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Summer Travels Have Begun!

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  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…

Global Awareness visits Massachusetts!

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Sussie Henning (Dezi) has been volunteering in many classrooms teaching the children about her country, South Africa.  Here she is showing photos to a class of first graders who seem to be enthralled by this new information. Dezi has participated in all Global Awareness events presented during her time in the U.S.  She has been Read more…

St Louis au pairs celebrate World Day for Cultural Diversity

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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

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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

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”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

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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

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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…

For greater awareness of women’s equality-International Women’s’ Day

in categories: Blog by Gail Tomanelli

International Women’s Day 2015 Theme: MAKE IT HAPPEN All around the world, International Women’s Day represents an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women while calling for greater equality and focusing on women’s rights. Make It Happen is the 2015 theme for our internationalwomensday.com global hub, encouraging effective action for advancing and recognising women. Thousands of Read more…

Miriam shares St Martins Day!

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I celebrated St. Martins Day with the kids. First I read the story to the kids, sang a song and then each child got his/ her own lantern and they were allowed to paint on it. Also everyone got a homemade baked goose (lanterns and geese are the symbols of St. Martin). St. Martin was a soldier who shared Read more…

Happy Birthday to Yasmine in Arabic!

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Thanks to a birthday for one of my favorite people at Au Pair in America, I heard “Happy Birthday” in Arabic!  Thought readers would enjoy it too-plus it’s a special version of the song! Yasmine is a Regional Program Manager at APIA and is instrumental in her support of community counselors, host families and au Read more…

Chinese New Year, February 19, 2015

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Chinese New Year 2015 begins on Thursday 19 February, and end on 5 March. It is day one, month one of the Chinese lunar calendar, and its date in January or February varies from year to year (always somewhere in the period January 21 to February 20). The Chinese lunar calendar is associated with the Read more…

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