Welcome in our amazing cluster Jaquelinne!

Two new au pairs from Brazil are coming and Jaquelinne is one of them! She is 24 years old and she is so excited for being a part of our team. Just to know more about her, lets look at her answers!

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Jaquelinne loves to spend her time with children as much as  watching tv specially novels, series and movies.

The best thing that happened to me last month was matching with a great family!

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Three adjectives that best describe her are happy, affectionate and proactive.Jaquelinne loves to travel and she would like to visit as many places as she could in the US.

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Jaquelinne likes to go out on weekends and she is looking forward to making friends. She mentioned that is good at cooking and listening to other specially children!

What was the best complement you have ever received? That I am brave.

Finally, Jaquelinne said she wanted to be an Au Pair because she is good at taking care of children and coming to the US was a great opportunity to meet new people, to know about the culture and at the same time to improve her English!

Thanks to Jaquelinne for her answers! Clearly she is a happy Au Pair and she is more than ready to make new friends. 

WElCOME!!!!

 

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2017 Au Pairs Buddy Party

In 2015, we started a new cluster tradition Au Pairs Buddy Party! We are having a great experience with Au Pairs buddy initiative.  Many Au Pairs became great buddies, helped new Au Pairs and made a lot of friends!keep-calm-and-party-with-an-au-pair-buddy

Thank you to many Au Pairs who became awesome buddies and a few new buddies

Au Pair from S. Africa Marco for choosing to be a buddy to Maria Jose Gaspar, Au Pair from Peru, who will live in Philadelphia PA

Au Pair from Ecuador Kathy for choosing to be a buddy to  Alejandra Tapia Mosquera, Au Pair from Ecuador, who will live in Yardley, Bucks County, PA.

Au Pair from China Christine for choosing to be a buddy to Au Pair Yushan Sun or Catherine, Au Pair from China, who will live in Philadelphia PA

Au Pair from Hungary Bianka for choosing to be a buddy to Anita Pinzon , Au Pair from Colombia, who will live in Glenside, PA

 Au Pair from S. Africa Lashey for choosing to be a buddy to Daniela Para, Au Pair  from Colombia, who will live in Philadelphia, PA

Au Pair from France Valentine for choosing to be a buddy to Nadia Souza, Au Pair from Brazil, who will live in New Hope, Bucks County, PA

 Au Pair from Mexico Daniela Rios  for choosing to be a buddy to Camila Diaz,  Au Pair from Brazil, who will live in Bucks County, PA

Come join our Annual Au Pairs Buddy Appreciation Party, at 1:00 pm on Sunday 03.19.2017, Brunswick Zone XL, 100 E. Street Rd. Feasterville, PA 19053 to THANK your buddy or get THANKS from your friends and meet awesome Au Pairs from ten countries!
We will have a party with a cake, games, competitions and fun. You can also play bowling and many other games with your friends.

On April 22nd, 2017 Au Pairs from Philadelphia and Bucks County clusters are going volunteering at The International Spring Festival with other Go Au Pair clusters from Philadelphia and NJ. It will be a great cultural exchange experience at the multicultural festival. Au pairs will spreading the world about the Au Pair Program while making American and international friends, and, of course, meeting people from their countries.

 

Welcome in our cluster, Anita

Anita Pinzón is from Bogotá, Colombia. She is teacher and our next au pair! Let’s read more about this polite girl, who sent me a nicely built introduction about herself ( I have never seen such a thing like this, I was surprised!)15942257_10154232872853806_215480425_n

She wants to be an Au pair, because she loves children; she likes to spend her time with them. Also, she considers, that it will be an excellent opportunity to learn in a new culture, to communicate with different people and share things about her culture,too.

She likes listening to music, reading,  watching TV, walking in parks, going to the cinema, eating healthy food and travelling.

She is responsible, active, loyal, mature, honest, educated, friendly, and active among other

If she had one wish, she would learn different languages as much as possible.

She would like to visit Statue of Liberty, because she thinks, that it is one of the most important wonder of the world.

She would like to interact with American people, share her experiences with friends, go to concerts or shows and enjoy each moment in which she will be in this beautiful country.

Woow, that was more than satisfying, I guess! Enjoy your year here, Anita! ♥

 

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! ♥

Food and people, do you need more?

We had a meeting at our LAR’s house this weekend. Our cluster has two chefs , so we had chance to cook and try some new food and gather memories! 

It was an unexpectedly warm Sunday, that is why, it was fantastic to get in the car and drive! Polina (our LAR) gave us her whole heart. I do appreciate it. 15073324_10202441105426173_6670490034020431339_n

We cooked three dishes together. Everybody had a chance to make his/her own sushi. Polina cooked us an Ukrainian dish called Plov (rice with chicken) and we made Patacón with Hogao (Mexican dish). I liked everything. I was really curious to try those food!

We also celebrated farewells, lucky arrivings and birthdays!

Polina made us cupcakes and we had a competition to decorate them. It was a creative activity. After eating, we played games.We ate a lot, had fun, laughed a lot. You could see many glad face around you…I think, you do not need more!

 

See them next month – it is going to be our last special meeting this year. I can not wait! ♥

Free English classes and resourses for the Au Pairs.

The Au Pair program is known abroad as the “Learn and Earn”program. The Au Pairs can learn the experience, American culture, polish their English and also can earn money.

