The Au Pair Experience in the USA

The summer is the busiest time for the Go Au Pair agency, it is the time when many families bring new Au Pairs and many Au pairs complete the program and go home.  During the Au Pair year the Au Pairs are working, studying, exploring American culture, and doing many exciting things.Au Pairs  Bucks County FundraisngMany Au Pairs from the Bucks County and Philadelphia area cluster chose to volunteer and help the community while being Au pairs with Go Au Pair. Volunteering in many countries is not common, so for many Au Pairs it was a first-time experience. Go Au Pair Team

Last year a group of the Au Pairs from China, Colombia, El Salvador, Ecuador, Germany, South Africa, Mexico, Ukraine volunteered four times.

Au Pairs  Bucks County FundraisngThe former Au Pair from China Ophelia said, “One of the best memory for my first Au Pair year is volunteering! Even though I just been here less than one year, I already volunteered four times” Au Pair Philadelphia

Welcoming new Au Pair from Colombia Carolina.

We are looking forward to meeting the newest member of Go Au Pair cluster in the Philadelphia and Bucks County area Carolina. Carolina is 25-year-old Au Pair from Colombia. She will live with a loving host family with two little boys at Spring House, PA near Philadelphia.carol_1393808521355_n

Carolina has two brothers and two sisters and this is her first time leaving far away from her family. Carolina always dreams to travel. She said, ” I would like visit all special places in Philadelphia, taste typical American dishes and learn a lot about American culture.” 

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Carolina loves kids and she is working on her Master degree in educational psychology. Carolina said, “My greatest desire is to be a professional in education and I dream to have a house myself.”
IMG_2238 (1)Carolina likes sport, running, bowling, go to the movies. She likes ice cream :-)

Welcome, Carolina! We’re all looking forward to eating ice cream together and getting to know you better!

Introducing Aline, an Au Pair from Brazil.

I would like to welcome a new member of our cluster, Aline. Aline came from Brazil and she is 21 years old. She arrived to New York on May 31st and moved to Wynnewood, PA on June 5th. She is taking care of two boys, 4 and 6 years old. Aline’s buddy will be myself (Lilla).

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Aline answered some questions regarding being an aupair.

Why would you like to be an aupair?

“Like to match all the things I like, travel, learn, culture and know how is the American way life, and take of the children is the most important and I love kids. So I’m here to do my best with this job, and explore all the world on my off time! Excited for this!”

What are your hobbies and interests?

“I love travel, take photos, be with my friends and family, and I also love to make friends, everywhere I go, I like to talk with new persons. My interests is lo learn other languages and travel as much as I can here.”

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What was the best event last month that happened to you?

“Well, last month I was preparing myself for this exchange, so I was making my bags, enjoying my family, my friends, and my pets.  This is not an event, but for me was an exciting month, I was anxious to arrive here, so was very good!”

What three adjectives best describe you?

“Hard working, Positive and Happy.”

Which places would you like to visit?

“I will plan a travel to Las Vegas, Hawaii and California.”

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What is your favorite way to spend a weekend?

“Hanging out with my friends, go to lunch/dinner, watch movies, sleep a little and shopping.”

What was the best compliment you have ever received?

“Everybody is saying that my English is very good. I’m happy with that.”

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Dear Aline, enjoy your time in the US and have an amazing au pair experience!

We will see you on our next au pair meeting which will be on July 11th, 2015 at Glencairn museum, Bryn Athyn, PA.

We are forever Grateful.

Walk Now for Autism Speaks recently granted a Certificate of Appreciation to the Go Au Pair team.  There are the words that really touched me “We are forever Grateful.”Au Pair certificate

The Certificate of Appreciation for Go Au Pair team expresses the thanks from thousands of individuals with Autism and their families for volunteers kindness and efforts saying  “We are forever Grateful.”

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The Au pairs from many different countries joined to raise more than $700 for an Autism Speaks walk in Pennsylvania. They held three fundraisers before the day of the event and surpassed their goal of $500 by $250.

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Then, on November 2, 2014 Go Au Pair Team walked with Janine Au Pair Sis to raise awareness, advocacy and funds for research and the families for the autism community.

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Au Pairs from China, Colombia, El Salvador, Ecuador, Germany, South Africa, Mexico, Ukraine chose to volunteer, fundraise and walk with Go Au Pair Team to change the future for all who struggle with Autism. Walk Now for Autism Speaks truly appreciates what these young international people has done in helping others.

