The Au Pair program helps Au Pairs in their future

Someone said “Learner will have a future.”  The Au Pair program is very rewarding because it helps learn from new experiences. Being an Au Pair young people gain invaluable life experiences living in a new cultural environment and learning something new every day.

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The Au Pairs learn and practice English language daily with English speakers. The program gives an opportunity to learn to live with others and build a good relationship with a new family and make lifelong connections with them. The Au pairs also learn to be tolerant and open-minded  and create special, long-term friendships with international friends and other Au Pairs.

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During the Au Pair program, Au Pairs are required by the U.S. Department of State to take six credit hours at an American college or university in any subject that interests them. The Au Pairs attend College to learn something new and further their education.

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After living with a host family in a new country and taking care of children Au pairs learn to become more independent, responsible  and mature. That is a valuable asset that can benefit them in a future au pair

Language knowledge may help Au pairs to find a job with a higher salary for speaking another language. The international experience will look great on  CV or a resume.


During the program year Au Pairs gain a valuable experience which is priceless and will make a big difference in their future.

Au Pair Year Milestones

According to Wikipedia, a milestone is an event that receives special attention. It is often put at the end of a stage to mark the completion of a work package or phase.

Au Pair Year Milestones are the tasks that need to be accomplished during the program year. The milestones look like an action plan and a new Au Pair needs to know them to be successful. It is important to start working on them right away.

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These are the markers on the Au Pairs Journey: 

Week One

  • Au Pair arrives in a new home!
  • Au Pair receives and reviews the Welcome Packet
  • Local Area Representative  contacts an Au Pair during first two days
  • First three days Au pair adjusts to a new home and receives training from the host family

Week Two

  • Au Pair applies for a Social Security card
  • Au Pair plans to begin to register for courses
  • Au pair has learned household routines
  • Continues to work on driving skills
  • Begins to make friends in the US

Month 1  Au Pair should have received her Social Security card and can apply for a bank account and a driver’s license

Month 2 Au Pair should finally feel less homesick and more at home with her Host Family

Month 3 Au Pair should have begun educational courses

Month 8 Au Pair and Host Family will be asked to extend for another year, Au Pair extension

If not extending: Au Pair will be sent flight requests for her trip home, Host Family will start searching for next Au Pair

Month 10 Au Pair should have completed all educational requirements and submitted them to the Educational Coordinator

Month 11 If Au Pair is going home, Au Pair will receive her tickets for the flight home

Month 12 If Au Pair is returning home, Host Family should make arrangements for her to get to the airportadvice

 Au Pair Year Milestones are important tasks and events during au pairs year!

Au Pair Sis on Facebook.

Janine, Au Pair Sis recently joined Go Au Pair team for the Walk Now for Autism Speaks at Philadelphia. Many new Au Pairs were surprised to learn that Au Pair Sis Janine is not an imaginary person. Even though a few Au Pairs were friends with Au Pair Sis on Facebook,  they didn’t know that Janine Au Pair Sis is not a made-up person for Go Au Pair.Au Pair Sis

Gladly, Au Pair Sis Janine  is a real person, LOL and it  was fun to meet  Janine  in person. The Au Pairs and Janine spent quality time together, shared their thoughts and concerns, asked her many questions, and took a lot of photos. It was a special exciting opportunity to meet Janine! We are looking forward to inviting Au Pair Sis to our meeting again.Au Pairs at Walk Now Autism Speaks

Au Pair Sis represents Go Au Pair page on Facebook and has more that 1700 likes.Au Pair Sis

Please learn more about Janine here.

Janine has more than five hundreds friends on facebook. You can send her a friend request on Janine Au Pair Sis. You can also message and ask a private question.

Share your status or tag Janine in your pics and posts! Other Au Pairs can check out your experience in the US! Stay tuned!

Be here! Be happy!


Au Pairs and English Skills.

Many Au Pairs came to the US with the goal to improve English while living with American family. Improving English skills is very important motivator for choosing the Au Pair program.


Working with kids and practicing English skills with them has huge advantages. Depending on the child’s age, kids can be great teachers. Kids words and sentences are often simpler than that of adults. Children are usually can correct errors without making Au Pairs feel uncomfortable. Au Pairs and kids can learn from each other reading and playing together.Au pair Bucks County. PA

Au Pairs get a chance exploring the country, attending classes and immersing yourself in the English language. Au Pairs also have an opportunity studied in America for free. They are supposed to take 6 credits or 72 class hours in college during the program year. Beside speaking English at home,  Au Pairs practice  English  for daily life in an English-speaking country -with new friends, in the stores, restaurants etc


Being fluent in English definitely has its benefits when the Au Pairs returning home and applying for new jobs. Language knowledge makes them more attractive to an employer. Also, most employers are willing to pay a higher salary for being fluent in another language.

