- English Class Presentation “Go Au Pair – a Cultural Child Care Experience” (goaupairphiladelphia.wordpress.com)
- Au Pair’s awesome class (goaupairphiladelphia.wordpress.com)
- Are you thankful for your au pair? (iapa.org)
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09 Dec 2013 Leave a Comment
in Au Pair, Au Pair Diary Tags: an aupair in the United States of America, Au Pair agent in China, Au Pair diary, Au Pair in the US, Au Pair life, aupair, Chinese Au Pair Center, Chinese Au Pair Philadelphia, Thanks Go Au Pair
06 Dec 2013 Leave a Comment
As an Au Pair, I have one week’s vacation during Thanksgiving.
My friends in Houston invited me to celebrate Thanksgiving with them. The Peters is a big family with four kids. I knew them in China. This family is very nice, they helped me adapted my Au Pair life in Philadelphia a lot.
Also, I went to entertainment places with kids.
I love these four kids so much, they bring endless happiness to my life.
We played pool, bowling, mini golf together. We went biking and exploring a wetland too.
They youngest one is so cute, he always said,” I love you, Ophelia. Would you like to sleep with me tonight?” He is just three years old!
Can you imagine that I met a Chinese friend in Houston who is also an Au Pair. We used to go to the same college and the same church. We were so glad to meet each other. Even though we just had a very short time to get together, we really appreciated it.
There were so many people I need to thank during this special holiday.
Thank the Peters family who invited me to Houston; thank Go Au Pair and my host family help me have a great life experience in the US; thank my family in China suppose me being an Au Pair. Of course, I should never forget thank God who gives me this wonderful life!
03 Dec 2013 Leave a Comment
in Au Pair Tags: Au Pairs from Brazil, Au Pairs from China, Au Pairs from Colombia, Au Pairs from Ecuador, Au Pairs from Germany, Au Pairs from Panama, Au Pairs from Salvador, International Volunteer Day, Philadelphia Marathon, the Au Pairs from Go Au Pair
December 5 was designated as an International Volunteer Day (IVD) by the United Nations in 1985 to celebrate the power of volunteering. An International Volunteer Day has been celebrated around the world. The slogan of the International Volunteer Day 2013 is Young. Global. Active.
According to VOLUNTEER ACTION COUNTS campaign, “ On International Volunteer Day (IVD) 2013, we not only celebrate and recognize volunteerism in all its facets – but pay special tribute to the contribution of youth volunteers in global peace and sustainable human development. For IVD 2013 we celebrate globally that young people act as the agents of change in their communities. On 5 December, 2013 join us in recognizing all volunteers’ commitment and applaud hundreds of millions of people who volunteer to make the world a better place.”
There’s no better way to celebrate the power of volunteering than to volunteer! Two weeks ago a group of the Au Pairs from Go Au Pair volunteered at the Philadelphia Marathon and helped raise funds for the American Cancer Society.
“Young. Global. Active.” was the best description of our volunteering team- the group of the passionate and energetic Au Pairs from Brazil, China, Colombia, Salvador, Ecuador, Germany, Panama, South Africa, Mexic0, France, Spain and Cameroon. Go Au Pair agency helps the Au Pairs have the best cultural exchange experience during the Au Pair program. Many Au Pairs are very enthusiastic and motivated to change the world for the better. The marathon was where the Au Pairs had an opportunity to start.
Monica, an Au Pair from Colombia, shared her volunteer experience, “It’s unbelievable how you give a little bit of your time to others, and they can give you so much energy and so much happiness.”
VOLUNTEER ACTION COUNTS invite all volunteers—present, past and future to show the world- volunteering matters.
Please share your stories - Your action counts.
01 Dec 2013 Leave a Comment
in Au Pair, Au Pair Diary Tags: Au Pair diary, Au Pair English class, Au Pair Philadelphia, Au Pair program in China, aupair, Chinese Au Pairs, International House of Philadelphia, The Au Pair program, who is Au Pair
For my English class at International House of Philadelphia, every student prepared a presentation as a final summary for this class.
My presentation was about an Au Pair. Please read Ophelia’s Presentation “Go Au Pair -A Cultural Child Care Experience“
In my presentation, I introduced the Au Pair program in four parts. The first part was about ”who is Au Pair”. The Au Pairs are a group of young, fun people who love children, enjoy meeting new people, like traveling and want to improve English or study in the US.
The second part was about young people who are doing Au Pair jobs in China. Since 2010, we began to have Au pairs in Qingdao, China. In the third part, I introduced Chinese Au Pairs’ life in America.The last part was about my Au Pair Diary.
For some of my classmates, this was their first time hearing about an Au Pair. I am glad to have this chance to introduce the Au Pair program to my class. The Au Pair program was very interesting to them.
26 Nov 2013 Leave a Comment
By the Au Pair from Go Au Pair, the Philadelphia cluster, Monica.
This marathon helped to raise money to support some associations, like the American Cancer Society which, for me, is amazing itself. Thanks to Polina Kravets, our Local Area Representative, several Au Pair friends from Go Au Pair and I were volunteers in this event. For most of us, the only motivation was to do something different and help someone else, but at the end of that day, I realized that being a volunteer is so much more than that.
