We the People.

The Lansdale International Spring Festival (ISF) is the largest diversity event in Pennsylvania and celebrates its 25th anniversary year!  ISF is a special occasion for a celebration of international friendship through music, food, the performing arts and cultural exchange.

What place could be better for the Au Pairs from around the word, who miss their home countries and interest in other cultures and history than ISF? ISF will give the opportunity to the Au Pairs to explore the displays, enjoy international food, watch the performance from many countries and possible from their native countries, meet new people and make new friends. In addition, this year we are volunteering for the International Spring Festival as a Go Au Pair team.

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This year the festival declares the goal to collect 5,000 signatures and to send this message of hope and unity to the White House.The festival  asking people who support the International Spring Festival to add their name, city or town and to select one country of their ancestry (or who you identify with) to the scroll.

Please join  We the People scroll and support the festival message of unity and help to reach 5,000 signatures!  The ISF goal is to show how people from different backgrounds, religions, cultures, and political views can come together with a single message of unity.

The Go Au Pair family.

Go Au Pair agency constantly supports the agency’s Au Pairs through their experience. There are many experts in Go Au Pair team or Go Au Pair family who provide the personalized assistance and mentor our Au Pairs.

A special support from Au Pair Sis Janine helps Au Pairs from Go Au Pair feel that they are not alone in the USA. Janine, the Local Area Representative from the New Jersey, became a big Sister to many Au Pairs from Go Au Pair.

Even before their arriving, Au Pair Sis reaches many Au Pairs and helps them connect with a big Go Au Pair family on Facebook. Au Pair Sis posts on Au Pair Sis Facebook interesting information, fun stuff and activities for the Au Pairs all the time. Au Pair Sis

Go Au Pair team helps the Au Pairs learn about the Au Pair program, prepare to the journey and find the answers to their questions. The Au Pairs can do that by watching Au Pair Sis’s videos about Au Pair experience and cultural différence, reading very informative Au Pair Sis blog on the Go Au Pair website. Au Pair Success Coordinator provides regular support to all Au Pairs during the program year.

There is also a consistent local support from a Local Area Representative (LAR) and other Au Pairs from the area. The local support includes help from a cluster Au Pairs that is also a closed group on facebook, the Au Pairs Buddy program and the cultural exchange activities. LAR helps connect new Au Pairs with other Au Pairs in the area, keeps consistent communication with Au Pairs and helps them to get the best experience.Bucks County Au Pair meeting

With Go Au Pair, the Au Pairs are not alone in the USA. There are friends, host families and Go Au Pair team – a big  American family they are belong and who loves and supports them.

The Go Au Pair family provides constant support, encourage, help to succeed and have a great experience in the US.

Au Pairs cultural exchange meeting.

Au Pair’s meetings increase interest in other cultures, arts, religions and inspire to learn. Our next event, the Tour at Glencairn museum, is all about a discovery and learning new things. Glencairn Museum is a museum of religious art and history, a member of the Bryn Athyn Historic District, a National Historic Landmark.English: The exterior of the Glencairn Museum ...

The museum has a unique art collections, including ancient Egyptian, ancient Greek and Roman, medieval Christian, Islamic, Asian, and American Indian. Also, Pitcairn’s collection of medieval stained glass and sculpture is considered to be one of the country’s finest. The museum even has the exhibition of Marc Chagall arts. There are a lot to explore!

We also will explore Bryn Athyn Cathedral

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After the tour, we will have a farewell picnic. This is a special occasion to wish a safe trip home to the Au Pairs who are leaving, welcome new Au Pairs and celebrate international friendship.
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Please, come on Saturday, July 11, 2015 at 2:00 pm and join Au Pairs from Philadelphia and Bucks County as we celebrate an international friendship and cultural exchange.

Meet Chinese Au PairsColombian Au PairsSalvadorian Au Pairs,  Ecuadorian Au PairsGerman  Au Pairs, Australian Au PairsSouth African Au PairsMexican Au Pairs, and Au Pairs from other countries, read about cultural exchange your family can get when joining the program.

Joining the program can be a life-changing experience for your family.