Come to Meet and Walk with Au Pair Sis to support Autism!

Lace up your sneakers and Walk Now for Autism Speaks with an international and fun Go Au Pair team and Au Pair Sis on Sunday, November 2nd. Come to meet in person Au Pair Sis Janine.

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Here are more details on the event.

Walk Now for Autism Speaks is a fun, family-friendly day of autism awareness, information, and fundraising for Autism Speaks. Please register with Go Au Pair team  before the walk and everyone is welcome to join!  Walk Now for Autism Speaks will be on Sunday, November 2, 2014 at the Citizens Bank Park, 1 Citizens Bank Way, Philadelphia, PA 19148

Au Pairs walk 2014

We’ll met on November 2, 2014 at 10:00 am. Registration Volunteers will assist the participants in completing Walk Day Registration envelopes. If you are not registered in advance, you will need to sign the participant waiver before the walk. Nametags will be available for the children with space for parents contact information.


An opening ceremony will start at 10:30 am and  a Walk will start at 11:00 am. Here is the a map of the walk route and a map of the Home Run Club Entertainment and Resource Fair.

If you or the kids will need a break, there will be a rest area at Bob’s Discount Furniture Calming Tent located halfway through the walk. Wawa, Frito Lay and Deep River Snacks will provide snacks and water to all participants. All of the food is donated and provided to every walker without a fee. autism bear

Please bring cash or credit card  if you are interested in purchasing anything on Walk day. Proceeds from all Walk Day purchases will go toward the Philadelphia Walk Now for Autism Speaks.

There is ample parking at Citizens Bank Park. As you enter the on Pattison Ave, free parking will be available in lots S,T,U and P.walk wuth Go Au Pair team

Go Au Pair Team is very much looking forward to the 12th Annual Philadelphia Walk Now for Autism Speaks!  Au Pairs are looking forward to getting together, make new friends, meet Au Pair Sis Janine and to raise awareness, advocacy,  funding for research and family services for the autism community.

Last call- Join Go Au Pair Team for the Walk Now for Autism Speaks!

Please join Go Au Pair team for the Walk Now for Autism Speaks on November 2, 2014 at the Citizens Bank Park, 1 Citizens Bank Way, Philadelphia, PA 19148. Host families, friends and Au Pairs from Go Au Pair and other agencies are welcome to walk with Go Au Pair Team  to change the future for all who struggle with Autism.

Please register with Go Au Pair team


The Au Pairs are young active and want to change the future of the kids who struggle with Autism. There are Au Pairs from Brazil, China, Colombia, El Salvador, Ecuador, Germany, Hungry, South Africa, Mexico, Spain and Ukraine in our team. They are energetic and motivated to volunteer and help the community. They are young, global, active, love children and want to change the future of the kids who struggle with Autism.
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The Au Pair program celebrates 25 years since 1989 when the first participant came to the USA. Since that time about 14,000 foreigners have been coming to the US every year to work as Au Pairs. Thousands of Au Pairs have gotten to participate in this wonderful cultural exchange opportunity. Many Au Pairs immerse themselves in American life and are very enthusiastic and motivated to change the world for the better.

Last call, please join our wonderful global team for the Walk Now for Autism Speaks and walk with the Go Au Pair team.

Se you on November 2, 2014 at 10:00 am!

Go Au Pair team supports Autism fundraising.

Go Au Pair team hosted three fundraising events for Autism Speaks in Philadelphia, Langhorne and New Hope. Thank you to all Au Pairs who participated and raised the funds.Thank you to our Au Pairs.
The Go Au Pair team goal was to raise $500, which we have already surpassed!  We are very proud for reaching our goal and would like to thank many of our host families who also participated and made donations.IMG_20140629_215409
Au Pairs from Go Au Pair in Bucks County raised over $700 for Autism Speaks during three fundraising events.
The first fundraising event was  an Au Pair International Pot-Luck Dinner in June, 2014.Au Pair friends The second event was a barbecue party in Core Creek Park, Langhorne, PA in August, 2014Go Au Pair Bucks County fundraisingThe third and last event was fundraising at Rice’s Market  in New Hope in September, 2014Au pair team in Bucks CountyI would like to thank many of our Au Pairs who participated in many fundraising events.  Some Au Pairs were participated in two or more events. Thank Au Pair Monica from Colombia, Au Pair  Cosima from Germany, Au Pair Cherry from S. Africa, Au Pair Jenny from Germany, Au Pair Nita from S. Africa and others.Volunteering  is a great cultural exchange experience for our Au Pairs and also it is the opportunity to make a difference in people lives, help the community and immerse in American life.. Check out and join the facebook page for Au Pairs volunteering in the USA.autism and aupair

