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Global Awareness Flag Day Contest, 2014! And the winners are...!

First Prize goes to Olena Petelko, Ukraine

Read what Olena had to say about her flag!

Second Prize goes to Leires Altamirano Gonzalez, Colombia

Third Prize goes to Ann-Kristin Justen, Germany

Honorable Mentions:  Cheryl Halligan, UK and Alejandra Villegas, Colombia

Prizes will be sent by the first week in July.


And Many Thanks to all Au Pairs who sent in Flag Entries!

They were all so creative and everyone wrote about how much fun it was to participate.

All Participants will receive a Global Awareness Certificate of Recognition.

See all of the entries!

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…

Ramadan Started

in category: Blog by Gail Tomanelli

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Muslim calendar. The Month of Ramadan is also when it is believed the Holy Quran was sent down from heaven. It is during this month that Muslims fast. It is called the Fast of Ramadan and lasts the entire month. Ramadan is a time when Muslims concentrate on Read more…

Justine Probst receives Global Awareness Certificate of Recognition

in category: Blog by Gail Tomanelli

Cindy Garruba, Senior Community Counselor on Long Island, presented a Global Awareness Certificate of Recognition to Justine Probst for sharing her German culture with young children. Thank you, Justine!  You helped support the AIFS mission, “bringing the world together!”  And thank you, Cindy for sharing your love of cultural exchange with your au pairs and Read more…

“This is so much more than I thought it would be!”

in category: Blog by Gail Tomanelli

“This is so much more than I thought it would be” is a frequent lament of au pairs! Do we ever stop to think about the enormity of being an au pair? No matter how much childcare experience, an au pair has, she’s most probably never worked where she lives, lived with strangers, been “part-of-a Read more…

A Visit to the Second Grade

in category: Blog by Gail Tomanelli

German Au Pair, Justine Probst visited her host child’s 2nd grade classroom to talk about her country with the students. She showed the students a traditional dirndl dress she made for October fest.  She said she wore it to Octoberfest here with her host family! She engaged the students by asking them questions about Germany.  Read more…

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