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5 05, 2020

Memorable Gifts for Your Host Family

By |2020-05-13T15:27:21+00:00May 5th, 2020|Au Pairs, Host Families|

Thanking Your Host Family After the COVID-19 Pandemic

Au Pairs and Host Families have been coming together like never before due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  We have heard wonderful stories of Au Pairs going above and beyond for their Host Families, and Host Families being a

18 03, 2020

Work Abroad in the USA During Your Gap Year

By |2020-03-17T16:32:32+00:00March 18th, 2020|Au Pairs|

Most people want to travel during their gap year. But with so many amazing destinations and work abroad programs to choose from, it can be difficult to know where to start.

If you’re interested in paid work abroad programs, consider becoming an Au Pair. This exchange visitor program is perfect for you if:

  • you love children
17 03, 2020

Best Kids’ Movies for Au Pairs to Watch with Host Kids

By |2020-03-17T14:59:46+00:00March 17th, 2020|Au Pairs, Best Practices|

With everyone self-isolating right now, TV is probably on your mind. How much screen time is too much? How can your Au Pair keep your kids out of your hair while you’re working from home?

Kids’ movies are a great tool to pass some time indoors and for your kids to

10 03, 2020

New Here? Best Tips for Host Families & Au Pairs

By |2020-03-06T14:31:13+00:00March 10th, 2020|Au Pairs, Host Families|

If you’re new to the Au Pair program, you might be wondering where to start. Between federal regulations and finding the best match, there’s enough information out there to make your head spin.

Definitions

These terms will help you understand the nuances of the Au Pair program.

What is a Host Family?

26 02, 2020

Au Pair Weekend Classes (Education Credit + Travel!)

By |2020-02-27T15:51:00+00:00February 26th, 2020|Au Pairs|

Weekend classes are one of the best ways to fulfill your education requirements. Not only do some Au Pair classes allow you to get 3-6 credit hours in one weekend, but you get to have a fun vacation and an Au Pair weekend at the same time.

What are the best weekend classes for Au Pairs?

19 02, 2020

Au Pair Travel Requirements & Tips for Budget Vacations

By |2020-02-23T22:24:23+00:00February 19th, 2020|Au Pairs, Host Families|

Au Pairs love to travel. If you’re an Au Pair, one of your motivations for joining the program might’ve been a love for the USA. Your desire to get out and see the world can be infectious, and can even cause your Host Family to start exploring more.

And if you’re a Host Family, you may

16 12, 2019

Au Pairs from 20+ Countries Adopt U.S. Holiday Spirit of Giving

By |2019-12-23T16:23:38+00:00December 16th, 2019|Au Pairs|

On Saturday, December 14, 2019, over 50 Au Pairs gathered at the Courtyard Marriott in Bloomington, MN.

The occasion? A cultural event at which Au Pairs collected gifts for Toys for Tots and held an “American” gift exchange.

Go Au Pair collected 68 toys for Toys for Tots (Twin Cities) in 2019

26 09, 2019

Daily Routine for 4-Year-Olds (with Room to Just Be a Kid)

By |2019-08-26T13:45:45+00:00September 26th, 2019|Au Pairs, Childcare Advice|

What a daily routine for 4-year-olds consists of can vary greatly. Some parents are intent on filling their child’s day with school prep and reading practice. Other parents want their kids to play outside as often as possible.

Chances are, you’re somewhere in between the two. You want your kids to be successful and smart, but

19 09, 2019

Why Volunteering is Important to Americans (and Au Pairs!)

By |2019-08-29T13:25:24+00:00September 19th, 2019|Au Pairs, Best Practices|

Many people wonder why volunteering is important- to Americans, or just in general. Your Local Area Representative (LAR) might even schedule volunteering as a cultural event.

In fact, volunteering is such an integrated part of American culture, many Au Pairs name volunteer work as an important aspect of their year, because it offers insight into

8 08, 2019

**2019 Winner** Au Pair Discovers a “New World”

By |2019-08-23T08:58:39+00:00August 8th, 2019|LoveMyHostFamily Contest|

Do you know what rotichapati, and samosa mean? Maybe you are thinking that those are cities or exotic fruits, but if you know that those are Indian dishes, you are going to understand me when I say, “Your tongue has found a new world,” because that’s exactly what

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