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Countries and Cultural Exchange

Cultural exchange is the heart of our au pair program. Au pairs are so much more than a live-in nanny; simply by being around other cultures, your little ones become more adaptable, global citizens.  To help you navigate the many new cultures we bring to the U.S., we’ve created a series of blogs to highlight au pair countries & cultural knowledge, along with great stories and ideas on how to introduce your au pair to the United States.

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Thanksgiving Traditions: A Guide for Au Pairs

Au pairs if this November you’re experiencing your first Thanksgiving, you’re in for real treat. Here are three of our favorite elements of American Thanksgiving.

Monday, November 22nd
Become an AuPairCare Au Pair in Germany

Discover Life as an Au Pair in Germany

AuPairCare's sister program also places au pairs in Germany! Live in Germany, travel through Europe, learn a language, and gain international work experience!

Wednesday, September 15th
Celebrating Mexican Culture - Dia De Los Muertos

Culture Highlight: Día de Los Muertos

While people in the U.S. are looking forward to planning what costumes to wear during the end of October, there is another holiday many people are excited to celebrate during this time of the year - el Día de Los Muertos. 

Wednesday, October 30th
Culture Highlight: Têt Trung Thu

Culture Highlight: Têt Trung Thu, Vietnam's Mid-Autumn Festival

As summer ends, autumn holidays like Halloween and Thanksgiving are right around the corner. For our au pairs from Vietnam, a similar harvest-time holiday is ‘Têt Trung Thu, the Mid-Autumn Festival when families to gather and celebrate.

Wednesday, October 2nd
Children on the 4th of July

Celebrating Holidays in the United States: 4th of July

Holidays can be great opportunities to facilitate cultural exchange between your family and your au pair! With July 4th only a few days away, take the time to share your family traditions with your au pair so she can experience this truly American holiday.

Monday, July 1st
Carnival in Brazil

Culture Highlight: Celebrating Carnival in Brazil

Although many countries around the world celebrate Mardi Gras every year, Brazil takes it to another level. Read up about Brazilian Carnival customs and traditions!

Friday, March 1st
President's Day in the United States

Celebrating Holidays in the United States: President's Day

The United States has several holidays throughout the year. While it comes once a year, Presidents Day isn’t a common holiday around the world so we’re here to explain this holiday specific to the United States!

Wednesday, February 13th
Celebrating the Chinese Lunar New Year

Celebrating the Lunar New Year

It’s the year of the Pig! Chinese New Year is the most important holiday in China and celebrated by many around the world. Known as the Lunar New Year, it is also celebrated by other Asian countries such as Korea, Vietnam, Laos, Singapore, and more.

Tuesday, February 5th
Celebrating Chuseok also known as Korean Thanksgiving

Culture Highlight: Chuseok, Korean "Thanksgiving"

In the spirit of Thanksgiving in the US, it seems appropriate to talk about how other countries give thanks. Although it occurred in September this year, Chuseok is the Korean equivalent of Thanksgiving that spans over 3 days and is an important holiday in Korea.

Wednesday, November 21st
AuPairCare Volunteers J-Day 2018

AuPairCare Celebrates J-Day 2018 Across the Country

On August 6th  all around the country, AuPairCare and Intrax staff and program participants got together to celebrate J-Day. Here's how AuPairCare participants and staff celebrated the J-Day motto: #eatplaygive.

Wednesday, August 15th