The Au Pair International Day is a day to celebrate cultural exchange!

The International Au Pair Day, November 24, 2019, marks the beginning of a yearly celebration of Au Pairs. Celebrating the International Au Pair Day can be a unique opportunity to facilitate cultural exchange between host families and Au Pairs. 

Through the Au Pair program, Au Pairs and host families take part in a mutually rewarding, cultural exchange experience. Au Pairs get firsthand experience living in American family and explore American culture, they also make international friends and learn from a huge cultural diversity around them.  

The host family can expose to another culture without ever having to leave home! The host kids get a cultural childcare with kindness and respect for different cultures. The Au Pair Program helps a new generation better understand the people around the world, be tolerant to others and make the world a more welcoming, understanding, and open place. 

The celebration of this Day with the host family is very important!   International Au Pair Association (IAPA) recommends host families:

  • Surprise your au pair with a thank you note or video
  • Organise a surprise celebration for him/her
  • Take your au pair somewhere nice
  • Show your appreciation with a small gift
  • Give him/her a day off to have a fun day with other au pairs

Go Au Pair recommends the Au Pairs

  • Surprise their Host Families with a thank you note.
  • Create a video or photo album of their favorite Au Pair moments.
  • Invite their Host Families to a fun activity, like ice skating or a hay ride

Celebrating the International Au Pair Day can be a great opportunity to spread the word about the Au Pair program and the power of cultural exchange. 

Should we celebrate the International Au Pair Day?

The International Au Pair Day is an initiative of IAPA The International Au Pair Association and a great opportunity to celebrate former and current Au Pairs around the world. November 24, 2019 marks the beginning of a yearly celebration of Au Pairs.

Go Au Pair recruits Au Pairs from many countries. I asked Au Pairs from from Brazil, China, Colombia, Ecuador, Ukranian, El Salvador, South Africa, Argentina, Mexico, Uganda and France a few questions about the International Day celebration. Please read their answers.

Why should we celebrate the International Au Pair Day?

  • to recognize Au Pairs like all the jobs and professions.
  • to celebrate all the efforts that every au pair does
  • to share a special day with other au pairs and learn about other cultures
  • because the Au Pair program changed my life!

Why do you think that it is important to celebrate the International au pair day?  Because

  • it makes Au Pairs feel important and wanted
  •  it values Au Pairs
  • Au Pairs do a great job
  • it is not easy to be far away from home and face new challenges
  • to let people know about this fantastic (Au Pair) program! 

How would like to celebrate this day?

  • with a big party, food and activities
  • with my au pair friends in a place where we can talk and have fun. 
  • with my au pair friends in a place where we can share our experiences and different cultures
  • in the place where I can meet even more people and make friends
  • with my cluster Au Pairs and my Local Area Representative
  • with my host family because they opened their home and became my family and, of course, with my friends

The International Au Pair Day is a global celebration of all au pairs and their contribution to cultural exchange around the world. We are very excited to join thousands of former and present Au Pairs, host families, and friends of the Au Pair program around the world in celebrating the International Au Pair Day for the first time in history!

Let’s make International Au Pair Day celebration unique and global!

WELCOME TO OUR AU PAIR FAMILY, ZULEY!!

Hey Guys, I am Zuly, Au Pair from Colombia. It’s so exciting to welcome a new member of our cluster: Au Pair Zuley from El Salvador! She is 24 years old and joined a host family with three kids in Abington Pennsylvania a few days ago. In addition, Zuley’s host mom is a former Au Pair, YAAAAAA! That makes it even more exciting!

Zuley was able to answer some questions about what she hopes will be an amazing adventure as an Au Pair in the US. She is very excited to make new friends in our wonderful cluster. Zuley also says, “I want to be an Au Pair because I would like to improve my English, learn another languages for my career and I think is the perfect job for me because I love childrens.

Her hobbies are listening to music, watching series or movies on Netflix, cookings and swimming.

Zuley had a party with her family last month and they ate together roast beef and cheesecake, sang in karaoke, and talked.

We asked Zuley about three adjectives that best describe her and she said: Respectful, Friendly, and Patient. Also we asked Zuley If she had one wish what would it be, and her answer was, ” Honestly, I would like to have a beautiful big house where my mother and my brother can live, finish my career and travel to different countries”.

Her favorite way to spend a Saturday is stay home with her family and little dog, watching Netflix and eating food, later go to the mall or a nice place. Also she wanna visit many places but specially Orlando (Disney, universal studios) Malibu, Alaska, Canada and Italia.

Thank you Zuley for your time and your responses!!!!! Welcome to this amazing and unique cluster! We look forward to meeting and getting to know you!! 🙂

Happy International Au Pair Day: Why and How to Celebrate. 

