Classes for the Au Pairs in the Philadelphia area

As part of the J-1 visa program, Au Pairs are required to complete an educational component. To fulfill the Au Pair education requirement, Au Pairs should complete six semester hours or the equivalent 72 hours (12 credits or 144 hours for educare program) in class.
Bellow are the most popular and affordable choices for the Au Pairs from the Philadelphia, Bucks County and NJ area.

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Popular Weekend Classes

Rutgers in New Jersey

SilverBay at College of St. Rose 

Long Island University 

Cultural Hi-Ways offers the classes at Peirce College Learning Across America with tours to many locations  

Auditing Courses

Princeton University

Bucks County Community College 

Harcum College

Continuing Education

Bucks County Community College 

Harcum College Au Pair  Classes 

Community College of Philadelphia 

Delaware County Community College in Media

Montgomery County Community College in Blue Bell

Regular classes

Moore College of Art and Design

Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts

Rosemont College

Temple University

Please, plan ahead, speak with your host family and register for your class.

Good Luck!

Lets welcome to our new member Priscila!

Almost summer and the weather is getting warmer and warmer every day day! Its so excited to welcome a new member of our cluster: Priscila from Brazil, she is 26 years old and she just arrived a few days ago. We interviewed her and here we got some of her answers:

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 1. Why did you decided to be an au pair? well, I decided to be an au pair because i consider this is a great chance for me to spend my time with kids, improve my English skills and get to know more about the American culture.

2. What are your hobbies and interests? I love music, reading and drawing. I’ve been studying music the past few months.59699223_644605429335084_962223908692426752_n

3. What was the best event/happening during last month? My nephews birthday party.  

4.What two adjectives best describe you? respectful and friendly. 

5.If you had one wish what would it be? Travel around the world as a volunteer.

6.What place would you like to visit? Definitely the Grand Canyon in Az. 60342887_430675464392200_2012607359779602432_n

7. What is your favorite way to spend a Saturday? Outdoors reading and doing picnic with my friends.

8.What was the best complement you have ever received? brave!

9.What are two things that you consider yourself to be very good at? Listening others and making people laugh.

Once again Priscila welcome to our cluster!!!

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!!!!

Welcome to our cluster Zuly!

Hello everybody! it is still the middle of Winter and we are expecting more snow. Isn’t that cool? Of course it is! Well, let me introduce you our new member Zuly Badillo from Colombia. This young woman will be join us pretty soon and she is so excited to make new friends in this amazing cluster.  Lets get to know more about her:

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1. Why did you decide to be an Au Pair? To be honest I decided to be au pair because spending time with children is what I love. I also want to improve my English and at the same time I can learn about the American culture through out the program.

2.What are your hobbies and interests?I like reading books, watch series and movies and of course go to the beach! Amazing, you will have to wait for the summer then!!!

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3.What was the best event that happened to you during last month? I had the chance to spend Christmas and New Years with my family. We had so much fun!
4.What three adjectives best describe you? I consider myself as a friendly, lovely and responsable person.


5.What place would you like to visit? I would like to go to Las Vegas, NYC, Washington DC and Orland FL.

6.What is your favorite way to spend your weekend? On weekends I like to eat outside with my friends and family.

Thanks Zuly for your time and your responses!!!!! Once again welcome to this amazing and unique cluster!

 

Love My Au Pair Contest 2019

Every year many Host Families from Go Au Pair participate in Love My Au Pair Contest and love to share their experience with their truly amazing Au Pairs.

The winners is determined by an essay nomination provided by Host Families and they all get recognition and prizes. In addition, top 3 eligible Au Pairs will be entered to win the worldwide Au Pair of the Year Award and FREE trip to Luxembourg! The International Au Pair Association (IAPA) will present the Au Pair of the Year Award to one outstanding Au Pair in March 2019 during Work Exchange Travel Market and IAPA Annual Conference.

