Lets welcome to our new member Priscila!

Almost summer and the weather is getting warmer and warmer every day day! Its so excited to welcome a new member of our cluster: Priscila from Brazil, she is 26 years old and she just arrived a few days ago. We interviewed her and here we got some of her answers:

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 1. Why did you decided to be an au pair? well, I decided to be an au pair because i consider this is a great chance for me to spend my time with kids, improve my English skills and get to know more about the American culture.

2. What are your hobbies and interests? I love music, reading and drawing. I’ve been studying music the past few months.59699223_644605429335084_962223908692426752_n

3. What was the best event/happening during last month? My nephews birthday party.  

4.What two adjectives best describe you? respectful and friendly. 

5.If you had one wish what would it be? Travel around the world as a volunteer.

6.What place would you like to visit? Definitely the Grand Canyon in Az. 60342887_430675464392200_2012607359779602432_n

7. What is your favorite way to spend a Saturday? Outdoors reading and doing picnic with my friends.

8.What was the best complement you have ever received? brave!

9.What are two things that you consider yourself to be very good at? Listening others and making people laugh.

Once again Priscila welcome to our cluster!!!

Welcome to our cluster Dani Rosales !!!

We are officially in our second day of Spring! This weather is helping us to get ready for the summer! Today let me welcome our new member Dannii Rosales from Mexico. Dani is 24 years old and she just arrived a couple of days ago to Philadelphia. Let me tell you more about her:

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  •  Why do you want to be an Au Pair? I decided to be an aupair because I love kids and being an au pair will also provide me the opportunity to live in a different country.
  • What are your hobbies and interests?My hobbies are watching movies or series, drawing, going outside and swimming.
  • What three adjectives best describe you?Generous, patient and responsible.
  • If you had one wish what would it be?I wish I could open my animal shelter.
  • What place would you like to visit? I would like to visit London.
  • What is your favorite way to spend a Saturday?I like spending time with my family and some friends!

The cold weather is almost gone, once again we are excited to welcome Dani to this amazing city and cluster. See you next meeting dear Dani!

 

Welcome to our cluster Genesis Schnabel!

Almost the beginning of Spring and I am glad that our cluster is getting bigger and bigger! Today I want to welcome one of the new members! her name is Genesis Schnabel, she is from Ecuador and she is 20 years old. Genesis was so kind to tell us more about herself, so you guys get to know more about her:

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  1. Why do you want to be an Au Pair? Well i thought that this was my chance to do what i like the most which is take care of kids and at the same time I could travel and meet new people.
  2. Can you tell us what are your hobbies and interests? I really like to spend my time with my friends and of course travel.53142889_264935374408454_5553202137439141888_n

3 .What three adjectives describe you best? friendly, optimistic and adventurous.

 4. What place would you like to visit? I would like to know a little bit more about New York and some  places of Philadelphia

5.What is your favorite way to spend a Saturday? Going to the movies with some friends.

6. What was the best complement you received? I am like the sunshine

7. What are two things that you think are very good? communicating and socializing with people.53761030_2100880290202878_5068771294359584768_n

8.What has been your best experience living in the United States? Visiting Chicago with my friends! That was an unforgettable experience!

9.What places have you liked the most? Millennial Park, IL.

Thank you so much for you time and your answers dear Genesis! We can’t wait to meet you in our next meeting!!!!

Welcome to our cluster Zuly!

Hello everybody! it is still the middle of Winter and we are expecting more snow. Isn’t that cool? Of course it is! Well, let me introduce you our new member Zuly Badillo from Colombia. This young woman will be join us pretty soon and she is so excited to make new friends in this amazing cluster.  Lets get to know more about her:

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1. Why did you decide to be an Au Pair? To be honest I decided to be au pair because spending time with children is what I love. I also want to improve my English and at the same time I can learn about the American culture through out the program.

2.What are your hobbies and interests?I like reading books, watch series and movies and of course go to the beach! Amazing, you will have to wait for the summer then!!!

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3.What was the best event that happened to you during last month? I had the chance to spend Christmas and New Years with my family. We had so much fun!
4.What three adjectives best describe you? I consider myself as a friendly, lovely and responsable person.


