You may already know the benefits of hosting an au pair, but with so many amazing candidates to choose from, you may want to consider the country and culture your potential au pair will bring to your home. In the today’s installment of our “Country Spotlight” series, we focus on Turkey. Au Pair in America is thrilled to add this new partner country to our program. Read on to discover some of the perks of hosting an au pair from Turkey.
Here are just a few of the many reasons to host a Turkish au pair:
Turkish cuisine is recognized around the world. Au Pair in America au pairs love sharing their culture through recipes from their home country. From appetizers to desserts, Turkish people have a true talent for creating amazing dishes. Your little chefs will enjoy making kofte (traditional Turkish meatballs) or pide (boat shaped flatbread with a variety of fillings) with their Turkish au pair!
2. Home is Where the Heart is
Turkish people are known to prioritize family, with much care and respect given to family members. The home and its inhabitants are the focus of day-to-day life for Turkish families. Turkey is also a country known world-wide for hospitality and warmth, filled with citizens who are incredibly friendly, caring, helpful, and inquisitive.
From the Byzantine Empire to the Ottoman Empire, Turkey is a country rich with history. Our Turkish au pairs are enthusiastic when it comes to sharing their history and culture. When you host a Turkish au pair, your family’s budding history buffs will enjoy hearing stories of Anatolia.
Did you know? Turkey is home to two of the 7 Wonders of the World!
4. Language and Culture
English is the most spoken language in Turkey. A typical Turkish student begins taking English courses in primary school. And because Turkey is a transcontinental country, bridging Southeastern Europe and Western Asia, its people possess a love for sharing their unique culture. When you welcome a Turkish au pair into your home, you’ll get the best of both worlds— someone with an ear for English, who can share a rich cultural perspective with you and your family.