The Au Pair meeting in the Masonic Temple, Philadelphia

Enjoy reading the post of Au Pair Christine from China.au-pair-chinaI am Christine from China. To be honest, I am so blessed for being an Au Pair with Go Au Pair agency and my host family. Not only I can experience American and various cultures, but also I can learn how to be independent and mature. I think everyone has their own thoughts about being an aupair, in spite of that, this tremendous experience won’t let us down.go-au-pair-philadelphiaWhen it comes the fancy activities which held each month for Au Pairs from Go Au Pair in the Philadelphia, Bucks County and NJ area, it is another experience and adventure.masonic-templeLast Saturday we went to the Masonic Temple together with Aupair folks. The building is fantastic and was built 150 years ago. I couldn’t remember the names of prestigious architects and designers and history of the amazing artworks inside the building, but I do clearly remember every Au Pair I met on that day.masonic-temple-2I am sort of bad at remembering people’s name. However, I can speak up the name of most of my new Au Pairs friends after last meeting. I met Au Pairs from Argentina, S. Africa, Ecuador, Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Germany, Ukraine and, of course, from China.masonic-temple-3What also made me impressed was Au Pair Dani from Colombia who just arrived in Philadelphia a few days ago, perhaps she was still having a jet-lag problem, but she came to the meeting with us showing her enthusiasm!au-pair-philadelphia

In a few words, I  learned something new from the meeting and  made many international friends as well. That is why I never miss out the meeting. It also why I am looking forward to meeting you guys next time on March 19, 2017 at Brunswick Zone XL!

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WHY BE AN AU PAIR?

Nita, our former Au Pair from South Africa wrote a wonderful post and today I will share a little of it with you.

Nita is very active, she volunteered with the Au Pair friends many times, made a lot of friends and became a buddy to a few Au Pairs. She had an exciting year full of adventures and events. She traveled and explored new places and got very many opportunities with being an Au Pair. Nita met and made international friends with Au Pairs from Germany, Australia, Colombia,  etc

Au Pair volunteering at Bucks County

Nita declared a new definition of an Au Pair. According to Nita, “An au pair is a girl, or boy whatever the gender who is not afraid to leave their home and country to travel another country living with a foreign “soon to be your second family” and being on an endless journey.”au pair from S. Africa Tania 4Nita said that  Au Pair means “ADVENTURE, TRAVEL, EXCITEMENT.Why even consider being an Au Pair? Well, I say: “Why not?” This will probably be the most exciting year of your life. I can not think of one reason you should not grasp this opportunity if you have an open window whatsoever. It is a low priced opportunity in not only traveling but to find yourself along the way.”

She also said, “People think you are throwing those years away, negative. You are gaining years, not losing. At first I was terrified that I would lack behind of all my friends, they might move up in life, getting experiences I might never get to witness first hand. But not only did I kick rock bottoms ass, I got a second chance in life and have this journey to thank for making me more wise as a human being.”

Read more why Nita considered being an Au Pair

 

Reaching new heights

Climbing at Rock Gym and reaching “new heights” was one of the best events ever 🙂 even though we are doing  many interesting activities with the Au Pairs from the Philadelphia,  Bucks County Go Au Pair cluster. This was my very first time being at Rock Gym with the Au Pairs, and I didn’t expect that it will be so fun and exciting.  10568815_861664647238141_3072284950451171438_n

On Saturday,  May 30, 2015  many Au Pairs came to the Doylestown indoor rock climbing gym and adventure facility in the north Philadelphia area and Bucks County. Au Pairs from Australia Amber and Kiah came to the Gym the second time and were impressive in their performance.

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It was a great workout Au pairs at Rock Gym 4

and fun event. Au pairs at Rock Gym15

Cherry, Au Pair from S. Africa  and many Au Pairs climbed for the first time. Au Pair from S. AfricaBrenda Au Pair from Mexico and Iryna Au Pair from Ukraine enjoyed climbing again and again

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Lorena and Joana, Au Pairs from Colombia climbed together Au pairs at Rock Gym14Many Au Pairs reached new heights

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and met new friends!Au pairs at Rock Gym19

They all had a lot of funAu pairs at Rock Gym 7Then we enjoyed a picnic!au pairs in Bucks County

Bowling with the Au Pair buddies and friends.

We are going bowling on Sunday, January, 18. 2015 and we want you there! Put on your comfortable clothes and a smile for fun bowling party with the Au Pair buddies and friends from Go Au Pair. keep-calm-and-party-with-an-au-pair-buddyFor the first time we are going to celebrate a Buddy Day! It is a way to say thank-you and show appreciation to our buddies- Au Pair from Germany Cosima, Au Pairs from Colombia Monica, Joana and Luisa, Au Pairs from S. Africa Cherry, Nita, and Tania, Au Pair from Ukraine Oksana, Au Pairs from El Salvador Claudia, Yoselin and Karla, Au Pair from Mexico Brenda.

