One of the best parts about the au pair program is learning about a new culture, including how the political process differs across the world! French Au Pair Julie recently spent an educational day in Georgia learning about the American political process. Her time with a local political party in Hall County Georgia gave her firsthand experience on how the United States’ representative government works.
In France, the process is very different, people do not talk or discuss who they vote for, it is much more secretive. It’s impressive to see how the election process works in the United States, and how much fun people have while they freely participate in the election of their president. It’s amazing how well these documents outlined their purposes for why they were written, and how the writing made them easy to understand even today.
Throughout the day, Julie was able to take part in classes discussing both the Constitution of the United States and the Preamble to the Constitution. She was fascinated by the longevity of the US Constitution and how statements made by George Washington over 200 years ago are still relevant today.
Julie has enjoyed her time living in Georgia and learning not only about the different ideologies and political processes but meeting new people in her new community.