Are you a good buddy?

Our cluster started the Au Pair buddy program 8 months ago. What does being a buddy mean? When you arrived to the country for the first time, you probably didn’t know much about how and where to start to settle in. But you had a special friend already waiting for you from our group who was there for you and gave you support. For me this friend was Brenda, Au Pair from Mexico. Brenda showed me around the area and gave me great advices regarding our job.
Having a buddy also means that when you are leaving your home behind and come to the USA, you will already have a friend here! 🙂

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You will eventually be a buddy yourself too. What can you do to help someone after arriving? You can show the area around, your favorite places, the best restaurants or coffee shops. You can introduce the new aupair to your friends, give advices, go out, have fun. You can prepare your favorite traditional meal and teach some expressions in your language. You can help someone to make the best out of the aupair experience by your support and friendship.

Having a buddy and being a buddy is a great project that we created and hopefully it will be something that we will keep doing in the future. To celebrate the new tradition, our Local Area Representative Polina will organize a buddy appreciation party with bowling and surprises. It will be on the 18th of January at Thunderbird Lanes, 1130 York Road, Willow Grove, PA 19090. If you want to have fun, come! It is a good chance to thank your buddy all the support and help. Thank you Polina for making this happen and organizing the event!

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Joan Lowell
    Jan 13, 2015 @ 07:50:29

    Reblogged this on Go Au Pair – Providence and commented:
    I hope the au pairs in my cluster will be great buddies!

    Reply

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