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Sharing your native language with your host kids can be one of the most rewarding aspects of being an au pair! Did you know that, aside from your bubbly personality and childcare experience, the prospect of their children learning another language might have been a...
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Updated 30 April 2021. Are you having trouble remembering the “before times”? As the USA reopens, folks are starting to venture out while adhering to federal, state and local guidance. Your area may be starting to open up a little. The Center for Disease Control...
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The internet and social media provides a good way for “scammers” to trick unsuspecting people into sending them money. Unfortunately, this practice has started to affect the au pair world as well.  Sometimes scammers will say they are a host family and ask you to...
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How COVID-19 has presented new education opportunities for au pairs A favorite idiom reads, “every cloud has a silver lining.” During COVID, one of those silver linings is the choice of thousands of online course opportunities across the United States. As part of the J-1...
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A host mom reflects on how COVID-19 changed life with her au pair, and how Au Pair USA has supported her While COVID-19 has affected many cultural exchange programs, many au pairs who arrived prior to social distancing regulations are still nobly supporting their host...
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As you approach the end of your au pair program, there are several things to consider. The process for wrapping up your au pair program should be as thoughtful as the pre-arrival process. Extensions If you decide to extend for another 6, 9 or 12...