Adapting to life as an Au Pair in the U.S.
“…in America, children are the boss!” I can’t begin to count the number of times I’ve heard that from au pairs. Many arrive in the U.S. “knowing” that American children are spoiled, allowed to do as [...]
“I really thought that America was going to be filled with superficial, materialistic people who cared more about ‘things’ than people and relationships….I was wrong.” I heard this so often, not only from au pairs [...]
You’re home! You’re finally home! You’re so excited to see your family and friends; you may feel like you’re on the “Honeymoon High” that many au pairs experience when they first arrive in the U.S. There [...]
Learn About the U.S.!
I thought it would be interesting (and fun) to ask for au pairs’ impressions of the U.S. and their experiences visiting different parts of our big and diverse country. Sandra, an au pair from Sweden, [...]
Vacation with My Host Family Melina Ilquimiche Going on vacation is always a new adventure. And it is more exiting if you are traveling to a city you haven’t been before. That’s what I did indeed. [...]
Hey my name is Natalie! I am 19 years old, german, and I just started my travel month. On Monday, August 3rd I left Washington DC by plane to explore Texas. My first destination was [...]
A Visit With Grandparents to Las Vegas and S. California A few weeks ago my grandparents came over from Germany to California to visit me and spend a week traveling. We started our trip with [...]