New au pair from China

 Yushan Sun (Catherine) is 21 years old. She is going to live in Philadelphia! She wrote and introduction for us! Let me share it with you:

So happy for me to join this warm Au pair family in Philadelphia.I want to be an Au pair, because I like children very much,they are very cute and lovely. When I play with them,I feel happiness and full of energy.In another hand,I want to learn more about the American culture and also make more friends from other countries,

I’m an easygoing person.I think, I can get along very well with anybody. I have many hobbies: I like reading,writing,watching movies,traveling ,hiking and cooking,I can cook many traditional Chinese foods for you to taste. I want to share Chinese culture with my friends,also learn the culture from other countries.

I like arts.There are many museums in Philadelphia,I want to visit. The most famous one is the Van Gogh’s sunflower in there. During my holiday,I want to travel around America and go to the Universal Studios, because I like Harry Potter very much.We can travel together!Can’t wait to see all of you!

img_1266Thanks for the warm words Catherine! ♥

Welcome Evelyn!

Evelyn Gardiz is 22 years old and from  Bogotá, Colombia. I think, she has a pretty interesting life! 15910318_768702989962735_1069191057_n

Why do you want to be an au pair?

 My family is very large and full of children. I love the children, but also love the various cultures and learn their languages.

 What are your hobbies and interest?

I like dancing, acting and getting dressed as a clown for children. I love cooking and sharing it with my family and friends.15801401_768712919961742_1941725149_n

What three adjectives best describe you?

Dreamy – persistent – funny.

If you had one wish what would it be?

Dubbing animated movies and working in a hospital for children with heart disease.15871326_768712736628427_800858224_n

 What place would you like to visit?

 Disneyland and Brooklyn.

What is your favorite way to spend a Saturday

I share my Saturdays with my family and my friends. We usually go to the cinema and to  have dinner outside the house or do some fun activities.

Welcome Evelyn, we can not wait to see you! ♥

The first au pair of 2017

Majo (Maria Jose Luna Victoria Gaspar) is a special au pair! She is from Peru (the cluster has never had au pairs from Peru before) and she is the first au pair who comes this year! 

She wanted to be an au pair, because she thinks it’s a great opportunity for girls and boys to meet other cultures and work. She loves taking care of children!  Her dream is having a school for children with special needs. She wants to be a better and more mature person with this program.15337668_10207740810943187_2808388431196969246_n

She really likes surfing , spending her afternoons and nights with her friends. She also  likes spending time doing things close to the sea and pools. She loves reading  and investigating things about history of art  – that’s her passion. On the weekends, she likes to hang out with her friends and eat a lot of delicious food!

She believes, that she is very lucky spending the days with her family and friends. They went for roadtrips in her country too. It was very special for her. She also spent holidays with her family and  is being grateful for that.

She, of course, wants peace in the World –  deleting all wars, especially in Siria.

I am sure, that Majo and her buddy Marco will have fun together (especially, that both of them love eating!)! ♥

Being an Au Pair buddy is a special honor.

Many new Au Pairs will join the Philadelphia, Bucks County and NJ cluster in January and February 2017, so the cluster Au Pairs are looking forward to being a buddy and sharing their experience with them.

The Au Pair Buddy program started in March 2014 and since that time each new Au Pair from the Philadelphia, Bucks County and NJ cluster had an Au Pair Buddy- a supportive  friend.Go Au Pair Team

I asked Au Pair from Germany Cosima why she wanted to be a buddy and she said “Because I know that it’s important to have a helping hand in the beginning. Everything is new to you and you feel kind of lost at some point. And then it’s great to have a person who’s there for you. I’m happy to be that person! And on top it’s an awesome way to gain new friends!”

Au Pairs have tons of things in common and a lot of experiences that they can share. The buddy shows the area around, introduce the new Au Pair to her friends and have fun together.  The buddy can listen the stories and concerns, understand the feelings and worries and give a piece of advice

Thank you to the new buddies
Au Pair from S. Africa Marco for choosing to be a buddy to Maria Jose Gaspar, Au Pair from Peru, who will live in Philadelphia PA

Au Pair from Ecuador Kathy for choosing to be a buddy to Karen Alejandra Tapia Mosquera, Au Pair from Ecuador, who will live in Yardley, Bucks County, PA.

