Looking for an Au Pair in Bethesda, Maryland?
With over 25 years of experience, EurAupair was one of the first au pair programs to become designated by the U. S. Department of State to legally sponsor au pairs to come to the United States, and has placed tens of thousands of au pairs across the country including in the South Montgomery County & Prince George County (including Bethesda, Potomac, Kensington, Silver Spring, Greenbelt, Hyattsville, and Bowie).
EurAupair is an affordable child care option, making it a real value for such flexible, loving, in-home care. And, unlike other forms of child care, the fee is for children of all ages, and per family - not per child.
Local Support from EurAupair Community Counselors
Following the receipt of your application form, a local Community Counselor from the Bethesda area will be assigned to your family. The Community Counselor is available to answer any questions and provide assistance to both you and your au pair throughout your year together.
"I have been a counselor for two years and was an au pair myself six years ago. I love the au pair program because I had the opportunities to learn ton of new stuffs besides living in my home country. In the first couple months that I lived in the U.S. as an au pair, I experienced with a culture shock. Things like food, languages, and the locals' habits are so different from my country. Everything was difficult for me. I believe that most of au pairs have the feeling of culture shock. I am here as a community counselor to guide au pairs through this situations and some of more difficult ones they may experience. Moreover, EurAupair gives me the best opportunity to get to know families in my own community." from Community Counselor Ying Choochit.
Some examples of monthly au pair meetings in the area include: Visit to many places in Washington DC area such as the Washington Monument, the Capitol Building, and the Library of Congress, participate in American events: the Annual St. Patrick’s Parade (picture below) and cherry blossom festival, and enjoying fun games such as miniature golf, ice skating, and bowling.
Education for your Au Pair
U.S. government regulations require that au pairs be provided with opportunities for cultural and educational enrichment. Au pairs must complete 6 units of academic coursework at an accredited, post-secondary institution.
Here are some institutions in the area your au pair may consider:
- Lado International Institute
- Center for Language Education and Special Programs - Continuing Studies English at Georgetown University
- Montgomery College
Local Activities for your Au Pair and your Child(ren)
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