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Au Pair in America's 4th Annual International Peace Day Contest

Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples. (excerpt from

Au Pairs were asked to submit their impressions, understandings and feelings about Peace. We received so many entries to our contest this year and are still going through all the entries. The passion and vision of peace that au pairs express in their poems, songs, art work, videos and photos are truly amazing. Please stay tuned as we post all of the entries and announce the winners...although they are all winners in our book!

The UN Poster for 2014 International Day of Peace.


Click here to see our entries and winners for the 2014 International Peace Day Contest. 

A Song of Support

in category: Blog by Gail Tomanelli

Annika Halder was an au pair with Au Pair in America in 2013.  She’s recently submitted an updated video of a song she wrote while she was in the U.S. as an au pair.  Her goal, at the time, was to support other au pairs who were experiencing homesickness and/or having difficulty adapting to a Read more…

Learn about Colombia!

in category: Blog by Gail Tomanelli

Joanne Avendano, an au pair from Colombia  shared information on her country and its culture with the Girl Scouts in her community.  Take a look at this wonderful Power Point presentation! Thank you Joanne!  

Stella Henning writes about “freedom”

in category: Blog by Gail Tomanelli

Growing up in South Africa, freedom is something that was discussed a lot, and depending on what context, it had very different meanings.  I know freedom was not something that was had by all in this country in the past, and it seems as though this has caused pain and anguish back then and  still now.  I know it Read more…

Patricia Haberkorn Talks to Us about “Freedom” and Independence Day

in category: Blog by Gail Tomanelli

Our national holiday in Germany-not a big deal?!? 4th of July in the USA-as my host family told me, “there is barely anything that is more typical for the US than our national holiday!”  I experienced a day on which everyone was dressed in the national colors and waved flags, lots of food was offered at Read more…

Natacha celebrates Bastille Day!

in category: Blog by Gail Tomanelli

Hi My name is Natacha, and I come from France . In France we didn’t celebrate Independence Day on July 4; we have the 14th of July . From the biggest city to the littlest village we celebrate it  Bastille day ! This is a very important day for our country . For this occasion Read more…

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