Reaching new heights

Climbing at Rock Gym and reaching “new heights” was one of the best events ever :-) even though we are doing  many interesting activities with the Au Pairs from the Philadelphia,  Bucks County Go Au Pair cluster. This was my very first time being at Rock Gym with the Au Pairs, and I didn’t expect that it will be so fun and exciting.  10568815_861664647238141_3072284950451171438_n

On Saturday,  May 30, 2015  many Au Pairs came to the Doylestown indoor rock climbing gym and adventure facility in the north Philadelphia area and Bucks County. Au Pairs from Australia Amber and Kiah came to the Gym the second time and were impressive in their performance.

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It was a great workout Au pairs at Rock Gym 4

and fun event. Au pairs at Rock Gym15

Cherry, Au Pair from S. Africa  and many Au Pairs climbed for the first time. Au Pair from S. AfricaBrenda Au Pair from Mexico and Iryna Au Pair from Ukraine enjoyed climbing again and again

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Lorena and Joana, Au Pairs from Colombia climbed together Au pairs at Rock Gym14Many Au Pairs reached new heights

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and met new friends!Au pairs at Rock Gym19

They all had a lot of funAu pairs at Rock Gym 7Then we enjoyed a picnic!au pairs in Bucks County

Climbing up with the Au Pair friends.

The Au Pair program’s mission is to build friendships, learn other cultures and gain new experience. The Philadelphia,  Bucks County Go Au Pair cluster has many activities where Au Pairs get to know each other better, meet the Local Area Representative (me), have fun, learn something new and make friends.Go Au Pair at the International festival Zumba

The Au Pairs would like to try something new and they are looking for a unique adventure and challenges. The rock climbing often helps to overcome the own fear and  learn to master many challenges. A few Au pairs tried climbing at the Rock Gym and love this experience. They asked to have our next meeting an adventure rock climbing with friends.Rock Gym

On Saturday,  May 30, 2015  at 3:00 pm many Au Pairs are going to the Doylestown indoor rock climbing gym and adventure facility in the north Philadelphia area and Bucks County. Chinese Au PairsColombian Au PairsSalvadorian Au Pairs,  Ecuadorian Au PairsGerman  Au Pairs, Australian Au PairsSouth African Au PairsMexican Au Pair, Ukrainian Au Pair will make an international team and climb up together.

Practice

Practice

If you’re craving adventure and excitement, looking forward to meeting new people and a great workout, then come join us at the Rock Gym. Climb up to build new skills and new connections!

 

Memorial Day events in Bucks County, PA

Many Au Pairs will be celebrating the Memorial Day Holiday weekend with their host families and friends for their first time.  Memorial Day weekend is the official kickoff of summer. Families are usually enjoying their time outside of their homes -picnics, BBQ, pool parties with traditional hamburgers and hot dogs on the grill.

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The Memorial Day weekend is an important holiday for many Americans. It is a day of remembrance for those who have died in service of the United States of America. Au Pairs can find many special events and learn a lot about American history. Many events are free.

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Memorial Day is a great day for celebration and cultural exchange. I recommend the Au Pairs attending the local parades. It is a lot of fun watching the groups that representing the veterans, military, non-profit groups, service clubs, Boy and Girl Scouts, marching bands, decorated floats, dancers, athletes, antique vehicles, horse drawn carriages and many more.

A lot of people will be with American flags and dressed in red, white and blue and the US Flags will be displayed everywhere. There many local Memorial Day parades in Newtown, Doylestown, Washington Crossing, Yardley-Makefield, Langhorne, Warminster that are very unique. Au Pairs Bucks County volunteers

Here are some Memorial Day parades in Bucks County,

Newtown Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 25 at 9 a.m.Click here for information

Doylestown Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 25 at 10 a.m.,  Click here for more information
Washington Crossing Historic Park Memorial Day Observance, on Sunday, May 24 at 1 p.m. Click here for more information
Yardley-Makefield Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 25 at 11 a.m. Click here for more information
The Langhorne Borough Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 25 at 9 a.m., Click here for more information
Warminster Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 25 at 10 a.m. Click here for more informationAu pair at Newtown

From Saturday through Monday, there will be the special exhibitions, events and celebrations honoring the men and women of the military, both past and present, in Philadelphia as well.

