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Au Pairs Celebrate Fall on Long Island

Written by Ann Koster  |  18. October 2011

Au Pairs Celebrate Fall on Long Island There are hundreds of au pairs living with families on Long Island and enjoying the great variety of events offered on Long Island in the fall. These young people from areas including Europe, Asia, South Africa, Australia and more are amazed by the fall events taking place in this part of the world. Au Pairs are young men and women (ages 18-26) from around the world who come to the US to live with American families and provide childcare while taking part in an exciting and educational cultural exchange program designated by the U.S. Department of State. Many au pairs have heard of Halloween but never experienced it first hand. Now they are looking forward to experiencing this holiday American children find so exciting. Many will wear costumes and go trick or treating with their host families. They will carve pumpkins, bob for apples, drink apple cider and go on hayrides. They will take part in fall traditions, and then share these experiences with friends and family in their home countries. Observing the leaves change color, and preparing for Thanksgiving are other things that Long Islanders enjoy and that are novelties for visitors to our country. Participating in the au pair program is a great way for people from around the world to live and learn the American lifestyle. Au pairs also enjoy giving back to the communities in which they reside. Next month, au pairs with Au Pair Care will participate in the Festival of Trees by decorating and donating a tree to be auctioned off to benefit the United Cerebral Palsy Association of Nassau County. This year the event is taking place at the Cradle of Aviation in Garden City on November 25,26 and 27, Families on Long Island are invited to attend the Festival, view the trees and visit the museum and carousel. For more information on the Festival go to www.ucpn.org/index.php/site/events_detail/2011_long_island_festival_of_trees For information about the au pair program and hosting an au pair contact Ann Koster at 516-682-8318 or akoster@optonline.net or visit: www.aupaircare.com

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