One more amazing au pair joining! Welcome Nafir!

Hey Guys, SUMMER IS ALMOST OVER!! 😦 I hope that you have taken full advantage of this season and you should be ready for a beautiful fall. It’s so excited to welcome a new member of our cluster: Nafir from Ecuador, she is 19 years old and she just arrived a few days ago.

Nafir decided to be an au pair because she studied pedagogy in languages ​​and she think that is important have a good English level, experience with children and she wants to know about American culture.

Nafir likes to know new places, make trips, visit museums and zoos, climb up mountains, go cycling, ride a horse, watch series and movies, spend time with her family, prepare desserts, make crafts and aerodance.

What was the best event/happening during last month? Well, the best event last month was when I finished my second semester very well, with good grades.

What are two things that you consider yourself to be very good at? I consider myself kind, generous and simple person

Welcome to the cluster, Nafir!

Welcome to our cluster Melissa Tolosa!

Happy new year everyone! 2018 just started and we have new au pairs coming to this amazing cluster. Let me introduce you to this young woman Melissa Tolosa from Colombia, she is 25 years old.

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Melissa loves spending her time with kids, that’s the main reason she decided to be an au pairs!Her hobbies are riding a bicycle, enjoying nature, reading, watching football, basketball and volleyball, she also enjoys visiting new places and learning about art and music,Good to know!!

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Melissa’s three adjectives that best describe her are:cheerful, responsible and honest. Besides this she likes to spend her free time learning new places, watching sports on TV and riding her bike, such an interesting woman!

What was the best event/happening during last month? The best event of this last month has been the Christmas holidays.

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Melissa would like to visit the Crater Lake National Park, Central Park and the main scientific museum in New York. Lets do it, NY is as close as you can not imagine!

What was the best complement you have ever received? I am brave and friendly woman.

As you can see Melissa is a brave and incredible young woman ready to make friends in this amazing cluster, so please be friendly and talk to her!

Once again, Melissa from Colombia welcome to our cluster!!!

Welcoming Lisa, an Au pair from South Africa.

Please join me in welcoming the second year Au Pair from S. Africa Lisa. Lisa is 27, and will live in Philadelphia. Marce, Au Pair from Mexico kindly offered to be a buddy again. Thank you, Marce.Au Pair from S. Africa 1

As you may know, we interview the new Au Pairs. I am thrilled to share Lisa’s interview with you.

What are your hobbies and interests? Love socializing with friends, bonfires, braai aka BBQ, beach, outdoors, baking and cooking and crafts

What was the best event/happening during last month? I really enjoyed the summer holidays with the children took them to the beach or the cove to swim or we would hike. Other than that went to 6 Flags with my other au pair friend and had social gatherings with friends at their houses.Au Pair from S. Africa

What three adjectives best describe you? Loyal, Outgoing, big heart.

If you had one wish what would it be? To see every state in USA that my grandpa had seen when he travelled here as he always had the best stories when he was alive

What place would you like to visit? San Diego, New Orleans, Florida- Grampa recommended. I would love to see Atlanta and bit of the South maybe road trip.Au Pair from S. Africa 3

What is your favorite way to spend a Saturday? Have a coffee, breakfast, plan my day with friends either beach or outing, go out for lunch or dinner then relax and unwind when back at home maybe with a movie or listening to music.

Do you believe everything happens for a reason? I do indeed, I believe I’m here to do what I love and to experience what my grandpa did as he always wanted me to see USA so I’m doing this for him to in a way as he always wanted to go back one last time.Au Pairs from S. Africa

What was the best complement you have ever received? That I have the biggest heart out and very caring to others, as I always look out for others people’s needs before my own. What are two things that you consider yourself to be very good at? Baking, cooking and very good and meeting people very outgoing, make friends easily. 11992648_414331738758769_69715683_n

That is a very impressive interview, Lisa, and we’re looking forward to getting to know you in person!

Welcome Lisa, we all hope meeting you at our next meeting on Sunday, September 20, 2015, at 12:00 pm at The Village Renaissance Fair.

Let it begin! aupair 2015

Hey guys, bare with me as this is my first ever blog post and I have got absolutely no idea what I’m doing Lol and anyone who knows me knows I am the most technologically challenged person that your ever going to meet!

So anyways, where do I start? I’m Kiah, I’m 19 years old and I’m from Melbourne, Victoria in Australia. (Yano the people that say G’Day and ride kangaroos to school everyday!)  Now I am an Au Pair with Go Au Pair in the US and I’m currently living in Perkasie, Bucks County, Pennsylvania in the United States. Today actually marks exactly 2 weeks since I stepped onto the plane embarking on this wonderful journey, leaving my friends, family and reality behind me!