Cultural exchange tests so good!

Food is a part of country’s culture and promotes cultural exchange. Many of our images of other cultures come from our knowledge of their food.au pairs international food

The food we eat represents the traditions, story and geography and we can learn a lot simply trying different food.

Au Pairs Sis Janine invited Au Pairs from Go Au Pair agency to share their dining experiences. and promote cultural exchange. It’s easy! Just talk about your dining experience, take a few pics and share them on Facebook with Janine. You will be entered to win $100 gift card!

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Au Pairs have a chance to learn about American and other cultures through the food, and also can win $100 gift card! Share your experience!

Step 1: Visit your local eatery that is unique to your state (not a franchise). Take pictures and/or video!
Step 2: Share your photos and videos on Facebook and tag Janine Au Pair Sis with the hashtag #AuPairAmbassadors
Step 3: Write a paragraph about yourself and then answer the 5 questions found below. Send it to the Au Pair Sis in a private message on Facebook at Janine Au Pair Sis OR by email at aupairsis@goaupair.com by May 11th.
Step 4: Follow steps 1-3 again, using a different location, to increase your chances of winning!
Step 5: Check Au Pair Sis-Go Au Pair on May 15th to see who won by a random drawing!

For more information about the contest contact Janine Au Pair Sis by May 11th.au pair eatingTaste the world and inspire others to get out and have new experiences. The cultural exchange tests so good!

Unique Benefits Go Au Pair Agency Provides for the Au Pairs.

Go Au Pair agency provides many unique benefits for the Au Pairs. The agency believes that happy Au Pairs will bring a satisfied and comprehensive childcare to the families.10421163_558553510943995_935517026312827935_n
The Au Pair Sis Program, Bed and Breakfast program and an Au Pair Success Coordinator’s assistance, help the Au Pairs learn more about the Au Pair program and get constant support during their program year. That assistance prevents many issues like homesickness, rematches and others.

Many Au Pairs from Go Au Pair are friends with Au Pair Sis and with her help they are all connected on Facebook. There are many interesting information and activities posted daily on Au Pair Sis Facebook for the Au Pairs. Au Pair SisJanine, the Local Area Representative for the New Jersey Au Pairs,  is a real person, a big Sister to many Au Pairs from Go Au Pair.  The Au Pair Sis has hundreds of friends and thousands” likes” on Facebook.

Janine has very informative Au Pair Sis blog on the Go Au Pair website.  Janine answers many personal questions and the questions about the Au Pair program and helps Au Pairs learn about American culture.Au Pair internatioanl
The Au Pair Sis constantly helps the Au Pairs to adjust to a new culture. A new Au Pair can contact Au Pair Sis, and  Au Pair even before his/her arriving in the US. A new Au Pair also can prepare for the program and find the answers to their questions by watching many videos about Au Pair experience and cultural différence.Au Pairs from Go Au Pair 7

The unique programs connect new Au Pairs with other Au Pairs in the program and in the area, support them during their Au Pair year and help them to succeed.

A Local Area Representative keeps consistent communication with Au Pairs and helps them to get the best experience using unique benefits Go Au Pair agency provides for the Au Pairs.

Unique Benefits a Go Au Pair LAR offers

A Local Area Representative (LAR) helps local families during their program. The Local Representative assists a host family and Au Pair with any questions related to Go Au Pair services. However, there are much more.Welcome to go au pair Please learn about unique benefits the Philadelphia and NJ area Go Au Pair’s cluster!  Here are some of them:

  • Contacting a new  Au Pair as soon as her visa been approved
  • Welcoming new Au Pairs on facebook (FB)
  • Inviting new Au Pairs to the closed group on facebook
  • Interviewing new Au Pairs
  • Au Pairs Buddy program
  • Go Au Pair Philadelphia blog
  • Valuable cluster traditions
  • Interesting cultural exchange activities.
  • Volunteering with friends
  • Cluster’s Au Pairs blogging and sharing their experience
  • LAR mentoring and counseling which prevents many issues.aupair excellence
We had another successful year and many happy families and Au Pairs. The Philadelphia and NJ cluster has doubled, and many families from this cluster nominated their Au Pairs for the “Au Pair of the Year Award 2014″.
The agency believes that happy Au Pairs are the driving force behind happy kids and families.Joyce (3)

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