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May 21, World Day for Cultural Diversity, For Dialogue and Development

"UNESCO works to create the conditions for dialogue among civilizations, cultures and peoples, based upon respect for commonly shared values. It is through this dialogue that the world can achieve global visions of sustainable development encompassing observance of human rights, mutual respect and the alleviation of poverty, all of which are at the heart of UNESCO’S mission and activities. "

One of its objectives is to "Foster cultural diversity, intercultural dialogue and a culture of peace."

Tell us how your experience as a participant in the Au Pair in America program has contributed to your personal understanding of cultural diversity.

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St Louis au pairs celebrate World Day for Cultural Diversity

in category: Blog by Gail Tomanelli

Bridget Feldmann, Counselor in St Louis, planned a cluster event for her au pairs to acknowledge World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development.  Read what Bridget wrote about the event…and check out the links for great international recipes! International Potluck Picnic and Recipes from St. Louis, MO The United Nations World Day for Read more…

Geveve from Namibia visited a 4th grade class

in category: Blog by Gail Tomanelli

First i was shy when i entered the class room , all those beautiful faces looking at me. Than i realized this is actually what i was doing for the last years back home , its only in a different country and oh yeah they are just 4th graders. I started to introduced myself at Read more…

International Night-My Experience, Marena Lammering

in category: Blog by Gail Tomanelli

”International Night” Photo and Experience The International Night at the school (Abraham Lincoln School in Glen Ellyn, IL) of my 5-year-old girl is a yearly event where families of students can present their culture. The International Night started at 7 pm and was finished around 8:30 pm. Besides Germany, my presentation, were Korea, India, Nepal, Read more…

Meryem tells us about a trip to Atlanta

in category: Blog by Gail Tomanelli

My trip to Atlanta, Georgia During my first vacation week in the US, I planned a trip to Atlanta with a friend of mine. Only for two and a half days, not a very long trip, but a trip that was filled with exciting adventures and so many new impressions that I will never forget. Read more…

Exploring the U.S. Sandra visits Nashville, TN

in category: Blog by Gail Tomanelli

I thought it would be interesting (and fun) to ask for au pairs’ impressions of the U.S. and their experiences visiting different parts of our big and diverse country.  Sandra, an au pair from Sweden, and her friend, Annki from Germany, visited Nashville, TN.  What did Sandra have to say about that experience? “In November Read more…

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