Every au pair must return home to her country when she completes her Au Pair in America program. APIA wants to support au pairs as they take the step ahead into the “real world”! Some au pairs are heading to University to complete a degree or earn a masters, some are heading into the career world, and some might be heading onto another world adventure.
What ever our APIA au pairs are about to do, we want to prepare them as best as possible. Au Pair in America has started a Re-entry Resume building program for our au pairs. Field Reps/ Community Counselors, Cindy Garruba and Robin Leon have developed tools for au pairs to use to build their resumes. They have taken skills au pairs learn and translated them to meaningful terms to use on their resumes.
Counselors host cluster meetings or good bye coffees for au pairs as they leave. They now can add resume building into these farewells. APIA au pairs also earn education certificates when they complete their required classes. Once they return home, they also receive the Completion Certificate. Many also earn Global Awareness certificates for sharing their culture as lessons in US classrooms, youth groups, or organized groups. They often earn ESL or TOEFL certificates, too. Many au pairs from APIA love volunteering and earn Volunteer certificates from APIA. All of these certificates build their resumes, too.
Au Pairs from Au Pair in America are always a part of the family and we send them off with a good bye luggage tag that says:
“I’m going places with Au Pair in America!”