Please join Go Au Pair team on November, 2 2014 for an annual Autism Walk.

Walk with us to help kids who struggle with Autism!

Autism is the fastest-growing serious developmental disorder in the U.S. Every 11 minutes, another child in the United States will be diagnosed with Autism. 360_autism_infertility_0518

Please join Go Au Pair team for the Walk Now for Autism Speaks on November 2, 2014 at the Citizens Bank Park, 1 Citizens Bank Way, Philadelphia, PA 19148 at 10:00 am. Host families, friends and Au Pairs from other agencies are welcome to walk  to change the future for all who struggle with Autism. walk for autism

Au Pairs from our Go Au Pair Philadelphia, Bucks County and NJ cluster come from as many as 11 countries and we are much more than just nannies. While we love children and chose to come to US as a childcare provider, many of us also love to help others and to volunteer. Every year the cluster chooses a project to support, this year our team wanted to change the future of the kids who struggle with Autism.Au Pair volunteering at Bucks County 484

We are very excited that Go Au Pair Team raised over $700 for the Autism Speaks Foundation in Bucks County. This money will help fund important scientific research, local family services and  much more.autism and au pair

Our team truly feels like we’ve made a difference by going over our fundraising goal. We need more volunteers to join us for our walk! Please  become a part of a fun and supportive Team. We are looking forward to meeting you at the Citizens Bank Park, 1 Citizens Bank Way, Philadelphia, PA 19148 on November 2, 2014 at 10:00 am.

Please register for the walk with Go Au Pair team now!

Au Pair cultural exchange program.

The Au Pair program is a cultural  exchange program. Go Au Pair does everything to help their Au Pairs get a rich cultural exchange experience.  There is a local support from Local Area Representatives who hold cultural meetings and special programs for Au Pairs from Go Au Pair “Bed and Breakfast” or “Au Pair Sis” programs.

Go Au Pair Tshirt

The Au Pair program helps Au pairs learn about American culture. For young people considering to visit the US, Au Pair is an exciting and rewarding cultural exchange experience. They make international friends and their host family often becomes their second family abroad.Au Pair friends

The Au Pairs attend Au Pairs meetings  and meet other Au Pairs. Go Au Pair recruits Au Pairs from many countries, Au pairs  learn from a huge cultural diversity around them. Right now there are Brazilian Au PairsChinese Au PairsColombian Au PairsSalvadorian Au PairsEcuadorian Au PairsPanamanian Au PairsSouth African Au PairsMexican Au Pairs, Cameroonian Au PairAu Pairs Bucks County, NJ, Philly

All Au Pairs attend American schools and meet students around the worlds and polish their English.Au pair Go  Au pair in class

They explore the country and  learn American culture firsthand.  Au Paiirs goaupair

American culture is a mix of  traditions from around the world since it is a country of immigrants.go-au-pair-at-the-picnic

The United States is a great place for cultural exchange because there are a lot of opportunities to learn about other ways of life.

10 things to know about the Au Pair program for a new family

Being prepared to the Au Pairs program is the best way for a new family to start the program successfully.Welcome to go au pair

To begin, I suggest starting with reading the basic What is Au Pair Child Care?

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Here is a digest of the 10 posts  that will help new host families learn more about the program.

The Au Pair program rules

What is an Au Pair’s role in the family?

Host family handbook for an aupair

Preparing for a new Au Pair
An Au Pair’s room in the host family home

How to welcome your new Au Pair.

An Au Pair and the educational requirements.

The first weeks with your Au Pair

Host Parents and Au Pair communication

What Au Pairs can and can’t doimportant

To read more how to be a successful host family, check out the blog of Au Pair Expert for Go Au Pair Summer Blackhurst.  Summer  has interviewed more than one hundred families and Au Pairs to find out what are important things to know about the Au Pair program.

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