“I wish everyone could experience the feeling of something like that.” – Au Pairs Volunteer at the NYC Marathon

Quintesentially American and quintessentially New York - the NYC Marathon was this past Sunday and we had a volunteer crew of au pairs on-hand with a smile and a glass of water.   They agreed that it was truly like no other day in NYC with all that energy and determination of each and every runner [...]

By |2021-11-22T18:44:09-05:00November 9th, 2021|Blog|Comments Off on “I wish everyone could experience the feeling of something like that.” – Au Pairs Volunteer at the NYC Marathon

Why Do Au Pairs Love Halloween?

  (Alejandra from Colombia above) We are all about the cultural exchange and the experiential learning that this year overseas brings in all its many forms.  Halloween holds a special place in the culture of the US population with cities and small towns alike coming alive around this spooky death-focused holiday.   In our first [...]

By |2021-11-05T18:21:33-04:00October 29th, 2021|Blog|Comments Off on Why Do Au Pairs Love Halloween?

Understanding and Appreciating Differences: Day of the Dead – Halloween

This multi-day holiday is celebrated in Mexico and Latin America between October 31-Nov 2.  Here amongst the beautiful diversity of the US, we find celebrations and ornamentation that is also highighting the festivities, but how can we ensure we understand the difference?  Let's learn more.   Day of the Dead or Dia de Muertos has [...]

By |2021-10-22T15:10:45-04:00October 22nd, 2021|Blog|Comments Off on Understanding and Appreciating Differences: Day of the Dead – Halloween

Celebrating Indigenous People’s Day in the US

Au Pair In America Community Counselors are as unique and diverse as our au pairs.  Global Awareness caught up with one in Denver, Colorado, Laura Mauger, to hear her story and seek advice on the upcoming celebrations of Indigenous People's Day.  Here is what Laura shared from her past and her advice as we celebrate [...]

By |2021-10-21T14:22:30-04:00October 7th, 2021|Blog|Comments Off on Celebrating Indigenous People’s Day in the US

2021 Peace Day Submission – Maria Sophie from Austria

Meaning of a “unknown” word Peace is a word, not often used it only means good but most of the time it will get refused. It is rare to find and easy to break and some people say they have it, but it is fake. So what does that word actually mean? Has anybody the [...]

By |2021-10-06T17:10:33-04:00October 6th, 2021|2021 Peace Day Winners and Submissions|Comments Off on 2021 Peace Day Submission – Maria Sophie from Austria

Au Pair in America Explorer for March

Au Pair in America Explorer for March Nicolle F. from Brazil in Elaine Lyon's Alexandria, VA cluster. Nicolle is spending her year on program in Alexandria, VA.  She has been very active not only attending all the cluster meetings and helping out new au pairs,  but she also volunteers every weekend at the church Sunday [...]

By |2020-04-01T15:58:11-04:00April 1st, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on Au Pair in America Explorer for March

Au Pair in America Explorer for February

Au Pair in America Explorer for February Aluska D. from Brazil in Carol Perry's Bainbridge Island, WA cluster. Aluska's community counselor Carol Perry has nominated Aluska for the Au Pair in America Explorer recognition.  Aluska is enrolled in the UCLA program for her educational requirements.  As many of the nominated Explorers have done, Aluska also [...]

By |2020-03-04T18:26:57-05:00March 4th, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on Au Pair in America Explorer for February

Au Pair in America Explorer for January

Au Pair in America Explorer for January Johanna K. from Germany in Marianne Grandin's  New Canaan, CT cluster. Johanna's community counselor Marianne Grandin has nominated Johanna for the Au Pair in America Explorer recognition.  Marianne let us know that Johanna: "Has booked a weekend class to Washington DC with several other au pairs in my [...]

By |2020-02-10T10:18:38-05:00February 10th, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on Au Pair in America Explorer for January
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