The Julia Zucker’s personal favorites and must dos in New York

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“There is an energy to New York that is unlike any other city in the world.” – XXMK

I am very excited about this Blog post since it’s dedicated to the city I love the most: NEW YORK. Ever since I au paired in Westchester NY, I am madly in love with this city. I visited plenty of American cities while living there, but to me there is just no place as awesome and amazing as “the city that never sleeps”. New York was actually one of the reasons why I extended my au pair time and it also made me realize that I am a city person. In the past years I revisited New York three times already as going there is just always a good idea. This city has a lot to offer and I feel like there is so much I actually haven’t seen yet. May I proudly present to you my personal New York favorites:

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How I matched with my host family #2

Once I decided that I really will become an au pair in America (USA), I started slowly but surely with the application process. I chose not to tell everyone though since I don’t like ‘bragging’ about things until they are a done deal and therefore actually going to happen. Plus, I saw that my classmates were totally exited and all over my other au pair companions, so I decided to keep it to myself until I match with a family. Of course my parents and very close friends knew my ‘little secret’. 

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Au pairing on Social Media – #happycultureaupair

I want to ask you a question: What do you see, when you look at pictures and videos of current au pairs?
I see a lot of travel pictures, pictures of delicious looking food and cute little selfies of happy people. Most of these posts look just awesome. The au pairs get to travel, eat all this delicious food and they look happy as can be, am I right? A few pictures even have very ‘deep and thoughtful’ quotes added. These posts can make one really jealous and frustrated. I am sure we all once had this ‘I want that too’­ moment. Read More

How to improve your Au pair skills

In a later post I already described 13 important au pair in America topics. (See “Should I become an au pair in the USA?”) Each topic can also be seen as a very useful au pair skill. Some of you maybe really wanna become an au pair, but are just not there yet. Some of you might wonder how to improve their pre­existing expertise. Here are my personal tips on how to improve your practical competencies. Read More

“Should I become an Au pair?” – QUIZ by Julia Zucker

DSC01373If you are wondering whether you should or should not become an au pair (in the USA), the following quiz might help you to make a decision. Down below I wrote about 13 important au pair topics. Each topic ends with a question. You should either answer with YES or NO. Get a piece of paper and write down your answers. At the end of the quiz you’ll find out whether you should pack your bags or stay home. Read More