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South America
Capital: Bogota
Language(s): Spanish
Predominant Religion(s):  Christianity

The following information is generalized and compiled from questions posed to the agents and interviewers in Colombia. Although au pairs from this country may or may not have had these experiences/beliefs, Au Pair in America wishes to share this general information with our families.

Common Characteristics:

  • Colombians are very warm people and are willing to open their homes and share their lives with people from around the world.
  • Colombians tend to be quite extroverted and sociable, as well as playful and cheerful.
  • Colombians like to look after other people.

Fun Facts:

  • Colombia is the home country of many famous people such as Shakira (singer), Carlos Vives (singer/actor), John Leguizamo (actor), Sofia Vergara (actress), and the famous writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
  • The Andean condor is the national symbol of Colombia.
  • Colombia has quite a successful soccer team and has been to the FIFA World Cup five times so far.

Useful Phrases:

  • How are you?       Como estas?
  • Fine, thanks.       Bien gracias.
  • My name is…       Mi nombre es…
  • Nice to meet you.       Placer en conocerte.
  • Thank you.       Gracias.

“This experience is the best decision I have ever made. Your life completely changes. You become a different person, in a good way, and you make friends from all over the world including your own host family.”   – Tatiana, au pair from Colombia
“This is the best experience that anyone could ever have.”   – Maria Jose, au pair from Colombia
“Don't hesitate! Being an au pair has been one the best experiences of my life so far. I learned a lot of things about myself and now I see the world with different eyes.”   – Ana Maria, au pair from Colombia

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