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International Nights

Global Awareness is a great resource for "International Nights" and au pairs as well as their host children's schools have benefited from sharing culture, food, and information about various countries. Having a live person who has direct knowledge of the culture of a particular country makes it real for the kids who travel from booth [...]

By | March 13th, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on International Nights

International Women’s Day Contest 2020

Sunday, March 8th, is International Women's Day, and Au Pair In America invites you to participate in our 2020 contest! To enter, please submit a short essay (250 words) about how your au pair experience may influence your future or the future of young women in your home country. Please submit your email, your name, Au [...]

By | March 5th, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on International Women’s Day Contest 2020

Au Pair in America Explorer for February

Au Pair in America Explorer for February Aluska D. from Brazil in Carol Perry's Bainbridge Island, WA cluster. Aluska's community counselor Carol Perry has nominated Aluska for the Au Pair in America Explorer recognition.  Aluska is enrolled in the UCLA program for her educational requirements.  As many of the nominated Explorers have done, Aluska also [...]

By | March 4th, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on Au Pair in America Explorer for February

Girl Scouts World Thinking Day February 22nd

Girl Scouts World Thinking Day is a great way to do a Global Awareness presentation! German au pair Emily E. was able to showcase her home country at the Girl Scouts World Thinking Day celebration in Cynthia Chan's Maryland cluster.  This is what the scout leader had to say about having Emily being part of [...]

By | February 22nd, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on Girl Scouts World Thinking Day February 22nd

Girl Scouts World Thinking Day in Alexandria, VA

Global Awareness presentations are great in the classrooms, but also at Girl Scouts events!  World Thinking Day is celebrated by the Girl Scouts and Alexandria, VA-based Community Counselor Elaine Lyons shared with us some pictures of one her au pairs presenting.  What a great way for these girls to learn about Brazil!  Au pairs can [...]

By | February 12th, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on Girl Scouts World Thinking Day in Alexandria, VA

Au Pair in America Explorer for January

Au Pair in America Explorer for January Johanna K. from Germany in Marianne Grandin's  New Canaan, CT cluster. Johanna's community counselor Marianne Grandin has nominated Johanna for the Au Pair in America Explorer recognition.  Marianne let us know that Johanna: "Has booked a weekend class to Washington DC with several other au pairs in my [...]

By | February 10th, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on Au Pair in America Explorer for January

Montessori School in Ormond Beach Learns About Germany

German au pair Jasmin, in Hilary Ivey's Orlando, FL cluster, did her Global Awareness presentation at the Children's House Montessori School in Ormond Beach.  There were 37 children of the ages 4 to 6. Jasmin wanted to share a bit about her experience: "I started off the presentation by showing the kids our national flag, [...]

By | February 9th, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on Montessori School in Ormond Beach Learns About Germany

Valentine’s Day Around the World and Au Pair Contest

It’s no secret that we love hearing about different holiday traditions around the world. With Valentine’s Day around the corner, we decided to take a look at how five different countries celebrate love. Keep reading, and maybe you’ll be inspired to bring some of these traditions into your own celebration! Australia At the time of [...]

By | February 8th, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on Valentine’s Day Around the World and Au Pair Contest
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