Au Pairs Embraced Cultural Exchange in January


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From western rodeos to escape rooms, January’s cultural exchange events were all about beating the winter chill! It was a fun month filled with creative indoor activities, including shopping mall scavenger hunts across several states. Check out the highlights below.

Au pairs in North Carolina went indoor rock climbing and celebrated birthdays.
Au pairs in North Carolina went indoor rock climbing and celebrated birthdays.
Image courtesy of Suzanne Miller

Au pairs in Colorado attended the National Western Stock Show.
Au pairs in Colorado attended the National Western Stock Show.
Image courtesy of Stephanie Walton

New Jersey au pairs had lots of laughs at the mall.
New Jersey au pairs had lots of laughs at the mall.
Image courtesy of Serena Edoh

Au pairs in Seattle escaped the winter weather at an escape room.
Au pairs in Seattle escaped the winter weather at an escape room.
Image courtesy of Mary Tran Neubauer

Au pairs in Virginia tried ice skating at the local rink.
Au pairs in Virginia tried ice skating at the local rink.
Image courtesy of Dani Low

Maryland au pairs bundled up at a mall scavenger hunt.
Maryland au pairs bundled up at a mall scavenger hunt.
Image courtesy of Meredith Dedolph

Au pairs in Jersey City went bowling, an American classic.
Au pairs in Jersey City went bowling, an American classic.
Image courtesy of Maureen Goletz

Au pairs in Long Island cheered on the women’s basketball team at Hofstra University.
Au pairs in Long Island cheered on the women’s basketball team at Hofstra University.
Image courtesy of Jill DeMarco

Atlanta au pairs had a blast at the local mall.
Atlanta au pairs had a blast at the local mall.
Image courtesy of Cara Harper

Philadelphia au pairs warmed up with coffee and conversation.
Philadelphia au pairs warmed up with coffee and conversation.
Image courtesy of Tracy Hanover

Au pairs in the New Jersey area discovered a local crepe shop.
Au pairs in the New Jersey area discovered a local crepe shop.
Image courtesy of Katie Bryan

Joy Lo Joy Lo

Joy is a huge advocate for cultural exchange. She's lived across the USA, then moved overseas to London and Sydney. She currently resides in Jakarta, Indonesia, giving her a unique perspective on working and thriving in a culture not her own. Joy graduated from the University of Sydney with a degree in Marketing and started her career in the au pair industry. She works on the blog and social media for the Au Pair USA program.

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