First Au Pair in 2019 Scarlet from Mexico.

I would like to welcome new Au Pair in 2019 to Go Au Pair cluster in the Philadelphia and Bucks County area Scarlet from Mexico! Scarlet came on 01.03.2019. She joined the family of 6 and lives in Bucks County, PA. Scarlet is 22 years old, has a lot of hobbies and talents.  Second year Au Pair Melissa from Colombia will be her buddy and help Scarlet  to adjust here.scarlet

Scarlet, we are very happy to have you in our au-pair family!

Here is our little interview with Scarlet and we’re looking forward to meeting Scarlet in person and find out more.

Why do you want to be an Au Pair? I took that decision because I like working with kids since I was 14, and I also like the opportunity of improve my English, travel and make friends from around the world.

What are your hobbies and interests? I really enjoy to do makeup, and spend time on outdoors with family/friends.

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What was the best event/happening during last month? Definitely, when I did match with my host family, I start realizing a part of my dreams came true.

What three adjectives best describe you? Dedicated, organized, and cheerful.

If you had one wish what would it be? Become the best makeup artist.

What place would you like to visit? Thailand 🇹🇭

What is your favorite way to spend a Saturday? Go out to new places, try new food, do road trips.scarlet 2
What are two things that you consider yourself to be very good at? Doing makeup, getting organize, invest my time on productive activities.

Happy New Year, everyone! This year may we continue to share the genuine friendship and to make even more friends that adds happiness and warmth.

Welcoming new Au Pair from Mexico Hannya!

Hannya is a new Au Pair from Mexico who joined the Philadelphia, NJ and Bucks  County cluster this week. I would like to welcome Hannya to the cluster, Go Au Pair and the US.  Hannya already made a lot of friends on FB and she is looking forward to meeting them soon. Hannya also made a great connection with her buddy Karla, Au Pair from Ecuador.
Let me introduce Hannya. Hannya is 20 years old and she is from Torreon, Mexico.  She likes kids and spends a lot of time working and teaching the kids and volunteering for  different projects.

Hannya says, ” I consider myself a patient, smiling and outgoing person.  I like to spend my free time with friends or go to the cinema.  When I was in Torreon, one of my favorites hobbies was playing soccer or going to soccer matches.
Last month I was traveling with friends and family through México and we visited a lot of places! I learn fast and If there something that I don’t understand I like to research about that thing.”
Hannya’s dream is ” to visit all possible places.” Good luck with that  – there are many places to visit during your Au Pair year!
We are all looking forward to meeting you, Hannya! Welcome, again!

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.

 

Learn about different culture by cooking with your Au Pair.

Food is definitely part of our culture –one that we carry wherever we go. An Au Pair will bring her culture and her food traditions.

A great way to learn about different cultures is by cooking. Every country has own traditions and celebrations, and every holiday has its own food. Why not start cooking and sharing  a meal together with your Au Pair?  It’s a good way to become more familiar with your au pair‘s culture.

If you have French or Italian Au Pair you will learn soon that a traditional breakfast there is coffee and either baguette or croissant. The French often dip their buttered bread into coffee.

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You may learn that hot cereal or porridge, often made with corn and called “putu pap,” is the first meal in Souths Africa from S. African Au Pair .
And if you have an Au Pair from Mexico, she may prefer dishes like chilaquiles (below) and huevos rancheros, or sweet rolls and coffee for breakfast.Mexico Au Pair.jpg
Food is an important part of the culture.  Simply cook together your Au Pair favorite dish, d learn and have fun.

A farewell to a wonderful au pair Maria Paula

Being an au-pair is a great experience, involving a lot of fun, but unfortunately there is a time for every au pair to say goodbye to her/his host family and friends…

A great au pair from Mexico, Maria Paula, is leaving soon – June, 16.

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But before she leaves, we asked her a couple of questions.