This year five Go Au Pair Host Families from the Philadelphia and Bucks County area  nominated their outstanding Au Pairs for the 2019 Love My Au Pair Contest.

They all feel that their Au Pairs are “the world’s best au pairs and they deserve to win the IAPA Au Pair of the Year Award!” That recognition makes each Au Pair a winner already!

Thank you for nominating extraordinary, exceptional Au Pairs

Maria Bilous from Ukraine

the best au pair of the year award mariaMindy Araujo from El Salvadorthe best au pair of the year award mindy

Yue Lu from China

the best au pair og the year award

Lore Nichele from Argentina

the best au pair of the year award lore

Luz Adriana Sierra from Colombia

the best au pair of the year award luz

I am very proud that we have many outstanding Au Pairs in the cluster and want to thank you the host families for sharing their inspiring stories about their amazing experience with their Au Pairs and the Au Pair Program!

 

Farewell to our dear friend Dani Parra!

At the beginning for November, when the trees leaves are colorful and winter is right in the corner; we have to say good bye to our dear friend Dani. This young woman just left the country the first week of November. We are glad Dani is at her home enjoying with her family and friends . We interviewed her regarding her time as an au pair in the US and here we have some of her answers:

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  1. What places did you visite and which one you like the most? Well, I visited Cape code in Massachusetts and Venice in Florida!
  2. What was your favorite way to spend your free time in the USA? I really like to walk and explore different places, so i used to spend my  free time walking around the city and usually going to restaurants to eat something new. 
  3. What is your favorite thing about being an au pair? My favorite thing is the knowledge that I got from my host family and my host kids.45483016_183652995872386_7267950500174102528_n
  4. What did you like about being an au pair in America, with Go Au Pair and the Philadelphia cluster? The most that I like  is that I have the opportunity to meet amazing people in the cluster’s meetings. 
  5. What was your best experience living in the US? I did skydiving. That was amazing!
  6. What is the most valuable lesson you learned when being an au pair?To be tolerant and understand that there are different ways to educated children. Not all the time  the way  we think is the right one  and we need to accent different points of view.
  7. How do you like the experience being a part of an American family?It has been amazing! I am glad that I was able to live with an incredible and lovely family.
  8. What are new things you experienced? Honestly, I tried different kinds of food from different countries.
  9. Would you recommend being an au pair to others? I’d definitely recommend becoming an au pair and live this experience.45384748_1761880830589048_8827240872362901504_n
  10. What are your wishes to your friends, cluster, LAR and Go Au Pair?  I wish to all them good luck, positive vibes and have fun guys! Don’t forget to enjoy every single day of your life.

Dani, we appreciate your time for answering our questions, we wish you the best back home!

 

 

Welcome to our cluster Luz Adriana Sierra!

Summer is almost gone and we are so excited  that new au pairs are coming to our cluster! Lets welcome our new member  Luz Adriana from Colombia . This young woman is 27 years old and she just arrived to Philadelphia. Let me show you a little bit a bout her:

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Questions

Why did you decide to be an au pair? I decided to be au pair because I like to take care of kids, they are very sweet and at the same time I consider that this is a good opportunity to travel and learn a different language.

What are some of your hobbies? Some of my hobbies are swimming, riding  bike, and of course watching movies on weekends.
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Can you mention one of your great memories? One of my great memories is something that happened to me in Washington state, we were riding a boat with my friends and it was so much fun!

Can you tell us three adjectives that describe you the best? I’m very patient, friendly and positive.

Where would you like to go as soon as you arrive to Philadelphia? I would like to visit New York.

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Dear members of our cluster as you can see here Luz might need a travel buddy and she is willing to start a new adventure here in Philadelphia. Luz also mentioned that she is more than satisfied with Go Au Pair because they are very efficient finding the perfect match for the au pairs!

Once again Luz Adriana Sierra welcome to our cluster and we hope you enjoy staying here with us!!!

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