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Cultural Differences | Colombia: Viviana Garcia

Viviana Garcia, an Au Pair from Colombia, discusses cultural differences that she has observed in regards to the food and children in America. 
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Posted: 3/5/2014 3:00:37 PM by Au Pair Sis

Cultural Differences | Brazil: Cristina Cecon

Cristina feels that people in America are so polite. She has noticed that people abide by traffic laws and if you have car trouble, other drivers will stop to help you....Continue to Full Article
Posted: 2/7/2014 8:00:00 AM by Au Pair Sis

Learing English: Caroline Azevedo

Caroline had completely immersed herself in English; she even thought in English. She felt that it helped her learn to speak English easier and faster than if she was still relying on Portuguese. Within 1 month of her arrival in the US, Caroline was speaking English and was able to communicate effectively with her Host Family. 
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Posted: 1/24/2014 8:00:00 AM by Au Pair Sis

Brazil: Caroline Azevedo

Au Pair Caroline covers cultural differences: lifestyle, dinner, appliances, kids, cultural concerns she had prior to arrival, what a Host Family should know about an Au Pair from Brazil and being open-minded.
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Posted: 1/22/2014 8:00:00 AM by Au Pair Sis

Mexico: Martha Rubio

Martha noticed many differences in the US: the attitude of the people, the food, driving and the way children are raised. 
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Posted: 1/7/2014 8:00:00 AM by Au Pair Sis

Reverse Culture Shock: Martha Rubio

Martha’ s placement in America was only for one year, but when she arrived home, she had trouble adjusting to life in Mexico again. ...Continue to Full Article
Posted: 12/24/2013 8:00:00 AM by Au Pair Sis

China: Jin Gong

Jin, Au Pair from China, begins sharing her cultural differences with the word “water”. “We do not drink cold water in China.” ...Continue to Full Article
Posted: 11/25/2013 8:00:00 AM by Au Pair Sis

Russia: Yulia Pupova

In Russia, beginning around age 25, women feel pressure to get married. “In America, I didn’t feel bad.” ...Continue to Full Article
Posted: 11/9/2013 8:00:00 AM by Au Pair Sis

Culture Shock: Claire Xu

“Sometimes you may think that it is a language problem, but actually, it is a culture shock.” Culture shock can be very difficult for an Au Pair and Host Family to understand and maybe even more difficult to recognize. Au Pair Claire talks about her experience with culture shock.
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Posted: 10/12/2013 8:00:00 AM by Au Pair Sis

Chicago: Tumelo Khoza

Tumelo Khoza, Au Pair from South Africa, is having a very unique experience living with her Host Family in Chicago. “Chicago has been everything I wanted it to be and I am happy. I am really happy.”
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Posted: 10/9/2013 8:00:00 AM by Au Pair Sis
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