  1. Do you like your Au Pair experience with Go Au Pair? – Yes, this experience has been nice and I met amazing people, friends and a new family.
  2. What places you visited you like the most? –  I went to a lot of places but definitely New York, that’s always been my favorite place, but I liked DC, and Annapolis too.
  1. What was your favorite way to spend your free time in the USA? –  With my Mexican friends, that was my favorite part of the week, going shopping, traveling or just laying watching Netflix with them.
  2. What do you like about being an au pair in America, with Go Au Pair and the Philadelphia cluster? –  It is a safe place to be in another country, the best way to find a new family and to learn more about yourself.
  3. What has been your best experience living in the US? –  Everything I lived here, was a good experience, I don’t regret anything and I enjoyed every moment, but one of my favorites is when my parents came to visit me!
  4. What is the most valuable lesson you have learned that being an au pair has taught you?  – That I am not ready to be mother lol!! I learned a lot about myself, a lot of stuff that I am able to do and I didn’t know it before, I learned to be patient, I learned tolerance and get used to things that I wasn’t used to.

What are new things you experienced? –  My cooking skills got way better, college and be away from home.

How do you like the experience being a part of an American family? –  It was different, but it was awesome, I was lucky to have a good family and it will be hard to say goodbye.

What is your favorite Au Pair meeting? –  The laser tag one, Polina chose a good place, we had a lot of fun and it was cool.

Would you recommend being an au pair to others?  – If they want to have the best experience, yes!!

What are your wishes to your friends, cluster, LAR and Go Au Pair?  – I hope my Au pairs friends have a good experience like mine, that they enjoy and learn a lot, I hope Polina continues being the LAR because she is the best!!!

Maria Paula, thanks for sharing with us and we wish you to have a good safe flight back home and always keep in touch with us – friends from  your Philadelphia cluster.

 

 

 

Being a part of an American family.

Many Au Pairs have a great experience with the Au Pair program. I love to interview Au Pairs from the Philadelphia, Bucks County and NJ cluster who are about to finish the program. Here is the interview with Marce, Au Pair from Mexico. Thanks Marce for sharing your experience and answering the questions! I think that Marce’s advice to other Au Pairs is very valuable! Au Pair from Mexico Marne

Here are a few questions from Marce’s interview.What has been your best experience living in the US? Getting to know their culture, traditions,

What has been your best experience living in the US? Getting to know their culture, traditions, life style, etc.

What is the most valuable lesson you have learned that being an au pair has taught you? To not being afraid to going out of your comfort zone because at the end, that’s the only way we can make a difference on ourselves.

How do you like the experience being a part of an American family? I like it a lot! I am very close to my Host Family and have a great relationship with them. The best part is that even though being an Au Pair is a job, I don’t feel like I am working when I am with them.

Welcoming Nancy, our new Au Pair from China.

Thank you, Maria, for introducing our new Au Pair from Bucks County Nancy.

Hello, Au Pair Friends! The blog post from today is to introduce you to Ruonan Zheng from China! Her American name is Nancy, she lives in Newtown, Bucks County and she is 20 years old.

Nancy attended to her first meeting which was at Penn Museum the last month, “I was so glad to meet the friends there. I was very enjoying it and so excited. I visited the museum and watched some shows for lion dance and Kungfu etc. What’s more – I found some new friends and took pictures with them right there. I love the meeting very much. So, thanks, everyone” Nancy said about the meeting.Nancy Au Pair from China

We asked some questions to Nancy to have the opportunity of knowing more about her.

Why did you decide to become an Au pair? -Firstly. I really like children. I like to be with children. And I can be in  America, that’s a good thing. The Au Pair program can exercise me so many things. So I wanted to be an Au Pair to complete my dream.

Do you have hobbies? I like playing the piano, reading books, swimming, cooking and so on.

What was the best event/happening during last month? -There was a thing that I think it’s the best event that about the kids can clearly call my name last month.

What three adjectives best describe you? -I think the three adj. is that caring, patient, gentle to best describe me.

What place would you like to visit? -I’d like to visit the ocean.

