Visiting New York -my dream came true!

Hi everyone! Its your Ukrainian Au Pair Mariia Bilous. It was a big transition moving from my lovely small town Cherkassy to the US. However, I live now also in a small town Jamison at Bucks County, PA with my awesome host family. Visiting New York has always been my dream.Au Pair from Bucks County 3

As an Au Pair I can travel a lot and I already had the chance to visit this incredible city.  NY is a city of contrasts.Au Pair from Bucks County

What comes to mind when I think of New York? definitely Time square!  This must be the busiest street in America. You can see so many different nationalities, so many different types of people, starting from tourists and ending with celebrities and business people. Au Pair from Bucks County 2

In my eyes, this city is different from any other. All the buildings are so different. Most of them are huge and the styles are so varied. You can see very old buildings with amazing architecture and very modern buildings on just on opposite side of the street.Au Pair from Bucks County 5

You can read the full story New York by the eyes of Ukrainian Au Pair.Au Pair from Bucks County 1

I like New York and  I’m looking forward to seeing this amazing city again! New York it’s definitely the place every one has to visit!

 

 

 

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Welcome to our great cluster Ana Maria!

October just started and I have great news for you all!!!! Ana Maria is join us, she is 23 years old and she is from Colombia! Ana is so happy to be part of our amazing team! Lets see more about this incredible woman:

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Ana wants to be an Au Pair because she loves her experience with children, either as a teacher or as a nanny. She also mentioned that children are amazing since they are all the time full of energy and ready to play! That’s awesome!

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Anita knows that kids need an example to follow and she would like to be the example for her host kids!She considers that being an Au Pair is also a great opportunity to improve her English and at the same time save some money. That’s great!

“This last month I had the opportunity to meet New York City for the first time, It was amazing”

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Ana loves to travel, to write and to visit museums , further more she enjoy spending time with her friends!she would like to visit the Grand Canyon, San Francisco and natural places in the US! I am sure you will have enough time to travel around this gorgeous country.
“I know, it might sound corny, but if I could wish something I would wish happiness for everyone, I care a lot about people around me so, if everybody its happy I would too”
Ana Maria, welcome once again to this incredible team! This is just a little bit about this interesting woman and if you are interested to know about her, do not doubt to talk to Ana. I am sure she will be glade to talk to you all!

 

 

 

My awesome host family.

Hi everyone! Its your Ukrainian Au Pair Mariia Bilous  and today I would like to share about my host family. If you read Ukrainian Au Pair story and Follow my dreams you may know already that I live in a beautiful part of America – Bucks County, PA, near Philadelphia with my host family. I have an incredible family of an amazing strong woman – my host mom Alla Gerzon, and two cute princesses Mariella and Elianna and a lovely dog with a very beautiful name Baila (it means dance in Spanish).Maria Au Pair from Bucks County

My host mom Alla is like my sister. She is a young and very friendly person, who always helps me to explore American culture, and is always by my side and taught me a lot of new things. Please read the nomination essay about my amazing host family to the Host Family in Excellence Award. Go Au Pair Bucks County 2

My host kids Mariella and Eliana stole my heart! At bedtime, after reading them fairytales, I have to kiss and give them hugs over 10 times, because they are so cute and I love them so very much!

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They are very smart and creative girls, and they can speak 2 languages (English and Russian). I always have fun with them!

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We like to do a lot of different activities together like swimming, singing, dancing, doing art projects, cooking classes, and telling each other funny stories.

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Alla and the kids made me feel like a part of their family, brought happiness into my life, and helped me to explore America and enjoy the cultural exchange with the Au Pair program!  I am very lucky to be a part of the Gerzon family – they’re everything I hoped for.

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Please read the beginning of my Au Pair adventure.

I finished all my applications and paperwork and became an Au Pair candidate with Go Au Pair. Then it was probably the hardest time because I don’t like to wait! Thanks God, I didn’t wait for that long and after 10 days host families started to contact me and i started to get the interviews on Skype. I worried a lot, read a lot of blogs, watched the videos of another Au Pairs stories.Au Pair from Ukraine 6

I’m very confident person, but by that time I could not help my emotions. I had few interviews with very nice families, it was so funny because some families spoke Russian language, so it was easier for both sides to communicate.

