Posts Filed in ‘Host Family Stories’ Category

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Au Pair Helps Host Family After Tragic Loss

May 25th, 2016

Shortly after agreeing to become an au pair with the family of Dr. Terri Halperin and Dr. Michael Davidson, Christina Kraag learned that Michael had been fatally shot while working at Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Christina reached out to Terri to offer condolences, and what followed is a unique and truly heartwarming story of […]

Four Generations of Au Pairs

August 16th, 2015

A question we often get is, “What happens when our au pair has to leave?” The Whitus family shared their story with us, and showed how they make each au pair part of their family, and the special tradition their German au pairs created to welcome the newest member. I wanted share this photo with you all. This is a […]

“We Feel We Are Having a Remarkable Cultural Exchange”

April 12th, 2015

Muci from China arrived this past summer to live in Michigan. Her host family was so pleased with their experience, they nominated Muci for our Au Pair of the Year Contest. There were many other nominees and though Muci was not awarded the top prize, she is certainly the au pair of the year in her host family’s eyes. Kristi, Muci’s host […]

“We are going to miss her dreadfully when she’s gone…”

March 30th, 2015

Congratulations to Mageshry, one of three runners-up in our Au Pair of the Year Contest. All of these au pairs are exceptional and exemplify the very best of our program! Each host family that entered the contest submitted an essay that described the characteristics that make their au pair exceptional, the positive impact she has had on […]

“This is the Best Role Model We Could Ask For!”

March 21st, 2015

Like so many of our au pairs, Stella, one of three Runners Up in our Au Pair of the Year Contest, had an incredibly meaningful impact on her host family. Each host family that entered the contest submitted an essay that described the characteristics that make their au pair exceptional. Stella’s host mother explained: I […]