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Garoa from Spain (purple sweater) volunteers with her host children's basketball team.
April 27, 2017

Garoa Arbelaitz (purple sweater above) of Spain joined her host family, the Nelsons, in 2015 through the U.S. Department of State’s J1 au pair program. The Nelsons, an apex PROaupair host family, reside in Gig Harbor, Washington and have two boys, Ian and Trevor, whom Garoa cares for. Recently, Garoa had the opportunity to try something new- helping coach Ian and Trevor’s special needs basketball team! [...] Read More »

Image autism glass
April 25, 2017

An exciting new opportunity has been identified that could revolutionize the way children with autism learn emotions. Stanford University has recently developed facial recognition software that uses Google Glass, dubbed ‘autism glass’, to aid children in identifying how those around them are feeling. [...] Read More »

Claudia and her family with Ken Koos and Sarah Hurck
April 18, 2017

In 1989, Claudia Riedt saw a post card on a pin board in her high school in Heilbronn, Germany, offering the chance to be an au pair in the United States. [...] Read More »

Jenny and JP
April 12, 2017

At just 24 years old, Jennifer (Jenny) Reisdorf of Koblenz, Germany, has already interned at a kindergarten, worked as a teacher, run her own Girl Scout troop, managed a children’s camp at a zoo, lived in Australia for a year as an au pair, and volunteered with kids in a homeless shelter in Namibia. Today, she is living and working with a PROaupair host family in the U.S. as part of the U.S. Department of State’s J1 au pair program. [...] Read More »

interview guide
April 07, 2017

You’ve made the decision to hire an au pair – great news! But how do you fine the right au pair? PROaupair has years of experience matching host families with professional au pairs – and we’ve got some inside tips to help you find the perfect au pair for your family. [...] Read More »

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