Au Pair from China Christine for choosing to be a buddy to Au Pair Yushan Sun or Catherine, Au Pair from China, who will live in Philadelphia PA

Au Pair from Colombia Lorena and Au Pair from Argentina Juli for choosing to be a buddy to Evelyn Garcia Diaz, Au Pair from Colombia, who will live in Merion Station, PA

Au Pair from Hungary Bianka for choosing to be a buddy to Ana Jazmin Pinzon Merchan, Au Pair from Colombia, who will live in Glenside, PA

 Au Pair from S. Africa Lashey for choosing to be a buddy to Daniela Para Rodrigues, Au Pair  from Colombia, who will live in Philadelphia, PA

Au Pair from France Valentine for choosing to be a buddy to Nadia Souza, Au Pair from Brazil, who will live in New Hope, Bucks County, PA

Being an Au Pair buddy is a special honor.

Thank you, buddies, welcome, new Au Pairs!

Bye Bye 2016 Welcome 2017.

New Year is a time to celebrate past accomplishments and look forward to future success.

Dear Host Families,  Au Pairs and friends!

Have a wonderful, prosperous New Year! May 2017 year bring you good health, joy, happiness, love, prosperity, new adventures, many friends, unforgettable memories and positive emotions.15628640_10202591469545182_757311906_o

I would like to wish all my readers a happy and peaceful holiday season and a Happy New Year. I am always happy that people come to this site.

Happy New Year! May all your dreams come true in 2017!

The family for ten Au Pairs

Many families from the Philadelphia and Bucks County Cluster of Go Au Pair have a great experience with the Au Pair program. The Veale family nominated their Au Pairs for the Au Pair of the year Award.  They had nine female Au Pairs and last year the family invited male Au Pair from Brazil Lucas.au-pair-farewell-picnic-independence-national-historical-park-lucas

The Veale family hosted ten au pairs with Go Au Pair during ten years. The Veale family has five kids and they also open their hearts  for ten Au Pairs from around the world. Many Au Pairs became part of their family.  The former Au Pairs still visit the family. This summer the Veale family and their new Au Pair made a trip to Germany to visit their former Au Pair Valerie from Germany.

Please read a post from the former Au Pair Karla. ” I am Karla Endres, a South African Au Pair who lived with a very special family; The Veale Family. What makes this family so special is the 2 loving parents, the 2 puppies, a few fish and of course the 5 kids who makes this house a home.The parents were very welcoming and they truly care about their Au Pairs and will make each new Au Pair feel special and part of the family…..

In my year as an Au Pair I got to travel from the east to the west of America. I made three live long friends that I will never forget. We can truly support and help each other and this is what will bond us for live! I also met a lot of other Au Pairs’ from all over the world and learned about their cultures.

Go Au Pair agency was always there when I had any questions or needed help. My cluster group was blessed with a Local Area Representative (LAR) who truly cared and who arranged fun group activities for us. So thank you for all the places you took us to.

So one year later I leave with a lot more knowledge about the world, about myself and about love. The family showed me it’s easier to laugh when you’d rather want to yell, to smile when you feel like crying and to love even when you’re scared of losing!

It’s good to know I will always have a family in America and The Veale Family will always have a place in my heart!

Christmas party 2016

Cold, foggy weather, snowy trees and roads. Nature is changing…It seems, that this is a winter-rest for them, like nothing happens inside of the trees, but actually everything is more active now…Anyway, I am always wondering about these things. I did the same, while I was driving to the restaurant, where we had our event. 15621737_1160060500779267_2117030716241552817_n

The village was beautiful, like in a fairty tale. It reminded me a bit of my home town…I loved walking around and enjoying everything around me

Polina (our LAR) gave  us her heart again. She organized this whole party with love and attention. I believe, that it is not only me who I am thankful for it. I enjoyed the time with the other au pairs: we played games and eat delicious food. We exchanged presents. I think everybody got something nice and gathered memories to remember.

