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AuPairCare Stories

Welcome to AuPairCare Stories, the official blog of AuPairCare. Made for parents and au pairs, AuPairCare Stories offers plenty of advice for every phase of the au pair program. You’ll also find out about the many countries our au pairs hail from and the amazing things they do once they are in the country. Looking for some fun activities for your family? You'll find that here as well!

Summer Adventure Contest 2017 Winners

AuPairCare's 2017 Summer Adventure Contest Winners

We have the results of our Summer Adventure Photo Contest! See what a few of our au pairs and host families were up to this summer!

Wednesday, October 18th
Au pair and her host family participate in marathons across the US.

An Au Pair's Marathon Adventures Across the US

An au pair from France has found a new way to experince the U.S.  -- participating in races across America with her host family! 

Wednesday, October 11th
Hear from a host mom

Hear From a Host Mom: It's a Match!

Hear from a real mom whose au pair has become an integral member of the family.

Tuesday, October 3rd
Meeting People as an Au Pair

Hear From an Au Pair: How to Meet People During your Au Pair Year

Thinking about how you'll make new friends and meet new people once you are an au pair in America? Read from a former au pair four great ways to meet new people while living abroad!

Wednesday, September 27th
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Fun Fall Activities for Families

Temperatures are changing and the days are getting shorter but there are still tons of fun outdoor activities for families and au pairs that foster cultural change. Check out five uniquely American ways to celebrate the Fall season.

Thursday, September 21st
cultural-exchange-contest-winner

AuPairCare Video Contest First Place Winner

Last summer we asked host families and au pairs to enter a video contest that would show exactly how the AuPairCare program brings together people from all over the world. See the winning entry!

Saturday, September 16th
AuPairCare J1 VIsa Cultural Exchange

Senate Committee Passes Legislation to Protect Cultural Exchange

Earlier this week, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved an amendment aimed at protecting J-1 Visa cultural exchange programs. The bipartisan measure introduced by Senators Chris Coons, Ranking Member Patrick Leahy, and Senator Lisa Murkowski requires the Trump Administration to follow the proper regulatory procedures should it choose to make any changes to the J-1 program, which would include notifying the public and accepting public comments.  

Tuesday, September 12th
Save the Au Pair Program

Protect Cultural Exchange in the US – Save the Au Pair Program

Last week it was widely reported that senior White House officials are considering a reduction to a handful of J-1 Visa Programs as part of the Trump Administration’s Buy American, Hire American (BAHA) Executive Order. Now we must all come together and take action. Share this message with friends, family members, and colleagues. Urge them to support cultural exchange today.

Tuesday, September 5th
Au pairs volunteer in their community

AuPairCare Celebrates JDay Across the Country

In honor of JDay, AuPairCare organized events with au pair clusters all across the U.S. focused on volunteering. At these events, au pairs had the opportunity to meet their neighbors, reflect on the importance of cultural exchange and contribute to their local communities. 

Monday, August 28th
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3 Reasons to Welcome an Au Pair This Fall

Securing childcare just in time for the busy fall season is a comfort for many of our host parents. But that’s not the only benefit to matching now; learn the top three reasons to match with an au pair this Fall!

Tuesday, August 22nd

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