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 Submissions|Comments Off on 2021 Peace Day Submission – Maria Sophie from Austria

Au Pairs School Children on Diversity Day

Christine Meeks, Community Counselor in Stamford, CT shared her cluster's involvement on Diversity Day. Rippowam Middle School hosted 6 au pairs from Au Pair in America as part of their Diversity Day on May 29th in an effort to expose middle school children to other cultures and raise global awareness. Liza Boiko from Russia, Silvia [...]

By |2019-08-30T11:54:07-04:00June 10th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Au Pairs School Children on Diversity Day

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 |2019-05-17T13:48:04-04:00May 17th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on The Power of Cultural Exchange

12 Days of Christmas Traditions: Day 10

For day 10 we are headed to Austria for their scary Krampus tradition. Krampus traditionally appeared with St. Nicholas as his side-kick on December 5th.  He is very scary, dressed in animal skins, and horns.  The idea was if you had been naughty then he would hit you with sticks.  In some regions Krampus has [...]

By |2018-12-19T14:51:37-05:00December 21st, 2018|Meet Your Global Neighbor|Comments Off on 12 Days of Christmas Traditions: Day 10

Franziska S. Visits Special Music School in NYC

Austrian Au Pair Franziska S., based in Susan Grubstein's Brooklyn cluster, describes her experience of sharing her culture with the Special Music School students: As a trained kindergarten and after school care teacher, I was pretty excited to work with a group of kids again. I visited the 3rd grade in the Special Music School [...]

By |2017-11-02T15:22:41-04:00November 6th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Franziska S. Visits Special Music School in NYC

Global Au Pair in America Birthday Party

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, [...]

By |2017-04-06T23:04:15-04:00April 5th, 2017|Meet Your Global Neighbor|Comments Off on Global Au Pair in America Birthday Party
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