Sports, such as Australian Rules Football (AFL), rugby, tennis and cricket, are a big part of Australian culture. All of our Au Pairs from Australia list sports as one of their favorite activities. Australia’s coasts also provide some of the best surfing in the world and several of our Australian Au Pairs currently placed in the U.S. listed surfing as one of their hobbies.
Karen has been a Host Mom with Go Au Pair since 2007. Her current Au Pair, Tenille, is from Australia and has been with her family for 6 months.
"We've had a great experience with our Australian Au Pair. She assimilated very easily as I think that the Australian culture is very similar to the Southern California culture."
"I imagine the toughest part for her was probably driving on the right hand side of the road. However, she adjusted quickly and without incident. She is a very good driver. She says that it is not difficult to remember to stay on the right because the steering wheel is on the left (which is also different than in Australia)."
"We will certainly look for another Australian Au Pair in the future. The fact that English is her first language made the transition especially easy this time."