What is your favorite way to spend a Saturday-My favorite way to spend my Saturday is go stay with my friends to play or do something together.

Thank you so much for answering the questions, Nancy! We all are looking forward to spending a great time with you! Have an excellent experience!

Au Pair Maria from Mexico

 

Au Pair from China Max

We welcomed many great Au Pairs to the Au Pair cluster in Philadelphia, Bucks County and NJ in 2015!

You can read about two Au Pairs from Australia Amber and Kiah,   Marce  Au Pair from Mexico,  Lucy Au Pair from South Africa and Aline, Au Pair from  Brazil.

Also,  Au Pair from China Max or Yuhan Zhao arrived in Philadelphia in 2015. Max is taking care of three small boys.
Au pair from ChinaMax likes traveling, chatting with friends and eating delicious food. She said that she is good in singing and making friends. It was a little hard to adjust to the life in the USA because it is very different, but she did it.

Max loves cooking and can make a lot of traditional Chinese food, like dumplings, noodles, fried rice with egg, stir-fried eggs with tomato etc. She likes to invite her friends to enjoy the dishes. She also enjoys handicraft, such as cross-stitch, paper cut, and handwriting shopping.

Max loves her host family and she is enjoying spending time with them. The family is very happy with Max and feels that it has been a good match.

Max is working very hard to improve her English, she takes English classes every Saturday. She is planning to take a class with Cultural Hi-Ways and travel with other Au Pairs.

Max dreams to go to Hollywood because she likes the Hollywood movies. We hope you will see Hollywood and explore many interesting places.

Colombian Au Pair Paula Elena

I am happy to welcome a new Au Pair from Colombia Paula Elena. Paula Elena is 26 and will live with her host family in Langhorne, Bucks County, PA.  Alejandra, Au Pair from Mexico, kindly offered to be the buddy for Paula Elena.
Paula Elena is coming right before Christmas- the perfect time to enjoy the Holidays in the USA and spend quality time together with her host family. She is a great photographer, look on her photos! I am thrilled to share Paula Elena’s interview with you.Au pair from Colombia Pa

What are your hobbies and interests? Photography and illustration are my biggest hobbies, I also like to read and share with people.Au pair from Colombia P

What three adjectives best describe you? Sweet, creative and funny.Au pair from Colombia Paula

If I had one wish what would it be? Travel and see places in the world with a camera to record every memory.Au pair from Colombia Pau

What place would you like to visit? I would like to visit for art museums anywhere in the world places.Au pair from Colombia Paula LWhat is your favorite way to spend a Saturday? sometimes I like to be at home resting or sharing with friends to go to movies or shopping.Au pair from Colombia Paul

Welcome Paula Elena, we are looking forward to meeting you! Everyone in Go Au Pair is excited to see your new photos. Have a safe trip.

Welcome, Jacques!

I would like to give a warm welcome to the new male Au Pair in our cluster, Jacques Botha, from South Africa! Jacques turned 20 years old today, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! (I hope your day here in the United States was amazing, I know its simultaneously awesome and sad being away from home on your birthday.)

A special thanks goes out to Marce Manso from Mexico for being Jacques’ buddy. Also, Jacques currently lives in Gladwyne, PA.

Jacques Au Pair from S. Africa

Jacques hobbies include watching rugby, going to sporting events and have a nice Braai (BBQ in America) – I have to say that I’m excited to see whether Jacques is going to have a braai for all the South Africans in our cluster.

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Jacques’ one wish : He wants to go watch a Nascar race and watch a football game live.

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Best compliment: “That one day I will play big rugby, and I did, I represented my country in rugby!”

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“I love my Host Family! They are really amazing! I feel blessed with them! Since day one I’ve felt part of them”

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Everyone at Go Au Pair wishes you a good year here in the U.S. and we hope that all your dreams will come true while you are here. We hope that we will be seeing you at our cluster meeting, which will be the Christmas party on the 12th of December. 🙂

 

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