Andrea G. an au pair from Catalonia (Spain), explains the difference between St. George's Day and Valentine's Day. Andrea is spending the year in Alexandria, VA where Elaine Lyon is her Community Counselor. Today Andrea had the opportunity to do a Global Awareness presentation in the 1st grade at Charles Barrett Elementary School. After using [...]
Isabelle, in Agnes Barton's Virginia cluster, celebrated her 19th birthday Bavarian-style. Her family decided to throw her an "Oktoberfest" type party. They had the typical potato salad and Bratwurst but not real beer of course. We love how the host family as well as Isabelle dressed up for the occasion!
Arlington-based Au Pairs, Jessica and Lena demonstrated how to prepare Tostados con Pollo. See full write up on the International Palate blog.
Check out Abi's recipe for Bobotie!
The Au Pairs in Dominique Ortiz's and Kristina Scholten's Virginia clusters spent their monthly meeting sharing birthday traditions from around the world! They learned that there were many similarities across the different cultures. This is what they learned: In Germany, it is a whole day celebration with family and then friends, eating cake, drinking coffee, [...]
36 countries were represented when community counselors from the Washington, D.C. area celebrated Au Pair in America's 30th anniversary by hosting a Cultural Fair. Click here for the complete blog post. Peru was represented by au pairs in traditional dress.
Anne G from Carol Perry's Bainbridge, WA cluster shares her impressions of her first American Christmas: After 5 months in the USA I got to spend my first American Christmas with a family which had become my second family over the time. I was scared of the upcoming holidays because I knew from former Au [...]