South African au pair Nadine N. was selected by community counselor Cindy Garruba as an Au Pair in America Explorer. This post will be a bit different from past posts as Nadine has written an essay about being an Au Pair in America Explorer which we would like to share. Nadine's Message to Au [...]
For World Book Day, we wanted to highlight a couple of entries. Maria wrote: "this is the first book that my little girl asked me to read for her because it has tacos and “it would make me remember about home” (tacos are from Mexico, not Argentina but of course a 6 year old wouldn't [...]
South African au pair Rozelle was chosen as the Au Pair of the Year by IAPA. Au Pair in America is so proud that one of our own was chosen. Please check out the full story.
Spread Your Wings is written and preformed by Maddie N. under the pseudonym Fame Anderson. Maddie was an Au Pair from South Africa for 2 years and then became a Theatre Major at Montgomery College. She wrote this song about how it felt to leave her country and become an Au Pair far away in [...]
Megan P. in Dana Aoyama's Philadelphia cluster, had the opportunity to present to St Mary's Nursery School in West Philadelphia on South Africa. Below is a wonderful write-up of her experience. "On a very windy Wednesday in January, I rushed to the bus stop to collect my host kid, Dylan. We dashed back to the house [...]
This year for International Education Week (IEW) we asked au pairs to share their stories. Included in their essays was their reason why speaking multiple languages is important. We have chosen 1 winner and 2 runner ups. Winner: Chanté from South Africa in Eileen Friedman's Long Island cluster. Chanté decided to teach Afrikaans, her native [...]
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 on the impact of her time in the United States. “I’ve grown a lot since the beginning of my adventure [...]