Posts Filed in ‘Cultural Exchange’ 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, […]

How Cross-Cultural Communication Empowers Interconnectivity

May 2nd, 2017

Our interconnectivity is fundamental to how people form conceptions and understanding of society and our place in the world and the universe at large. What has defined the human race throughout history is how we communicate with each other, how we learn from one another and how we influence each other. Our energies—curious and creative—fuse […]

3 Simple Steps You Can Take to Improve Cultural Opportunities in the U.S.

April 4th, 2017

For more than three decades, Au Pair in America has seen firsthand the way cultural exchange benefits individuals and communities, providing our participants with so many advantages and opportunities. As the first au pair sponsor organization designated by the U.S. Department of State, we have helped thousands of people to connect and learn from each […]

In Support of Cultural Exchange

February 1st, 2017

Our world is a beautiful place. Let’s continue to embrace the ideals of cultural exchange and foster greater understanding among the people of the world. Over thirty years ago, Au Pair in America became the first cultural exchange program to provide a culturally enriching child care solution to American families while simultaneously providing young adults […]

5 Tips to Help Make Children More Culturally Aware

December 15th, 2016

Children are always watching their parents, teachers and caregivers as people they look up to, making it essential that we provide our kids with good opportunities and role models to help them understand differences and diversity among people. At a time when it is just as easy to communicate with someone in another country as […]

Celebrate International Education Week 2016!

November 15th, 2016

This week, join Au Pair in America as we celebrate International Education Week (IEW) along with the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Department of Education and thousands of teachers, students, host families, au pairs, schools and individuals across the United States and the world. The educational benefits of au pair exchange improve the lives […]

We Want to Hear from You!

October 21st, 2016

Thank you to all the brave au pairs that make the journey to the U.S. to learn about our culture, help American families and pursue their education. Thank you to all the wonderful families that welcome au pairs into their homes and embrace them like family. Please keep the stories of your adventures, struggles and […]

#FlashbackFriday: Au Pairs in New Jersey Enjoy Princeton Festival

September 30th, 2016

Three Au Pair in America cluster groups met together at Princeton University’s Communiversity ArtsFest. This is central New Jersey’s largest annual cultural event. This year it featured the artwork, crafts, merchandise and food of hundreds of local purveyors and six stages of live entertainment for tens of thousands of attendees. Community Counselors Katja L., Claudine […]