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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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Au Pair Country & Culture Highlight: Czech Republic

Au pairs from the Czech Republic often describe themselves as being flexible and excited about the au pair program. Learn more about Czech au pairs in this edition of AuPairCare's country and culture highlight series.

Thursday, June 18th
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Au Pair Country & Culture Highlight: China

Chinese young people have started embracing the idea of being an au pair over the past few years and the number of au pairs from the country are expected to continue to grow. China has a rich and ancient culture, and by welcoming a Chinese au pair into your home you can experience this unique culture first-hand!

Monday, May 18th
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Au Pair Country & Culture Highlight: Turkey

Turkey is a fascinating country with a long and rich history. Turkish people are family-oriented, but young people in Turkey also like to socialize on their own. The idea of being an au pair is catching on in Turkey, as young people are excited to practice English and experience American culture, which in turn improves their job potential in Turkey upon their return.

Tuesday, March 24th
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Au Pair Country & Culture Highlight: Italy

Italians see becoming an au pair as a great opportunity to practice their English skills, experience a new culture, and greatly improve their job potential when they return home. This, combined with the strong cultural focus on family leads Italian au pairs to be great additions to your home.

Friday, February 20th
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Au Pair Country & Culture Highlight: Mexico

As the most populous Spanish-speaking nation, Mexico is a country rich in culture. Mexico is also the birthplace of mariachi music and home to foods such as barbacoa, mole, tamales, avocados and the ever-important cocoa bean! The strong cultural, economic and demographic ties between the United States and Mexico make Mexican Au Pairs a favorite pick of many host families.

Tuesday, January 20th
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Au Pair Country & Culture Highlight: France

With a language and culture that is hundreds of years old and full of interesting and fun quirks, France is a fascinating country to experience through your au pair! Learn more about the country where the term "au pair" originated.

Monday, December 15th
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Au Pair Country & Culture Highlight: South Africa

Au pairs from South Africa often have a lot of experience with children both in their own families and in schools and daycares. There is a strong focus on improving the education and physical well-being of children, so there are many opportunities for young au pairs to play, interact with, and educate children of all ages.

Tuesday, November 4th
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Au Pair Country and Culture Highlight: Sweden

The au pair year has become a tradition among many young people from Sweden for their ‘gap year’ before attending university. This Nordic culture offers a wealth of creativity and fun. Let's explore this Scandinavian Nation!

Sunday, October 19th
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Au Pair Country & Culture Highlight: Japan

AuPairCare has one of the longest traditions of bringing au pairs from Japan to the U.S., in part because our co-founder, Takeshi Yokota, hails from Japan. Comprised of an archipelago in East Asia, Japan has a family-oriented culture rich with longstanding traditions in theater, literature, and design. Let’s explore Japanese skills and attributes that may be important to you as a host family.

Wednesday, September 3rd
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The Benefits of Bilingualism

As parents we want to give our children every competitive advantage we can, from the very moment they are born until they are out on their own two feet. Bilingualism is one of those competitive advantages we can offer our children, and having an au pair is a great way to expose them to a foreign language via language immersion.

Tuesday, July 22nd

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