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

Smithsonian Folklife Festival

The Annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival will take place June 29-July 4 and July 6-9.  The Annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival is an international exhibition of living cultural heritage. This year will be the 50th anniversary of this popular event. Attracting more than one million visitors yearly, the two-week long celebration is the largest annual cultural event in Read More

Holiday & Vacation Reminders

“Rest and be thankful.” – William Wordsworth Holidays and vacations are a great opportunity to rest, recharge and explore the U.S. Memorial Day Weekend is the unofficial start of summer travel season. Here are some reminders about program rules regarding holidays and vacations. Holidays Host families are not required to give au pairs any specific holidays. Each Read More

APIA Cultural Fair Proves a Success

On Sunday, May 1, friends and neighbors of APIA joined with our aupairs for a travel around the world adventure. Our aupairs sang, danced, cooked, baked, played instruments, face painted, and did everything else they could to put the cultures of their home countries on display for many visitors at Nationals Field in downtown DC, Read More

Join AuPair in America for a trip around the world!

On Sunday, May 1, 2016 from 1pm to 4pm at Nationals Parks, Norfolk Southern Club, 1500 South Capitol St, SE, Washington, Dc   Help us celebrate 30 Yeards of APIA and the US Dept of State aupair program! Join us for a fund afternoon of educational country displays, performance by aupairs, a photo op, face Read More