Many Au Pairs came to the US with the goal to improve English. Living with American family is the best way for Au Pairs to improve their English skills. Working with kids and practicing English skills with them has huge advantages. Depending on their ages, kids can be great teachers. Kids words and sentences are often simpler than that of adults. Children are usually can correct errors without making Au Pairs feel uncomfortable. Au Pairs and kids can learn from each other reading and playing together.Au pair and kids

Here are a lot of opprtunities to learn English for free. For example, free English classes in the Philadelphia area
FLP – English as a Second Language (ESL)
Meet up classes 
Community Learning Center
Phila Literacy

Au Pairs can find free online language learning resources, take language exchange classes online with English Lessons & Tutors Online – LRNGO. Some Au Pairs found language exchange options with American students or future ESL teacher. Au pair in the college

Au Pairs get a chance exploring the country, attending classes and immersing themself in the English language. Au Pairs also have an opportunity studied in America for free. They are supposed to take 6 credits or 72 class hours in college during the program year. Many Au Pairs take an ESL (English as a Second Language) class as part of their educational requirement.Go Au Pair volunteer 2016 ISF 8

Beside speaking English at home, Au Pairs practice English for daily life in an English-speaking country –with new friends, in the stores, restaurants etc. The Au Pairs also can travel, volunteer for the community and meet new people.

 

 

 

 

 

Hey, Marco! Welcome to the cluster!

Let me share Marco Van Vuuren’s short message with you! He comes in a week from South Africa!  He is my “buddy”, I am excited! I like him very much! I love his humor! So let’s see!

“I want to be an au pair, because I love working kids. I worked with kids at a school before I had started au pairing.
My hobbies are making food,gardening,cycling and just to have fun with my friends and family.
The three best adjectives that describes me are crazy,outgoing and a great friend. I would wish to have the best time of my life in the US and to talk about it back home.
I would like to visit Hollywood and just spend time there.
My favorite way to spend a Saturday is to go out and do something fun at a fun park or so. I consider myself good with children,making friends and listening to others.”
 I have no doubt, that Marco will totally enjoy his year here! ♥

Welcoming a new Au Pair from Colombia

We are looking forward to meeting the newest member of Go Au Pair cluster in the Philadelphia and Bucks County area Karen. Karen is a 25-year-old Au Pair from Colombia. She will live with a loving host family with a little boy in Philadelphia.Au Pair from Colombia Karen 2 Karen will be replacing a wonderful Au Pair Cherry who is going home after two amazing Au Pair years with her forever family in the USA.

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Karen considers herself a very happy and active person, as well as a responsible person dedicated to work. Karen obtained her degree in Marketing & International Business two years ago and worked at the marketing departments of some of the most prestigious companies in Colombia. Au Pair from Colombia Karen

Karen decided to become an Au Pair because she likes children, wants to improve her English and to learn about American culture. Kim, Au Pair from South Africa kindly offered to be Karen buddy,  her help and support. Thank you, Kim.

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Here are the questions we asked Karen.

What are your talents, hobbies and interests? I´m a good dancer, especially I like to dance latin music like salsa and merengue. My hobbies are traveling, preaching and shopping.

What are two things that you consider yourself to be very good at?
I consider myself extremely joyful and I have a good sense of humor. I am very active and curious and I like to do different things always.

What place would you like to visit?
I would like to visit NY city, California and the Florida Parks, Universal studios, Busch Garden and Disney parks. Also, I would like to know the snow and learn to ski.

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Welcome, Karen! We had the first snow! Goog Luck with all your  plans and dreams!

Chinese New Year Celebration

 

2016 Chinese New Year falls on February 8, and it is the Year of the Monkey according to Chinese zodiac. Chinese New Year celebration is the most important annual event for Chinese people and has more than 4,000 years of history.  Since we have many Chinese Au Pairs in our cluster we are looking forward to celebrate Chinese New Year with them.Happy new year

We are going to get together and join Chinese New Year celebration at Penn Museum in Philadelphia on Saturday, January 30, 2016, at 12:00 pm. It will be a great chance to experience the traditional Chinese customs and meet new Au Pairs.

The Penn Museum has a Chinese New Year celebration every year. It is a special show that held in the China Gallery and throughout the international galleries of Museum.Au Pairs celebration at penn museum

The Au Pair cluster in Bucks County and Philadelphia joined that event in 2014, we learn a lot and had so much fun at the event. We enjoyed traditional music and dance, tai chi and tangram workshops, and Kung Fu demonstrations. We liked the Grand Finale Lion Dance Parade the most.

During the Chinese New Year, people greet each other by saying “Gong Xi Fa Cai” (恭禧發財), which means “may you be happy and prosperous” or “zhù nǐ hǎo yùn” (祝你好运) that means “wish you good luck.”

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Gong Xi Fa Cai (恭禧發財),  zhù nǐ hǎo yùn” (祝你好运).

Wish you luck in the Year of the Monkey!

猴年大吉

 

 

Au Pair from Australia Kiah

In January, we welcomed  Au Pair from Australia Amber.10984738_1000396696656232_654688054_n

Very soon, another Australian Au Pair Kiah joined the Au Pair cluster in Philadelphia, Bucks County and NJ.  Amber and Kiah live close to each other with their host families in Bucks County, PA and became best friends quickly. Kiah takes care of two little lovely girls, she calls them”my princesses.”IMG_5680[1]

Kiah loves to watch movies, meet friends and travel. She is very organized and active. Kiah shared a lot about her experience on this blog. Look up Kiah’s diary. She also contributed a lot to Au Pair Sis blog.IMG_0784

Kiah loves babies and she visits Kathy’s host family very often. The Smolarski family has a lot of kids and babies, so Kiah observed the triplets growing from their first months and she became friends with the family.kiah au pair australia

Kiah really loves travel. I don’t know any other Au Pair who travels so much and visits as many places as Kiah does. She traveled a lot with Cultural Hi-Ways. Kiah also loves to share her experiences.image

Kiah is looking forward to being an Au Pair in England next year, exploring the new country and making new friends. Good luck, Kiah .

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