Au Pairs Buddy

A friend is one of the nicest things you can have, and one of the best things you can be.  ~Douglas Pagels

There are a lot of what to learn when a new Au Pair comes to the US.  A new Au Pair needs special attention, extra support and constant help during her first weeks. As a Local Area Representative I am always available to help.  Go Au Pair  also has an Au Pair Sis support program, and we have the cluster Au Pair face book support group.

It is very important for the Au Pair to make Au Pair friends as soon as possible. Au Pairs have tons of things in common and a lot of experiences that they can share. There is a new ongoing initiative for each new Au Pair from the Philadelphia, Bucks County and NJ cluster- a new Au Pair will have an Au Pair Buddy, a supportive Au Pair friend even before her arriving to the US.

Au Pair friendsThe responsibilities of the Au Pairs Buddy are contacting a new Au Pair prior to her arriving through email or facebook, welcoming her, answering her questions, planing a meeting within the first week. The Buddy should meet the new Au Pair soon after arrival for a face to face connection and introduce her to a few exciting things they can do in the area.  Also, the current au pairs  may help them with school recommendation and general au pair questions. The Buddy will continue to be a good support throughout her stay. It is the best way to make true friends for life.

Other cluster in the Minneapolis area has had this support program for a long time and Au Pairs love being a buddy, some of them even became buddies to 4-5 new Au Pairs at a time. I will try to match each new Au Pair  with Au Pairs  from their home country, someone around their same age or location of their host families.  

buddies

The definition from the freedictionary.com of a ” bud·dy”  (bŭd′ē)  is  a good friend; a comrade, a  partner. I hope that new Au Pairs will be able to adjust to a new life quicker since they will have a buddy.  Lend a hand- become a buddy for a new Au Pair.

thank you buddy

Being a Buddy to a new Au Pair is one of the best things you can be.

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