cultural exchange success story

When Brazilian au pair Francielly came to the USA, her Area Director, Kay, invited her to volunteer at a local food bank. Francielly, though new to Texas and the community, immediately felt a pull towards helping on a regular basis. It takes a special kind of person to dedicate her free time to others, but for Francielly, it was easy.

She shared: 

Author: AuPairCare

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!

Author: AuPairCare

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.

Author: AuPairCare

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

Funding supports young Americans who are committed to helping solve important humanitarian issues around the world.

Author: InterExchange

On August 13th, 2013, the InterExchange Work & Travel USA team hosted a cultural event in Washington, D.C. at the U.S. Navy Memorial and Heritage Center for its participants of the Department of State Summer Work Travel (SWT) program.

Author: InterExchange

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