Agnes visited two kindergartens in San Antonio, TX. She began by pretending that she and the children were going to step on a plane to fly from San Antonio to Austria. She helped them find Austria on the map, and then she and the children talked about how to get to the Austria. and [...]
Marta taught children about her country, Poland, and her counselor, Jolanta, shared the experience with us on her blog.
Chen Li Ng or Mia, as her friends in the U.S. call her, is living in CT and is the co-author of two songs inspired by her experience in the U.S. She and her friend, Celine won an Honorable Mention Awared in our recent Cultural Exchange competition. Mia’s counselor wrote to me about Mia and [...]
I recently heard from Diana, a host mom on Long Island. Her family has had au pairs for her twin girls for many years-Diana sees this experience as a great way to bring new languages to her children. In Diana’s words: “After 4 years of German au pairs, we felt the German language was well grounded [...]
CT Counselors from Fairfield, New Haven and Hartford Counties took more than 100 au pairs on a tour of Yale University during International Education Week. The au pairs appreciated the history and beauty of this very famous American educational institution. Au Pairs in front of Beinick Library.
Maribel, an au pair from Mexico, did a Global Awareness presentation as part of the requirement for her online UCLA Advantage program. She had a great time sharing information on her country with the children, and even had time to give them a mini-language lesson in Spanish. Many thanks to Maribel!
Emma enjoys sharing her culture with her host family and her cluster. She did a Global Awareness presentation for her fellow au pairs telling them about the Midsummer holiday. She taught them to cook a traditional Swedish Misummer meal, sing a popular song, and make a floral garland to wear. Her friend, Sine, an au pair from Thailand, posed [...]