Our cluster wishes everybody a merry Christmas and a happy New Year! I hope we will have fun next year too! ♥

Welcome Alina in the cluster!

Alina, 22 year old Au Pair from China, will join the Philadelphia and Bucks County Go Au Pair cluster this month. Enjoy reading about Alina Jiang! 

She wants to have some different experiences and likes to do something new and out of the ordinary. That’s why she wanted to be an au pair. She looks forward to making friends from different countries. She likes spending her Saturday with friends. They can cook different kind of food and round together to chat. She really enjoys it.

She also really likes to stay with the children – they are very innocent, creative and make her happy.Being an au pair is a good way to study different way of education. It can help her to be a good mother in the future. She thinks that’s another reason to join this program.

She is an easy-going and well-disposed person. She likes cooking. swimming and drawing on her free time. Actually, there are many things I wants to try: hiking, riding bikes ,camping, kayaking , white water rafting , rock climbing. She would like to make a list and start checking it off everytime she does something she likes. She hopes, she can travel around  America.

I hope, that Alina will like here! Our cluster is amazing! ♥

Christmas holidays with a host family and friends.

The Holiday season and 2017 year is almost here. Happy holidays

This year the biggest and favorite cluster event – a Holiday Party with a gift exchange will be on Saturday, December 17, 2016 at the Cock ‘n Bull restaurant. The restaurant locates at Peddler’s Village, 5750 Upper York Road, New Hope, PA 18938.  After the party, we will explore Peddler’s Village which turns into a beautiful Christmas VillageDSC_0169

Christmas  is a great opportunity for cultural exchange. Christmas holidays with a host family and your new friends bring a lot of fun!  Many Au Pairs have a great holiday memories. Juliana, Au Pair from Brazil, enjoyed an amazing Christmas and New Year with their Host Families!

Ophelia, Au Pair from China, had her first Christmas in the US with Ice and Snow! Lilla, Au Pair from Hungary, liked  her first Christmas party  in the US with new friends. Aline, Au Pair from Brazil, was very happy to join a  Christmas party  with the Au Pairs from Go Au Pair cluster in Philadelphia .2015 Au Pair party

Aline loved the International Potluck Dinner, ” All the Au Pairs brought a traditional dish from their countries and they were delicious.Au Pair Christmas party 18I can’t remember now which one I’m fell in love. There were 8 countries together and the same mission for everyone!Au Pair Christmas party 11
Our Local Area Representative Polina brought us some games, some funny questions about “would you prefer to be…” That was really funny!
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Secret Santa!!!! Yes, we had! We started to exchange our gifts and a lot of pics came after this!Au Pair Christmas party
Thanks cluster, for the amazing year, amazing party!!”

What you should know about the Au Pair Program?

The Au Pair Exchange Program was established in 1986. Although Au Pair is  an employee, she/he has to be treated like a member of the family.

The Au Pair Program is a Department of State cultural exchange visitor program. Only designated sponsors, like Go Au Pair, can administer the Au Pair Program to legally bring Au Pairs into the U.S. and ensure all rule and regulations are enforced.

Host family has to be committed to cultural exchange and be willing to welcome an au pair as a family member. Read THE AU PAIR EXCHANGE PROGRAM BROCHURE for more information.

Go Au Pair recruits Au Pairs from over 60 different countries.  With more than 25 years of experience, Go Au Pair is one of the oldest and most experienced Au Pair programs.IMG_20140920_112806 Au Pairs are screened, personally interviewed and meet regulatory requirements to qualify for the J1 visa Au Pair program. These regulations include background checks, minimum High School education, minimum hours of childcare experience, verified childcare references and more. All Au Pairs are required to have a minimum number of years of childcare experience. The Au Pair becomes a valued addition to the  family- equal, trustworthy and loving family member.

 

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