It is common for Colombian Au Pairs to gain child care experience through daycare and nanny work. Many of our Au Pairs from Colombia currently in the U.S. had experience tutoring children as well prior to their arrival.
Colombians are motivated to come to the U.S. as an Au Pair to improve their English skills, which will greatly improve their employment options when they return to Colombia. While English is studied in school in Colombia, Au Pairs who come to the U.S. are immersed in the language and this exposure is highly sought after.
Over 90 percent of our Au Pairs from Colombia already placed in the U.S. had driving experience prior to their arrival. Colombians drive on the right side of the road and are able to receive their driver’s license when they are 16 years old.
What do Host Parents say about their Au Pairs from Colombia?
Joe, a Host Dad, has hosted numerous Au Pairs through Go Au Pair. Yinna is his current Au Pair from Colombia and she has been with his family for almost a year.
How well did your Au Pair assimilate into your home?
“She assimilated quite well. She has come from a strong family unit and thus fit right in with ours.”
What cultural differences did you encounter?
“Actually, very little. Culturally it is very similar to our region of California; weather is not too different, food is similar. Holiday’s, activities, etc were some of the main differences, but were easily overcome.”
Would you ever choose another Au Pair from Colombia?
“Yes, as we are very happy with current Au Pair.”