The Realities of Being an Au Pair in the USA

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Your inner rebel might come out

Performances make you so proud

There are so many birthday parties…

And so many holidays…

You get to share your love of sports teams from your home country

And to learn about new ones here

Your bedroom is not always a sanctuary

And getting your hair done takes on a whole new meaning

You'll learn a new appreciation for coffee

Sometimes you're treated like a carnival ride

Or just a mode of transportation

There are days when not everyone wants to have his or her photo taken

And there are days that are overwhelming

But in the end it is all worth it

Because this is the Best. Job. Ever.

Kate Ferrin Kate Ferrin

Kate Ferrin spent over ten years globetrotting doing a variety of things - studying in Hungary, housekeeping in Spain, marketing in Holland, teaching in Thailand, and more. After working for an intercultural youth exchange program in Chile, she came to New York and InterExchange in 2010 and is currently the Au Pair USA Participant Services Manager.

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