5.What place would you like to visit? I would like to go to Las Vegas, NYC, Washington DC and Orland FL.

6.What is your favorite way to spend your weekend? On weekends I like to eat outside with my friends and family.

Thanks Zuly for your time and your responses!!!!! Once again welcome to this amazing and unique cluster!

 

Welcome to our cluster Leidy Duran!

The end of November is coming and we are happy to welcome our new member! Her name is Leidy, this young woman is 25 years old and she is from Colombia. This Colombian girl was able to answer some questions regarding this amazing adventure as an au pair in the US. Lets see some of her answers:

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  1. Why did you decide to be an au pair? Well, I honestly love kids from the bottom of my hearth and I consider the au pair program provide the opportunity to spend time with kids and at the same time  practice English. 
  2. What are some of your hobbies and interests? I enjoy visiting new places such as parks, the beach and some others. I basically spend my time walking around and exploring new areas where I can have fun with my friends.                                                                    42939526_2238356929784927_3393151861807644672_n.jpg
  3. What do you like to do in your free time? I like to spend time with my friends and love ones.
  4. What was the best event/happening during last month? Before I left the country, my  ex coworkers and I decided to have a picnic. It was amazing, I had so much fun!42999686_2110503502302269_153415591862992896_n
  5. Can you please tell us three adjectives that describe you? I describe myself as a very respectful, friendly and honest person.

  6. If you had one wish what would it be?  I am into practice my English, so I wish I could improve my English soon. 

Leidy, once again welcome to our cluster! We are entirely sure that you will improve your English. 

Farewell to our dear friend Dani Parra!

At the beginning for November, when the trees leaves are colorful and winter is right in the corner; we have to say good bye to our dear friend Dani. This young woman just left the country the first week of November. We are glad Dani is at her home enjoying with her family and friends . We interviewed her regarding her time as an au pair in the US and here we have some of her answers:

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  1. What places did you visite and which one you like the most? Well, I visited Cape code in Massachusetts and Venice in Florida!
  2. What was your favorite way to spend your free time in the USA? I really like to walk and explore different places, so i used to spend my  free time walking around the city and usually going to restaurants to eat something new. 
  3. What is your favorite thing about being an au pair? My favorite thing is the knowledge that I got from my host family and my host kids.45483016_183652995872386_7267950500174102528_n
  4. What did you like about being an au pair in America, with Go Au Pair and the Philadelphia cluster? The most that I like  is that I have the opportunity to meet amazing people in the cluster’s meetings. 
  5. What was your best experience living in the US? I did skydiving. That was amazing!
  6. What is the most valuable lesson you learned when being an au pair?To be tolerant and understand that there are different ways to educated children. Not all the time  the way  we think is the right one  and we need to accent different points of view.
  7. How do you like the experience being a part of an American family?It has been amazing! I am glad that I was able to live with an incredible and lovely family.
  8. What are new things you experienced? Honestly, I tried different kinds of food from different countries.
  9. Would you recommend being an au pair to others? I’d definitely recommend becoming an au pair and live this experience.45384748_1761880830589048_8827240872362901504_n
  10. What are your wishes to your friends, cluster, LAR and Go Au Pair?  I wish to all them good luck, positive vibes and have fun guys! Don’t forget to enjoy every single day of your life.

Dani, we appreciate your time for answering our questions, we wish you the best back home!

 

 

Welcome to our cluster Luz Adriana Sierra!

Summer is almost gone and we are so excited  that new au pairs are coming to our cluster! Lets welcome our new member  Luz Adriana from Colombia . This young woman is 27 years old and she just arrived to Philadelphia. Let me show you a little bit a bout her:

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Questions

Why did you decide to be an au pair? I decided to be au pair because I like to take care of kids, they are very sweet and at the same time I consider that this is a good opportunity to travel and learn a different language.

What are some of your hobbies? Some of my hobbies are swimming, riding  bike, and of course watching movies on weekends.
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Can you mention one of your great memories? One of my great memories is something that happened to me in Washington state, we were riding a boat with my friends and it was so much fun!

Can you tell us three adjectives that describe you the best? I’m very patient, friendly and positive.

Where would you like to go as soon as you arrive to Philadelphia? I would like to visit New York.

