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Meet Your Global Neighbor: Sponsored by Au Pair in America

Have You Been Traveling?

Global Awareness wants to hear about your travels in the U.S.

Au Pairs, please write to us about where you've been, what you've seen and done. Was it similar or different from where you live with your host family? Did you enjoy where you went?

Submit your essay along with a photo to
Include your name and counselor. Must be received by Aug. 27. All will receive a Global Awareness certificate and the essays will be posted on this site.

Have fun traveling!

A Summer Trip to San Francisco, CA

in category: Blog by Gail Tomanelli

Sharon Silva This summer I went to the beautiful, lively and stunning city of San Francisco. I must say that I fell in love with this city and I dare to say that it is the best city I’ve ever been. I went to visit my best friend, who is an Au Pair there, and Read more…

A Visit With Grandparents to Las Vegas and S. California

in category: Blog by Gail Tomanelli

A few weeks ago my grandparents came over from Germany to California to visit me and spend a week traveling. We started our trip with me showing them San Francisco, the biggest city I live close to. I took them to the ferry building, pier 39 where you can see the seals, to Fisherman’s Wharf Read more…

Travels to Philadelphia

in category: Blog by Gail Tomanelli

Lettie Mabaso from South Africa. Local Community Counselor; Adriana Hanlon I have been travelling and experiencing a lot of things but I wanted to share about my travels to Philadelphia and New Jersey. Towards the end of June I travelled to Philadelphia alone. I did and saw a lot of things during my stay in Read more…

Is the au pair year really life changing?

in category: Blog by Gail Tomanelli

I was having a good-bye coffee with Beth, one of my au pairs who was returning home after a wonderful 21 months with her host family. I asked her the usual questions, what were her future plans, how would she rate the experience, what did she learn about the U.S and herself, would she recommend Read more…

Summer Travels Have Begun!

in category: Blog by Gail Tomanelli

  Vivian visited Niagara Falls this month. She enjoyed it so much that she shared the experience with us (all her friends at Au Pair in America).  She was amazed by the sight of so much water pouring down and by the great numbers of people who visit from around the world. Take a moment Read more…

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