My host family are wonderful, I’m looking after 2 little girls, Brigit who’s 4 and Jacklyn wimageho’s almost 2 and a half. Home sickness is something that rarely crosses my mind thanks t o these girls keeping me so busy I can barely remember what day it is let alone thing about anything else!

I feel so thankful every day and night to be honoured with such a once in a life time opportunity.  I must have done something very right in a past life to be so blessed with everything I’ve been offered this time round. I made my first Au Pairs friends  online and thank you Tania for interviewing me.

So anyways that’s enough out of me so il just leave you with one of my favorite things I’ve learnt so far “In Pennsylvania you can’t buy or sell a car on a Sunday” like what! How is that a thing? LOL!

 

Sijia, another new Chinese Au Pair

Sijia is 25 years old and arrived about 2 weeks ago in Bucks County, where she replaced the former au pair Hui. Her buddy is Ling and she will help her during the first time as an aupair.

I think the aupair program is a good exchange program.It combines a few aspects such as improving my English, learning about another/western culture and the work with kids.

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In my free time, I like to read books, listen to pop music, like Maroon 5, Katy Perry or Bruno Mars., or to watch some movies. But I also like playing badminton.

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Optimistic, interesting and easygoing – that’s how Sijia would describe herself.

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If I had one wish it would be that my mum can live one hundred years, because I love her very much.

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During her year she wants to visit as much places as possible. Los Angeles and New York City are just two of them.

My favorite way to spend a Saturday is listen to music and reading a book or going out with my friends.

I already met Sijia at our last meeting. And she’s a very nice person and I’m sure she will have a great year! Welcome again to our cluster, Sijia! 🙂

Brenda, our new Mexican Au Pair

Brenda arrived at her host family in Chester County on the same date as Oksana, about 4 weeks ago. She’s 19 years old and replaced Valeria. Her buddy Jenny will and already did help her during the first time as an au pair.
I decided to work as an Au Pair because I love kids and I think it is a good way to learn more about the culture and language of the country.
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In my free time I enjoy swimming – my city is very hot – so I love to practice a lot, I like to paint in oil, and I like to cook and read.
The best event before my arrival was the “coloreate” a 5km run, I went there with my friends and we had a lot of fun.
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Funny, honest, loyal – that’s how she characterizes herself.
It think that it would be travel around the world.
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I love to spend time with my parents, we like to go out for dinner, or go to the movies,  also I like to go out with my friends, we like go to dancing, or organize meetings in a friend’s home.

I think God has a plan for all of us, and that is the reason things happen, always remember that He never will face us with a challenge we cannot overcome.

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 Before I came to the US, I was studying international trade, but I interrupted it to come her as an au pair – I had really a good notes, so I think I am very good at it, and in making crafts.
Brenda hopes to have a second family, to love and respect them as well as improving her English and to make new friends.
Welcome again to our cluster, Brenda! We’re looking forward to meet you soon! As you’ve been to the US before – Eagle Pass, Laredo, San Antonio, Corpus Christi and South Padre Island (all Texas) – maybe not everything is totally new to you. But I guess beeing an au pair is totally different than beeing here as a tourist. So enjoy your adventure as an au pair in the Unites States!

Oksana, a new Au Pair from Ukraine

Oksana arrived in her hostamily in the Philadelphia area about 4 weeks ago. She’s 23 years old and our au pair Yoselin is her buddy, who already helped her a bit during her first weeks as an au pair.
Oksana, who grew up in the most beautiful part of Ukraine surronded by the Carpathian mountains,  graduated from University with a master degree in management. But besides her interests in managerical problems she’s interested in other cultures and languages and loves to work with people from different countries.

The main reason why I decided to become an au pair is that I truly love children. I love to see how differently children see the world, and I am happy to be presented with an opportunity to see their development and contribute to it.

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To develop my personality I always tried to do a lot of interesting things. Some of them are traveling, reasing, handcrafting, cookind & baking and learning foreign languages.

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Before my arrival in the States it was an eventful time for me. I graduated from University and the second child in my host family was born. The third thing – my godson started walking!

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Responsible, creative, open-mineded – three words to describe herself.

The only thing I can wish for, in this very tense situation in Ukraine, is peace for my country and its citizens.

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I like to spend my free time with my family and friends. Usually, we go hiking, have BBQ or simply watch our favorite movie together. But one of the most important ways to spend our free time is a volunteer job at the care center for kids with special needs.

Everything happens for a reason. Nothing happens by chance or by means of good luck. That is why we have to believe in ourselves, vreate our own lives and then live it!

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I am very good at making life brighter and more colorful by doing things that make other people happier.

I’m persuaded of being able to be a good au pair, because I’ve always loved children and I had a chance to gain experience with children in lots of different areas.

