California and the West Coast – You want to go there but be aware!

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There are many reasons you want to visit California and the West Coast. Cities like Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, and Vancouver as well as many National Parks (NP) and scenic areas. Movies and shows show us beautiful beaches, happy family life and lots of fun things to do. AuPairs are drawn to the area because it is presented […]

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Lebensmittel und Produkte – Gibt es in den USA…? Ergänzt Fehlende und Funde!

Lebensmittel und Produkte
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Häufig kommt die Frage auf welche Lebensmittel, Süßigkeiten und andere Produkte es in den USA gibt. Daher will ich das heute mal ein wenig beleuchten. Die USA sind jedoch nicht nur ein relativ kleiner Staat und daher kann es ganz schnell zu regionalen Unterschieden bei den Produkten und deren Verfügbarkeit kommen – dies ist schon daran zu erkennen, das es […]

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Interkulturelle Kompetenz – Mach mit bei einer Studie

Interkulturelle Kompetenz
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Was bringt ein AuPair-Jahr oder sogar “nur” ein paar Monate im Ausland? Viele Studiem (hier ein Link) und Webseiten (hier ein Link zu einem Freund der cross-cultural competence zu seinem Beruf gemacht hat) zeigen das sich die eigene interkulturelle Kompetenz veraendert wenn man ins Ausland geht und man in bestimmten Arbeitsbereichen damit sogar sehr interessant fuer bestimmte Arbeitgeber wird. Aber […]

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8 tips for future AuPairs in the USA

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Previous AuPairs (we like to be called Returnees) can often provide plenty of interesting thoughts, tips, and reminders for future AuPairs. Here are 8 tips for future AuPairs in the USA: Tip #1 – Don’t limit yourself to certain areas! Locations in California, Florida, or big cities like New York are always in high demand when I hear future AuPairs […]

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Communication with your host-family

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Communication with your host-family is a very important topic. Check out my 5 tips how to improve your communication with your host-family! Here is the video on our Youtube-Channel:  And here is the link to the Facebook-Post: Communication with your host-familyA quick video with 5 tips to communicate with your host-family! Post your own for future AuPairs!5 Tips die Kommunikation […]

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Summer ideas for kids from camps to workshops – free ideas available

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School is (almost) out and you are wondering what to do with your kids over the summer? Maybe you can dig them into the beach-sand like I did? If this is not an option, many websites offer summer ideas for kids. They are collecting ideas and I want to bring some together so you don’t have to search all over. […]

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Road trip from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park

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A road trip from San Francisco to Yosemite and back My husband Luis and I spend a week in San Francisco and did a road trip to Yosemite National Park. In this post I want to give you an overview of what we did, how we organized the trip, how much we paid, and share some pictures with you.

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Ideas to keep in touch with your family and new AuPair-friends

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So you are getting ready to leave your home country and become an AuPair in a different country. You are probably going through ups and downs of moods and feelings because you are going to leave your family and friends behind and you are going to meet lots of new people and live with a family that you hardly know. […]

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