Farewell to Valentine, 2017 au pair in Excellence Winner.

Valentine sent me long, meaningful answers. She left a couple days ago, but I will always remember her. It was great to spend time with her and volunteer together, stay longer after everybody left. I am sure, she is going to enjoy her time with her family again and as far as I am concerned, her Host Kids will visit Valentine in France, which is amazing – that means, they built a strong relationship! So here are some pieces of the interview: 

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“I am very proud to be the Au Pair of the year and it is something that I was not expecting! I like to think, that I am the way I am because of my host kids, they are the best so I try to be the best au pair and sister that they deserve.”
My favourite way to spend my free time was to either go see a movie at the movie theatre because it helped me with my vocabulary by learning new words and phrases or volunteering at a little co-op in town. It was something I did every Friday afternoon since January until mid June and I liked the job and I made some really good friends there!

 What I like about being an au pair in the USA with Go Au Pair is that there’s always someone you can talk to, they will listen to you and try to find a solution. I like the fact that they organize meetings that you can go to and meet other au pairs from different countries and who live not far from you. I loved when we all volunteered at the International Spring Festival in Lansdale this year and even my host kid who is 11 years old helped us that day which was great!

 

The most valuable lesson that I learned while being in the US as an Au Pair is to stand up for yourself, do not let people take advantage of you because there are lots of people out there who try to make you things you don’t want to do and don’t respect the rules. So talk about it with someone if you are not comfortable in a situation speak up and make things change.
The favourite part about being an au pair is that you sometimes get to create an amazing relationship between you and your host family. That’s what happened for me, I came here and found another family, the 2 little girls I took care of for almost 10 months are now like sisters to me.

The experience that I will never forget is when I left for 10 days to go visit California (Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego exactly) all alone, with only a backpack. It was amazing, I met so many incredible people there, did things I never thought I would and took so many pictures of the beautiful things I’ve seen to show my family once I go back to France!

 

“I would recommend being an au pair, because it is a great experience, not easy every day but you will be rewarded by so much love and happiness in your life, that it is absolutely worth it!”
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Welcome Camila!

After our last meeting a new au pair, Camila is joining our cluster.  She is 22 years old, from Brazil. The best thing: she loves cooking! Let’s get to know about her! 16804675_366192147112931_1998194231_o
She wanted to be an au pair, because she loves children, wanted to improve her English and meet lots of people from other cultures.
She loves cooking and learning gastronomy. She would like to take some culinary course in the USA.16763668_366191970446282_1809872770_o

She lives near the beach ( Florianópolis Island in Brazil), so she loves going to the beach.She, also likes to ride a bike,  watch films and read books.

She considers herself as a funny person full of life and energy. Her friends say, that she is a good chef and great friend.

She would like to visit California, Colorado, New York, Europe and Caribbean – many places!

We are looking forward to meet you soon, Camila! Have a safe flight! ♥

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! ♥

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! ♥

Welcome to the cluster beautiful Daniela!

Let me introduce Daniela Ríos. She is already in the States. 

She likes climbing, hiking and photography. For example, on the weekends she likes to take pictures, climb rocks and go to shopping.

She would like to visit NY and Hawaii.

She is a good cooker, photographer and last, but not least she is a good friend.

She wants be an au pair, because:

“I want to know the education given to children in a different country and culture, I also love to be around kids.It is a great opportunity to grow in many ways. “

I hope, we will meet at the next  meeting! I am sure, that you will enjoy your year here! ♥

Saying goodbye to a great au pair, Jacques Botha!

In this interview, I will share Jacques‘s warm words with you about his experiences as an au pair in the US. He has many fantastic memories!

  • He went to a lot of amazing places. His favorite was Niagara Falls.

“It is awe inspiring the gratitude of the falls. It is just amazing!”

  • His favorite way to spend free time here was just to have some ‘me time’ and concentrate on himself.
  • His favorite thing about being an au pair was learning the culture and way of Americans.
  • He likes the diversity of cultures within the cluster and also the way the agency handles problems and all those important stuff. He says, it is very quick.
  • His best experience living in the US was to build relationships from scratch with new people and make lifelong friends.au-pair-christmas-party-16
  • The most valuable lesson he has learned is never to have kids.

“Just joking, of course!”