The Au Pair Experience in the USA

The summer is the busiest time for the Go Au Pair agency, it is the time when many families bring new Au Pairs and many Au pairs complete the program and go home.  During the Au Pair year the Au Pairs are working, studying, exploring American culture, and doing many exciting things.Au Pairs  Bucks County FundraisngMany Au Pairs from the Bucks County and Philadelphia area cluster chose to volunteer and help the community while being Au pairs with Go Au Pair. Volunteering in many countries is not common, so for many Au Pairs it was a first-time experience. Go Au Pair Team

Last year a group of the Au Pairs from China, Colombia, El Salvador, Ecuador, Germany, South Africa, Mexico, Ukraine volunteered four times.

Au Pairs  Bucks County FundraisngThe former Au Pair from China Ophelia said, “One of the best memory for my first Au Pair year is volunteering! Even though I just been here less than one year, I already volunteered four times” Au Pair Philadelphia

We are forever Grateful.

Walk Now for Autism Speaks recently granted a Certificate of Appreciation to the Go Au Pair team.  There are the words that really touched me “We are forever Grateful.”Au Pair certificate

The Certificate of Appreciation for Go Au Pair team expresses the thanks from thousands of individuals with Autism and their families for volunteers kindness and efforts saying  “We are forever Grateful.”

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The Au pairs from many different countries joined to raise more than $700 for an Autism Speaks walk in Pennsylvania. They held three fundraisers before the day of the event and surpassed their goal of $500 by $250.

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Then, on November 2, 2014 Go Au Pair Team walked with Janine Au Pair Sis to raise awareness, advocacy and funds for research and the families for the autism community.

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Au Pairs from China, Colombia, El Salvador, Ecuador, Germany, South Africa, Mexico, Ukraine chose to volunteer, fundraise and walk with Go Au Pair Team to change the future for all who struggle with Autism. Walk Now for Autism Speaks truly appreciates what these young international people has done in helping others.

Climbing up with the Au Pair friends.

The Au Pair program’s mission is to build friendships, learn other cultures and gain new experience. The Philadelphia,  Bucks County Go Au Pair cluster has many activities where Au Pairs get to know each other better, meet the Local Area Representative (me), have fun, learn something new and make friends.Go Au Pair at the International festival Zumba

The Au Pairs would like to try something new and they are looking for a unique adventure and challenges. The rock climbing often helps to overcome the own fear and  learn to master many challenges. A few Au pairs tried climbing at the Rock Gym and love this experience. They asked to have our next meeting an adventure rock climbing with friends.Rock Gym

On Saturday,  May 30, 2015  at 3:00 pm many Au Pairs are going to the Doylestown indoor rock climbing gym and adventure facility in the north Philadelphia area and Bucks County. Chinese Au PairsColombian Au PairsSalvadorian Au Pairs,  Ecuadorian Au PairsGerman  Au Pairs, Australian Au PairsSouth African Au PairsMexican Au Pair, Ukrainian Au Pair will make an international team and climb up together.

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If you’re craving adventure and excitement, looking forward to meeting new people and a great workout, then come join us at the Rock Gym. Climb up to build new skills and new connections!

 

Celebration a legacy of international friendship.

Please join us on Saturday, April 18th, 2015,  at 11:30 AM for the Au Pair’s cultural event and The International Spring Festival If you want to learn about the Au Pair program and meet the Au Pairs from around the world and their host families, see the unique Parade of Nations and a Fashion Show, worldwide musical and dance performances, and taste amazing food, you should be there.Au Pairs celebration at penn museum

We are looking forward to celebrating the return of Spring, a legacy of international friendship and cultural exchange through music, food and the performing arts. The International Spring Festival brings together people of all nationalities and ethnic backgrounds and promotes friendship.

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The International Spring Festival is the largest diversity event in Pennsylvania. The Festival combines international foods, music, entertainment, a Health Fair, a Fashion Show and tons of children’s activities. There will be a lot of international performances: Classical Indian Dances, Ballet Folklorico Yaretzi, Mexican Dance, African Dance and Drum Ensemble, Chinese Dance and Music, Philippino Dance, and Korean Classical Dance.

