Maryland seems to have a little bit of everything that au pairs are looking for, and all of the au pairs who wrote to us about this East Coast state were eager to talk about why they love living here. See all of the reasons why au pairs love making memories in Maryland below.
Images (clockwise from top left): Mexican au pair Maria Ramirez posting on Baltimore, MD’s Seated Lion Statue; Jessica Katharina Koops says she loves Maryland’s many diners; au pair Maribel Ayala from Mexico enjoying Maryland’s beautiful nature with friends; Thai au pair Laksamee Panatthanang in Maryland’s Green Street Gardens; au pair Michaela Ölsinger from Austria enjoying the spring season in Maryland; Austrian au pair Stephanie Prettenthaler loved celebrating St. Paddy’s day in Maryland; just about every au pair loves Maryland’s delicious seafood, including their world famous crabs!
Most beautiful sites to see in Maryland:
National Cherry Blossom Festival; Annapolis Rock; Ladew Topiary Gardens in Monkton; Cabin John Park; Naval Academy; Great Falls National Park covered with snow in fall; Inner Harbor in Baltimore; people on kayaks all the time
Great events in Maryland you won’t want to miss:
Beach week in Ocean City; hiking Annapolis Rock; Orioles baseball game; Navy Ball in Annapolis; Six Flags in Bowie; the Holi Festival; Renaissance Festival; Montgomery County State Fair; Baltimore Ravens Game; the Color Vibe; Haunted Forest; Fields of Scream for Halloween
Great educational opportunities in Maryland:
Communication Skills for English Language and Photography at Montgomery College; weekend courses in American language and Culture, American History, American Politics and Government, Spanish, Psychology and Personal Development at Sojourner Douglass College; English at Baltimore City Community College; Advanced TOEFL class at the International Language Institute in Gaithersburg; Business English and TOEFL at Georgetown University; English as a second language (TOEFL and Advanced English) at Notre Dame of Maryland University; Swimming and American Sign Language at Howard Community College; Niagara Falls class at George Mason University; English as a Second Language at College of Southern Maryland; Au Pair Cooking Class at L’Academie de Cuisine in Bethesda; Museum Course at the American Holocaust Museum in DC through Virginia International University
Perfect way to spend a day in Maryland:
Chilling at Starbucks in Potomac Village, shopping at the Westfield Montgomery Mall and stroll along the Potomac River.—Stephanie Prettenthaler, au pair from Austria
Wake up and go to run to Centennial Park with a friend, then go to Panera Bread to drink a smoothie. Maybe later go to Baltimore to walk around, take pictures, have dinner or an ice cream at Canton.—Alejandra Loya, au pair from Mexico
Wake up with bright sunshine (almost every day!), get breakfast at a nice little diner (they are everywhere!), visit the National Aquarium in downtown Baltimore, lunch at the Cheesecake Factory, afternoon walk around the harbor, stop on Federal Hill for the perfect view, in the evening watch a Ravens game.—Jessica Katharina Koops, au pair from Germany
Go shopping with my girlfriends, have dinner and go to somebody’s pool and gossip about life. —Maria Ramirez, au pair from Mexico
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