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Adapting to life as an Au Pair in the U.S.

“Are American children the boss?”

By | September 22nd, 2016|Categories: Adapting to Life 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 [...]

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“I really thought…”

By | September 22nd, 2016|Categories: Adapting to Life in the U.S.|

“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 [...]

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Repatriation II: “I’m home. Now what?”

By | September 22nd, 2016|Categories: Adapting to Life in the U.S.|

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 [...]

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Learn About the U.S.!

Exploring the U.S. Sandra visits Nashville, TN

By | September 29th, 2016|Categories: Learn about the U.S.|Tags: , |

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, [...]

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Trip to Atlanta, GA

By | September 29th, 2016|Categories: Learn about the U.S.|Tags: , |

Meryem tells us about a trip to Atlanta During my first vacation week in the US, I planned a trip to Atlanta with a friend of mine. Only for two and a half days, not [...]

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Travels to Philadephia, PA

By | September 29th, 2016|Categories: Learn about the U.S.|Tags: , |

I have been travelling and experiencing a lot of things but I wanted to share about my travels to Philadelphia and New Jersey. Towards the end of June I travelled to Philadelphia alone. I did [...]

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Travels to North Carolina

By | September 29th, 2016|Categories: Learn about the U.S.|Tags: , |

North Carolina I’ve been an Au Pair in North Carolina for 11 months.  When I told all my friends I’m going for my year to North Carolina they didn’t even hear that state before. [...]

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From Atlanta, GA to San Francisco, CA

By | September 29th, 2016|Categories: Learn about the U.S.|Tags: , |

Sharon in San Francisco This summer I went to the beautiful, lively and stunning city of San Francisco. I must say that I fell in love with this city and I dare to [...]

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Visiting Northern California

By | September 29th, 2016|Categories: Learn about the U.S.|Tags: , |

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. [...]

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Backpacking in Canada

By | September 29th, 2016|Categories: Learn about the U.S.|Tags: |

Backpacking in Canada Hi there, I love the quote “if traveling were free, you would never see me again.” I would say I’m a wanderlust person. This summer I went backpacking by myself, [...]

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A Trip Down South

By | September 29th, 2016|Categories: Learn about the U.S.|Tags: , , , , |

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 [...]

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Travel to Las Vegas and California

By | September 28th, 2016|Categories: Learn about the U.S.|Tags: , |

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 [...]

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