Representatives of InterExchange Au Pair USA went to Washington, DC in early March for the 10th Annual Alliance for International Educational and Cultural Exchange's Advocacy Day. The InterExchange team spent two days with colleagues from around the country that work in the field of cultural exchange, discussing legislation, Capitol Hill, and the year ahead.
Alliance members visited 104 House and Senate offices and represented a record 26 states. InterExchange met with staffers of Members of Congress from New York, New Jersey and Rhode Island and discussed different exchange programs, including the year-long Au Pair program. It was great to meet with such dedicated public servants in our nation's capital!
After our meetings, we got back to New York to begin welcoming another group of fresh faces at our New York Au Pair USA Orientation! Au pairs from all over the world joined us to learn about their upcoming year, program rules and living with an American family. Summer is just around the corner and we are looking forward to welcoming many more young men and women from across the globe to our program!
A fan of independent cinema and proponent of the Oxford comma, Matthew began his career at a Miami-based tech startup before returning to West Virginia University to pursue his M.A. in Foreign Languages. He has worked at InterExchange since 2006 and currently serves as a Marketing Project Manager.