The general purpose of the J-1 Exchange Visitor Program is to promote international educational and cultural exchange to develop mutual understanding between the people of the United States and other countries. As a non-immigrant visa type, all exchange visitors are expected to return to their home country upon completion of their program in order to share their exchange experiences.
This wording is from the US State Department website. Sounds like your usual government-speak, right? Here’s what it looks like in reality. Can you spot the au pairs in this photo? All three provide warm and loving care to their host children and also love to tear up the kickball field on the weekends with their team.
This kind of photo makes my heart sing and I love each and every one of my au pairs. Their bravery and sense of adventure makes my job as a local coordinator so much fun!