Posts Tagged ‘south africa’

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 […]

Au Pair from South Africa Reaches New Heights

December 7th, 2016

Recently, our Community Counselor Sonia reached out to share an amazing story about Micayla, a young woman from South Africa, and her journey as an au pair on a mission to climb all peaks in New Hampshire more than 4,000 feet—that’s 48 mountains!! We are delighted to share this story of adventure and determination with […]

A First Easter in America

April 9th, 2015

Claire, an au pair from South Africa, recently shared her story about experiencing Easter in the U.S. but missing holiday traditions back home. So what did she do? Take part of new traditions with her host family, while still incorporating a little bit of home. Read about her first Easter in the U.S., and her amazing […]

“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 […]

Announcing our Au Pair of the Year!

February 4th, 2015

Congratulations to our 2014 Au Pair of the Year Winners! We are so pleased to share these special stories from our host families, as they exemplify what a meaningful experience it is for families to open their homes, and for au pairs to become part of a new family and a new culture. Congratulations to […]

Au Pair Shares Thoughts on Life in America

January 21st, 2015

We asked Ayanda, an au pair from South Africa, about her impression of life in America. She shares her thoughts, below: Wow, where do I start! Ok, my life in America has seriously been like a yo-yo! Amazing times and rough times but above all a lot of growth! America was a huge change of scenery […]