Posts Filed in ‘Au Pair Stories’ Category

#ThrowbackThursday: Au Pairs Enjoy Spring in New York City

May 25th, 2017

Here are some fun photos Kaylan, a Community Counselor from Hudson, New Jersey, shared with us at about this time last year. She organized an event for a group of au pairs to visit Central Park Zoo on a lovely spring day. The au pairs ate gyros for lunch in Central Park and had a […]

Au Pairs and Host Families Make a Difference Together

May 16th, 2017

  Our Community Counselors do such a great job planning activities and events for au pairs and families to meet up and get involved in their local communities. The following details are courtesy of Roberta Dittoe about a volunteer service event in Cincinnati, Ohio: Au pairs, host families and Community Counselors joined forces for a […]

Celebrating Volunteers in America

May 10th, 2017

National Volunteer Week 2017 may have passed, but it’s important to carry on the spirit of volunteerism throughout the year. During their time in the U.S., many of our au pairs develop a strong interest in volunteering, finding it both personally rewarding and a great part of the American culture. At Au Pair in America, […]

Keeping Up with the Davis Family: “Will They All Listen to Me?”

March 20th, 2017

Mellissa, a former au pair from South Africa, is one of several au pairs that stayed with the Davis family in Chicago over the past two decades. These wonderful ladies, along with the Davis family, have agreed to periodically share their thoughts and experiences related to Au Pair in America as part of an ongoing […]

Au Pair of the Year Award Winners Announced

February 27th, 2017

Each year it is our privilege to honor a number of remarkable young women that have helped transform American families with cultural exchange and flexible child care through Au Pair in America. After a record number of nominations this year, it is with great enthusiasm that we announce our Au Pair of the Year Award […]

Former Au Pair Shares Appreciation

February 15th, 2017

We always enjoy reconnecting with au pairs and host families from over the past three decades. Recently, we were excited to hear from a former au pair whose niece just completed an extended exchange as an au pair. What a wonderful thing to run in the family! Here’s what Rachel, our former au pair from […]

Fabiola Follows Her Dreams

January 25th, 2017

Fabiola, an au pair from Costa Rica, recently wrote to share how happy she is to have followed her dreams to join a host family through Au Pair in America. Her thoughts about this experience provide great insight for families considering au pair child care. I am Fabiola Rodríguez Guillén. I’m 26 years old and […]

Au Pair Q&A: Meet Jelva from Germany

January 4th, 2017

Jelva, an au pair from Germany, is one of several au pairs that stayed with the Davis family in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois, over the past two decades. Jelva and the Davis family were such a great match that she extended her stay for a second year of memories and adventure. She provides some […]

Au Pair from South Africa Reaches New Heights

December 7th, 2016

Recently, our Community Counselor Sonia reached out to share an amazing story about Micayla, a young woman from South Africa, and her journey as an au pair on a mission to climb all peaks in New Hampshire more than 4,000 feet—that’s 48 mountains!! We are delighted to share this story of adventure and determination with […]

Spotlight on Community Service: Au Pair Camille Ferland

October 24th, 2016

We are so impressed by how many of our au pairs donate their time and talents to community service work. This week’s spotlight is on Camille Ferland. Camille is an au pair from Canada living with her host family in Illinois and a State Winner for the 2016 Au Pair Community Service Awards. She shared […]