One of the questions new host families frequently asks is “Why does my au pair need a Social Security number?” The quick and easy answer (but not the only answer) is: Because the Department of State says so. There are obligations that go with being part of the J-1 Visa program and being invited to spend a year (or two) in the United States.
With the world feeling smaller and smaller every day, we can all benefit from opportunities for cultural exchange. Not all of us can afford to jet set around and see different countries first hand, though. However, there are some ways that we can experience some of the cultural exchange that traveling can bring without the money and inconvenience of travelling!
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