A very close girlfriend of mine is seeking an English speaking au pair
(with Mandarin language skill will be super), it will be a one-year term starting March 2010. She lives in Bern, Switzerland (German speaking region) with her Swiss husband, they are expecting their second baby. Winter is cold in Switzerland (but you can go skiing in Davos:) but overall, I think its a great place to live - extremely safe and living standards are extremely high, it kind of reminds me of Japan, with much less people though.
This will be a great opportunity particularly for college graduates. If you or someone you know are interested, please send me
an email for more details.