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Meet Your Global Neighbor: Sponsored by Au Pair in America

Au Pair in America's Video Quilt


Thousands of young women arrive in the U.S. every year to participate in the Au Pair in America program.  For many of these women, there are many "firsts" that they experience while they're in the United States.  Tell us, in a brief video (not more than 30 seconds) about some of these "first" experiences.  Examples might be seeing snow for the first time, going to a sporting event for a local team, tasting something "typically American."  Au Pair in America will combine these "firsts" into a Video Quilt.  All participants will receive a special gift from Au Pair in America.


Entries are due by April 10.  Please post to YouTube and send us the link to

Thank you!!

Happy Thai New Year! Our Au Pairs teach us about their celebrations!

in category: Blog by Gail Tomanelli

One of the special treats of being a Community Counselor with APIA is learning about so many different cultures from our wonderful au pairs.  Thai celebrations look like a lot of fun for all! Songkran 2014 Dates When: 13th – 15th April, 2014 Where: Thailand Water Festival in Thailand (Songkran) - You will get wet on Read more…

International Day of Sport for Development and Peace April 6th, 2014

in category: Blog by Gail Tomanelli

  International Day of Sport for Development of Peace exemplifies the potential of sport to advance human rights, eliminate barriers and promote global solidarity. Through two films, we see, “Through our journey, we learned that sports really are the great equalizer, unifying people of all abilities on a level playing field.” 

St Patrick’s Day Around the World

in category: Blog by Gail Tomanelli

So what is it and who was St. Patrick?  Saint Patrick is the patron saint and national apostle of Ireland. He is credited with bringing Christianity to Ireland. Most of what is known about him comes from his two works; the Confessio, a spiritual autobiography, and his Epistola, a denunciation of British mistreatment of Irish Christians.   Many Read more…

International Women’s Day, March 8, 2014

in category: Blog by Gail Tomanelli

International Women’s Day   celebrates the economic, political and social achievements of women. There are some countries in which International Women’s Day is celebrated as a national holiday. The Suffragettes are honored for their work to get the right to vote for women.  The holiday celebrates the successes of women but also reminds the world Read more…

Multi-Cultural Celebration of Chinese New Year!

in category: Blog by Gail Tomanelli

Ana Cruz, Costa Rica Christine Connally’s Cluster, Maryland  I celebrated the Chinese new year with all my friends at the Chinese new year parade in WashingtonDC.  It was really fun because we saw dragon dance, Chinese music, bands and different activity from Chinese culture, and of course we can’t leave without eating the most popular Read more…

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