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4th of July Challenge

4th of July is Coming! Let's celebrate your host country's birthday together with a photo challenge!  Please send us: A photo of you dressed up in red, white, and blue - bonus points if you include your host children (signed release form is required). A few sentences about what the United States of America symbolizes [...]

By | June 25th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on 4th of July Challenge

2019 Flag Day Contest Winners

There were so many great entries again this year but we have chosen 3 au pair entries as the top winners. In addition, Community Counselor Carol Benton receives special recognition for her cluster's work on the flag puzzle. Thank you to all the au pairs that participated. All entries can be seen here. Milena C. [...]

By | June 19th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on 2019 Flag Day Contest Winners

2019 Flag Day Entries

Check out the Flag Day entries we've received. We are still waiting on some waivers to post pictures with children. Winners will be announced soon! Flag Day Pictures

By | June 17th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on 2019 Flag Day Entries

Au Pair in America Explorers for May

Community Counselors have identified these two au pairs as the Au Pair in America Explorers for May. Ermina H. from Bosnia and Herzegovina in Raquel Wilhelm's Maryland cluster. Ermina stands out as an Au Pair in America Explorer for several reasons. She attends cluster meetings, sits through the au pair webinars offered by Au Pair [...]

By | June 3rd, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Au Pair in America Explorers for May

Flag Day Contest

The 2019 Flag Day Contest is here! Help Us Celebrate Flag Day, June 14, 2019 Submit a "creative expression" of your country's flag - we will choose 3 winners! Due: June 14, 2019 Click here and here to see previous years' entries For more information, email us at globalawareness@aifs.com Submitting a photo or video with your host children? Be [...]

By | May 31st, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Flag Day Contest

Swiss Au Pair Presents to Homeschool Students

Au pair Jamie S. presented about Switzerland to a group of homeschool students in the Memorial Hall Library in Andover, MA. Jamie took an interesting take on her presentation highlighting differences between the two countries, like typical food, currency, sports, and the size of the country. Jamie shared: "The presentation was a very good experience [...]

By | May 22nd, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Swiss Au Pair Presents to Homeschool Students

Luana F. Teaches About Carnival to Wayne, IL Students

In February Luana presented in her host kid's classroom about the Brazilian culture. Luana shared with us: "As I explained a few points about our cities, parties, and costumes, I showed them pictures of all the places and events. They were amazed seeing all the people wearing costumes on Carnival; they related to our passion [...]

By | May 20th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Luana F. Teaches About Carnival to Wayne, IL Students

The Power of Cultural Exchange

Former Austrian Au Pair in America au pair Irina Conc is the focus of this article which emphasizes her determination to study in the United States. With her hard work, volunteering, and drive she obtained a scholarship in order to complete her undergraduate degree in the United States. Source: durhamtech.edu

By | May 17th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on The Power of Cultural Exchange
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