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Sharing customs and foods from their home countries with their American hosts is a fun way for exchange participants to celebrate holidays and traditions while abroad and at the same time teaching their American family and friends about these customs back home.

Seungmi and Yujin, two au pairs from Korea, recently celebrated the Korean Lunar New Year with their Pittsbiurgh, PA, host families, indulging in traditional Korean foods and teaching their host children and parents about this important Korean holiday. 

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Cultural exchange is at the core of the au pair program, and each winter provides opportunities to show au pairs from warm-weather countries what fun this season can be. An au pair cluster in Connecticut took advantage of the snow and cold and went ice skating for their monthly event. Au pairs from Colombia, Brazil, South Africa, Germany and Switzerland gathered to skate. It was the first time skating for many of the au pairs. Skill levels varied from hugging the rail to quick learners to zipping around the rink, but everyone agreed that they had a great time!

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Au pairs in Cincinnati have created one habit that they’ve carried over into the New Year- volunteering! Au pairs and host families recently gathered together to work at a local humanitarian aid and disaster relief organization, Matthew 25.

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International au pairs in Maryland gathered together this holiday season to volunteer with Books for International Goodwill (B.I.G.), a charity that was started in the group’s own community of Anne Arundel County. B.I.G. collects recycled books and distributes them to children in poor communities across a variety of continents including Africa, Eastern Europe and Southeast Asia.

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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.

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Au pairs in North Carolina have started a new monthly tradition of volunteering at the Chapel Hill Ronald McDonald House. Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) houses families whose children are receiving health care at local hospitals.

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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.

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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:

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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.

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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.

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