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On a cold and windy November day, eight au pairs from five different countries joined forces to raise more than $700 for an Autism Speaks walk in Pennsylvania.

The au pairs, who are part of two different clusters in the Philadelphia area, held three fundraisers before the day of the event and surpassed their goal of $500 by $200. And even though the actual day of the walk was cold, the hearts of the au pairs were warm.

The following are some of the thoughts they shared after the event:

Author: Go Au Pair

Once a year, host families and au pairs come together in communities across the country to take part in International Host Family Day. The day focuses on celebrating the cultures of au pairs and host families alike, creating a unique opportunity for cultural exchange.

Events, organized by AuPairCare range from picnics in a local park to museum tours and appeal to family members of all ages.

Author: AuPairCare

This August, eight international au pairs gave back to their Cincinnati-host community by volunteering with the Cincinnati Habitat for Humanity. Helping to build a home for a local family in need, these au pairs were able to make an impact on the family that will last a lifetime and truly exemplifies the cultural exchange spirit of the au pair program.

Author: AuPairCare

Many will agree that experiencing a sporting event in another country is a great way to learn about that country’s culture. This summer, au pairs from all over the globe currently living in Jacksonville, FL were able to discover a true traditional American pastime by visiting a minor league baseball game.

The au pairs attended a Jacksonville Suns vs. Mobile Bay Bears game for one of their monthly outings. This was a new experience for the majority of au pairs, with au pair Elisa from Brazil sharing:

Author: AuPairCare

Colombian au pair Laura has always had a passion for helping children. This year, Laura was given an opportunity to volunteer at her local elementary school in Houston. Eager to give back to her au pair host community, she enthusiastically launched her own Spanish Enrichment Program. It was not long before Laura’s energetic Pre-Kindergarten students shouted “Buenos días!” upon her arrival to every class.

Author: AuPairCare

Kim, host mother to Brazilian Au Pair Carol has had such a tremendous positive impact on Carol's life in the U.S., that Carol applied for Kim to be crowned "Ultimate host Mom". And Kim won, just in time for mother's day.

Author: AuPairCare

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Carolina from Colombia shared:

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