The Grateful Au Pair

Au pairs are sharing some thoughts this Thanksgiving week and throughout the end of the year about their incredible cross-cultural adventure ...let these few inspire you...more to come... Jamileth from Peru, living in NV is grateful for: "Giving me a new opportunity to live. Because I came out from my comfort zone and could live, [...]

By |2022-11-22T19:32:26-05:00November 22nd, 2022|Blog|Comments Off on The Grateful Au Pair

Au Pairs Invited to Apply for the BridgeUSA Leadership Development Program

Deadline December 1, 2022 Au pairs who love to learn, who care about the world around them and who want to understand more about how their exchange experience can help build bridges between their home country and the US are encourage to apply!   The application is now open for the 4th BridgeUSA Leadership Development [...]

By |2022-11-11T13:34:53-05:00November 11th, 2022|Blog|Comments Off on Au Pairs Invited to Apply for the BridgeUSA Leadership Development Program

Diwali: Festival of Lights

This year, October 24 is Diwali, a Festival of Lights or the triumph of good over evil in India and many parts of the Hindu, Sikh and Jain world.  The main day of the 5 day celebration takes place on the new moon, so the darkest night is filled with light.  Special foods and family [...]

By |2022-10-24T12:56:34-04:00October 21st, 2022|Blog|Comments Off on Diwali: Festival of Lights

UN Peace Day Winner and Submissions 2022

September 21 is the globally celebrated International Day of Peace! Au Pair in America again held our annual Peace Day Contest. APIA celebrates peace by standing up against acts of hate online and off-line and by spreading compassion, kindness and hope as we recover and build a more beautiful and equitable world. Au Pairs were [...]

By |2022-10-14T19:21:32-04:00October 14th, 2022|2022 Peace Day Winners and Submissions, Blog|Comments Off on UN Peace Day Winner and Submissions 2022

Happy Latinx Heritage Month

Latinx Heritage Month: September 15 – October 15   Sanchez Family, 1921, Courtesy of Anna Rios Bermudez. From September 15 to October 15, the Latino community comes together to celebrate the “histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.” The observation began in 1968 as Hispanic [...]

By |2022-10-05T15:01:23-04:00October 3rd, 2022|Blog|Comments Off on Happy Latinx Heritage Month

Peace Day Thoughts – Self Love

GA caught up with Taina from Brazil about their vision of peace in light up the upcoming Peace Day on September 21.  They were driving during their day as an au pair, having some really deep thoughts, and what came out was magical, poetic, authentic and, we think, so wise for someone who loves themselves unconditionally [...]

By |2022-09-09T12:04:13-04:00September 7th, 2022|Blog|Comments Off on Peace Day Thoughts – Self Love

Exchange Day (August 1) Celebrations and Donations

(Jeremy of Intermezzo Salon, Christina from Norway, and Jenny her host mom)   The J-1 visa brings thousands of participants each year to the US to experience our culture and language.  It has been customary for programs to celebrate by eating, playing and giving.  This year, au pairs donated shoes! Christina from Norway and her [...]

By |2022-08-07T16:42:07-04:00August 4th, 2022|Blog|Comments Off on Exchange Day (August 1) Celebrations and Donations

Juneteenth – Learn More and Celebrate this American Holiday

History Juneteenth (Emancipation Day, Jubilee Day) is a day to honor and celebrate the abolishment of African American slavery. On June 19, 1865, Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas, and “the state’s residents finally learned that slavery had been abolished.” All those who were enslaved celebrated their newfound freedom in song, dance, and prayer. This [...]

By |2022-06-15T12:08:34-04:00June 13th, 2022|Blog|Comments Off on Juneteenth – Learn More and Celebrate this American Holiday
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