With Thanksgiving approaching, it is the perfect time to say thanks to the Au Pairs, and celebrate their hard work and dedication to host families. There is also a new Au Pair recognition Day – the International Au Pair Day that fall in November 24. In addition, this year’s celebration marks the beginning of a yearly celebration of Au Pairs, so it makes this day very special.

A social recognition is important and a little appreciation makes a world of difference! Get in touch with former Au Pairs. Consider reaching out and letting your Au Pairs, your friends, family, and people around, know how your Au Pairs affect your family life and your children’s future. 

Ask your kids to help recognise your Au Pair/ former Au Pairs. See if they can get creative, maybe by drawing a picture, creating and designing a personal card or writing a poem expressing their gratitude. Let them count the blessings the Au Pair brings every day to their lives, and ask them to take a moment and write what they are most thankful for. All their attention and efforts will be meaningful and make the Au Pair feel special.

If you are not sure how to express your appreciation and how to celebrate the International Au Pair Day with your Au Pair,  International Au Pair Association (IAPA) recommends host families to

  • Surprise the Au Pair with a thank-you note or video
  • Organise a surprise celebration for Au Pairs
  • Take the Au Pair somewhere nice
  • Show appreciation with a small gift
  • Give them a day off to have a fun day with other Au Pairs

The Au Pairs deserve to be recognized for what they are, what they do and what they achieved.

Welcome Valeria!!!

Hello my friends 🙂

My name is Gina, I am an Au Pair from Colombia and now I live in Philadelphia with my host family. It’s my pleasure to introduce you to Valeria Torres, Au Pair from Ecuador. I want to share with you her interview so that you can know more about Valeria.

Why do you want to be an Au Pair?

I want to be au pair because it is a great opportunity to improve my English and learn more about  American culture and have a chance to see another country and beautiful places.

What are your hobbies and interests?

My hobbies are reading mystery books, listening to all kinds of music, doing sports. I really like football,  and swimming too. I also like to go out to see several places with friends and go to the movies.

What was the best event/happening during last month?

Last month we celebrated with my family, at my aunts wedding and the christening of my cousins. We danced, played games, ate delicious food and everything was very beautiful.

What three adjectives best describe you?

I am very cheerful, kind and persevering person.

If you had one wish what would it be?

Travel around the world, see many places.

What place would you like to visit?

I would like to know all the possible places from the smallest to the largest, see all the beautiful things in Pennsylvania and Philadelphia

What is your favorite way to spend a Saturday?

Go for a walk somewhere with my family or my friends, share moments, enjoy the beautiful weather. I also like to be at home and do some activities like play, read, paint or cook.

What was the best compliment you have ever received?

The best gift they I got was when my grandmother gave me a rosary for my first communion.

What are two things that you consider yourself to be very good at?

 I consider myself very good in sports or physical activities and in cooking.

Thank you Valeria, by sharing with us a part of your life. We are so happy that you are now a part of this great community. We wish you a lot of success in the Au Pair program.

One more amazing au pair joining! Welcome Nafir!

Hey Guys, SUMMER IS ALMOST OVER!! 😦 I hope that you have taken full advantage of this season and you should be ready for a beautiful fall. It’s so excited to welcome a new member of our cluster: Nafir from Ecuador, she is 19 years old and she just arrived a few days ago.

Nafir decided to be an au pair because she studied pedagogy in languages ​​and she think that is important have a good English level, experience with children and she wants to know about American culture.

Nafir likes to know new places, make trips, visit museums and zoos, climb up mountains, go cycling, ride a horse, watch series and movies, spend time with her family, prepare desserts, make crafts and aerodance.

What was the best event/happening during last month? Well, the best event last month was when I finished my second semester very well, with good grades.

What are two things that you consider yourself to be very good at? I consider myself kind, generous and simple person

Welcome to the cluster, Nafir!

Welcome to our cluster Noelin!!!

It is almost summer dear people and we have a bunch of au pairs join our cluster soon. Thats exciting! Let me welcome to our first au pair from Uganda Noelin, she is 25 years old. Learning more about our new members helps us to find things in common with them, so we did interview them and they in a friendly way helped to know more about them:

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  1. Let me ask you, Why do you want to be an Au Pair? well, I want to be an aupair because l want to live different American tradition such as thanksgiving and Halloween. I can’t forget to mention that spending time with kids is one of my passions , so living in the US and watch kids motivate me to be a great au pair. 
  2. What are your hobbies and interests? My hobbies are swimming ,watching movies, singing and listening to music, as well as travelling and spending time with my friends.
  3. What was the best event/happening during last month? Last month I went to restaurant exhibition where l tasted different kinds of food from the best restaurants around Kampala. That sounds tasty!!!
  4. What three adjectives best describe you?I am a friendly, respectful and honest person.
  5. What place would you like to visit? I would like to go to Hawaii.58579382_601953160311131_518612885765619712_n
  6. What is your favorite way to spend a Saturday?I usually on Saturdays l like to go out with my friends.
  7. What was the best complement you have ever received? My best complement is when my friend Angella told that shows grateful to God for meeting me.
  8. What are two things that you consider yourself to be very good at?I consider myself as a friendly person.

