needs with au pairs during the interview process.
Learning English in schools is more and more common, although not mandatory in Brazil. Some of those interested in learning the language often attend private schools or take private classes and therefore English fluency can vary from one economic class to another.
Search Our Profiles to Find the Right Brazilian Au Pair for Your Family
Now that you know more about Brazil and its residents, we invite you to browse through our profiles below to see the au pairs we have available. You can see their child care experience, interests and comments, which can help you find the right au pair for your family. You may apply right away to host.