We started Au Pairs buddy program in the Philadelphia and Bucks County Go Au Pair cluster nine months ago. Many Au Pairs helped new Au Pairs and made a lot of friends as well. The Au Pairs buddy program creates a positive cluster culture and a sense of unity and belonging to the cluster. The program helps new Au Pairs have a great experience from the beginning and prevents many issues.

Come join us for an Au Pair meeting and two hour bowling party on January, 18. 2015, at 1:00 pm at Thunderbird Lanes, that is located at 1130 York Road, Willow Grove, PA 19090.  There are going to be fun and a lot of surprises. You can have a great time with the Au Pairs from 9 countries!

Au Pairs volunteering in Newtown, Bucks County.

National Volunteer Week is coming up – April 6 to 12 – and we are going to celebrate it… by volunteering again.

Yes, we are going to volunteer once again. The Au Pairs love to volunteer very much and asked me to volunteer again. Since not everyone had this opportunity, I added an additional meeting and we will volunteer on May 4, 2014, at Welcome Day Arts Festival, in Newtown PA.IMG_20131117_102357 (2)

National Volunteer Week is a time to celebrate people doing extraordinary things and I would like to recognize outstanding Au Pairs volunteers in your cluster

Annie Santelices, an Au Pair from Mexico.
Monica Hinestroza, Joana Munarand, and Elena Bautista– Au Pairs from Colombia
Adriana Zhang, Hui Han, Jacqueline Ji, Ophelia He, and  Diana Zhu, the Au Pairs from China
Karla Hernandez, an Au Pair from El Salvador
Cherry Grace Arthur, an Au Pair from South AfricaGo Au Pair team volunteered in Philadelphia

These Au Pairs volunteered at the Philadelphia Marathon for  the American Cancer Society and the Philadelphia Flower Show . Au Pairs had a lot of fun working as the Go Au Pair team. It was a rich cultural exchange experience for Au Pairs and they helped a community.Volunteer AuPair Philadelphia

“Consciously or unconsciously, every one of us does render some service or other. If we cultivate the habit of doing this service deliberately, our desire for service will steadily grow stronger, and will make, not only our own happiness, but that of the world at large.”– Mahatma Gandhi

Many Au Pairs are very enthusiastic and motivated to serve others. The first step is around the corner. Join other volunteers at the art festival, use your time, talent, skills and voice to create community change.  Become a volunteer!

An International Volunteer Day 2013: YOUNG.GLOBAL.ACTIVE.

December 5 was designated as an International Volunteer Day (IVD) by the United Nations in 1985 to celebrate the power of volunteering.  An International Volunteer Day has been celebrated around the world. The slogan of the International Volunteer Day 2013 is Young. Global. Active. tagline_ENG

According to VOLUNTEER ACTION COUNTS campaign, ” On International Volunteer Day (IVD) 2013, we not only celebrate and recognize volunteerism in all its facets – but pay special tribute to the contribution of youth volunteers in global peace and sustainable human development. For IVD 2013 we celebrate globally that young people act as the agents of change in their communities. On 5 December, 2013 join us in recognizing all volunteers’ commitment and applaud hundreds of millions of people who volunteer to make the world a better place.”

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There’s no better way to celebrate the power of volunteering than to volunteer! Two weeks ago a group of the Au Pairs from Go Au Pair volunteered at the Philadelphia Marathon and helped raise funds for the American Cancer Society.

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“Young. Global. Active.” was the best description of our volunteering team- the group of the passionate and energetic Au Pairs from Brazil, China, Colombia, Salvador, Ecuador, Germany, Panama, South Africa, Mexic0, France, Spain and Cameroon. Go Au Pair agency helps the Au Pairs have the best cultural exchange experience during the Au Pair program. Many Au Pairs are very enthusiastic and motivated to change the world for the better. The marathon was where the Au Pairs had an opportunity to start.

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Monica, an Au Pair from Colombia, shared her volunteer experience, “It’s unbelievable how you give a little bit of your time to others, and they can give you so much energy and so much happiness.”

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VOLUNTEER ACTION COUNTS  invite all volunteers—present, past and future to show the world- volunteering matters.

Please share your stories – Your action counts.

Connect with Au Pair Sis.

The Au Pair Sis is looking forward to organizing fun activities to do together with her. If you are still not connected with Janine Au Pair Sis, just send her a request on facebook.

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Au Pair Sis  is doing many interesting activities. She has her personal very informative Au Pair Sis blog on the Go Au Pair website. The Au Pairs can Join the Book Club and participate at Book of the Month Event on Facebook.

The Au Pair Sis is also a former personal trainer and helps Au Pairs to explore the world of fitness. Au Pairs can exercise alone, with friends, or kids. The Au Pair Sis often posts new challenges on Fitness for Au Pairs and Fitness for Kids.  If Au Pairs want to try new challenges from China or Ecuador, they can check Foreign Fitness.

There are so many international Games and Crafts  that Au Pairs Sis updates on her blog and Au Pairs can also can learn new games, crafts, and new recipes from Pinterest.

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Au Pairs can learn about Au Pair Experiences from watching  videos. Host families and Au Pairs like to watch movies about Cultural Differences.

