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Every year Au Pair in America hosts several challenges
to showcase our au pairs sharing peace and understanding on their global journey!

Former APIA participant shares ‘My Au Pair Story’ – Laura from Austria

CURRENT CONTEST:

Peace Day Contest

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Former Peace Day winner – Lanna from Brazil

CLICK HERE TO SEE 2021 PEACE DAY WINNERS AND SUBMISSIONS

What is Global Awareness?

Global Awareness brings expanded educational and cultural opportunities to the forefront for all Au Pair in America participants. With ongoing opportunities to  “meet our global neighbor” and build “cross-cultural bridges,” the aim is to encourage better understanding of other cultures, improve communication between cultures and support the concept of mutual acceptance.

Global Awareness highlights the cross-cultural aspect of the exchange experience. The intention is to promote multi-cultural understanding and appreciation between the Au Pair in America community of host families, au pairs and community counselors, and with the communities in which the au pairs live. Formation of positive first impressions of people from other cultures in young children is especially important. Au Pair in America’s au pairs support this notion when they visit classrooms (PK-6), local libraries, scouts, clubs and other community organizations.

They can support existing curriculum or present age-appropriate materials aimed at enhancing multi-cultural knowledge. Often our au pairs present mini-language lessons to pre-school children. Offering vocabulary, stories in other languages and other fun activities highlighting either a specific language or a series of different languages during “reading hour” at local libraries. Au Pair in America is committed to supporting successful cultural exchange for all participants. We support the AIFS mission of “bringing the world together.”

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Exchange Day (August 1) Celebrations and Donations

By |August 4th, 2022|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |

(Jeremy of Intermezzo Salon, Christina from Norway, and Jenny her host mom)   The J-1 visa brings thousands of participants each year to the US [...]

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Juneteenth – Learn More and Celebrate this American Holiday

By |June 13th, 2022|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , |

History Juneteenth (Emancipation Day, Jubilee Day) is a day to honor and celebrate the abolishment of African American slavery. On June 19, 1865, Union soldiers [...]

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Celebrating Pride and Being an LGBTQ+ Ally in Any Month

By |June 2nd, 2022|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |

LGBTQ Rights Around the Globe  According to recent reports, over the past few decades, the global divide on homosexuality persists, but increasing acceptance exists in [...]

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Celebrating the Beauty of Neuro-Diversity

By |April 25th, 2022|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , |

April is neuro-diversity advocacy month.  GA would like to highlight the gorgeous connections our au pairs and their children with a neuro-diversity/special need make while [...]

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Ukraine Peace Flag Contest Submissions and Tools for Future Peace

By |April 8th, 2022|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , |

We asked our au pairs to share what peace could look like in a Ukrainian flag and below is the beauty they imagined and created. [...]

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Digest the Color Of Peace in Yourself This Holi

By |March 24th, 2022|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , |

“Take out the evil from you and digest the color of peace in yourself this Holi, to spread the color of love everywhere.” ― Happy [...]

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HERstory – Au Pairs Celebrate the Women that Inspire Them

By |March 22nd, 2022|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |

We asked APIA au pairs nationwide to share stories about some of the female influencers in their life and we got some wonderful responses.  In [...]

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