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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 the Ox into giving him a ride. Then, just as they arrived at the finish line, Rat jumped down and [...]

By | January 24th, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on Year of the Rat – Chinese New Year 2020

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 Christmas! It is the price of having your heart in two places, missing my family and at the same time [...]

By | January 9th, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on Holidays in Illinois for Maria from Mexico

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 traditional Polish pierogi! She said, "I wasn't sure if we can actually do it since I've never made pierogi by [...]

By | January 8th, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on Polish Pierogi’s in Maryland

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 with a homemade "Galette des rois" or King Cake. King Day is traditionally celebrated in France on the 6th of [...]

By | January 7th, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on French Epiphany Celebration

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 in a photo of her family exchanging gifts: "My father whom I manage to surprise every year."

By | January 2nd, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on Au Pair Holiday Celebrations – France

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 cluster. "The photo was taken in the winter of a celebration called Diwali, it is an Indian celebration and I [...]

By | December 29th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Au Pair Holiday Celebrations – Diwali

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 by sharing their knowledge with the children in their communities. Thank you for your participation this year and we are [...]

By | December 27th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Happy Holidays from Global Awareness!

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. Suzette received many accolades from her host family about her assimilating into their life style.  What was fun to read [...]

By | December 23rd, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Au Pair in America Explorers for December
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