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Doreen K. Learns to Hula

German Au Pair Doreen K., from Robin Leon's Austin, TX cluster recently traveled to Honolulu with her host family.  During their visit they went to a Luau and Doreen was chosen to get on stage and learn to Hula dance! Doreen says: "The luau was awesome! It was typical Hawaiian/Polynesian music and dancing. I learned that typical [...]

By | November 21st, 2017|Learn about the U.S.|Comments Off on Doreen K. Learns to Hula

From Horseback Riding to Sleeping in a Native American Hoghan – Traveling TrekAmerica Style

Ana M. from Spain lives in Robin Walter's Queens, NY cluster. Ana shares her amazing Spring break adventure with her host family in Arizona: Coming from a dry, really warm place in Spain, after a few months in the (amazing but) cold and wet New York I was really looking forward to visit Arizona. As [...]

By | April 24th, 2017|Learn about the U.S.|Comments Off on From Horseback Riding to Sleeping in a Native American Hoghan – Traveling TrekAmerica Style

Au Pairs visit Houston Rodeo

 Global Awareness is exemplified in everyday life of our Au Pairs.  Community Counselor Jennifer Stein shares how the Houston-based Au Pairs were able to be part of an amazing cultural experience during their last cluster meeting. On March 12th the North and South Houston Clusters attended the largest rodeo in the world, The Houston Livestock [...]

By | April 3rd, 2017|Learn about the U.S.|Comments Off on Au Pairs visit Houston Rodeo

Volunteering at NYC Marathon

Pauline B. from Germany  who is in Angela Holland's Connecticut cluster, had the opportunity to volunteer at the 2016 New York City Marathon. Here's her story about that experience: My best accomplishment in my year in America was definitely to volunteer at the New York City Marathon in November 2016. I met four incredibly nice [...]

By | March 30th, 2017|Learn about the U.S.|Comments Off on Volunteering at NYC Marathon

17 Weird Things about America non-Americans Don’t Understand

AskReddit posted a survey polling non-Americans on "the weirdest thing about America that Americans don't realize."  The survey received over 18,000 responses.  Here are some of the responses: Turkey legs at theme parks Commercials for lawyers everywhere Drive through everything - "From wedding chapels in Las Vegas to drive-through daiquiri stands in Louisiana."  The size [...]

By | March 7th, 2017|Learn about the U.S.|Comments Off on 17 Weird Things about America non-Americans Don’t Understand

Au Pairs Tour Yale University

Margret's Connecticut-based cluster had the opportunity to tour Yale University.  After which the au pairs were spectators of a very American sport - Football! YALE UNIVERSITY TOUR: APs rubbing the golden toe of Yale's 10th President, Theodore Dwight Woolsey, for good luck. Fun at the Yale-Princeton football game.      

By | December 16th, 2016|Learn about the U.S.|Comments Off on Au Pairs Tour Yale University

Thoughts about Thanksgiving

Community Counselor Cynthia Chan asked her Southern Maryland cluster what their thoughts were about Thanksgiving. "I love pumpkin pie and I hope we will have some." - Austria "Last year I was very interested in Thanksgiving as we don't have it back home. I was very curious, but I love turkey and mash potatoes and [...]

By | November 23rd, 2016|Learn about the U.S.|Comments Off on Thoughts about Thanksgiving

Au Pairs Experience Voting in the US

Elections and the way we vote is different throughout many countries in the world.  The Chicago-based Au Pair in America au pairs had the opportunity to experience first hand what it's like to vote in the US.  From needing IDs, to long polling lines, and even being able to write in candidates (the Chicago Cubs had [...]

By | November 7th, 2016|Learn about the U.S.|Comments Off on Au Pairs Experience Voting in the US
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