Go Au Pair has a special Mutual Match process which is the best because I can choose my future host family. After 3 weeks I got a few offers and I should choose my future host family.  It was super hard because all of them were very nice and friendly. Then I decided to listen my heart and I  it was the best decision.  I’m so happy and in love with my host family now!Au Pair from Ukraine 7

After few weeks I had to go to American embassy and get my visa.  It’s another hilarious story…lol.  I got J1 Au Pair visa! and in 15 days I came to the USA as an Au Pair with Go Au Pair !!! I’m here so happy and in love with my host family and this beautiful country.

Au Pair from Ukraine 3Oh yeah,Why that French croissants kind of changed my life :1-because if I wasn’t in that place and didn’t find out about this program from Andreev Andrei I wouldn’t be here!Thank you so much for that!Au Pair from Ukraine 1

2-my flights to USA was :Kiev-Paris, Paris-Philadelphia. Again France and yeah I had another couple of croissants in Paris while waiting for my next flight ))

P.S.Never afraid to try something new, always explore, follow your dreams and have some croissants)

Ukrainian Au Pair story.

My story began from a French croissant…Au Pair from Ukraine 3

Hey, it’s me, Ukrainian Au Pair Maria Bilous. My adventure started when I had French croissants with my Ukrainian friend Andrei! You will get the point why a French croissant was so important in my story! Lol… By that time

Last Spring I came back from Turkey – I used to work there for last 3 amazing years. I was about to change something in my life – well completely to change! I was looking for new emotions, new faces, new adventure. I needed to go somewhere and do something new what makes me feel happy! It doesn’t mean I wasn’t happy by that time because my life in Turkey was so colorful – I used to work as part of entertainment in one of the coolest place in this world Liberty hotels Lykia!Au Pair from Ukraine

So my friend and I were telling to each other how our lives are going and what happened for last few years and shared French croissants. Suddenly, he looked on me enjoying the croissant and said,” Maria!I think you should try cultural exchange program Au pair because you like to spend time with kids and you always want to go somewhere and explore some new things!” He said it will be very interesting for me! I came back home and checked google what Au pair program is.

There are a lot of information about the Au Pair program and I really found it very cool. Next morning I visited ”Пять континентов” it’s one of Ukrainian agency by Go Au Pair in Cherkassy and found all the details about it. I am the person who is like I want something I get it!!!So I started to get ready all my documents, reviews and read more about USA and American childcare. Au Pair from Ukraine 5

To be honest,  there were a lot of things  scary for me like: what if I can’t do it? or what if the kids will not like me? or what if it be very lonely there ?or Oh My God! I have to cross not just the countries -I had to cross the continent! Which is fine! We all human too nervous about something important and, especially, if you are a girl. Au Pair from Ukraine 2

Now I’m so proud of myself and happy to be in the USA ! Thank you to the Au Pair program for the opportunity and Go Au Pair for helping me to find my lovely host family! Read the second part of my amazing story.

Temple university designed a new program for Au Pairs “PHILADELPHIA BY NIGHT.”

This Fall TEMPLE UNIVERSITY offers a new program for the Au Pairs living in Philadelphia and around areas “PHILADELPHIA BY NIGHT.” All courses will be held at Temple’s Center City campus (TUCC). The classes will begin on SEPTEMBER 18th and continue 10 weeks till NOVEMBER 30th, 2017. That new program designed specifically for Au Pairs! Temple University Au Pair program

Temple University’ Intensive English Language Program (IELP) and Continuing Education (CE) organized this program to cover the Au Pair program educational requirement. It stays that every Au Pair must attend classes offered by an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution and complete six semester hours (12 for educare program), or the equivalent.  1 credit equals 12 hours – 6 credits equals 72 hours of class time.

There are two separate courses that Au Pairs can enroll in. Each course will last the duration of 10 weeks. Au pairs may enroll in both courses at the same time.
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IELP Language and Culture: IELP Language and Culture: Idioms, Slang, Vocabulary, and Activities. Explore aspects of American culture (music, arts, traveling etc..) while learning about associated language through listening and speaking format. Students will attend weekly events including, but not limited to dining, sporting events, concerts, and museum trips. This course meets for a total of 50 hours.

