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Year of the Rat – Chinese New Year 2020

The Rat is the first of all zodiac animals. According to one myth, the Jade Emperor said the order would be decided by the order in which they arrived to his party. The Rat tricked [...]

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Holidays in Illinois for Maria from Mexico

Au pair Maria from Mexico is spending her year on the program in Lana Hamman's Illinois cluster.  Here is a picture of her with her host family and the big man himself...Ho, Ho, Ho! "Merry [...]

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Polish Pierogi’s in Maryland

Maryland Community Counselor, Cynthia Chan, shared this great post from her Polish au pair Patrycja: In preparation for Christmas, Patrycja, from Poland, currently residing in Southern Maryland, and her host dad spent all day making [...]

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French Epiphany Celebration

Arlington, VA -based Community Counselor and Global Awarenesss Representative,  Dominique Ortiz shares her King's Day Traditions: Every year, I invite my co-counselor Kristina Scholten and together with my family and hers, we celebrate King Day [...]

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Au Pair Holiday Celebrations – France

This year we asked au pairs to submit a picture of them celebrating a holiday while on program with Au Pair in America. French au pair Sarah P. in Natalie Skidmore's Washington, DC cluster sent [...]

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Au Pair Holiday Celebrations – Diwali

This year we asked au pairs to submit a picture of them celebrating a holiday while on program with Au Pair in America. Submitted by Alison M. from South Africa in Carol Steinman's Westport, CT [...]

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Happy Holidays from Global Awareness!

Happy Holidays to all the au pairs who have been our Global Awareness ambassadors this year. We are humbled  to see how so many work so hard to promote multi-cultural understanding and build cross-cultural bridges [...]

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Au Pair in America Explorers for December

Au Pair in America Explorers for December Community Counselors have identified these two au pairs as the Au Pair in America Explorers for December. Suzette H. from Panama in Jasmin Newsome's  Baton Rouge, LA cluster. [...]

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Frauke H. Teaches Kindergarteners About Germany

German Au Pair Frauke H. has been spending her time in the program in Laura Rossi's Richmond, VA cluster.  Recently she visited Old Hundred Elementary School, Midlothian where she did a Global Awareness presentation to a [...]

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Pre-K in Belmont, NC Learn About South Africa

Au pair Nadine C. from South Africa is spending her year in Ediana Raquel Sharpe Roque's Belmont, North Carolina cluster.  On December 6th she had the opportunity to talk about South Africa at the Gaston Day [...]

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