Posts Filed in ‘Events’ Category

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, […]

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 […]

Au Pair in America to Volunteer at the New York City Marathon

November 3rd, 2016

We are thrilled to be part of the J-1 visa volunteer movement at the 2016 New York City Marathon! Approximately 60 of our incredible au pairs will be volunteering in support on Sunday, November 6th. Each year, New York City welcomes athletes and volunteers from all over the world to showcase human endurance and celebrate community. […]

#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 […]

30 Hours of Community Service to Celebrate 30 Years of Au Pair in America

August 4th, 2016

Two of our Community Counselors (CCs), Christine Connally and Lisa Maxwell, along with their au pairs in the Washington D.C. metro area, have taken a special pledge to celebrate a special anniversary. In honor of Au Pair in America’s milestone 30th anniversary, Christine and Lisa decided to celebrate thirty years of cultural exchange by pledging […]

Au Pair in America Celebrates J Day 2016

August 1st, 2016

August 1, 2016 is J Day – a day to celebrate international exchange! J Day brings people together through volunteer work and fun opportunities to share culture and customs while doing something good for the community. This is a chance for American host families and international participants on cultural exchange programs like Au Pair in […]

30 Years Ago Today…

June 9th, 2016

On this day in 1986, Au Pair in America welcomed the first group of au pairs to the U.S. That first group of au pairs arrived from western Europe to provide child care, to study and to experience life in the United States firsthand. They participated in the pilot program for what has developed into […]

#AuPair30 Flashback: Cars and Driving 1986 – 2016

June 2nd, 2016

A fun way to see how much things have changed since Au Pair in America began in 1986 is with “then and now” comparisons. This week, let’s take a look at cars then and now. As you’ll see, the technology and style differences are pretty amazing — and really show how much can happen in […]

DC Metro Area Cultural Fair 2016: A Smashing Success!

May 24th, 2016

A crowd of more than 1,000 people recently descended upon Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. to participate in the DC Metro Area Cultural Fair 2016, organized by Au Pair in America Community Counselors. This very lively crowd included host parents, children, the general public and VIPs assembled to have fun learning about different nations, cultures, […]

Celebrating 30 Years of Au Pairs in the United States

March 3rd, 2016

At Au Pair in America, we are honored to be America’s first au pair program. It is especially momentous this year, as we celebrate thirty years working with the U.S. Department of State. It’s no coincidence that the J-1 Visa Au Pair program and Au Pair in America are turning 30 simultaneously, because we pioneered […]