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Redundancia-A Language Simulation

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 Costa Rica told us that it had taken her 6 months before she was fully comfortable with English.  This was [...]

By | May 5th, 2012|Blog|2 Comments

What’s happening?

Recently a frustrated host mom called to report something that happened with her au pair.  She had told the new au pair to wash the kids’ faces after lunch.  Shortly after she saw that their hands and clothes were covered in mac & cheese. She couldn't understand why the au pair had only washed the [...]

By | March 9th, 2012|Cultural Clash|Comments Off on What’s happening?
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