It is a Festival of Life, Spring and Friendship. Come join Go Au Pair Team!

 

A Festival of Life, Spring and Friendship.

Finally, Spring is here and it is time to celebrate Life, Spring, and Friendship. The International Spring Festival is the best place for an Au Pair meeting, for a celebration through music, food, the performing arts and cultural exchange.

The Au Pair Program is a cultural exchange program that allows Au Pairs from 50 countries to explore the US, learn new cultures and share their unique culture with others. The Au Pairs are open minded, they enjoy cultural exchange, hearing the stories, exploring different kinds of foods, music and cultures.

Go Au Pair team volunteered in Philadelphia

The International Spring Festival brings together people of all nationalities and ethnic backgrounds and promotes cultural exchange, understanding of cultural traditions through music, food and the performing arts.  The Festival is celebrating its 24th year and is organized and hosted by volunteers.  international Festival

This year the International Spring Festival will be held on Saturday, April 18th, 2015, from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM at the North Penn High School. Admission and parking are free. Please come to see The PARADE OF NATIONS  with Chinese Lion Dancers and drummers, African dancers and drummers, and many other performances.

Take home a piece of the 2015 Philadelphia Flower Show.

You may be tired of a long cold winter and are counting down the days looking forward to a Spring day. Wait no longer, you can enjoy a fantastic Spring or even Summer day this weekend at the Philadelphia Flower Show where everything is blooming.2015pfs_bloom philly

Every year thousands of volunteers and gardening enthusiasts who share a love of plants and people. They help make the largest in the world Philadelphia Flower Show breathtaking.  Many Au Pairs from Go Au Pair have chosen to volunteer at the Make and Take Room of the 2015 Philadelphia Flower Show. They are going to contribute their time and talent and get a unique cultural exchange experience. Volunteering, learning and giving back to the community has become our cluster tradition.

Go Au Pair team volunteered in Philadelphia

Go Au Pair team will help you create a piece of art and have fun. Please stop by from 11.30 am till 3:00 pm on Sunday, March 1, 2015 at Make and Take Room, which is located along the Grand Concourse at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.  We will help you take home a piece of the 2015 Philadelphia Flower Show.Aupairs creation at the Philadelphia Flower Show

A Local Area Representative never goes off duty

According Go Au Pair ,” the primary responsibility of a Local Area Representative (LAR) is to monitor and support Au Pairs and Host Families living in the local area.” A LAR is supposed to follow Department of State regulations and work closely with Go Au Pair’s corporate office. IMG_9025

I have been working as a LAR for Go Au Pair in the Philadelphia, Bucks County and NJ area for more than 5 years. I can say that there are a lot of responsibilities but also a lot of support from the agency.  Go Au Pair team is helpful, friendly and sharp, no answering machine with the message “Your call is very important to us!” Very knowledgeable and experienced Placement Coordinators are always here to help during the working hours and in a case of emergency there is a someone available to help 24/7. Welcome to go au pair

As a Local Are Representative, I am rarely “off duty” (just a short vacation sometimes) and must be prepared to represent the Go Au Pair agency at almost any time. As a LAR I need to support and keep consistent communication with Host Families and Au Pairs. No “working hours” or weekends for me and other Go Au Pair Local Area Representatives.Cultural exchange

I try not only answer the questions and give Au Pairs and Host families valuable advice almost any time, but also alleviate Au pairs and Host families woes, so they will worry less after speaking with me.  I keep in mind that my Au Pairs may not have anyone to speak or help.

There is a really big commitment to be responsible for young men and women who are far from home. They may be sick and feel the stress and anxiety in some scary or unknown situations.go-au-pair-at-the-picnic

The line between my personal life and work is often blurred. As a LAR I am supposed to be ready to help host families and Au Pairs with the urgent questions 24 hours and Au Pairs meeting are always held on weekends.positive Au Pairs

Even though, a Local Area Representative never goes off duty and hold a huge responsibility for the wellbeing of the participants of the Au Pair program, it is a work I enjoy. I made many friends through my work. There are a lot of positive energy and great experiences.

It is a  pleasure to help Au Pairs and host families and I am happy to provide them with the highest level of attention and service possible.

 

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