  • But, he would say that the most valuable lesson will have to be patience and also independence.
  • He told us, that this is a lot different to be South African, but also amazing. He thinks, that American people are very talkative and open.
  • There are some new things he experienced as well, like: driving on the other side of the road and different food.Au Pair farewell picnic Independence National Historical Park 2

Jacques has also recommended this au pair program to others! I was happy to write about him. I wish him to gather more memories! ♥

One more amazing au pair joining us in October! Welcome, Jessica!

A new great au pair is joining our friendly Philadelphia au pair cluster –  Jessica Rocha from Brazil. She is 22 and she will live in Pennsylvania. In order to get to know her better, we asked her a couple of questions.

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Why do you want to be an Au Pair?

-I decided to be an au pair because I’ve always enjoyed being around kids. I like the way they see things and I believe we have a lot to learn with them.

What are your hobbies and interests?

-I enjoy reading, watching tv shows and surfing on the internet as much as I love walking my dog, swimming and traveling!

What was the best event/happening during last month?

-Definitely, the day my visa was approved!

What place would you like to visit?

-I would love to visit New York!

What is your favorite way to spend a Saturday?

-I like to spend my Saturdays eating out, shopping or going to the movies.

What was the best compliment you have ever received?

-For me, the best compliment someone can receive is to have his or her work appreciated. It’s very gratifying.

We hope, Jessica’s au pair experience will be unforgettably cool and she will have a lot of great memories about her au pair year in the USA!

See you soon at our upcoming au pair cluster meeting, Jessica!

Welcome to our friendly cluster, Liping

A new awesome au-pair from China Liping or Liz has joined our Philadelphia cluster! We were very glad to meet Liping at our meeting, talk to her and get to know her better. She is a cool girl and has many interests and  hobbies. Liping is 22 and her buddy is Christine.

Here is our interview with Liping:

1.What are your hobbies and interests?
I love to travel, enjoy to make friends. I also like sports, especially outdoor sports. I love to be close to nature. Now I want to challenge bungee jumping.

2.What three adjectives best describe you?
I’m a happy, friendly and helpful girl.

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3.What is your favorite way to spend a Saturday?
I want to play and go shopping with my friends on Saturday.

4.What are two things that you consider yourself to be very good at?
I’m good at is making yogurt, sushi and laugh.

5. What place would you like to visit?
Now I would like to go to the place is Seattle, it is very beautiful in the movie.

6.Why do you want to be an Au Pair?
I love kids. There is happy when I play with them. I would like to experience different cultures. I love to make friends from different areas. And I like American education child’s way, I want to learn it. And education my children in the future.

Good luck to you in your au pair career, Liping , and we wish you to have the time of your life in the USA:)

Welcome to the cluster Miguel Ochoa!

The honor is mine, to introduce a male au pair from Colombia! Miguel is 25 years old, takes care of three boys in Bucks County. He is in the EduCare program: he will work less, but learn more. 

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  • He decided to be an au pair, because he likes spending time with children.
  • His favorite hobbies are watching movies and cooking. – Wow, that’s always really great when a man can cook and loves cooking!
  • He would like to visit Washington.14341496_10153909391488857_497048441_n.jpg
  • He says, he is friendly, outgoing and funny.
  • He likes going out, for example on Saturdays and see new places.

I am sure, that Miguel will have fun with other au pairs and make friends soon. We’ll see you in a couple days Miguel! He will also meet  our new au pair! ♥

Enjoying more information about Adriana Evechis

Some days ago, you could read an interview about our experienced au pair from Ecuador. Today you can all learn some more information about Adriana! 

What is your favorite thing about being an au pair?

The best is the love we get from kids!!!! Learning together and can be like a mother of these little monsters!

What do you like about being an au pair in America, with Go Au Pair?

Since I began this program as an au pair, the coordinators and representatives have been so kind with me! Shona, Gina, Crystal and Polina have guided and helped me from the beginning, during the rematch process and now here in Philadelphia. In conclusion, I liked to meet them in this new adventure, feeled safe. I could trust them.14339388_1817212768523721_1182787001_oWhat is the most valuable lesson you have learned that being an au pair has taught you?

The best lesson you get being an au pair is bravery, courage and ability to do things on your own. No matter how old you are, just being an au pair makes you grow up in every way.

How do you like the experience being a part of an American family?

Living with your host family is a unique experience,because they will  your support here. I had lucky to feel companionship and freedom at the same time. I could be part of their daily routine, your leisure time going to different places and having a good talk with them. However, in my spare time, I could share time with friends, visited new places and did my favorite activities like taking pictures and reading. 

Thank you Adriana for the great deal of information! Looking forward to meet you! ♥

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