As part of the cultural exchange experience, the family day conferences are typically organized by your local area representative as a way to bring local Host Families and Au Pairs together to collectively participate in the activity and establish new friendships. Host Families will get the opportunity to meet and interact with other Host Families and Au Pairs in the area. Host Parents can share their experiences and what does and does not work for them. Host Families can get to know the local area representative on a more personal level making it easier to ask for help should any problems arise.
Typically, a variety of cultures from around the world are represented. This gives parents and children the chance to meet and interact with Au Pairs from other countries that they may not have had the opportunity without attending the event. Families interested in repeating the Au Pair experience can use this opportunity to consider other cultures when selecting a future Au Pair. Au Pairs get the opportunity to meet other Host Families.
Past examples of these activities include BBQs, excursions, historical landmarks, holiday parties, March of Dimes walk, St. Jude’s charitable events, water parks, and many more.
The family day conference is required by the Department of State and Host Families are obligated to attend at least one while hosting an Au Pair. Attendance is a condition of program participation and failure to attend will be grounds for possible termination of continued or future program participation.