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Thanksgiving Around the World

We recently saw this cute craft on a blog that we wanted to share. Source: littlepassports.com Did you know? The United States isn’t the only country that celebrates a day of Thanksgiving?  Many countries around the world take part in a day of giving thanks, feasting with family and friends, and enjoying the [...]

By | November 27th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Thanksgiving Around the World

International Au Pair Day – Thank You from Around the World

November is a wonderful time to celebrate family, friends and au pairs.  As we are getting ready to celebrate International Au Pair Day and Thanksgiving, why not learn how to say THANK YOU in another language and surprise your international guests by thanking them in their native language. In Afrikaans, say Dankie In Bosnian, say Hvala ti [...]

By | November 22nd, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on International Au Pair Day – Thank You from Around the World

Four Weeks of German Exposure for Sutton, MA Students

Sandra H. from Germany, in Stephanie Harris's central Massachusetts cluster spent one afternoon a week, for 4 weeks teaching about Germany in the Sutton Early Learning Center and Elementary School. Sandra shares her experience about her class,  Passport Around the World: Germany. In my class there were eight children from kindergarten to second grade. It [...]

By | November 18th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Four Weeks of German Exposure for Sutton, MA Students

World Kindness Day

Today is World Kindness Day! This is what Brazilian au pair Gabriela C. (in Kaylan Philip's New Jersey cluster) had to say "Plant Kindness and you WILL reap kindness." World Kindness Day, first launched in 1998, is celebrated annually on November 13th.  On this day, participants attempt to make the world a better place by [...]

By | November 13th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on World Kindness Day

Au Pair in America Explorer Nadine: Message to Au Pairs

South African au pair Nadine N. was selected by community counselor Cindy Garruba as an Au Pair in America Explorer.  This post will be a bit different from past posts as Nadine has written an essay about being an Au Pair in America Explorer which we would like to share.   Nadine's Message to Au [...]

By | November 13th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Au Pair in America Explorer Nadine: Message to Au Pairs

International Education Week 2019

International Education Week is taking place November 18-22, 2019.  We invite au pairs and host families to share your experiences with us! International Education Week (IEW) began in 2000 and is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and the U.S. Department of Education. This important week is observed [...]

By | November 8th, 2019|Blog, Uncategorized|Comments Off on International Education Week 2019

Marie H. Demonstrates Czech Flip Flop Tradition in New Canaan Classroom

Czech au pair Marie H. in Marianne Grandin's New Canaan cluster spent an afternoon in South School's fourth grade.  Marie sent us a write up about her experience: "I started my presentation with questions. I asked students if they have ever been to Europe. I was surprised that almost half of the students have been [...]

By | November 7th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Marie H. Demonstrates Czech Flip Flop Tradition in New Canaan Classroom

World Kindness Day Challenge

World Kindness Day, first launched in 1998, is celebrated annually on November 13th.  On this day, participants attempt to make the world a better place by celebrating and promoting good deeds and pledging acts of kindness, either as individuals or as organizations. Au Pair in America au pairs are invited to participate in our World [...]

By | November 4th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on World Kindness Day Challenge
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