CE: Write here, Write now! Sharpen your writing skills and learn of effective ways in communicating with Americans.
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If you have any questions,
please call or email Douglas C. Dilhomick Program Development Specialist
(215) 204-4677 at  tuc33821@temple.edu.

Welcome to our great cluster Pamela!

Today is a great day because Pamela just arrived today! Our second Au Pair is also from Brazil, her name is Pamela Fogaca and she is 26 years old! Pamela is so excited for being part of this incredible team! Let me tell you more about her and look at her answers!!!

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Pamela loves to travel, read  books,watch movies and series! She also mentioned that spending her time with children is the most she likes. That’s awesome!

If you had one wish what would it be? – Travel around the world

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Pamela decided to be an Au Pair because she loves children, she wants to know more about American culture and at the same time she wants to teach them about Brazil. That sounds good!

What three adjectives best describe you? Organized, punctual and fun

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She likes to spend her weekends with a good company visiting new places and always tasting new food! Pamela said she just said good bye to her love ones and she was ready to make new friends in the US!

What place would you like to visit? – Route 66

At the end, Pamela said she is so happy traveling to the US! She is good taking pictures and I am sure she will take amazing pictures with her children!

Once again, welcome Pamela and we wish you have a great Happy Birthday!

Welcome in our amazing cluster Jaquelinne!

Two new au pairs from Brazil are coming and Jaquelinne is one of them! She is 24 years old and she is so excited for being a part of our team. Just to know more about her, lets look at her answers!

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Jaquelinne loves to spend her time with children as much as  watching tv specially novels, series and movies.

The best thing that happened to me last month was matching with a great family!

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Three adjectives that best describe her are happy, affectionate and proactive.Jaquelinne loves to travel and she would like to visit as many places as she could in the US.

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Jaquelinne likes to go out on weekends and she is looking forward to making friends. She mentioned that is good at cooking and listening to other specially children!

What was the best complement you have ever received? That I am brave.

Finally, Jaquelinne said she wanted to be an Au Pair because she is good at taking care of children and coming to the US was a great opportunity to meet new people, to know about the culture and at the same time to improve her English!

Thanks to Jaquelinne for her answers! Clearly she is a happy Au Pair and she is more than ready to make new friends. 

WElCOME!!!!

 

Welcome in our great cluster Sally!!!

Sally is 22 years old, she is another au pair from China. Sally sounds to be a nice and friendly young lady.To know more about her, lets see her answers!

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Sally (the lady in a pink shirt and a light blue short) said that  she wanted to be an au pair, because she loves to spend time with kids and she also mentioned that she likes to cook and travel!

             I was lucky to meet my host family         

 

Sally is so excited for being with her host family, she goes to the church on Sundays and and she expects to meet many people from different countries.

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She likes to go to the gym and she is  interested about the american food and she would like to learn how to cook food from different countries. That sounds delicious!

 

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Sally finally said that last month, she had her first Au Pair meeting in beautiful place!She also wanted to thank Polina for taking care of her and being so nice. It was a wonderful experience for her to see the different activities of Au Pair meeting.

As you can see Sally is a happy au pair , lets talk to her and you will discover more interesting things about her! She wants to be your friend and we are glade she is here with us!

WELCOME!

 

 

My first Au Pair meeting in the USA !

Hello, My name is Mariia and I am a Ukrainian Au Pair! I would like to share my amazing experience in the Au Pair program,  my agency Go Au Pair and my experience with my first Au Pair meeting in this wonderful country… I’ve been in America about one month  so I was really happy to meet many of our international au pairs ❤IMG_1242

WELL…We had Au Pair meeting in unforgettable place !!! It calls Bryn Athym Cathedral and we also had a guided tour at  Glencairn Museum. The museum is very beautiful and huge! The museum had 90 rooms and 26 bathrooms 🙂IMG_1247

We saw a lot of nice and interesting rooms, historical artifacts and places (small and very cute lift). I liked amazing views, especially from the balcony …IMG_1233

Our guide Chris was very cool !The way how he talk is very special …IMG_1239

The most important thing was our lovely company and very warm atmosphere.Bryn Athym 1

I would like to say very Big Thank You to Polina from our cluster for giving us this amazing opportunity to visit this lovely place and to spend really good time with my new friends from different parts of this world!!!IMG_1231

We were like one big family !IMG_1251Best regards, Mariia .

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