5 Thanksgiving Tips for Au Pairs & Host Parents

Thanksgiving is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November each year. Even though a few other countries also celebrate Thanksgiving, it’s still considered a uniquely American holiday, one that the au pairs look forward to experiencing. You can learn more about it here. “I really enjoyed Thanksgiving with my host family. It was as Read More

Volunteering at Super Saturday in City Park

Au pairs did a super job at Super Saturday in City Park on November 4, 2017. After recent rains, the trails in Couturie Forest were muddy and needed mulching to make them passable for hikers and joggers. The work started promptly at 9am with instructions from Tyler, volunteer manager. Together with other volunteers, Read More

Au pairs Attend Krewe de Boo Parade

APIA au pairs who spend their year in the program with host families in New Orleans are amazed and delighted by New Orleanians’ fondness for street parades. Wow! So much excitement! So much FREE entertainment! In order to explore this cultural characteristic of the Crescent City inhabitants, au pairs try to participate in as Read More

October Picnic at Sugar Roots Farm

Sugar Roots Farm, located on the outskirts of New Orleans, was the perfect place for au pairs to enjoy a bit of a country atmosphere on a lovely October day. After paying a visit to resident horses, a cow, a couple of turkeys and geese and a friendly lama, au pairs sat down Read More

Making Safe Decisions about Driving – Tips for Au Pairs

Ask your host parents where the insurance and registration documents are in the car.  These documents should always be in any vehicle you are driving. Make sure you have a clear understanding of the car use rules with your host family, if not talk to them about it or call your counselor Make Read More

Magie Talks about APIA at Baby and Child Expo

Au pair, Magie, from Mexico, was happy to share information about Au Pair in America with interested parents. She answered questions about the program and talked about the great opportunity the program provides both for young women from abroad who learn about life in the United States and for host families who get culturally Read More