Minnesota au pair becomes part of new family and community
Au Pairs who hail from all over the globe to care for children for a year or two find the cultural exchange goes more than two ways. And often, the au pair exchange will move more than just the au pair herself and her host family - other people in the U.S. host community benefit as well.
Xi Zhou came from China to the U.S. hoping to understand more about American culture and receive more education along with a greater understanding of the English language. What she got after she arrived was a new family and other close friendships.
During a monthly check up with Xi Zhou’s local area representative, Tessa Dean of Minnesota, said Xi's host family shared how much they like and appreciate their au pair:
“Xi Zhou’s personality and presence is so contagious. You could never be in a bad mood around her. She is a delight to have in our home and we consider her like a daughter! Our au pair does not have an easy task either! She cares for six kids including twin babies! Every day she comes to us with a smile on her face and lights up the home with her positive energy.”
After her conversation during her monthly check in Tessa said:
“This absolutely made my day! I love my job and love hearing how awesome au pairs touch the lives of their American families!”
Often in the Au Pair exchange the Au Pairs become very close to their Host Families. Not always considered, however, are the significant interactions with other Au Pairs, local area representatives and other young single adults in the U.S. Au Pairs make a difference wherever they go.