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

“…it’s time to go home?”

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

Time flies  and more often than not, our au pairs tell us that they can’t believe how quickly their year in the U.S. (or two years) has flown by.  Feelings about going home are often [...]

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“Please don’t judge me prematurely!” – Redundancia – A Language Simulation

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

Au Pair in America recently hosted a national conference for the field of community counselors along with many partners and agents from around the globe.  At the opening ceremonies, Caroline, a former au pair from [...]

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“…but I’m trying so hard….”

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

Jody Landon, our lead orientation trainer, told me a story that’s  a typical “beginner” mistake and testifies to the importance of clear communication between a host family and au pair. ‘…a new  mom,  who was [...]

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Learn About the U.S.!

Yeseul and Sara travel to North Carolina

By | September 6th, 2016|Categories: Learn about the U.S.|

I traveled to Wilmington, North Carolina with a Colombian Au pair, Sara. We were very excited for our first trip in the U.S. However, it was not going as easily  as we thought. We had [...]

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Cali-Zona! By Jutta Fertl

By | September 6th, 2016|Categories: Learn about the U.S.|

My summer trip turned out to be a one week backpacker trip to California and Arizona. Arriving at LAX in July, my first stop was Santa Monica where i stayed close to the Santa Monica [...]

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Friends from Thailand and China Visit Niagara Falls

By | September 6th, 2016|Categories: Learn about the U.S.|

My summer travels Last month, before my friend left for China, we took a tour from Chinatown,NY to Niagara falls. After lunch we went to see Watkins Glen state park. Glen creak has a carved [...]

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A Visit to Mackinac Island, Jimena Vargas

By | September 6th, 2016|Categories: Learn about the U.S.|

My name is Jimena Vargas and I arrived to America on June 16th. This summer my host family and I we went to Mackinac Island on north Michigan. I drive by myself for the very [...]

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Traveling from MA to NH and Canada, Stefanie Beinhofer

By | September 6th, 2016|Categories: Learn about the U.S.|

My trip to the North My host family gave me the amazing opportunity to visit not only a different state but also a different country. We first went from Massachusetts to New Hampshire and then [...]

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A Trip to Tennessee, Kimberlie Hosli

By | September 6th, 2016|Categories: Learn about the U.S.|

Summer travels I was invited to travel to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, with my hostfamily. We went to Dolly Parton’s amusement park, Dollywood a couple of times. But I wasn’t thinking about writing about dollywood or [...]

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A Visit to Our Country’s Capitol

By | September 6th, 2016|Categories: Learn about the U.S.|

I am Julia a German Au Pair in NYC. In the beginning of august 2015 I took the bus and spend a weekend in Washington DC. I enjoyed walking through the capital to discover all [...]

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