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Dear members of our cluster as you can see here Luz might need a travel buddy and she is willing to start a new adventure here in Philadelphia. Luz also mentioned that she is more than satisfied with Go Au Pair because they are very efficient finding the perfect match for the au pairs!

Once again Luz Adriana Sierra welcome to our cluster and we hope you enjoy staying here with us!!!

Welcome to this amazing cluster Hendry!!!

First day of spring and I have great news for you: Hendry Blom from South Africa is joining us to the cluster. This young and interesting boy is just 20 years old and is more than ready to make friends! It has been a long time we had a new boy Au Pair, let me show you a little bit about him.

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Hendry mentioned that the reason he wanted to be an au apair is because children are his passion, he really enjoys spending time with them. Go for it, spring just started!

Best event: matching with my host family.

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It is important to mentioned some of his hobbies: photography, creative writing, riding bikes, reading, and cooking. I am sure you are going to have so much fun in the summer!

Three adjectives: trustworthy, organized, kind.

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Besides that he loves kids, he also loves to ravel and meet new people, in his free time he likes to go exploring new places and at the same time making new memories. That sounds interesting!
Once again, Welcome to our cluster. I am sure you are going to have fun meeting new people and creating good memories!! 

Welcome in our great cluster Sally!!!

Sally is 22 years old, she is another au pair from China. Sally sounds to be a nice and friendly young lady.To know more about her, lets see her answers!

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Sally (the lady in a pink shirt and a light blue short) said that  she wanted to be an au pair, because she loves to spend time with kids and she also mentioned that she likes to cook and travel!

             I was lucky to meet my host family         

 

Sally is so excited for being with her host family, she goes to the church on Sundays and and she expects to meet many people from different countries.

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She likes to go to the gym and she is  interested about the american food and she would like to learn how to cook food from different countries. That sounds delicious!

 

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Sally finally said that last month, she had her first Au Pair meeting in beautiful place!She also wanted to thank Polina for taking care of her and being so nice. It was a wonderful experience for her to see the different activities of Au Pair meeting.

As you can see Sally is a happy au pair , lets talk to her and you will discover more interesting things about her! She wants to be your friend and we are glade she is here with us!

WELCOME!

 

 

Farewell to Valentine, 2017 au pair in Excellence Winner.

Valentine sent me long, meaningful answers. She left a couple days ago, but I will always remember her. It was great to spend time with her and volunteer together, stay longer after everybody left. I am sure, she is going to enjoy her time with her family again and as far as I am concerned, her Host Kids will visit Valentine in France, which is amazing – that means, they built a strong relationship! So here are some pieces of the interview: 

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“I am very proud to be the Au Pair of the year and it is something that I was not expecting! I like to think, that I am the way I am because of my host kids, they are the best so I try to be the best au pair and sister that they deserve.”
My favourite way to spend my free time was to either go see a movie at the movie theatre because it helped me with my vocabulary by learning new words and phrases or volunteering at a little co-op in town. It was something I did every Friday afternoon since January until mid June and I liked the job and I made some really good friends there!

 What I like about being an au pair in the USA with Go Au Pair is that there’s always someone you can talk to, they will listen to you and try to find a solution. I like the fact that they organize meetings that you can go to and meet other au pairs from different countries and who live not far from you. I loved when we all volunteered at the International Spring Festival in Lansdale this year and even my host kid who is 11 years old helped us that day which was great!

 

The most valuable lesson that I learned while being in the US as an Au Pair is to stand up for yourself, do not let people take advantage of you because there are lots of people out there who try to make you things you don’t want to do and don’t respect the rules. So talk about it with someone if you are not comfortable in a situation speak up and make things change.
The favourite part about being an au pair is that you sometimes get to create an amazing relationship between you and your host family. That’s what happened for me, I came here and found another family, the 2 little girls I took care of for almost 10 months are now like sisters to me.

The experience that I will never forget is when I left for 10 days to go visit California (Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego exactly) all alone, with only a backpack. It was amazing, I met so many incredible people there, did things I never thought I would and took so many pictures of the beautiful things I’ve seen to show my family once I go back to France!

 

“I would recommend being an au pair, because it is a great experience, not easy every day but you will be rewarded by so much love and happiness in your life, that it is absolutely worth it!”

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