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.

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!

Christmas party 2014

Au pairs had a lot of fun at the cluster’s annual Christmas party on Saturday, 12.13.2014. 20 girl came to New Hope, Bucks County to Gina’s host family house. It was a great opportunity to meet the au pairs even for those who live far from each other.

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The buddies got a chance to prove how much they know each other and introduce their friend to the others. They could also answer to some extra questions for rewards.

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With the small games we could get more rewards that we used with the gifting. No one left without a Christmas present and a nice picture about the au pairs from Polina.
Thank you!

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Thank you for all those girls who introduced their culture to us by making a traditional meal. We could taste dishes from 8 countries.

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We created posters with our best experiences in the USA as an aupair and our wishes for the new year.

DSC_0227Merry Christmas to all of you and a Happy New Year! Thank you for Gina and her host family for hosting the party. Thank you for Polina for everything she is doing for the aupairs. Have a nice vacation!

See you in our next cluster meeting in January!

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