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The Au pair program is a unique opportunity to experience first-hand the culture and diversity the United States have to offer. It is an incredible chance to make a difference. To learn and to be able to teach, to experience and share the values.

During her previous trip to the Unites States, she had a great experience visiting New York City, Conneticut and Montana. And this time she believes  Pennsylvania will be the place where she can meet new friends and make some unforgettable memories.

 

Oksana, I welcome you again to our cluster! I’m looking forward to meet you soon! I hope you’ll have a great year in the US and that you can do and see as much as possible.

 

 

Tania, another new South African Au Pair

Tania arrived at her host family in Philadelphia about two weeks ago. Tania works as an EduCareAuPair and takes care of three kids, one baby and two older girls. She just turned 21 last Friday – happy birthday again! One of our other South African au pairs, Cherry, kindly offered to be Tania’s buddy.

I’ve already met so many other au pairs living in Philadelphia and its wonderful being able to hear where everyone is from and learning about their families and cultures. I am definitely looking forward to getting to know everyone better and meet more au pairs!

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I like to collect books, especially Stephen King books, and I try to read as much as possible! I studied graphic and web design back in South Africa, so that is another interest of mine and I do photography as a hobby too. Hopefully later in my year I can add traveling to my list of interests.

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She characterizes herself as creative, funny and ambitious.

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Places I would like to visits are Maine – because Stephen King lives here – New Orleans, New Mexico, Seattle, Boston, San Francisco, Los Angeles and California, Miami, Grand Canyon (Arizona), Las Vegas and Nevada, Washington D.C., and Chicago. 

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Two thing I consider to be good at..making pasta and taking photographs.

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My favourite part about being an au pair is spending time with the children and being able to teach them new things, especially about South Africa. I also enjoy watching the children grow and see how their personalities develop. Also just being a part of a new family, learning their ways and seeing how they do things and also learning how to live a healthier lifestyle. I love it.

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I had already the chance to meet Tania at her birthday party last Friday and for a baseball game on Sunday – we had a great time with a few other au pairs! Welcome again Tania to the US and our cluster. I hope you will have a great time here and that you can see as much places as possible. I looking forward to a great time with you and the others!

Cherry, one of our awesome South-African Au Pairs.

Cherry is in our cluster since January and she takes care of a little baby-boy in center city, Philadelphia. She’s a happy and funny person, always there for others and it makes so much fun to do something  with her.

I was born in Newcastle, KwaZulu Natal in South Africa. I’m very friendly and very optimistic. I’m a huge water and animal lover. I worked in Sunnybank pre-school last year as an assistant Teacher and toured Australia with my family in June/July 2013. I love learning about new languages and cultures. I’d like to study drama, music and Psychology/Criminology.

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I want to be an au pair, because I’m young, I love children and the program is great for work and travel in another country and discover more about yourself.

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I love all the arts (music, dance and drama), reading, swimming, drawing, sports, and trying new things and I’m interested in Psychology.

Smiley, thoughtful…. fish-in-water – that’s how she describes herself.

Cherry would like to see Boston, NYC (again), Miami,Washington D.C., Montreal and Canada in general, Seattle, Chicago, Las Vegas, New Orleans, LA and California in general – basically she’d like to visit as much places as possible.

In my free time I like to travel, do sports (especially swimming), spend time with my friends, watch series or to read a book. 

As an aupair, I expect to have a wonderful experience, full of traveling and new adventures and to have a great relationship with my host family and their beautiful son.

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I think you had a great time here so far and everyone can see that you love Taeghan and enjoy every minute with him! All the best for your remaining time in the US!

photo 3It has been a wonderful experience so far and everyone I’ve met and spent time with, has been awesome.  Thank you!

Ana Maria, our transition Au Pair from Colombia

It’s time for a new interview!

Ana Maria has already been in the US for 10 months, but she just joined our cluster a few weeks ago as a transition au pair like Yoselin. For her first months she lived in Washington State, now she’s at home in New Jersey. Ana answered my questions to introduced herself to our cluster – like Jenny, Yoselin and Nicole did before.

I decided to come to the US as an au pair, because I think it’s the best way to get in touch with the culture and language of another country.

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She discribes herself as a person with inner strength, patience and loyalty.

In my free time I like to travel, play soccer, exercise or just listen to music. I also enjoy to be together with my family and friends and share the time during a movie, festivals or a nice evening.

One of her biggest wishes is peace for her country.

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A place, I would love to visit is Paris, France.

I think everything happens for a reason,  YES, because you have to learn something or teach someone, help or being helped. Life is perfect!

 

Thanks Ana for answering the questions! I had already the chance to meet you and it was a pleasure. I think we’ll have a great time together here in the US. Enjoy your au pair adventure!

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