No matter where you’re from, how old you are, or what you celebrate, the holidays are such a special time of year. This month, our au pairs have been gathering with their Local Coordinators to celebrate the holidays. We hope you have a fabulous rest of the holiday season, filled with love and laughter!

Seattle au pairs decorated gingerbread houses

Au Pairs enjoying the holidays

Image courtesy of Mary Neubauer

Metro Atlanta au pairs gathered for their 9th annual au pair holiday party and gift exchange, and five au pair groups from New Jersey went ice skating in the snow

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      <p>Image courtesy of Cara Harper</p>
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San Francisco Bay Area au pairs went hiking

Au Pairs enjoying the holidays

Image courtey of Jessica Headington

New York and New Jersey au pairs visited the famous Rockefeller Center

Au Pairs enjoying the holidays

Image courtesy of Jill DeMarco

Raleigh au pairs decorated Christmas cookies

Au Pairs enjoying the holidays

Image courtesy of Suzanne Miller

Brooklyn au pairs had a cold but fun walk looking at Christmas lights, and San Diego au pairs celebrated the 12th annual multi-cultural holiday potluck

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Seattle au pairs went ice skating

Au Pairs enjoying the holidays

Image courtesy of Tauryn Beeman

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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.

U.S. Department of State-Designated J-1 Visa Sponsor
Alliance for International Exchange
Exclusive partner of the Erasmus Student Network for J-1 Visa sponsorship of internships in the U.S.
European-American Chamber of Commerce New York
Generation Study Abroad
Global Ties U.S.
International Au Pair Association
WYSE Travel Confederation