Thank you so much for your time Noelin! From the bottom of our hearts we wish you the best. Once again welcome to our cluster!

 

 

Welcome to our cluster Dani Rosales !!!

We are officially in our second day of Spring! This weather is helping us to get ready for the summer! Today let me welcome our new member Dannii Rosales from Mexico. Dani is 24 years old and she just arrived a couple of days ago to Philadelphia. Let me tell you more about her:

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  •  Why do you want to be an Au Pair? I decided to be an aupair because I love kids and being an au pair will also provide me the opportunity to live in a different country.
  • What are your hobbies and interests?My hobbies are watching movies or series, drawing, going outside and swimming.
  • What three adjectives best describe you?Generous, patient and responsible.
  • If you had one wish what would it be?I wish I could open my animal shelter.
  • What place would you like to visit? I would like to visit London.
  • What is your favorite way to spend a Saturday?I like spending time with my family and some friends!

The cold weather is almost gone, once again we are excited to welcome Dani to this amazing city and cluster. See you next meeting dear Dani!

 

Congratulations to Hendry from S. Africa on his second Au Pair year!

One year ago we welcomed Hendry,  male Au Pair from South Africa, into Go Au Pair in the Philadelphia and Bucks County area cluster. Hendry joined the family of a single mother with 4 year old son and two year old twins. Being only twenty, Hendry has already been an au pair in China and has a lot of experience working with kids. Au pairs

We love to interview our Au Pairs. In his first interview Hendry mentioned that the reason he wanted to be an au pair is because children are his passion, he really enjoys spending time with them. Besides that Hendry loves kids, he also likes to travel, meet new people, explore new places and make new memories. And Hendry really traveled a lot, made many friends and became a buddy to a few Au Pairs.Au pairs Go Au Pair

Henry likes his host family and he said, “The right family will make you feel right at home and you wont feel homesick so you can enjoy your time here.”

That was an awesome year full of learning new things, making new friends traveling and exploring the Philadelphia. The kids adore Hendry and Hendry’s host mom extended the offer asking Hendry to continue with the family for another year!

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One year later we are interviewing Hendry again and asking Hendry about his experience of being an Au Pair in the US.Au Pairs from S. Africa.What places you visited you like the most? I liked New York the most.
What was your favorite way to spend your free time in the USA? The city (Philadelphia) is just incredible and I go there over and over again. I spend most of my time traveling, but if i cant travel then I explore the city with my friends.
What is your favorite thing about being an au pair? My favorite thing is how much freedom and resources you have to travel.
What do you like about being an au pair in America, with Go Au Pair and the Philadelphia cluster? I like how supportive everybody is.
What has been your best experience living in the US? My best experience was going to the jingle ball concert in New York.
What is the most valuable lesson you have learned that being an au pair has taught you? Be wise how you spend your time. It goes away quicker than money.

What are new things you experienced? Halloween, Hanukkah, 4th of July, philly cheese steak, and cinnobun.Au pairs from South AfricaCongratulations, Hendry!  Good Luck and best wishes for the second Au Pair year!

 

 

Welcome to our cluster Genesis Schnabel!

Almost the beginning of Spring and I am glad that our cluster is getting bigger and bigger! Today I want to welcome one of the new members! her name is Genesis Schnabel, she is from Ecuador and she is 20 years old. Genesis was so kind to tell us more about herself, so you guys get to know more about her:

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  1. Why do you want to be an Au Pair? Well i thought that this was my chance to do what i like the most which is take care of kids and at the same time I could travel and meet new people.
  2. Can you tell us what are your hobbies and interests? I really like to spend my time with my friends and of course travel.53142889_264935374408454_5553202137439141888_n

3 .What three adjectives describe you best? friendly, optimistic and adventurous.

 4. What place would you like to visit? I would like to know a little bit more about New York and some  places of Philadelphia

5.What is your favorite way to spend a Saturday? Going to the movies with some friends.

6. What was the best complement you received? I am like the sunshine

7. What are two things that you think are very good? communicating and socializing with people.53761030_2100880290202878_5068771294359584768_n

8.What has been your best experience living in the United States? Visiting Chicago with my friends! That was an unforgettable experience!

9.What places have you liked the most? Millennial Park, IL.

Thank you so much for you time and your answers dear Genesis! We can’t wait to meet you in our next meeting!!!!

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