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Babe Ruth played the majority of his career in...

(Babe Ruth: Wikipedia, Public Domain)

The State of Maryland has many noteworthy “sons and daughters” in the field of athletics.

In 2004, Michael Phelps won eight swimming medals in a single Olympic Game—collecting six gold and two bronze.  Since 1870, the Preakness Stakes (second event in the Triple Crown of horse racing) has been hosted at Pimlico (see http://www.baberuthmuseum.org/pagebank/index.html?id=176 ).

However, nothing quite compares with Baltimore’s privilege to have been the birthplace of Babe Ruth, a major baseball icon who continues to attract children of all ages.

Au Pairs from around the world may not have experienced the American passion for baseball. In many countries of the world, soccer is “King”—but in America, the longest-standing and deepest passion is arguably still baseball.

The Babe Ruth Museum in Baltimore provides unique in-depth history. A very special exhibit in that Museum is the home where Babe was born.

In 1895 Baltimore’s harbor area was a rough place. George Herman Ruth, the son of a German saloon keeper, was born in this tiny row house on Emory Street (http://baberuthmuseum.org/pagebank/index.html?id=245 ).

Batter Up!

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Ignatius Loyola

Ignatius Loyola (Photo credit: Wikipedia, Public Domain)

Baltimore has the distinction of hosting Loyola University,  a historic college founded in 1852 by the Jesuits. This rigorous religious order is known for an approach called cura personalis, which translates approximately as “care for the whole person.” Thus, the undergraduate strength of Loyola University is its liberal arts curriculum, based on a worldwide academic approach with which many international au pairs may already be familiar.

“Loyola has been included in Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine 2009 list of Best Values in Private Universities as well as being ranked in the top 10 in the North region for U.S. News’s ‘Great Schools, Great Prices.’” (http://www.loyola.edu/about.aspx ).

Baltimore just might be a perfect choice for an academically-oriented au pair.

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