On a beautiful, sunny and warm Sunday in November, we worked as a team, and we made thousands of bags with some snacks for the runners. Then, we gave them those bags, hand-to-hand, and there the magic moment stared……
Because for each bag that we gave them, they gave us back smiles, thanks, blessings and a lot of good energy. Didn’t matter how tired they were or we were in that moment, everybody… runners, volunteers and fans were so happy and so excited and for a couple of hours just being happy and positive was allowed.
This was my first time as a volunteer, and I can say, without a doubt, that I would love to do it again because being a volunteer you can feel the real power of the good energy coming to you. See you guys in the next adventure….!!!
25 Nov 2013 Leave a Comment
in Au Pair, au pair Bucks County, Au Pair Philadelphia Tags: Au Pair Philadelphia, being outstanding an Au Pair, best Au Pair, cultural experience, find Au Pair, great au pair, host families, live in childcare
At this time of Thanksgiving we pause to count our blessings.It is time to express a special greeting of Thanksgiving to the people we sincerely appreciate.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH
…for willingness to come into our lives
…for sharing your adventure with us
…for being an essential member and valued addition to our family
…for your hard work to care for the kids
…for your patience and understanding
…for inspiring and teaching kids every moment
…for being a positive role model for the kids
…for opening kids’ eyes to the world outside of the U.S. and helping them to learn a new language
…for giving us an opportunity to relax, have a date and time for ourselves
…for cooking delicious dishes from your country and sharing with us the secrets
…for willingness to help when we were too timid to ask you
…for capturing the treasured memories and pictures of our family
…for unforgettable cultural experience you brought into our home
Thank you for what you have given to our family!
Thank you for being outstanding an Au Pair
Dear host family! If you feel that you host an outstanding Au Pair, please nominate her for the prestigious Au Pair of the Year Award!
21 Nov 2013 1 Comment
This was a great event, 160 k people attended the Philadelphia Marathon!
My Au pairs friends and I were so proud of being volunteers at the Marathon.
We helped raise funds for the American Cancer Society and had a great opportunity to interact with many participants from different counties.
Also, Thanks our dear Local Area Representative Polina so much. She helped us contact with the Marathon organizers. Then we had this great chance to experience this cultural exchange event.
20 Nov 2013 Leave a Comment
in Au Pair Diary Tags: au pair in America, Au Pairs must complete 6 credit hours, Host Family, International House of Philadelphia, Learning the tax system of America, Local Area Representative, The Au Pair program, the Au Pair program year
Education is an important part of the Au Pair program. As an Au Pair in America, I received $500 educational allowance from my host family. This gives me a great chance to experience American’s education.
My host family and a Local Area Representative (LAR) helped me find a nice school — International House of Philadelphia.
Now I take English class there. My classmates are from different counties such as Brazil, Japan, Turkey, Peru, France and so on. I can learn not just English but different countries’ culture in my class.
I have studied there almost two months. And my English does improve a lot during this time.
Au Pairs must complete 6 credit hours or 72 classroom hours during the program year and may complete any course -it does not have to be an English language class.
Next semester, I will take some accounting classes. Learning the tax system of America should be very helpful and interesting.
18 Nov 2013 Leave a Comment
Do you know that if you are young and a U.S. citizen, you can participate in Go Au Pair Abroad and live with a Host Family, learn about another country, culture and language while providing child care.
Go Au Pair agency currently sends Au Pairs to the following countries:
Not all countries have official Au Pair programs. An Au Pair can still travel to such countries and be an Au Pair if a host family is available as a sponsor.
The International Au Pair Association (IAPA) protects the rights of au pairs and host families from many countries. IAPA promotes Au Pairs program and helps with information Au Pairs and host families,” IAPA is the leading global trade association for organisations active in all aspects of au pair and cultural exchange programs. IAPA has more than 170 member organisations active in 45 countries worldwide.”
If you love children and would like to travel,
if you want to get out of your comfort zone and live a more exciting life,
if you dream to experience another culture in full and learn another language,
and if you are looking forward to gaining once in a lifetime experiences-Go Au Pair Abroad,
13 Nov 2013 Leave a Comment
in Au Pair Tags: Cameroonian Au Pair, Ecuadorian Au Pairs, French Au Pairs, Go Au Pair agency blog, Mexican Au pairs, Panamanian Au Pairs, Philadelphia Marathon, South African Au Pairs, Spain Au Pairs
People volunteer for a variety of reasons, often because they want to help others and give something back to the community. They receive some benefits for themselves from volunteering as well.
I think that volunteering is not only an exchange of services, but also, an opportunity to interact with a group of people from around the world. It is a part of the cultural exchange and the goal of the Au Pair program.
A group of the Au Pairs from Go Au Pair is going to volunteer at the Philadelphia Marathon and help raise funds for the American Cancer Society. There is a huge cultural diversity in the Au Pair volunteering team: Brazilian Au Pairs, Chinese Au Pairs, Colombian Au Pairs, Salvadorian Au Pairs, Ecuadorian Au Pairs, German Au Pairs, Panamanian Au Pairs, South African Au Pairs, Mexican Au Pairs, French Au Pairs, Spain Au Pairs,and Cameroonian Au Pair.
The international exchange is one of the many benefits of the Au Pair program. It gives Au Pairs a chance to meet other people and learn from people with diverse life experiences.
Volunteering is a special opportunity. It may be a life changing experience for the Au Pairs, and many of them may become ambassadors. The Au Pairs will return back home, share with others and spread their experience of volunteering for the cause all over the globe.