My personal favorite is learning to cook international dishes. There are so very many recipes that Au Pairs from Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Perú, China, Mexico, Germany, Filipines, and Poland shared with the Au Pair community at Go Au Pair Cookbook.Colombian Au Pair recipe

The Au Pair Sis also recorded many educational movies,  please check out her tutorials.

Make a new friend with Au Pair Sister on Facebook.  You can have fun together with the Au Pair Sis and her hundreds of Au Pairs friends.

How did you find Go Au Pair blog?

Hi, my dear reader.

How are you doing today? Where are you from? How did you find Go Au Pair blog?  Do you follow this blog or is this your first time reading it? Do you like my blog? What is your favorite post? What’s bring you there?

Where are you from?

Are you from the United States or do you live in other countries?  Majority of my readers -56% -are not from the USA,  they are from 125 others countries.

How did you find this blog?

Did you “google” this blog or saw the link to this blog on facebook?  Many readers of this blog are my former Au Pairs from Colombia, Germany, Brazil, South Africa and China. Hello Guys, nice having you there :-)

Do you follow this blog or is this your first time reading it?

I hope you are the one who is follow Go Au Pair blog. Recently I reached 30,000 page views of my blog. Thank  you for view this blog.


Do you like my blog?

Many Au Pairs and Host Families wrote interesting posts on this blog, and about 15 % of the posts are contributions from my guests- Au Pairs and Host Families. Many readers commented that they found useful information here.

What is your favorite post?

Do you have one? Please share with me. I recently add a new page Popular posts where you can see the most readable posts on my blog.

What bring you there?

Are you an Au Pair, a Host Family or thinking about being or hosting an Au Pair?  Welcome to our world!  This blog helped many families to get to know Go Au Pair cluster in the Philly and NJ area better and make the decision to join us as a host family.

Host families from my cluster say that I provide high quality services and resources to ensure that my host families receive individualized attention: “I personally had very good experience with Go Au Pair local area representative for this area ( Philadelphia , NJ). Read Go Au Pair Host Family testimonials.

Thank you for spending a little time with my blog and please let me know Where are you from? How did you find Go Au Pair blog?  Are you follow this blog or is this your first time reading it? Do you like my blog? What is your favorite post? What bring you there? I’ll appreciate.

30,000 views on Go Au Pair blog.

Hello World!

Thanks so much for stopping at my blog, the place where I can share my great experience working as a Local Area Representative for Go Au Pair

I enjoy my job. Host families from my cluster notice that I provide high quality services and resources to ensure that my host families receive individualized attention: “I personally had very good experience with Go Au Pair local area representative for this area ( Philadelphia , NJ). Read Go Au Pair Host Family testimonials.

I started Go Au Pair blog almost two years ago to support Host Families and Au Pairs in Philadelphia and suburban, Montgomery, Bucks County and close NJ. It took me one and a half years to reach 20,000 page views of my blog and it took less than 6 months to have another 10,000 views.

I reached 30,000 page views of my blog! Another blogging milestone. I’m excited to receive this many page views.  Thank you to everyone for spending a little time with my blog. I would like to thank Au Pairs and Host Families who contributed to my blog by writing interesting posts.

I hope that my blog is helpful and Host Families, Au Pairs and my readers found much useful information here. My blog contains 29 pages and 172 posts now. I recently added a new page Popular posts where you can see the most readable posts on my blog. You may have noticed that I created the sidebar with The Host family Library and The Au Pair Library for my readers’ references.

Who are my readers? Of course, first of all, it is Au Pairs and Host Families from Go Au Pair. Most of my readers live in the USA: Pennsylvania, New Jersey, California, New York, Utah and Virginia.

My blog is also read by people from 125 countries around the world. WOW, it is exciting! Many readers are my former Au Pairs from Colombia, Germany, Brazil, South Africa and China. Hi Guys, I miss you! 🙂

As my cluster expanded very fast, I believe this blog helped many families to get to know the Go Au Pair cluster in the Philly and NJ area better and make the decision to join us as a host family.


Thanks for checking out this blog and come back to my blog soon!

Raising bilingual kids with an Au Pair.

Most kids in the world today learn two or three languages. Many American parents realize the benefit of bilingualism and introduce their kids to another language as early as possible, either by speaking one at home or having another language spoken by a childcare provider.

This is why many parents today consider hiring an Au Pair. With an Au Pair children can learn a new language for free with a native speaker. Au Pair is a great language tutor since she is with children on a daily basis.

Au Pairs are recruited from over 50 countries and can be selected to match host parents language preference. In my cluster in Philadelphia I have/had Au Pairs from Colombia, El Salvador, Panama, Brazil, France, Germany, Russia, Ukraine, Moldova, China, South Africa, Australia, and Sweden.

There are many reasons why parents should raise the kids bilingual, for example

Kids  will be more flexible in their thinking

Kids will have better career opportunities

Kids will be more open-minded and tolerant

Kids will acquire additional languages more easily

Kids will be able to communicate with a broader range of people

Please read more about Top 5 Reasons to Raise Your Kids Bilingual

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