Adapting to life as an Au Pair in the U.S.
Maryland Community Counselor Cynthia Chan shares her blog post about her Au Pair: Kayleigh hails from South Africa and has been an au pair in Maryland for almost two years now! She shared some reflections [...]
I was having coffee recently with two new au pairs. Both were doing well with their host families but not without some stumbling blocks. As we discussed the importance of differences in styles of communication [...]
“I really must leave this host family,” said the au pair. “She knows nothing about childcare,” said the host mom. “Why,” I asked. Each party went on to describe the perceived error and ended with, [...]
Learn About the U.S.!
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
New York city is a popular destination for many reasons. On October 23rd, 250 Au Pair in America au pairs from 20 different clusters gathered to scour NYC for clues in the Annual Au Pair in [...]