I used to think that letting a stranger in your home to live was super weird. And then I was afforded an amazing opportunity at an even more amazing company, InterExchange Au Pair USA. Needless to say, my mind completely changed. I saw families benefiting from affordable, flexible childcare offered by their au pairs. Similarly, I saw the au pairs benefiting from the experience of living abroad and sharing culture.
And then I was given the opportunity to host one for three months, and let me tell you: Now I really get it. Adri became a part of our family and she was only here for 1/4 of the year! She interacted with my children in the kindest of ways, teaching them the occasional spanish word bringing her culture into our home and truly becoming a member of our family.
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More and more families in the Philadelphia area are hosting international au pairs. Should you?
Au pairs are young women and men from around the world who join your family for a year, with the option to stay an additional 6, 9, or 12 months. Not only are they great role models and active childcare providers for up to 45 hours a week, but they share their culture with your family, opening up the world – and maybe a new language – to your children.
Hosting an au pair is affordable, and the costs are the same no matter how many children you have – unlike daycare or other childcare options. You’ll also have a dedicated Local Coordinator within a short drive to help make the process smooth and answer any questions you might have.
InterExchange is a nonprofit organization devoted to promoting cross-cultural awareness. Our Au Pair USA program has been connecting international au pairs with welcoming U.S. host families for 25 years, making us experts in helping your family find the right au pair.
If you’d like to learn more, visit our website [link to https://www.interexchange.org/become-a-host/au-pair-usa/] and see if hosting an au pair would make sense for your family!