Family Vacations

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Some families love to take their au pairs on vacations with them; others want private time to themselves. Whether or not you like to invite your au pair to accompany you while you travel is your choice. However, if you require your au pair to accompany you on a family […]


Open and Honest Communication

Friday, 13 November 2015

This is a very important topic and I would like every au pair to know how serious I am about what I am preaching in the orientation meeting: Please communicate with your host parents!!! And I don’t just mean talking about irrelevant things or making polite comments about every day […]


Passport Gone?!

Thursday, 8 October 2015

Au pairs, please make sure you have copies of your passport, J-1 visa & I-94 card. Do not carry your documents around in your purse or have documents scattered at different places. My recommendation: Keep all your official documents together and in a safe place! If a passport is lost, […]


The au pair — an equal member of the host family

Thursday, 3 September 2015

Back at home your own family is different from your next door neighbors. In the same way your host family is different than your friends, your relatives and any American family you might have seen on TV. Almost every au pair writes in their application that they want to be […]